Daniel Lapaine

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Daniel Lapaine
Born (1970-04-16) 16 April 1970 (age 45)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Fay Ripley (2001–present)

Daniel Lapaine (born 16 April 1970) is an Australian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Sydney, Australia, Lapaine graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1992. In 1994, he played David Van Arckle in P. J. Hogan's Muriel's Wedding. He also starred in the 2000 television miniseries The 10th Kingdom as Prince Wendell White, ruler of the 4th Kingdom, and played Tim Allerton in the 2004 Agatha Christie's Poirot episode Death on the Nile. In 2009, he portrayed Neil Armstrong in the television film Moon Shot.

In 1998, Lapaine met English actress Fay Ripley at a party hosted by mutual friends. Neither of them thought the other was interested in dating and they drifted apart. After meeting again on a trip in New York, they began dating.[1][2] They married in October 2001 in a ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. In October 2002, Ripley gave birth to their first child, a daughter called Parker. She gave birth to their second child, a son whom they named Sonny, in October 2006.[3]


Year Title Role Other notes
1994 Muriel's Wedding David Van Arckle Feature film
1998 Polish Wedding Ziggy Feature film
Dangerous Beauty Serafino Franco Biographic film
1999 Brokedown Palace Nick Parks Feature film
Double Jeopardy Handsome Internet Expert Feature film
2000 The 10th Kingdom Prince Wendell White TV miniseries
2002 The Abduction Club Garrett Byrne Feature film
2003 Helen of Troy Prince Hector TV miniseries
2004 Agatha Christie's Poirot Tim Allerton 1 episode (Death on the Nile)
2006 The Good Housekeeping Guide Joe TV film
Jane Hall Richard TV series
2007 Sex, the City and Me Patrick Turner TV film
2008 Hotel Babylon Ned Wright 4 episodes (Series 3, Episodes 4, 5, 6, 8)
Last Chance Harvey Scott Wright Feature Film
2009 Moonshot Neil Armstrong TV film
Waking the Dead Samuel Knight 2 episodes (Magdalene 26: Part 1 and Magdalene 26: Part 2)
2012 Vera Michael Morgan TV Series: 1 episode (Silent Voices, Series 2 Episode 2)
Lewis Kit Renton TV Series: 1 episode (Generation of Vipers, Series 6 Episode 2)
Zero Dark Thirty Tim - Station Chief Film
Vexed[4] Bob TV Series: 1 episode (Series 2 Episode 3)
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Jack's Dad (uncredited) Film
Dead in Tombstone Sheriff Bob Massey Video
2014 Death in Paradise Paul Bevans TV Series: 1 episode (Ye of Little Faith, Series 3 Episode 4)
Inspector George Gently[5] Stefan Lesley TV Series: 1 episode (Gently with Honour, Series 6 Episode 3)


  1. ^ Middlehurst, Lester (18 March 2006). "The Talented Miss Ripley". Daily Mail (Associated Newspapers): pp. 13–14 (Weekend supplement).
  2. ^ Staff (12 July 2002). "Seconds out – on a date". The Evening Gazette (Gazette Media Company).
  3. ^ Grice, Elizabeth (6 October 2006). "'People cross the road to tell me how ridiculous I look'". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group): p. 23.
  4. ^ Radio Times – Vexed – Series 2 – Episode 3
  5. ^ Radio Times – Inspector George Gently – Series 6 – Episode 3 – Gently with Honour

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