Daniel Sharman

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Daniel Sharman
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Born
Daniel Andrew Sharman

(1986-04-25) 25 April 1986 (age 36)
Hackney, London, England
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present

Daniel Andrew Sharman[1] (born 25 April 1986) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Isaac Lahey on the television series Teen Wolf (2012–2014), Kaleb Westphall / Kol Mikaelson on The Originals (2014–2015), Troy Otto on Fear the Walking Dead (2017), Lorenzo de' Medici in Medici: The Magnificent (2018), and the Weeping Monk in Cursed (2020). He also starred in the film Immortals (2011).

Early life and education[edit]

Sharman was born and raised in Hackney, London. He started acting as a child at the age of nine when he auditioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company and was selected out of hundreds of other children. Of his venture into the dramatic arts, he stated: "I just adored it. Between Macbeth and Henry VI with all of the armour and the blood and everything, it was just fantastic as a kid. It was the best thing ever."[2] Sharman stayed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two plays: The Park in 1995 (age 9)[3] and Macbeth in 1996 (age 10).[4]

Sharman attended Mill Hill School[1] and also the Arts Educational School, both in London. During his school years, he acted in the play "Kvetch" that made it to the Edinburgh Fringe festival.[5] He also acted in the touring play The Winslow Boy in 2002 at age 16.[6]

For three years, from 2004 to 2007, Sharman studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting and graduating with honors.[7] After that, he performed in many theatrical productions in London and Europe.

Career[edit]

Sharman's first feature film role was in the independent film The Last Days of Edgar Harding, in which he played a musician. In 2010, he was cast as Ares, the Greek god of war, in the fantasy film Immortals with Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz and Henry Cavill among others; the film was released in 2011. Sharman initially had difficulty transition to acting on film, as he found it "odd and unnatural", but he eventually adjusted.[2] Sharman also appeared in the horror film The Collection, released in November 2012.

Sharman's television credits include roles in Judge John Deed, Inspector Lewis and the television films Starting Over and When Calls the Heart . Beginning in 2012, Sharman had a major recurring role as werewolf Isaac Lahey in MTV's supernatural drama series Teen Wolf. In March 2014, after the season 3 finale, it was announced that Sharman would be leaving the series as he wanted to explore other opportunities.[8]

In 2013, Sharman narrated the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare's young adult novel Clockwork Princess, the third and final installment of her Infernal Devices trilogy.[9]

Charlie Carver, Max Carver and Daniel Sharman, 2013.

He joined The Originals as the recurring character Kaleb Westphall in May 2014.[10] In March 2015, it was confirmed that Sharman had landed the lead role in the CBS medical drama pilot LFE opposite actress Melissa Leo[11] However, the pilot was ultimately not picked up by the network. In 2017, he joined the cast of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular in the role of Troy Otto.[12] The third season of the series premiered on 5 June of the same year.

In 2015, he joined the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the play Off the Main Road, which starred Kyra Sedgwick.[13]

On 10 August 2017, it was reported that Sharman had been cast in the lead role in Medici: The Magnificent.[14] He portrays Lorenzo de' Medici for the planned two season run of the series. The two seasons of Medici: The Magnificent serve as second and third season of the Medici franchise and are set 20 years after the events of the loosely connected first season, named Medici: Masters of Florence.

In March 2019, Sharman joined Cursed, a Netflix television series based on a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Last Days of Edgar Harding Harry
2011 The Sexy Dark Ages Ulric Short film
Immortals Ares
2012 The Collection Basil
2015 Drone Matt Collier Short film
The Juilliard of Broken Dreams Jeffrey Short film; also co-producer
2016 Soon You Will Be Gone and Possibly Eaten Jason Short film; also co-producer
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion Lir
2017 Simularity N/A Producer[citation needed]
TBA Good Morning It's the Cops Michael Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2003 Judge John Deed Andy Dobbs Episode: "Judicial Review"
2007 Starting Over Alexander Dewhurst Television film
2009 Inspector Lewis Richard Scott Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Zane 2 episodes
2012–2014 Teen Wolf Isaac Lahey Recurring role (seasons 2–3)
2013 When Calls the Heart Edward Montclair Television film
2014–2015 The Originals Kaleb Westphall / Kol Mikaelson Recurring role (season 2)
2015 LFE Joe Unaired television pilot
2017 Mercy Street Lord Edward 2 episodes
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Troy Otto Main role (season 3)
2018–2019 Medici: The Magnificent Lorenzo de' Medici Main role (seasons 2–3)
2020 Cursed The Weeping Monk / Lancelot Main role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2016 "Where's the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas featuring The World Himself [16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 FilmQuest, US Best Actor – Short Drone Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mill Hill School Foundation". Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Sandberg, Patrik (Winter 2011). "VMAN 24 Breakout Stars of Winter: Daniel Sharman". V Man. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "The Park". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Macbeth". Theatricalia. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ Fisher, Philip (2003). "Fringe 2003 Reviews". British Theatre Guide. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Winslow Boy". UK Arts Archive. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Daniel Sharman Official CV". LAMDA. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Teen Wolf Shocker: Find Out Which Fan Favorite Is Not Returning for Season 4". E News. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Cassandra Clare and Daniel Sharman talk 'Clockwork Princess' audiobook". 20 March 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ "The Originals Casting Scoop: Teen Wolf's Daniel Sharman Cast in Major Season 2 Role". 7 May 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Daniel Sharman To Star In CBS Pilot 'LFE'". Deadline.com. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  12. ^ "'Fear the Walking Dead': Daniel Sharman Explains Why Troy Finds Madison Fascinating [SPOILERS]". 13 June 2017.
  13. ^ Barnes, Steve (3 July 2015). "Review: 'Off the Main Road' @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, 7/2/15". Times Union. Albany, NY. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Daniel Sharman and Bradley James Join Netflix's 'Medici' (EXCLUSIVE)". 10 August 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  15. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (4 March 2019). "'Cursed': Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgard, Lily Newmark & More Join Arthurian Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  16. ^ "#WHERESTHELOVE CREDITS". #WHERESTHELOVE official website. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

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