Daniel Kaluuya Biography

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Daniel Kaluuya

At the age of 16,Daniel Kaluuya won the nationwide BBC Blast music presenter competition for BBC 1Xtra.  During that time, a BBC casting director auditioned Kaluuya and cast him in his first professional job: the controversial drama Shoot the Messenger, starring David Oyelowo.

By 2010, at the age of 21, Kaluuya had already written several episodes of and starred in Channel 4’s hit show Skins, and appeared in a number of high-profile television and film roles including Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom, for Film4; Optimum’s Cass; Doctor Who; and Psychoville, for the BBC.  He also starred in a very successful run at The Royal Court Theatre in the hugely acclaimed Sucker Punch, which won the Evening Standard Award and The Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for outstanding newcomer for his performance.

He will next be seen in Debbie Tucker Green’s Random, Channel 4’s Micah and Jack Thorne’s The Fades, for the BBC.

Filmography Daniel Kaluuya

Johnny English Reborn

by Oliver Parker - 2011
Random (TV movie) - 2011
Coming Up (TV series) - 2011
Psychoville (TV series) - 2011
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (TV series) - 2010
Chatroom by Hideo Nakata (2010)
Comedy Lab (1 episode, 2010)
Bellamy's People (4 episodes, 2010)
10 Minute Tales (1 episode, 2009)
Psychoville (6 episodes, 2009)
The Philanthropist (1 episode, 2009)
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Doctor Who (1 episode, 2009)
FM (4 episodes, 2009)
Lewis (1 episode, 2009)
Not Safe for Work (2009)
Skins (11 episodes, 2007-2009)
Silent Witness (1 episode, 2008) Cass (2008)
Delta Forever (1 episode, 2008)
Comedy: Shuffle (1 episode, 2007)
Much Ado About a Minor Ting (2007)
The Whistleblowers (1 episode, 2007)
Shoot the Messenger (2006)


Daniel Kaluuya