Danny Mac

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Danny Mac
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Born Danny Mac Greene
(1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 29)[1]
Bromley, Greater London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Television Hollyoaks (2011–15)
Spouse(s) Carley Stenson (m. 2017)

Danny Mac (born Danny Mac Greene on 26 February 1988) is an English actor and singer best known for playing Mark "Dodger" Savage in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2011 to 2015.

In 2016, he reached the final in the fourteenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. He is the highest scoring (by average) male celebrity to ever appear on the show.

Early life[edit]

Mac was born in Bromley, Greater London,[2] but then grew up in the seaside town of Bognor Regis.[3] He wanted to act from a young age, and enjoyed watching Grease, Michael Jackson and James Bond. He trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London and graduated in 2009 with a BA Hons degree.[3]

Career[edit]

He played Gavroche in the musical Les Miserables for a ten-week run in Southampton in 1998, and appeared in the role again on the West End in 1999.[4]

He performed again in the West End a decade later in the musical Wicked from May 2009, where he stayed for 21 months and was an understudy for the role of Boq. He left to join Hollyoaks in February 2011, playing the role of Mark "Dodger" Savage.[4]

In 2011, Mac and his Hollyoaks co-stars, Stephanie Davis (Sinead O'Connor), Andrew Moss (Rhys Ashworth) and Abi Phillips (Liberty Savage) performed "Forget You" by CeeLo Green for Children in Need.

In July 2013, Mac appeared on the ITV game show All Star Family Fortunes.

Mac appeared as a contestant on the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. His professional dance partner was Oti Mabuse. In week 9, after dancing a Charleston, he became the first contestant to both receive a score of ten from Craig Revel Horwood and to score a perfect 40 for the series. The next week, Mac became the first celebrity in the show's history to score a perfect 40 for a Samba.[5] This was also the earliest double 40 in the show's history. He eventually reached the final, where he finished as joint runners-up with Louise Redknapp and her partner Kevin Clifton, losing out to winners Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton. He has the highest average score of any male celebrity to have appeared on the show.[4]

In May 2017 he starred as Gabey in the musical On the Town at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in a production that ran until July of that year.[4] From September 2017 to April 2018 he co-stars as Joe Gillis in a UK tour of Sunset Boulevard.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Mac married fellow Hollyoaks actress Carley Stenson in 2017, after having been in a relationship with her since 2011.[4]

He is a fan of Chelsea F.C. and used to live with former Hollyoaks co-star James Atherton, who played Will Savage.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2016 Strictly Come Dancing Himself Contestant/Runner-up with professional Oti Mabuse
2015 British Andy Himself Guest
2013 All Star Family Fortunes Himself Guest
2011 Children In Need Himself Guest
2011–2015 Hollyoaks Mark "Dodger" Savage Regular
2004 A Line in the Sand Tom ITV Drama

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2011 National Television Awards Most Popular Newcomer Nominated
The British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Newcomer Won
TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Soap Newcomer Won
2012 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated
National Television Awards Best Newcomer Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
Digital Spy Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
2013 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Actor Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
2014 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won
2015 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Danny Mac Biography". Heat. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Who is Danny Mac? All you need to know about the Strictly Come Dancing finalist". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Who is Danny Mac? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 finalist". wbnews.info. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Waring, Olivia; Littlejohn, Georgina; Kavanagh, Joanne; Allcock, Beth (25 September 2017). "Mac Attack: Who is Danny Mac? Former Hollyoaks and Strictly Come Dancing star who's married to Carley Stenson". The Sun. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Michael (27 November 2016). "Strictly Come Dancing 2016, week 10: Ed Balls cut adrift at bottom - will this be his final hurrah?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Duke, Simon (5 October 2017). "From the Strictly ballroom to Sunset Boulevard - Danny Mac heading to Newcastle in iconic musical". chroniclelive.co.uk. Retrieved 6 October 2017.