Bijan Daneshmand

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Bijan Daneshmand
Black and white headshot of Bijan Daneshmand outside at the beach.
Bijan Daneshmand
Born (1958-08-16) 16 August 1958 (age 63)
Alma materKing's College London
Known forActor and artist

Bijan Daneshmand (born 16 August 1958) is an actor and artist based in London, England. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and was sent to England for his schooling at the age of 10.

He was educated in England at Eastbourne College, Sussex, a graduate of King's College London, and trained for acting at the London Centre For Theatre Studies and Philippe Gaulier school, Paris. He has an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts. Daneshmand's artworks have been exhibited in various shows in London, and he has appeared in a number of films and television productions.


His film acting credits include:


As producer and as director[edit]

  • 2004- Produced and acted in 20 Fingers. This film won the Best Film Digitale at the 2004 Venice Film Festival and Best Film at Barcelona Di, screened at over 30 festivals worldwide.
  • 2006- Wrote and directed an experimental feature A Snake's Tail. This film has been selected at a number festivals worldwide including Festival Do Rio, Frankfurt International Film Festival, Lisbon Village D cinema, and was awarded Best International Feature at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Oklahoma, USA.
  • 2021- Wrote and directed The Bahramis. An 8 x 30 minutes web based series. In Persian language with English subtitles.


Venice Film Festival 2004, 20 Fingers - Winner Best Film Venezia Cinema Digitale, Bijan Daneshmand, Producer.

Bare Bones International Film Festival 2006, A Snake's Tail - Winner Best International Feature, Bijan Daneshmand, Writer and Director.[1]

IndieFEST Film Awards 2021, The Bahramis - Winner Award of Merit Best Web Series, Bijan Daneshmand, Director.

IndieFEST Film Awards 2021, The Bahramis - Winner Award of Excellence Lead Actor, Bijan Daneshmand.

BUEIFF Web Series Film Festival 2021, The Bahramis - Winner Best Actor, Bijan Daneshmand.


Bijan Daneshmand has the following radio drama credits:

  • Westway - BBC World Service
  • April's Fool - BBC World Service
  • The Fence - BBC World Service
  • Spit - BBC World Service
  • The Interview - BBC Radio 4
  • Baghdad Burning - BBC Radio 4
  • Amazing Grace - BBC Radio 4
  • The Boy from Aleppo that Painted the War - BBC Radio 4
  • The Weapon - BBC Radio 4
  • Dan Dare - B7 Media
  • Fall Of The Shah - BBC World Service drama


  1. ^ Setareh Sabety "Rumi, opium and the beauty of genuine forgiveness",, 6 April 2006

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