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 an English actor best known for his performance as Joe in Stephen Poliakoff's films Joe's Palace and Capturing Mary.[1]


Lee Wynter trained at Middlesex University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon graduating 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 playing the Fool to David Calder's King Lear in the 2008 season for Shakespeare's Globe. Other work for the company has included[2] Henry IV Part I and II opposite Olivier Award winning actor Roger Allam, The Frontline and the play Bedlam, the first ever production by a female writer to be staged at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Lee Wynter has also appeared in plays for The Royal Court, Jermyn Street Theatre and The Royal Exchange Manchester.

His screen credits include Hot Fuzz, Trial & Retribution, Luther, Holby City, Episodes, and David Walliams' television film for the BBC, Mr Stink.[citation needed]

He recently appeared as 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.[citation needed]

In early 2014 after watching an ITV advert that celebrated the channels dramatic history and output but omitted a single artist from the BAME community, he founded the Act For Change Project and with a group of industry friends and colleagues began lobbying to examine and promote the need for diversity in British TV Drama.

He is a regular columnist for The Stage Newspaper[citation needed].

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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