Darren Boyd

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 Darren Boyd's Early life

Boyd is an only child. He began acting at age 17 in amateur theatre and performed in local productions from 1989 to 1995. Boyd moved to London in his mid-20s, where he continued to work in theatre until being cast in 'Kiss Me Kate' for the BBC in 1992

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 Darren Boyd's Career


Boyd co-starred in the BBC comedyKiss Me Kate(1998), which ran for three years. This led to starring roles in British comedies such asHippies(1999) andSmack the Pony(1999). In 2001, he collaborated with Victoria Pile on a new seriesLos Dos Bros, a quirky, off-beat sitcom exploring physical comedy and the relationship between Boyd and Cavan Clerkin as the titular (half-)brothers. Boyd was co-creator and co-writer. The show won a silver rose at Montreux in 2002. During this time Boyd was cast in the American NBC series,Watching Ellie, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus .

Boyd returned to the UK in 2005 and took on notable characters including Dr. Jake Leaf in the second series ofGreen Wing(2006), and as Jonathan in Steve Coogan 'sSaxondale. In 2009, he appeared in the two-part adaptation ofMay Contain Nuts, based on John O'Farrell 's best-selling novel,Personal Affairsfor BBC Three andRoyal Wedding(2010), which follows the 1981 Royal Wedding through the perspective of events held in a small Welsh mining village, written by BAFTA winner Abi Morgan and starring Jodie Whittaker .

and co-starred in the BBC Four dramaDirk Gentlyplaying Dirk Gently 's business partner Richard MacDuff. The BBC announced in June 2011 that Boyd would play the role of John Cleese inHoly Flying Circus,a 90-minute dramatisation of the controversy that arose when Monty Python 'sLife of Brianwas released in 1979.Holy Flying Circuswas nominated for aBAFTAfor Best Single Drama.

Spywhich won him a BAFTA for his performance. He's also starred in two ITV dramas,Case Sensitive, a series adapted from Sophie Hannah 's novelPoint of Rescuealongside Olivia Williams and three-part dramaThe Guilty.

In 2014, Boyd reunited with hisWatching Elliecostar Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a guest appearance on her HBO seriesVeepin the episode "Special Relationship".

Boyd was part of the acclaimed ensemble cast of Sky Atlantic drama seriesFortitude, which premiered simultaneously in the UK and US in early 2015. He won praise from critics and audience alike for playing Markus Huseklepp, the immensely creepy feeder, which was a refreshing turn from the likable, comedy characters that Boyd is so well known for. Following Fortitude, Boyd briefly returned to comedy in the lead role of Matthew Bunton in the ITV situation comedyThe Delivery Man.

In 2016, Darren returned to television with two dramatic roles. He starred opposite Idris Elba in the fourth series ofLutherfor the BBC and James Nesbitt in Stan Lee'sLucky Man- a new Sky 1 television series.

Boyd is currently filming series two of Fortitude.

Notable cameos include an evangelical vicar inRev.and an ex-athlete named Dave Wellbeck in BBC's Olympics mockumentaryTwenty Twelve.


Feature films in which Boyd has appeared includeHigh Heels and Low Lifes(2002),Imagine Me & You(2005),Magicians(2007), Chris Morris 'Four Lions(2010),The World's End(2013), and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013).

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 Darren Boyd's Awards and recognition

  • Los Dos Broswas winner of a Silver Rose for Best Sitcom at the Montreux Festival in 2002.
  • Nominated for Best Actor in a comedy at the Royal Television Society Awards, 2012.

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 Darren Boyd's Personal life

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 Darren Boyd's References

  1. "2012 Television Awards Winners Announced". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. Dowell, Ben (21 June 2011). "BBC to dramatise unholy row over Monty Python's Life of Brian". Guardian.co.uk (London). 
  3. "Sky orders new MI5 spy sitcom". The British Comedy Guide. 10 May 2011. 
  4. "The British Comedy Awards - Past Winners". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  5. "More on More" (PDF) 3 (1). October 2012: 7. 

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