Daniel Fathers
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General Information
Full Name
  • Daniel Fathers
  • London, England, UK
  • 23 March, 1966

Daniel Fathers (born 23 March, 1966) is a British actor who portrays Alec on Reign.


Daniel was born and raised in London, England to a family completely immersed in show business. His mother Tessa Shaw was an actress, most notably of the Dr. Who series fame and his father George, was a London's West End scenic designer. With show biz in his blood, Daniel's first big opportunity came as a young boy in front of Franco Zeffereli for the title role in the 1977 classic Jesus of Nazareth, and he was London casting's first choice for the role. He learned early in life that talent was not the only deciding factor in landing a role and was not selected over a technicality of eye colour.

Daniel is an accomplished and avid equestrian, riding regularly on his own horses, which he rears and trains on a farm that he lives on just outside of Toronto, Ontario.


On the big screen, Daniel recently starred opposite Oscar® nominee, Ellen Page in the critically acclaimed film, The Tracy Fragments, for director Bruce McDonald. Daniel will be seen in Bruce McDonald's next feature film Pontypool which will have its worldwide premiere at prestigious The Toronto International Film Festival this September.

On television, Daniel has been fortunate to have several recurring roles. In ABC's Beautiful People, he played 'Richard Manning.' In Lifetime's Crazy For Christmas, Daniel had a supporting role playing 'Arthur Finnegan' opposite Howard Hessman and also a recurring role as 'Rev. Evan Gallagher' opposite Rob Lowe for Lifetime's Beach Girls. For ESPN's Tilt, Daniel reprised his role as gangster poker player 'Muff Lannigan' opposite Michael Madsen. Select other television credits include: The Border (CBC), Murdoch Mysteries (CityTV), Murder in the Hamptons (CTV), Trump Unauthorized (ABC), Plague City: SARS in Toronto (CTV), Street Time (Showtime) with Rob Morrow, Leap Years (Showtime), The Relic Hunter (CityTV), Livin' For Love: The Natalie Cole Story (NBC), The Brady Bunch in The White House with Shelly Long and Haven't We Met Before?, opposite Nicolette Sheridan. Daniel also starred and co-narrated Crash of The Airship Italia in the lead role of 'General Umberto Nobile,' which won the "Best Docudrama" - Bari International Film Festival - Italy for History Channel and National Geographic. And finally, one of the first roles Daniel landed when he moved to Toronto was a major role opposite Sir Derek Jacobi, one of Daniel's lifelong mentors, in Night's Noontime.

On stage, Toronto (Canada) audiences know Daniel from his work in the Tony Award Winning Mamma Mia! where he played two of the leads, 'Bill Austin,' the rugged, outback Australian writer and 'Harry Bright,' the square English banker.



Year Title Role
2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story A & R Guy
2002 Clerk Haven't We Met Before?
Rock My World Male Reporter / Journalist #1
Night's Noontime Prof. James Murray
The Brady Bunch in the White House Priest
2003 Rhinoceros Eyes Producers
2005 Trump Unauthorized Ivana's Lawyer
Plague City: SARS in Toronto Stanton
Million Dollar Murder British Reporter
Crazy for Christmas Arthur Finnegan
2007 The Tracey Fragments Elegant Pimp Daddy
2008 Magic Flute Diaries Jeremy
Camp Rock Brown Cesario
Pontypool Nigel Healing
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Brown Cesario
2013 Time of Death Captain Vaughn
2014 Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight Mr. Kosoloff


Year Title Role
2000 Relic Hunter Bligh
2001 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Detective Randy Horn
Leap Years Limo Driver
2002 Tracker Tina's Dad
2003 Street Time Jared Endelman
2004 Murdoch Mysteries Gentleman / Audience Member
2005 Beach Girls Reverend Evan Gallagher
Tilt Muff Lanagan
2006 Beautiful People Richard Manning
The Jane Show Cute Guy
True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Dr. John Schneeberger
2008 The Border Casper Malan
Murdoch Mysteries Calvin Baker
The Line Colin
2009 90210 Nic
Trust Me Jan Elfers
2009-2011 Heartland Stewart Forrest
2011 Really Me John Donkers
Combat Hospital Sergeant Harry Gleed
Flashpoint Tyler Hewitt
2012 King T.J. Morris
The Listener Dr. Julian Hennessey
Transporter: The Series Jimmy Reeves
2014 Reign Alec
Remedy Dr. Kitleman

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role
2013 Splinter Cell: Blacklist English UK Soldier 1



  • He played rugby for Saskatchewan Juniors as well as Mens and also Devon (UK) Under 16's.
  • Went to the English National's (Track) to run in the 400 M Hurdles at age 16.
  • Qualified for the Ontario Match Play Championship (Golf)
  • Trained with the Ballet Rambert and Central Shool of Dance.

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