Phil Daniels - Biography

Last Modified: Dec 14, 2022

Phil Daniels
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Quadrophenia (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : October 25, 1958 (age 65)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Philip William Daniels
Birth Place: Islington, London, England
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

older sisters

High School: Rutherford School
University: Anna Scher Theatre
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Nicki Donohoe (engaged)

Jan Stevens (1982-2012
until death)

Children: 1

Ella (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.71 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Phil Daniels?

Phil Daniels is an actor, musician, and singer by profession and British by nationality. He is best known for his roles in the films Quadrophenia, Scum, The Class of Miss MacMichael, Breaking Glass, Meantime, Billy the Kid, and the Green Baize Vampire.

Phil Daniels – Age, Parents, Siblings

Phil Daniels’ birth took place on 25 October 1958 in Islington, London, England as Philip William Daniels. He grew up in King’s Cross, in central London during the 60s. His father worked as a caretaker for a mansion block while his mother worked as an accounts clerk.

He is not the only child of his parents and has two older siblings- one sister 10 years older and another sister five years older.

Phil Daniels with his mother (Image: Instagram- posted March 2022)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Phil Daniels attended the Rutherford School in Paddington and later trained at the Anna Scher Theatre.

His ethnicity is English.

Phil Daniels – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Phil Daniels began dating a record industry associate Jan Stevens after meeting her in the 1980s. He and his girlfriend were in a romantic relationship for 30 years- until her death in 2012 due to pancreatic cancer. It is unclear if they had married, and if Stevens was actually his wife. With his longtime partner, he has a child, a daughter named Ella, who was born in 1990.

Currently, he is dating DJ and broadcaster Nicki Donohoe. She is actually his fiancé and is yet to marry.

Phil Daniels, Nicki Donohoe (Image: Instagram- posted Nov 2022)

Phil Daniels – Career

Early Days

Daniels’ debut screen role was in the 1972 film Anoop and the Elephant. This was followed by roles in the films The Naked Civil Servant (1975), The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978), and in the TV series, You Must Be Joking! (1974-1975), The Molly Wopsies (1976), 4 Idle Hands (1976), Raven (1977), etc.

Finally, in 1979, Phil Daniels was cast as Jimmy in the film Quadrophenia. This is considered his breakthrough role.

Phil Daniels in Quadrophenia (Image: Instagram)

Films, Series

Since then, he has starred in the films Breaking Glass (1980), Meantime (1984), Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1985), Still Crazy (1998), Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), Freebird (2008), Vinyl (2012), among others.

His work is prominent in television, having portrayed characters in the episodes of the TV series I Remember Nelson (1982), The Pickwick Papers (1985), Bad Behaviour (1993), The World of Lee Evans (1995), Holding On (1997), Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (TV) (1999), Time Gentlemen Please (2000–2002), A Question of Sport (2006), EastEnders (2006–2008), Rock & Chips (2010–2011), Call the Midwife (2020), House of the Dragon (2022) as Maester Gerardys, etc.


On the set of House of the Dragon, Phil Daniels has worked alongside Gary Raymond, Frankie Wilson, Milly Alcock, Emma D'Arcy, and Emily Carey.

Phil Daniels in House of the Dragon (Image: The Sun)

Phil Daniels – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Phil Daniels is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure in his annual income is under review.

Phil Daniels – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Daniels is active on social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers and counting.

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