Daniel Caltagirone

Daniel Caltagirone

Actor

Daniel Caltagirone is a British actor born in London in 1972. He attended Saint Ignatius College for Boys in England, but also spent a considerable amount of time in New York as a child. He enrolled in the Army cadets and planned to pursue his ambition of going to Sandhurst military academy. He then received an enticing offer from a theater director who convinced him to play a leading role. A newfound passion for acting changed his career path. His breakthrough role came in the television series Lock Stock, an offshoot from the 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, in 2002 where he played series lead ‘Moon’. He is best known for his roles in The Beach, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and the Oscar-winning movie The Pianist.

Interesting Facts

  • He would have pursued a military career and had enrolled in the Army cadets, but during a gap year a theatre director offered him a leading role.
  • Before commencing work on The Beach, Caltagirone joined the cast of Friends for a role in episode: "The One with Ross's Wedding", shot mostly in London.
  • Caltagirone starred in Roman Polanski's The Pianist which went on to win an array of international awards, including Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screen Play.

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