Daniel Caltagirone

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Daniel Caltagirone

Daniel Caltagirone, born on June 18, 1972, is an accomplished English actor recognized for his notable performances in acclaimed productions such as “The Beach,” “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” and the Oscar-winning masterpiece “The Pianist.” His career took off with his portrayal of the lead character, Moon, in the television series “Lock Stock.” Outside of his professional achievements, Daniel Caltagirone is a devoted father to two children from his previous marriage to Melanie Sykes.

London, England

London, England

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Daniel Caltagirone

18 June 1972

London, England

 Actor, Producer

1998 – Present

Melanie Sykes

Reltionship

Children

(m. 2001; div. 2009)

2 (Roman Caltagirone, Valentino Luca Caltagirone)

Career

Daniel Caltagirone journey into the world of entertainment began at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he honed his craft and graduated in 1997. During his final year at Guildhall, he caught the eye of an ITV talent scout, leading to his debut as a lead actor in Ruth Rendell’s “Going Wrong.” His cinematic debut followed swiftly, as he filmed alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in “Legionnaire” during the summer of 1998.

Following his initial success, Daniel Caltagirone embarked on a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his talent caught the attention of acclaimed director Danny Boyle. This encounter led to a role as Unhygenix in “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He then ventured into television, joining the cast of “Friends” for a memorable appearance before securing a lead role in Guy Ritchie’s “Lock Stock,” a TV spin-off of the cult film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”

Daniel Caltagirone career continued to flourish with notable roles in acclaimed films such as Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” which garnered international acclaim and multiple Academy Awards. His versatility shone through as he delved into action-packed blockbusters like “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” and the critically acclaimed “The Fall.” Over the years, he showcased his talent across various mediums, from television miniseries like “The Path to 9/11” to historical dramas such as “The Tudors.” In recognition of his remarkable contributions to the film industry, Daniel Caltagirone was honored with the Nations Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film at the Venice Film Festival in September 2021.

Personal life

Daniel Caltagirone, born on June 18, 1972, hails from London, where he spent his formative years and attended St Ignatius College in Enfield. Despite his London roots, he also has strong connections to New York City, having spent a significant portion of his childhood there with relatives.

Primarily recognized for his acting prowess, Daniel Caltagirone has left an indelible mark on the film industry with notable roles in acclaimed movies such as The Beach, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and the Oscar-winning masterpiece, The Pianist. After completing his education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1997, Daniel Caltagirone embarked on his journey into the world of acting. During his final year at Guildhall, he caught the eye of an ITV talent scout, which led to a breakthrough role as the lead in Ruth Rendell’s Going Wrong. Following this success, he ventured into the realm of cinema, landing his inaugural film role in Legionnaire, where he starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme during the summer of 1998.

Film

Year Title Role Ref.
1998 Legionnaire Guido Rosetti
2000 The Beach Unhygenix
2000 Mad About Mambo Carlos Rega
2002 The Pianist Majorek
2002 The Four Feathers Gustave
2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life Nicholas Petraki
2006 The Fall Sinclair / Governor Odious
2006 After… Nate
2010 The Reeds Joe
2011 Lipstikka Michael
2012 Outpost: Black Sun Macavoy
2013 Convenience Tommy
2015 Dough Stephen Dayan
2016 Smoking Guns Richard Holt
2016 Eliminators Ray
2020 Original Gangster Campbell
2023 Devil
2023 Thangalaan

Television

Year Title Role Ref.
1997 Heartbeat Liam
1997, 2008 The Bill Billy Figgis / Simon Watson
1998 Friends The Waiter
1998 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Danny Danilo
1999 The Cyberstalking Taylor
1999, 2000 A Touch of Frost Ray English
2000 Harbour Lights Harry Badden
2000 Lock, Stock… Moon
2001 The Lost Battalion Pvt. Phillip Cepeglia
2006 The Path to 9/11 Mark
2008 The Passion Eban
2009 Above Suspicion DS Paul Barolli
2009 The Fixer Gideon Stone
2010 Silent Witness Peter Snelling
2010 The Tudors Girolamo da Treviso
2010 Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks Hoyle
2012 The Fear Eddie Timms
2015 Crossing Lines Robert Penny
2016 Medici Pazzi
2017–2019 Britannia Brutus
2019 Ransom Inspector Lorenzo Maramoldo
2019 1944: Should We Bomb Auschwitz? John W. Pehle
2020 Death in Paradise Will ‘Wolfie’ Arnot
2020 Agatha and the Midnight Murders Eli Schneider
2021 Domina Ledipus

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