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Spotlight On: Daniel Casey

Daniel Casey

 

Date of Birth: 1 June 1972

Born: Stockton-on-Tees

  

Biography

 

Daniel is the son of journalist and television presenter Luke Casey, he grew up in Stockton-on-Tees and attended Grey College, Durham, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in acting.

 

Casey is best known for playing Sgt. Gavin Troy on Midsomer Murders, and Anthony Cox in Our Friends in the North. He also played firefighter Tony Barnes in the 2004 ITV firefighting series Steel River Blues. He was also guest starred in M.I. High.

 

Filmography

 

1996: Peak Practice (TV Series) played the part of Colin Bentley in the episode 'New Horizons'

1996: The Bill (TV Series) played the part of Pete in the episode 'Party Pooper'

1996: Our Friends In The North  (TV mini-series) played the part of Anthony Cox in 3 episodes

1997: The Wingless Bird (TV mini-series) played the part of Robbie Felton in 3 episodes

1997: The Bill (TV Series) played the part of James Hampton in the episode 'Alternative Therapies'

1997: A Touch Of Frost (TV Series) played the part of Ian Grafton in the episode 'Penny For The Guy'

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1997: The Grand (TV Series) played the part of James Cornell in 2 episodes

1999: Polterguests (TV Series)

2003: Silent Witness (TV Series) played the part of Donald Gibbs in the episode 'Beyond Guilt: Part 1'

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2003: French & Saunders (TV Series) played the part of D.S Troy in the episode 'French And Saunders Actually'

2004: Murder in Suburbia (TV Series) played the part of Simon Weaver in 2 episodes

2004: Steel River Blues (TV Series) played the part of Tony Barnes in 7 episodes 

2005: Hex (TV Series) played the part of Dr. Garrett in 2 episodes

2006: The Marchioness Disaster (TV Movie) played the part of Douglas Henderson

2006: Doctors (TV Series) played the part of Simon Wolsey in the episode 'Long Ago and Far Away'

2007: The Bill (TV Series) played the part of Paul Brookes in the episode '474'

2007: The Royal (TV Series) played the part of David Hibbert in the episode 'Love & Loss'

1997-2008: Midsomer Murders (TV Series) played the part of Sgt. Gavin Troy in 30 episodes

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2008: Doctors (TV Series) played the part of Mark Cooper in the episode 'Action Replay'

2009: M.I. High (TV Series) played the part of Chief Agent Shaw in the episode 'Operation Flopsy'

2010: Inspector George Gently (TV Series) played the part of Alan Charlton in the episode 'Gently Evil'

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2010: Doctors (TV Series) played the part of Tom Salt in the episode 'Like Mother, Like Daughter'

2010/11: Marchlands (TV Series) played the part of Scott Maynard in 3 episodes

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2011: Doctors (TV Series) played the part of Miles Peters in the episode 'Dead Or Alive'

 

Trivia

 

* Daniel married his wife Ellie in October 2005. They have a son, Raferty (born 10 June 2006), and live in Ealing, West London.

* Daniel got his big break playing Anthony Cox in 'Our Friends In the North' after he was spotted on stage by a casting agent in the award winning play 'Dead Fish'. 

* Whilst growing up Daniel was a fan of Bergerac as his uncle Norman looked really like John Nettles!

* Daniel supports Middlesborough Football Club

 

Personal Quotes

 

On the differences between Sgt. Gavin Troy in print and on screen:

"In the books, Gavin is mid-30s, married, with a couple of children. He’s got ginger hair and wears a long leather coat and leather boots. He’s a bit of a Nazi, really!  They cast me as younger and more naive, and I think that works much better. Although Gavin did have hang ups – homosexuals, old people, and he's every “ist” you could imagine – I think they were borne out of youthful ignorance."

 

Discussing his time on Midsomer Murders:

"I am lucky to have really enjoyed every job I've done in my career. Obviously Midsomer Murders was brilliant for me. I loved working with John, and Troy was a joy to play what with all his hang ups and bad driving."

 

On his relationship with John Nettles:

"John is exactly the same age as my father so there was a bit of the father/son relationship. I have an enormous amount of respect for John. He is a lovely man, always generous to young actors on the set, offering them advice in a gentle way in technical terms so their performances can be seen better. We worked for seven months of the year and it was hard work, but it was also a joy. We had plenty of time - today television drama is so much quicker. And, with John, I just clicked. I don't know why but there was a chemistry between us."