Danny Webb (actor)

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Danny Webb
Born (1958-06-06) 6 June 1958 (age 62)
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Leila Bertrand

Danny Webb (born 6 June 1958) is an English television and film actor. He is best known for his roles as the prisoner Morse in the movie Alien 3 , Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII and as John Maynard Jefferson in the two part Doctor Who story The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit in 2006.


Early life

Webb was born on 6 June 1958 [1] to Eileen and Maurice Webb. He attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 1977.


Webb has appeared in many British television programmes, including The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles , Our Friends in the North , A Touch of Frost , Agatha Christie's Poirot , The Bill , Midsomer Murders , Silent Witness and Shackleton . [2] He also starred in two episodes of Doctor Who - "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit", alongside lead actors David Tennant and Billie Piper. [3] He has also starred in Britannia High as Jack Tyler and in New Tricks as a DJ.

In 1985 Webb starred alongside Jon Pertwee in a television adaptation of Karl Wittlinger's Broadway play, Do You Know the Milky Way? playing Kris, a psychiatric patient who believed that he came from another star.

Webb has also had recurring roles in several television series, including Brookside , Cardiac Arrest and Life Begins . He also had a role in Honest, playing Mack Carter.

Webb also appeared in the video for the song "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by the band Yes.

In 2008 Webb appeared as the journalist Noel Botham in the BBC Four drama Hughie Green, Most Sincerely, as well as narrating the Games Workshop Black Library audiobook The Lightning Tower/The Dark King and the Gotrek and Felix audiobook Slayer of the Storm God. He also had a small part as a German communications officer in the film Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise.

In September 2009 he had a lead role in the BBC1 five-part drama series Land Girls , playing a sergeant in the Home Guard.

Webb also appeared in Hustle, as Shaun and Emma's father, in 2010, and has played Kevin Dalton in the BBC drama Holby City .

In 2015 Danny completed the role of Roy in the British crime thriller The Contract which was released in January 2016. [4]

Theatre work

Danny Webb has worked extensively in theatre, including in the Olivier Award-winning production [5] of Blasted by Sarah Kane at the Lyric Theatre in 2011. He also won Best Actor for the role in the Off West End Awards. He has appeared twice at the Royal Court Theatre, in Chicken Soup with Barley by Arnold Wesker (2011) and The Mistress Contract . [6]


1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun David
1985 No End Englishman
1986 Defence of the Realm Danny Royce Hemdale Film Corporation
1987 Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire TV Director
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Zacharias' Man Cannon Films
1989 Henry V Gower BBC
1992 Alien 3 Robert Morse 20th Century Fox
1996 True Blue Alan Palmer FilmFour Productions
1997 Love and Death on Long Island Video Assistant Telefilm Canada
1998 Still Crazy Clive Columbia Pictures Corporation
2000 Shiner Karl Miramax Films
2003 I'll Be There Denny Wise Morgan Creek
2004 The Aryan Couple Himmler
2005 The Upside of Anger Grey Wolfmeyer Media 8 Entertainment
2008 Valkyrie Captain Haans United Artists
2010The Story of F***Barton Hamborski
2013 Hummingbird Damon Lionsgate
2014 Locke Cassidy A24
A Little Chaos Claude Moulin BBC Films
2015 The Contract RoyScanner Rhodes/Robert Fucilla
Silent Hours David Frampton
2016 City of Tiny Lights DS Cal Donnely BBC Films
2017 Pegasus Bridge General Richard Gale Independent
Churchill General Alan Brooke Salon Pictures
2019 Never Grow Old Preacher Pike Saban Films


Year [7] TitleCharacterProductionNotes
2019–2020 The Trial of Christine Keeler George Wigg, Baron Wigg BBC Miniseries
2019 Pennyworth John RipperEpix
2018 The City And The City Maj. Jorgi Syedr BBC Miniseries
2017 The Halcyon MI5 agent ITV Series 1, Episode 7
2017 Father Brown Malcolm Pendle BBC Episode 5.10 "The Alchemist's Secret"
2015–2016 Humans Professor Edwin Hobb Channel 4 & AMC Series 1–2, 9 episodes
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot Superintendent Bill Garroway ITV Elephants Can Remember
Series 13, Episode 1
2012 Sherlock DI Carter BBC A Scandal in Belgravia
Series 2, Episode 1
2012 Endeavour DS Arthur Lott ITV "Endeavour"
Pilot episode
2011 Death in Paradise Jon Taylor BBC "Amongst Us"
Series 1, Episode 8
2011 Being Human Marcus BBC Daddy Ghoul
Series 3, Episode 6
2010 Midsomer Murders Jeff Bowmaker ITV The Silent Land
Series 13, Episode 4
2010 Holby City Kevin Dalton BBC Series 12, 6 episodes
2010 Hustle Rex Kennedy BBC Father of the Jewels
Season 6, Episode 4
2009–2011 Land Girls Sgt Dennis Tucker BBC Series 1 and 2
2009 Trinity Crispin Hunter ITV Series 1, Episode 5
2009 The Bill Matthew Devlin ITV Conviction
Series 25, 6 episodes
2009 Hallmark Hall of Fame Trojan The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Series 58, Episode 3
2008 Britannia High Jack Tyler ITV Who Are You? and Finale
Series 1, Episodes 3 and 9
2008 New Tricks Graham Madeley BBC A Face for Radio
Series 5, Episode 3
2008Hughie Green, Most SincerelyNoel BothamTV Film
2008 Honest Mack Carter ITV whole series
2008 Casualty Rob Greyson BBC The Mess We're In
Series 22
2008 Phoo Action Lord Rothwell BBC TV Film
2008 The Bill Ernie Rosen ITV The Deadly Game
Series 24
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford Dan Macey BBC Season 1, Episode 2
2007All About MeDanny Caldwell BBC TV Film
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Mutti ITV At Bertram's Hotel
Season 3, Episode 1
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Licinius BBC Constantine
Episode 5
2006 Midsomer Murders Tony Kirby ITV Dance with the Dead
Season 10, Episode 1
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Eddie Price BBC In the Blink of the Eye
2006 Doctor Who Mr Jefferson BBC "The Satan Pit" and "The Impossible Planet"
Series 2
2006NostradamusPierreTV Film
2006 Totally Frank Jimmy Channel 4 Season 2, Episode 4
2006 Lewis Tom Pollock ITV Reputation
2006 Hotel Babylon Mr Matthews BBC Season 1, Episode 1
2006 The Bill George Swanson ITV 444
Series 22
2005 Heartbeat Vince Wain ITV Blood Brothers
Series 15 episode 9
2005 A Touch of Frost Father David Rose ITV Near Death Experience
2005Uncle AdolfJoseph Goebbels ITV TV Film
2004–2005 Life Begins Paul ITV 12 episodes
2004 My Family Ches BBC Glad Tidings We Bring
Season 5, Episode 15
2004 Silent Witness Sergeant Paul Bradley BBC Body 21
Season 8 Episode 8
2004 Waking the Dead Sir Martin Havering BBC False Flag
Season 4, Episode 4
2004 Murder City Eddie Gresham Granada Television Mr Right
Season 1, Episode 4
2004 Murder in Suburbia Gavin Webb ITV "Applejacks"
Season 1, Episode 1
2003 The Private Life of Samuel Pepys Edward Montagu BBC Films TV Film
2003 Starhunter Max Supermax Redux
2003 Henry VIII Thomas Cromwell ITV TV Film
2003 Cutting It Ivor Biltong BBC Season 2, Episode 4
2002 The Hound of the Baskervilles Inspector Lestrade BBC TV Film
2002 Murder in Mind Derek Stevensby BBC Swan Song
Season 2, Episode 4
2002Outside the RulesDr. John Falkirk BBC TV Film
2002 Shackleton Perris Channel 4 TV Film
2001 Take Me Doug Patton ITV
2001HawkDavid BBC TV Film
2000 Casualty Harry Chapman BBC Seize the Night
2000 In the Beginning Laban TV Film
2000 The Knock John Gilbraith ITV "Power Trip"
Season 5 Episode 4
2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel Libersac BBC A Good Name
1999In the Name of LoveGeorge WaltersTV Film
1999 Dalziel and Pascoe Det. Chief Inspector Geoffrey Hiller BBC Recalled to Life
1999 Hunting Venus JohnTV Film
1999 Harbour Lights Vic Morley BBC Muckraker
Season 1, Episode 5
1998Frenchman's CreekWilliam Carlton Television TV Film
1998 The Jump Davey Jackson
1998 The Bill Sammy Lewis ITV Three Cheers
Series 14
1998 2point4 Children Malcolm BBC Malcolm X
Season 7, Episode 3
1998Terror in the MallWarden BanksWarner Bros TelevisionTV Film
1998The King of ChaosLiam KellerStone City FilmsTV Film
1997 A Perfect State Johnny BBC
1997 Dressing for Breakfast John Channel 4 Married Man
1996 A Touch of Frost Karl Edwards ITV Paying the Price
1996 Sharman Durban'"Season 1, Episode 4
1996 The Bill Grigori Minescu ITV Black Money
Series 12
1996 Murder Most Horrid Tony Smedley Talkback Productions Dead on Time
1996 Our Friends in the North Detective Inspector Ron Conrad BBC Season 1, 4 Episodes
1995Mrs. Hartley and the Growth CentreVicar
1995 Space Precinct Wyndam 'Houdini' Derrit Sky One Two Against the Rock
1994 Cardiac Arrest Mr Simon BentancourtSeason One
199499-1McCarthy ITV Where The Money Is
Doing the Business
1994HeadhuntersRoger Garrison Channel 4
1994 The Bill Steven Petit ITV Big Eagle Day
Series 10
1993 Comics Brian Duffield Channel 4
1993A Woman's Guide to AdulteryRay Carlton Television
1992–1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Pablo Picasso ABC Paris, September 1908
Barcelona, May 1917
1992BookmarkDick Hughes BBC Sunny Stories
1992The Jazz DetectiveBernie Wetson
1991 Screenplay BBC Clubland
1990Made in HeavenDave Granada Falling in Love
1990Screen TwoActor BBC Drowning in the Shallow Ends
1989 The Bill Steve Hill ITV Fools Gold
Series 5
1989 Boon Mike Hawkins ITV Of Meissen Men
Vallance's Liberty
1989The Saint: The Brazilian ConnectionCeltic Film EntertainmentTV Film
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot Porter ITV The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
1988 Bergerac Joe Grantham BBC Retirement Plan
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... Party Guest Channel 4 Didn't You Kill My Brother?
1987Intimate ContactScottTV Film
1986 Slip-Up Monk & McCabe BBC TV film
1985Do You Know the Milkyway?KrisTV Film
1984More Lives Than OneSteve BBC TV Film
1982–1983 Brookside Gavin Taylor Channel 4
1982 The Unapproachable  [ pl ]Marek ORF TV Film
1982 We'll Meet Again Young Recruit ITV Old Enough to Fight
1980 Play for Today Despatch Rider BBC The Imitation Game
1980 Play for Today Police Constable BBC Pasmore
1980MackenzieBuilder's Merchant BBC Preliminary Enquiries
Series 1, Episode 1
1980Jackanory PlayhouseHarold BBC The Silver Fish
Series 8, Episode 2
1980 Twelfth Night Servant BBC TV film
1979The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing GamePeter ITV Trackdown
Series 1, Episode 2

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