Daniel always saw himself playing dramatic roles, but comedy came knocking at university, when he found himself winning laughs in comic plays and sketch shows. After a great experience at the Edinburgh Festival he formed double act Ginger and Black with Eri Jackson, and started writing more comedy, including BAFTA-nominated scripted comedy series, Timewasters. He credits his family with giving him his sense of humour, and remembers growing up with a lot of well-natured teasing. He has named many of his characters after his siblings and says he’s always cheeky about representing them on screen, but never horrible!
Daniel is glad to see television starting to take diversity seriously and hopes the industry remains committed to it. He is particularly proud to be writing the kind of black characters rarely seen on television and hopes to inspire and provide opportunities for black actors. He also hopes that Timewasters is a showcase for what’s possible, even without an Oxbridge leg-up.
Daniel wants to keep acting and creating, and would love to continue writing for television as well as breaking into film. He hugely admires Michaela Coel and jokes it as his intention to become a great friend of hers, whether she likes it or not.