Danny Lee Wynter
|Danny Lee Wynter|
May 25, 1982 |
Lee Wynter trained at both Middlesex University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon graduating in 2006 he was cast as the lead opposite Sir Michael Gambon and Dame Maggie Smith in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC/HBO films Joe's Palace and Capturing Mary.
He made his stage debut as the Fool to David Calder's King Lear in the 2008 season for Shakespeare's Globe. Other work for the company includes Henry IV Part I and II opposite Roger Allam, The Frontline and Bedlam (the first production by a female writer to be staged at Shakespeare’s Globe).
Lee Wynter has also appeared in plays for The Royal Court, Jermyn Street Theatre and The Royal Exchange Manchester. Screen credits include Hot Fuzz, Trial & Retribution, Luther, Holby City, Episodes, and the television film Mr Stink.
In 2013 he played Don John in Mark Rylance's production of Much Ado About Nothing for The Old Vic Theatre Company opposite Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, and in 2014 he founded the widely publicised campaign the Act For Change Project with his colleagues Daniel Evans, Ruth Wilson, Kobna Holdbrook Smith and Stephanie Street. Act For Change has since won the support of numerous public figures including Stephen Fry, Shami Chakrabarti, Kim Cattrall, and Lenny Henry. The actor David Harewood calls the campaign a "vital" initiative.
Stage and film performances
- Hot Fuzz 2006 (Film)
- Trial & Retribution 2006 (TV Series)
- The Changing Room 2006 (Stage Play)
- Joe's Palace 2007 (Film)
- Capturing Mary 2007 (Film)
- The Fall of the House of Usher 2007 (Stage Play)
- King Lear 2008 (Stage Play)
- The Frontline 2008 (Stage Play)
- 4 4.68 2008 (Radio Play)
- A Doll's House 2008 (Stage Play)
- Holby City (2009) (TV Series)
- Certain Young Men 2009 (Stage Play)
- The Miser 2009 (Stage Play)
- Gone 2010 (Radio Play)
- Luther 2010 (TV series)
- Henry IV Part I 2010 (Stage Play)
- Henry IV Part II 2010 (Stage Play)
- Bedlam 2010 (Stage Play)
- Beat Girl 2012 (Film)
- St. John's Night 2012 (Stage Play)
- Mr Stink 2012 (TV Drama)