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Occupation  Actor
Children  Eliza Jane Ashy Boyd
Height  1.93 m
Role  Actor
Name  Darren Boyd

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Full Name  Darren John Boyd
Born  30 January 1971 (age 52) (1971-01-30) Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
Spouse  Amanda Ashy-Boyd (m. 2004)
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Movies and TV shows  Spy, Dirk Gently, Imagine Me & You, Case Sensitive, Holy Flying Circus
Similar People  Stephen Mangan, Jude Wright, Robert Lindsay, Victoria Pile, Ol Parker

Male Performance in a Comedy Role Winner: 2012 BAFTA Television Awards


British Comedy Awards 2011: Best Comedy Actor Award


Darren John Boyd (born 30 January 1971 in Hastings, Sussex) is an English actor who starred in the Sky 1 series Spy, for which he won a BAFTA award. His work in television and film spans comedy and drama.

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Early life

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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.

Television

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Boyd co-starred in the BBC comedy Kiss Me Kate (1998), which ran for three years. This led to starring roles in British comedies such as Hippies (1999) and Smack the Pony (1999). In 2001, he collaborated with Victoria Pile on a new series Los Dos Bros, an 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.

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Boyd returned to the UK in 2005 and took on characters such as Dr. Jake Leaf in the second series of Green Wing (2006), and as Jonathan in Steve Coogan's Saxondale. In 2009, he appeared in the two-part adaptation of May Contain Nuts, based on John O'Farrell's best-selling novel, Personal Affairs for BBC Three and Royal 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.

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Boyd starred as Bib in the BBC series Whites and co-starred in the BBC Four drama Dirk Gently playing Dirk Gently's business partner Richard MacDuff. The BBC announced in June 2011 that Boyd would play the role of John Cleese in Holy Flying Circus, a 90-minute dramatisation of the controversy that arose when Monty Python's Life of Brian was released in 1979. Holy Flying Circus was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama.

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From 2011-2013, Boyd starred in the Sky 1 series Spy which won him a BAFTA for his performance. He's also starred in two ITV dramas, Case Sensitive, a series adapted from Sophie Hannah's novel Point of Rescue alongside Olivia Williams and three-part drama The Guilty.

In 2014, Boyd reunited with his Watching Ellie costar Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a guest appearance on her HBO series Veep in the episode "Special Relationship".

Boyd was part of the ensemble cast of Sky Atlantic drama series Fortitude, 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 turn from the likable, comedy characters that he is otherwise known for. Following Fortitude, Boyd briefly returned to comedy in the lead role of Matthew Bunton in the ITV situation comedy The Delivery Man.

In 2016, he returned to television with two dramatic roles. He starred opposite Idris Elba in the fourth series of Luther for the BBC and James Nesbitt in Stan Lee's Lucky Man, a Sky 1 television series.

Boyd is currently filming series two of Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

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

Film

Feature films in which Boyd has appeared include High Heels and Low Lifes (2002), Imagine Me & You (2005), Magicians (2007), Chris Morris' Four Lions (2010), The World's End (2013), Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) and Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (2017).

Radio

Boyd co-starred in the BBC Radio 4 comedy ElvenQuest as Vidar the Elf Lord.

Awards and recognition

  • Los Dos Bros was winner of a Silver Rose for Best Sitcom at the Montreux Festival in 2002.
  • Boyd won the Best TV Comedy Actor award at The British Comedy Awards in 2011.
  • Nominated for Best Actor in a comedy at the Royal Television Society Awards, 2012.
  • Boyd won the BAFTA for best male comedy role in 2012.
  • Personal life

    Boyd lives in London with his wife, nutritionist Amanda Ashy-Boyd. The couple have two children.

    Filmography

    Actor
    2020
    Trying (TV Series) as
    Scott / Scott Filburt
    - The End of the Beginning (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - What a Banker (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - Feelings Are the Worst (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - Pick a Side (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - Little Steps (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - Capture the Flag (2022) - Scott Filburt
    - The Circle (2022) - Scott
    - Home (2022) - Scott
    - I'm Scared (2021) - Scott Filburt
    - Lift Me Up (2021) - Scott
    - A Long Way Down (2021) - Scott
    - Big Heads (2021) - Scott
    - A Nice Boy (2021) - Scott
    - We Know the Way Out (2020) - Scott
    - Good Old Family Map (2020) - Scott
    - Someone Else's Kids (2020) - Scott
    - The Ex-Girlfriend (2020) - Scott
    2021
    The Outlaws (TV Series) as
    John Halloran
    2020
    Soulmates (TV Series) as
    Peter
    - Watershed (2020) - Peter
    2019
    The Adventures of Paddington (TV Series short) as
    Mr. Brown / Henry Brown
    - Paddington Builds a Scarecrow/Paddington Plays Hide and Seek (2020) - Mr. Brown (voice)
    - Paddington and the Treehouse / Paddington and the Monster Hunt (2020) - Mr. Brown (voice)
    - Paddington and the Magic Trick/Paddington and Poor Mr. Curry (2020) - Mr. Brown (voice)
    - Paddington Finds a Hobby/Paddington and the Stamp (2020) - Mr. Brown (voice)
    - Paddington Finds a Pigeon/Paddington and the Chores List (2019) - Henry Brown (voice)
    2020
    The Salisbury Poisonings (TV Mini Series) as
    Supt. Dave Minty
    - Episode #1.3 (2020) - Supt. Dave Minty
    - Episode #1.2 (2020) - Supt. Dave Minty
    - Episode #1.1 (2020) - Supt. Dave Minty
    2020
    Isolation Stories (TV Mini Series) as
    Mike
    - Mike & Rochelle (2020) - Mike
    2019
    The Personal History of David Copperfield as
    Murdstone
    2019
    Flack (TV Series) as
    Jeremy
    - Brooke (2019) - Jeremy
    2015
    Fortitude (TV Series) as
    Markus Huseklepp / Markus Husekleppe
    2016
    Lucky Man (TV Series) as
    DC Orwell / DI Steve Orwell / DS Steve Orwell / ...
    - End of Days (2018) - DI Steve Orwell
    - Blinded by the Light (2018) - DI Steve Orwell
    - The Art of War (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - The Sins of the Father (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - Missing Persons (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - The Zero Option (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - Run Rabbit Run (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - Facing Your Demons (2018) - DS Steve Orwell
    - A Hero of Our Time (2017) - DC Orwell
    - Lamb to the Slaughter (2017) - DC Orwell
    - The Fallen Angel (2017) - DC Orwell
    - Second Chance (2017) - DC Orwell
    - The Point of No Return (2017) - DC Orwell
    - What Lies Beneath (2017) - DC Orwell
    - The Trojan Horse (2017) - DC Orwell
    - Double Bluff (2017) - DC Orwell
    - Playing with Fire (2017) - DC Orwell
    - Luck Be a Lady (2017) - DI Orwell
    - Leap of Faith (2016) - DI Orwell
    - The House Always Wins (2016) - DI Orwell
    - My Brothers Keeper (2016) - DI Orwell
    - The Charm Offensive (2016) - DI Orwell
    - The Last Chance (2016) - DI Orwell
    - A Higher Power (2016) - DI Steve Orwell
    - Evil Eye (2016) - DI Steve Orwell
    - Win Some, Lose Some (2016) - DI Steve Orwell
    - More Yang Than Yin (2016) - DI Steve Orwell
    2018
    Hang Ups (TV Series) as
    David Cobbs
    - Episode #1.1 (2018) - David Cobbs
    2018
    Killing Eve (TV Series) as
    Frank Haleton
    - I Have a Thing About Bathrooms (2018) - Frank Haleton
    - Sorry Baby (2018) - Frank Haleton
    - I'll Deal with Him Later (2018) - Frank Haleton
    - Nice Face (2018) - Frank Haleton
    2017
    Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor as
    Theo (UK & US) (voice)
    2016
    National Treasure (TV Mini Series) as
    Hamish
    - Episode #1.4 (2016) - Hamish
    2016
    Bridget Jones's Baby as
    Jeremy
    2015
    Luther (TV Series) as
    DCI Theo Bloom
    - Episode #4.1 (2015) - DCI Theo Bloom
    2015
    The Delivery Man (TV Series) as
    Matthew
    - Theft (2015) - Matthew
    - Foundling (2015) - Matthew
    - Celebrity (2015) - Matthew
    - Prisoner (2015) - Matthew
    - Truth (2015) - Matthew
    - Youth (2015) - Matthew
    2014
    The Longest Drive (Short) as
    Man
    2014
    Veep (TV Series) as
    Peter Mitchell
    - Special Relationship (2014) - Peter Mitchell
    2014
    Warren United (TV Series) as
    Warren (voice)
    2013
    The Guilty (TV Mini Series) as
    Daniel Reid
    - Jeu dangereux (2013) - Daniel Reid
    - La couverture bleue (2013) - Daniel Reid
    - Les fantômes du passé (2013) - Daniel Reid
    2013
    Alan Partridge as
    Martin Finch
    2013
    Underdogs as
    Amadeo - Father (English version, voice)
    2013
    The World's End as
    Shane Hawkins
    2012
    Asylum Seekers (Short) as
    Mike
    2012
    Beautiful Day (TV Series)
    2011
    Spy (TV Series) as
    Tim
    - Christmas Special: Codename - Show Stopper (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Last Scupper (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Pulp Friction (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Double Oh (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Ball Busted (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Citizen Lame (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Family Bonds (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Mistaken Identity (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Lie Hard (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Riding High (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Growing Rogue (2012) - Tim
    - Codename: Portis (2011) - Tim
    - Codename: Blood (2011) - Tim
    - Codename: Bookclub (2011) - Tim
    - Codename: Grades (2011) - Tim
    - Codename: Tramp (2011) - Tim
    - Codename: Loser (2011) - Tim
    2012
    Little Crackers (TV Series) as
    Dad
    - Darren Boyd's Little Cracker: Le Concert De L'ecole (2012) - Dad
    2011
    Case Sensitive (TV Series) as
    Simon Waterhouse / DC Simon Waterhouse
    - The Other Half Lives: Part 2 (2012) - Simon Waterhouse
    - The Other Half Lives: Part 1 (2012) - Simon Waterhouse
    - The Point of Rescue: Part 2 (2011) - Simon Waterhouse
    - The Point of Rescue: Part 1 (2011) - DC Simon Waterhouse
    2010
    Dirk Gently (TV Series) as
    Richard MacDuff / Richard Macduff
    - Episode #1.3 (2012) - Richard MacDuff
    - Episode #1.2 (2012) - Richard MacDuff
    - Episode #1.1 (2012) - Richard MacDuff
    - Pilot (2010) - Richard Macduff
    2011
    Holy Flying Circus (TV Movie) as
    John Cleese / Devil
    2011
    Twenty Twelve (TV Series) as
    Dave Wellbeck
    - Raising The Bar (2011) - Dave Wellbeck
    2011
    Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (TV Series) as
    Daniel Langford
    - Agony Alan (2011) - Daniel Langford
    - Alan Partridge: Out of the Box Thinker (2011) - Daniel Langford (uncredited)
    - North Norfolk Today with Eddie Shepherd and Terri Cohen (2011) - Daniel Langford
    2010
    Whites (TV Series) as
    Bib
    - Episode #1.6 (2010) - Bib
    - Episode #1.5 (2010) - Bib
    - Episode #1.4 (2010) - Bib
    - Episode #1.3 (2010) - Bib
    - Episode #1.2 (2010) - Bib
    - Episode #1.1 (2010) - Bib
    2010
    Rev. (TV Series) as
    Darren Betts
    - Episode #1.2 (2010) - Darren Betts
    2010
    Dappers (TV Series) as
    Ben
    - Proper Job (2010) - Ben
    2010
    Spoon as
    Daniel Spoon
    2010
    Royal Wedding (TV Movie) as
    Johnny Caddock
    2010
    Four Lions as
    Sniper
    2009
    Personal Affairs (TV Mini Series) as
    Simon Turner
    - Connectivity (2009) - Simon Turner
    - Vital Statistix (2009) - Simon Turner
    - Fool on the Hill (2009) - Simon Turner
    - Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2009) - Simon Turner
    - A Decent Proposal (2009) - Simon Turner
    2009
    Comedy Showcase (TV Series) as
    Mickey
    - The Amazing Dermot (2009) - Mickey
    2009
    May Contain Nuts (TV Movie) as
    David Chaplin
    2008
    Little Dorrit (TV Series) as
    Tite Barnacle Jr.
    - Episode #1.9 (2008) - Tite Barnacle Jr.
    - Episode #1.7 (2008) - Tite Barnacle Jr.
    - Episode #1.4 (2008) - Tite Barnacle Jr.
    - Episode #1.2 (2008) - Tite Barnacle Jr.
    2008
    Bike Squad (TV Movie) as
    PC 'Puffy' Trombley
    2006
    The Jane Show (TV Series) as
    Walton
    - Plastic Ono Jane (2007) - Walton
    - Movin' on Up (2007) - Walton
    - A Jane in the Crowd (2007) - Walton
    - Who's Got Spirit? (2007) - Walton
    - Till Beth Do Us Part (2007) - Walton
    - It's All Relative (2007) - Walton
    - Walton Returns (2007) - Walton
    - The Chosen One (2007) - Walton
    - The House of Jane (2007) - Walton
    - The United Nations of Jane (2007) - Walton
    - Shower Killer (2007) - Walton
    - Blog Like Me (2007) - Walton
    - Voices from the Past (2007) - Walton
    - Evaluating Jane (2006) - Walton
    - Rules of Engagement (2006) - Walton
    - All About Steve (2006) - Walton
    - Strictly Jane (2006) - Walton
    - Should Have Said (2006) - Walton
    - Close Friends (2006) - Walton
    - Jane's Addiction (2006) - Walton
    - Thursday Night Rules (2006) - Walton
    - Tasting (2006) - Walton
    - Daddy's Home (2006) - Walton
    - Ode to Marian (2006) - Walton
    - Let the Games Begin (2006) - Walton
    - The End Is the Beginning (2006) - Walton
    2007
    Christmas at the Riviera (TV Movie) as
    Tim
    2007
    Ladies and Gentlemen (TV Movie) as
    Horatio
    2007
    Saxondale (TV Series) as
    Jonathon / Jonathan
    - Episode #2.6 (2007) - Jonathon
    - Episode #2.5 (2007) - Jonathon
    - Episode #2.4 (2007) - Jonathon
    - Episode #2.3 (2007) - Jonathan
    - Episode #2.2 (2007) - Jonathon
    - Episode #2.1 (2007) - Jonathon
    2007
    Magicians as
    Otto Johnson
    2006
    ReGenesis (TV Series) as
    Prof. Simon Jessop / Simon Jessup / Prof. Simon Jessup
    - Listen to Him (2006) - Simon Jessup
    - Lethargica (2006) - Prof. Simon Jessop
    - Our Men in Havana (2006) - Prof. Simon Jessop
    - Dim & Dimmer (2006) - Prof. Simon Jessup
    - The Cocktail (2006) - Prof. Simon Jessop
    - Escape Mutant (2006) - Prof. Simon Jessop
    2006
    Green Wing (TV Series) as
    Jake
    - Episode #2.7 (2006) - Jake
    - Episode #2.6 (2006) - Jake
    - Episode #2.5 (2006) - Jake
    - Episode #2.3 (2006) - Jake
    - Episode #2.2 (2006) - Jake
    2005
    Broken News (TV Mini Series) as
    Nick Burnham
    - Missing Island (2005) - Nick Burnham
    - Bolivian Crisis (2005) - Nick Burnham
    - Half Way There Day (2005) - Nick Burnham
    - Crime (2005) - Nick Burnham
    - Tomato Flu (2005) - Nick Burnham
    2005
    Love Soup (TV Series) as
    Adam Coates
    - There Must Be Some Way Out of Here (2005) - Adam Coates
    2005
    Imagine Me & You as
    Cooper
    2004
    The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie) as
    PC "Dusty" Springfield
    2003
    Spine Chillers (TV Series) as
    Alan
    - Fairy Godfather (2003) - Alan
    2002
    Watching Ellie (TV Series) as
    Ben
    - Feud (2003) - Ben
    - Fruit Shots (2003) - Ben
    - Buskers (2003) - Ben
    - Date (2003) - Ben
    - TV (2003) - Ben
    - Shrink (2003) - Ben
    - Zimmerman (2002) - Ben
    - Weekend (2002) - Ben
    - Medicated (2002) - Ben
    - Tango (2002) - Ben
    - Gift (2002) - Ben
    - Cheetos (2002) - Ben
    - Aftershocks (2002) - Ben
    - Dinner Party (2002) - Ben
    - Pilot (2002) - Ben
    - Dream - Ben
    2003
    Little Robots (TV Series)(voice)
    1999
    Smack the Pony (TV Series) as
    Various Characters
    - New Year Special (2003) - Various Characters
    - Christmas Special (2002) - Various Characters
    2002
    The Jury (TV Series) as
    Sebastian
    2001
    High Heels and Low Lifes as
    Ray
    2001
    Los Dos Bros (TV Series)
    - Camp (2001)
    - Money (2001)
    - Date (2001)
    - Love and Teeth (2001)
    - Test Drive (2001)
    1998
    Kiss Me Kate (TV Series) as
    Craig Chapman
    - Comic Relief (2001) - Craig Chapman
    - Christmas (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - Kate's Niece (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - Grandfather Clock (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - The Party (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - Oh Brother! (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - The Bahamas (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - Magnolia (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - The Italian Job (2000) - Craig Chapman
    - On the Couch (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - Teeth (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - One Night Stand (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - Money Matters (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - Dad (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - Closure (1999) - Craig Chapman
    - Re-Union (1998) - Craig Chapman
    - Holidays (1998) - Craig Chapman
    - Speech (1998) - Craig Chapman
    - Calendar (1998) - Craig Chapman
    - Mike (1998) - Craig Chapman
    - Secretaries (1998) - Craig Chapman
    1999
    Hippies (TV Series) as
    Hugo Yemp
    - Disgusting Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    - Muddy Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    - Hippy Dippy Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    - Sexy Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    - Hairy Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    - Protesting Hippies (1999) - Hugo Yemp
    1999
    Comedy Lab (TV Series)
    - Los Dos Bros (1999)
    Writer
    2012
    Little Crackers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
    - Darren Boyd's Little Cracker: Le Concert De L'ecole (2012) - (written by)
    1999
    Smack the Pony (TV Series) (additional material - 7 episodes)
    - Episode #3.2 (2001) - (additional material)
    - Episode #2.7 (2000) - (additional material)
    - Episode #2.6 (2000) - (additional material)
    - Episode #2.5 (2000) - (additional material)
    - Episode #2.4 (2000) - (additional material)
    - Episode #2.1 (2000) - (additional material)
    - Episode #1.6 (1999) - (additional material)
    2001
    Los Dos Bros (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
    - Test Drive (2001) - (written by)
    2000
    Kiss Me Kate (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
    - Kate's Niece (2000) - (writer)
    - The Party (2000) - (writer)
    - The Italian Job (2000) - (writer)
    Director
    2012
    Little Crackers (TV Series) (1 episode)
    - Darren Boyd's Little Cracker: Le Concert De L'ecole (2012)
    Self
    2020
    Isolation Stories: Behind the Scenes (TV Special documentary short) as
    Self
    2011
    The British Comedy Awards 2011 (TV Special) as
    Self
    2007
    Behind the Tricks: Making 'Magicians' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2005
    Love Soup: Outtakes (Video documentary short) as
    Self / Adam Coates (uncredited)
    2003
    Sketch Pad 2 (TV Movie) as
    Self - Smack The Pony
    2001
    Liquid News (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 26 September 2001 (2001) - Self
    1998
    Night Fever (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.17 (1998) - Self
    Archive Footage
    2022
    The One Show (TV Series) as
    Self - John in The Outlaws
    - Episode dated 31 May 2022 (2022) - Self - John in The Outlaws
    2006
    Green Wing (TV Series) as
    Jake
    - Episode #2.4 (2006) - Jake

    References

    Darren Boyd Wikipedia