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Daniel Francis

Born and raised by his mother in Battersea, London, England, Daniel Francis is a classically trained actor, soon to be appearing as "Doctor Facilier" in Disney/ABC's hit series Once Upon A Time.

A passionate and emotionally charged youth, Daniel found solace on stage while attending the Pyramid Young Initiative in Clapham, London. At 17 he was given a life-changing introduction to an early mentor, theatre director Sacha Wares and was subsequently cast in her production of Bintou at the Arcola Theatre.

Daniel went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), and upon graduation, went straight to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to work alongside Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor John Lithgow.

After completing his debut season at the RSC, Daniel embarked on a critically acclaimed stage career playing leading roles in The Brothers Size at the Young Vic (written by Oscar Award Winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney), Off The Endz at the Royal Court theatre, The Hounding of David Oluwale at the Hackney Empire, Othello at the Singapore Rep Theatre and portraying Martin Luther King Jr in Katori Hall's Olivier Award Winning play the Mountaintop directed by Abbey Wright, to name a few.

Known For


Cast Credits

Liaison (2023)
Starring as Albert Onwori (5 episodes)
Stay Close (2021)
Starring as Dave Shaw (8 episodes)
Small Axe (2020)
Guest starring as Esmond Smith
Homefront (2012)
Starring as Sgt Carl Haleford
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Guest starring as Dr. Facilier / Mr. Samdi (8 episodes)
Holby City (1999)
Guest starring as Joey Ryan
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