Daniel Philpott studied French and German in London and after living in Italy for two years, returned to the UK to take the three year acting training at LAMDA where he was awarded a Philip Sayer Scholarship and was runner-up in the 1992 BBC Carleton Hobbs Awards for Radio Drama. His knowledge of languages and accents is often called upon in his acting work.
Following LAMDA, he performed widely on stage in London, playing Yasha in The Cherry Orchard, Robert in And Women must Weep and Laertes in Hamlet. His role as Ben Tillett in The Strike of 1889 gained critical acclaim (Time Out - Critics' Choice) and he took further roles in The Yeats Season, Money from America and a tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
'By mine honour, in true English, I love thee Kate....' Henry V, Act V Scene II - William Shakespeare
Photo Ben Buchanan
'...whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day!' Henry V, Act IV Scene II - William Shakespeare
Daniel Philpott and the Inflo Brass Ensemble perform William Walton's film score with speeches from Shakespeare's Henry V on the main stage at the Royal Festival Hall.
His TV appearances include: a fundraising advert for the RNIB , The Nuclear Race (BBC Drama), Crimewatch (BBC), Idents for Channel 4 News and E4 , commercials for Lego , Alpari , Benecol , Singapore Airlines (one) and (two) . Other screen appearances include The Dad in The London Eye 4D Experience , Bob in Strange Meeting (screened at Cannes Film Festival) and Terry Chilvers in the film Red Mercury.
He has read over 150 audiobooks (click here to a play a 2 minute voice demo clip (mp3)) including: his own publications of A Christmas Carol and Gulliver's Travels - Part One A Voyage to Lilliput under the furicano label and has taken a wide variety of roles in BBC and Independent Radio Dramas, including; Captain Corelli in Captain Corelli's Mandolin and El Vici in An Angel at My Table both for BBC Radio Drama, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Award-winning Cost of Freedom for Focus on the Family.
Recent audiobooks include; the complete Detective Montalbano Series,
The Detective Omar Yussef Series, The Detective Yashim Togalu Series,
The Vampirates Series (Clipper Audio),
Nine lives, The Berlin Wall (Rushfourth Media),
The Beach, The Shadow of the
Wind, Miracle in the Andes (ISIS),
Forge of Darkness, Flashman and the Dragon and Charity Girl (AudioGo),
Frankenstein and The Invisible Man
"A harrowing read from cover to cover, THE INVISIBLE MAN is perfect for the audio format. The action-packed plot, eccentric characters, and entertaining dialogue could overwhelm a narrator, but British actor Daniel Philpott is the man for the job. His voice is energetic throughout the book and echoes the author's ironic tone. His vocal characterizations are wonderfully diverse, running the gamut from elderly busybodies to country constables. Much of the dialogue is exceedingly humorous because of Philpott's range of accents. The Invisible Man, insanely egotistical, is brought to life by Philpott's portrayal of his infuriated outbursts and scattered thoughts. Even though Wells's protagonist is difficult to imagine, Philpott's narrative skill makes it clear why this novel is such a memorable classic."
D.M.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: Naxos Audiobooks, SEPTEMBER 2011]
Daniel has also been involved in corporate training work for 15 years and has a number of writing and directing credits as well as acting in numerous role plays both under the Furicano Productions label and for other Management Training Companies and organisations.