Danny Lee Wynter

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Danny Lee Wynter
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Born (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 33)
Barking, London, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006-present

Danny Lee Wynter (born 25 May 1982) is a British actor, writer and campaigner best known for his performance in Stephen Poliakoff's films Joe's Palace and Capturing Mary, and for founding the campaign group Act For Change Project.


Lee Wynter was born in Barking, London. His mother is of Romany Gypsy and Italian ancestry, and his father of Jamaican descent. He studied as an actor at both Middlesex University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and upon graduating in 2006 was cast as the leading actor 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 as the Fool to David Calder's King Lear in the 2008 season for Shakespeare's Globe. Other work for the company includes[2] Henry IV Part I and II opposite Roger Allam, The Frontline and Bedlam. He has also appeared in plays for The Royal Court, Jermyn Street Theatre and The Royal Exchange Manchester. In 2013 he played 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.

His screen credits include Hot Fuzz, Trial & Retribution, Luther, Holby City, Episodes, Mr Stink, and the upcoming BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's Partners In Crime.

Lee Wynter is founder of The Act For Change Project, the campaign for greater diversity in the arts.

He has written for The Stage Newspaper, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and The Evening Standard.

Stage and film performances[edit]


  1. ^ "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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