6 December 1982 |
Daniel Rigby (born 6 December 1982) is an English actor.
Rigby attended Cheadle Hulme School and studied performing arts at Stockport College. He became one of the youngest students from the college to be accepted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Rigby has worked as a stand-up comedian, having appeared at the Latitude Festival, won the 2007 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and been a nominee for winner of the 2007 So You Think You're Funny competition. In 2007, he moved to television roles with the BBC period drama Lilies. In 2011, Rigby won the BAFTA for Best Actor for his performance as late comedian Eric Morecambe in Eric and Ernie, beating both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for their roles as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes. As of 2012, he plays Simon in the UK BT advertisements. Daniel will be performing in Tom Basden's 'Holes' at the Arcola Theatre in London from 16th July to 9th August 2014 alongside Mathew Baynton.