Danny Lee Wynter

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Danny Lee Wynter
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Born (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 32)
East London
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006-present

Danny Lee Wynter (born 25 May 1982) is a British actor and campaigner perhaps best known for his performance as Joe in Stephen Poliakoff's films Joe's Palace and Capturing Mary.[1]


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[1] 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[2] 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.

Lee Wynter is also a regular contributor to The Stage Newspaper and he has previously written for The Guardian.

In 2015 he appears in the BBC's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Partners In Crime directed by Edward Hall.

Stage and film performances[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Danny Lee Wynter plays Joe Dix". BBC. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Fool’s gold: Danny Lee Wynter on Lear’s Fool". The Stage. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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