Danielle McCormack is one of the most talented actresses in showbiz today. Although, she has already created flutter with her performances, critics feel that her best is yet to come. At the tender age of eleven, Danielle was awarded a scholarship by The Stage newspaper, which gave her a chance to attend the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. Danielle grabbed the opportunity with both hands, as the school is famous for its training of some of the most talented performers in theatre and film today and this placement gave her the chance to work with Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes on his triumphant revival of Lionel Bart’s musical ‘OLIVER!’ at the London Palladium. Quite staggering, but true.
Danielle has had many great roles during her career but is best known for playing ‘Mel’ on the hit UK television show ‘My Parents are Aliens’ which ran for 8 seasons. Some of her other television work includes ‘Doctors’, ‘Nearly Famous’, ‘The Project’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Daylight Robbery’, ‘Shockers’, ‘Where the Heart Is’ and ‘Pure Wickedness’. Her roles on these shows were highly praised by critics as well as audiences. She has a strong magnetic quality that attracts the viewers.
Apart from her television work, she has been involved in many theatrical shows too. Some of her major stage works include ‘OLIVER!’,‘Whistle Down the Wind’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘An Evening of Burlesque’ – but her journey does not end here.She can also be seen on the big screen in the gritty ‘Ashes and Sand’,‘Return to the Secret Garden’ and ‘Something for the Weekend’. Her performances in all these plays and movies have been nothing short of brilliant.
Apart from being a versatile actress, this blue-eyed lass is also known for her skills as a vocalist. She has produced two solo albums and will be performing at the legendary Glastonbury festival in England this July. She also won a UK talent search run by EMI music and had an opportunity of recording at the state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios with Kylie Minogue. With all this under her belt, this lady is here for the long haul.