Calvin Dean

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Calvin Dean
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 31)
Truro, Cornwall, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Calvin Ainsley Dean (born 21 May 1985) is an English actor, best known for portraying Darren Mullet in the 2009 film Tormented.


Dean was born in Truro, Cornwall. He grew up in Polruan, Cornwall, attending Polruan Primary School and later Fowey Community College.[1][2] His mother, Lorraine, is a teaching assistant and a nanny, and his father, Graham, works for a local harbour commissioner and is a lighthouse keeper.[2][3] He has an older brother named Lewis.[2] He heard about the National Youth Theatre while in secondary school.[1][4] After successfully auditioning, he stayed with the company from 2001 to 2005.[5] During this time, he appeared in productions including The Threepenny Opera, Murder in the Cathedral, and Hanging Around at the National Theatre.[5] From 2004 to 2007, he trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting.[5]


Dean made his professional debut in The Duchess (2008), opposite Keira Knightley.[2] He played Darren Mullet, his first lead role,[1] in the comedy-horror film Tormented (2009). Dean received critical acclaim for his performance in Tormented; Sky Movies said: "Best of the bunch is Dean as the put-upon Darren Mullet, imbuing his tragic monster with a touch of Boris Karloff pathos in the online clips of his living torment, and coming across quite menacing when returning to slice up his victims."[6]

Dean's television credits include the Neil Gaiman penned Cyberman episode of "Doctor Who"[7] alongside Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite & Jason Watkins. This was the first time Dean & Matt Smith (actor) had worked together since being members of The National Youth Theatre together in 2003. Dean's other credits include Demons, Casualty, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Law & Order: UK and the BBC drama 'Dancing on the Edge' written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff.

Dean is to star in the thriller 'Passengers' alongside Anna Popplewell in 2013.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Duchess (film) Devonshire House Servant Movie
2008 Casualty (TV series) Michael Treaver TV
2008 Demons (TV series) Mouse Man TV
2009 Just For The Record Crackers Movie
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Chris (Slitheen) TV
2009 Playstar Chris Movie
2009 Suicide Kids Subzero Lead
2009 Tormented Darren Mullet Lead
2011 Law & Order: UK Barry TV
2012 Dancing On The Edge Frank TV
2012 Passengers Rog Lead
2013 TeamXtreme Slimpossible Leader TV
2013 Don't Move Graham Short Film
2013 Doctor Who Ha-Ha TV (Series 7, Episode 12)
2015 Howl Paul the drunken football lout Movie
2015 Fractured Errol Movie


  1. ^ a b c Garrad, Carrie (12 June 2009). "Calvin's film role wreaking revenge on school's bullies". The Cornish Times. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Young local actor gets set for stardom as he stars in new Brit horror flick Tormented". St Austell Guardian. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  3. ^ Barker, Andy (22 May 2009). "The cast of Tormented leap to fame". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  4. ^ Shepherd, Matt (13 January 2009). "Car Sharing with Keira". BBC Cornwall. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  5. ^ a b c Profile - Calvin Dean Casting Call Pro. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
  6. ^ Sky Movies - Review - Tormented Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  7. ^ "Series 7 Casting: Tamzin Outhwaite | Doctor Who TV". 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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