Daniel Jillings


Daniel was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester.  In 2002, he became the youngest serving Police Officer in Greater Manchester Police, aged just 19 years old. He went on to enjoy 10 years as a frontline Police Officer. 

Whilst still serving as a Police Officer, Daniel appeared in the controversial play ‘The Newspaper Boy’, alongside Suranne Jones. Here, Daniel worked closely with Mark Hudson which led to a place at the Manchester School of Acting to hone his skills.

Daniel resigned from Greater Manchester Police to concentrate on his acting career in 2013 and has enjoyed a successful and varied career ever since. Credits include: Series regular DC Will Gibbons in PREY series 1 and 2 (Red Productions), Billy Parker in HOLLYOAKS (Lime Pictures for Channel 4), Chris Heyworth in CASUALTY (BBC), and recurring roles on Doctors (BBC).  


This year, Daniel has been working on new feature film, ENEMY LINES (Happy Hour Productions) with director Anders Banke. He stars alongside Ed Westwick, John Hannah and Tom Wisdom (release date TBC). He will shortly begin filming on a new BBC Drama with director David Blair. 

Between acting roles, Daniel is also the Co-Founder of the Children’s Bereavement Charity ‘Once Upon a Smile’, a cause he is extremely passionate about.

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