|Education||Cheadle Hulme School|
Rigby was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester. He attended Cheadle Hulme School and then studied performing arts at Stockport College. He then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Rigby has worked as a stand-up comedian, having appeared at the Latitude Festival, won the 2007 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and been a nominee for winner of the 2007 So You Think You're Funny competition. In 2007, he moved to television roles with the BBC period drama Lilies. In 2011, Rigby won the BAFTA for Best Actor for his performance as late comedian Eric Morecambe in Eric and Ernie, beating both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for their roles as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes. From 2011 until 2014 Rigby voiced Copenhagen in three Series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy Warhorses of Letters alongside Stephen Fry. He performed in Tom Basden's Holes at the Arcola Theatre in London from 16 July to 9 August 2014 alongside Mathew Baynton.
In 2015 he narrated the reboot of the BBC children's television series Teletubbies. In March 2017 he won the best actor award at the Manchester Theatre Awards for his performance as Alan Turing in Breaking the Code at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
|2008||Stand Up||John J. Jones||Short film|
|2011||Eric and Ernie||Eric Morecambe||BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor|
|2011||Chloe and Will's Hot Date Night||Will||Short film|
|2017||The Kidnapping of Richard Franco||Brian||Short film|
|2017||Sump||PC Clarke||Short film|
|2018||Careful How You Go||Short film|
|2007||Lilies||Billy Moss||7 episodes|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||David||Episode: "Hackers"|
|2009||The Street||James||Episode: "Past Life"|
|2011||Ideal||Hugh||Episode: "The Love"|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Marple||Canon Prescott||Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"|
|2013||Black Mirror||Jamie Salter / Waldo||Episode: "The Waldo Moment"|
|2013–2014||Big School||Mr. Luke Martin||2 series; 5 episodes|
|2014||From There to Here||Charlie||3 episodes|
|2014||That Day We Sang||Mr. Kirkby||TV Movie|
|2016||Jericho||Charles Blackwood||8 episodes|
|2016-2018||Flowers||Donald||2 series; 12 episodes|
|2017||Gap Year||Jotty||Episode: "Kuala Lumpur: The Expats"|
|2018||Sick Note||Officer Hayward||2 series; 10 episodes|
|2018||Watership Down||Dandelion||4 episodes|
|2019||Defending the Guilty||Phillip||Episode: #1.5|
|2005||A Midsummer Night's Dream|
|2005||The Burial at Thebes||Haemon|
|2006||The White Album||Miles|
|2009||The Mothwokfantastic||Himself||Performed at Edinburgh Festival|
|2009||Beyond The Front Line||Welsh soldier|
|2009||The Music Show||Performed at Just for Laughs|
|2010||Afterbirth||Himself||Performed at Edinburgh Festival|
|2010||The Count of Monte Cristo||Edmond Dantès|
|2011||One Man, Two Guvnors||Alan Dangle|
|2013||Daniel Rigby: Berk in Progress||Himself||Performed at Edinburgh Festival|
|2016||Breaking the Code||Alan Turing||Royal Exchange Theatre|
|2017||Twelfth Night||Sir Andrew Aguecheek||Royal National Theatre, Olivier Stage|
|2018||Frost/Nixon||David Frost||Crucible Theatre|
|2018||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Bottom||Crucible Theatre|
- Monahan, Mark (14 August 2009). "Daniel Rigby: The Mothwokfantastic at the Pleasance Cellar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "Eric Morecambe role brings BAFTA sunshine for actor Daniel Rigby". 25 May 2011.
- "Former Performing Arts Student Wins Leading Actor BAFTA". Stockport College. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Hoggart, Paul (6 January 2007). "Lilies of the 'Pool". The Times. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Masters, Time (22 May 2011). "Bafta TV awards: New faces topple star names". BBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "Warhorses of Letters - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
- "Fearne Cotton for Teletubbies reboot". 7 April 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
- "ReincarNathan". Radio 4. 30 January 2019.
- Daniel Rigby at IMDb
- Daniel Rigby at British Comedy Guide
- Daniel Rigby - full credits at pbjmanagement
- on YouTube, from BAFTAguru