What do we call a person who is good at acting, singing, dancing, circus as well as song writing? The term which best describes such highly talented and versatile artists that are nothing but gifted. We are talking about the west Yorkshire born artist Danielle McCormack. This British actress through her performances has gained fame globally as well as popularity with channels like Nickelodeon and BBC. The moment one hears her name, her performances on the award-winning (RTS, BAFTA, BANFF) television series ‘My Parents Are Aliens’ and ‘Pure Wickedness’ come to mind.
Danielle’s talent was recognized in her early childhood by The Stage newspaper who awarded her a five year scholarship to attend the world famous Sylvia Young Theatre School when she was just eleven years old, with past students including Amy Winehouse, Rita Ora and Emma Bunton of Spice Girls fame. This gifted artist has worked with greats like Sam Mendes for a production of ‘OLIVER!’ at the London Palladium and also with Harry Hook on ‘Pure Wickedness’- a much revered BBC drama.
She is an outstanding singer and songwriter and won a UK talent search, which was run by EMI music and recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios. Danielle has since then collaborated lyrically with many respected artists including Geordie Walker (Killing Joke) as well as writing her own two EPs. She also holds a long list of impressive theatre credits including ‘Cinderella’ at the Stafford Gatehouse, a national tour of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and touring internationally with ‘An Evening of burlesque’, England’s biggest variety spectacular.
She has worked with a pretty amazing list of directors in television including Ben Kellet, Peter Kosminsky, Richard King, Daniel Wilson, Tim Leandro, and Justin Chadwick while those for films include Bob Blagden, Michael Tuchner and Sean Barnes-Murphy. Her television work is reflected through the series ‘Doctors’, Nearly Famous’, ‘The Project’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Where the Heart Is’ and ‘Daylight Robbery’ and films such as ‘Ashes and Sand’ (a highly controversial production by The Royal Court) and ‘Something for the Weekend’. Danielle has worked in radio as well for such shows as ‘Big Toe Radio Show’, ‘Waiting for Aliens’ and an adaptation of ‘Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging’. Aside from this, Danielle is trained in various dance forms like tap, jazz, street, ballet and is highly skilled at static trapeze and other circus disciplines and is currently preparing for her upcoming performances at the Glastonbury festival 2014.