Daniel Rigby

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Daniel Rigby
Born (1982-12-06) 6 December 1982 (age 32)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Daniel Rigby (born 6 December 1982)[1] is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


Rigby has worked as a stand-up comedian, having appeared at the Latitude Festival,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Flyboys Ives
2008 Stand Up John J. Jones Short film
2011 Eric and Ernie Eric Morecambe BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Lilies Billy Moss 7 episodes
2008 Spooks: Code 9 David 1 episode
2009 The Street James 1 episode
2011 Ideal Hugh 1 episode
2012— BT adverts Simon
2013 Black Mirror Jamie Salter / Waldo "The Waldo Moment"
2013-2014 Big School Mr. Luke Martin 2 series; 5 episodes
2014 From There to Here Charlie
2014 That Day We Sang Mr. Kirkby
2015— Teletubbies Narrator [6]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hamlet
2005 A Midsummer Night's Dream
2005 The Burial at Thebes Haemon
2006 The White Album Miles
2009 The Mothwokfantastic Himself Edinburgh Festival
2009 Beyond The Front Line Welsh soldier
2009 The Music Show Performed at Just for Laughs
2010 Afterbirth Himself Performed at Edinburgh Festival
2010 The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantès
2011 One Man, Two Guvnors Alan Dangle
2013 Daniel Rigby: Berk in Progress Himself Edinburgh Festival
2014 Holes Ian Arcola Theatre


  1. ^ Monahan, Mark (14 August 2009). "Daniel Rigby: The Mothwokfantastic at the Pleasance Cellar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Former Performing Arts Student Wins Leading Actor BAFTA". Stockport College. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Holgate, Tommy (17 August 2010). "Daniel Rigby - The Afterbirth". The Sun. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Hoggart, Paul (6 January 2007). "Lilies of the 'Pool". The Times. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Masters, Time (22 May 2011). "Bafta TV awards: New faces topple star names". BBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a640138/fearne-cotton-jim-broadbent-and-jane-horrocks-to-voice-teletubbies-reboot.html#~p9bba0ABkaywMx

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