Danny Lee Wynter
|Danny Lee Wynter|
May 25, 1982 |
Barking, London, UK
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 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 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.
Lee Wynter is founder of The Act For Change Project, the campaign for greater diversity in the arts.
Stage and film performances
- Hot Fuzz 2006 (Film)
- Trial & Retribution 2006 (TV Series)
- The Changing Room 2006 (Stage Play)
- Joe's Palace 2007 (Film)
- Capturing Mary 2007 (Film)
- The Fall of the House of Usher 2007 (Stage Play)
- King Lear 2008 (Stage Play)
- The Frontline 2008 (Stage Play)
- 4 4.68 2008 (Radio Play)
- A Doll's House 2008 (Stage Play)
- Holby City (2009) (TV Series)
- Certain Young Men 2009 (Stage Play)
- The Miser 2009 (Stage Play)
- Gone 2010 (Radio Play)
- Luther 2010 (TV series)
- Henry IV Part I 2010 (Stage Play)
- Henry IV Part II 2010 (Stage Play)
- Bedlam 2010 (Stage Play)
- Beat Girl 2012 (Film)
- St. John's Night 2012 (Stage Play)
- Mr Stink 2012 (TV Drama)