BIO

 

Danny Alder is an award winning, UK born Australian film, television/theatre actor, comedian/improviser, corporate MC, writer, and composer. 

Since his training at WAAPA and ACPA, he went on to perform in five major productions for the Queensland Theatre Company.

Relocating to Melbourne, Danny became a main player in the impro/comedy scene as a regular member of Impro Sunde and Cut and Paste, and receiving an award nomination for his solo stand up show "Get Behind Me Elephant” in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

After moving to the UK, within one month Danny found himself in the role of Finn on the BBC series Eastenders.

Not long after, he was cast in numerous commercials taking him to Portugal, Israel, Paris, Milan and Barcelona for companies such as Ikea, Rabobank and Toyota. 

During that time he wrote his award winning show “A Fistful Of Snow” which led to being nominated for Best Show and winning the award for Best Male Performer in the Brighton Fringe. This was followed by a successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. While there, Danny was asked to jump in to the cast for the sell out, award winning show "The Hotel' devised by comedian Mark Watson. 

Moving back to Melbourne in 2010, Danny hit the ground running with a series of various commercials shooting in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Bangkok and locally in Hamilton Island for companies such as Canon and Jetstar.  

In 2015, Danny was cast in the award winning Watson production "Who's Afraid Of The Dark" for the Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which is rumoured to be translated to a series soon. 

He recently was the lead in the hugely successful Vinomofo commercial shot in New Zealand by Robbers Dog Films.

Not always in front of the camera, Danny wrote, co-directed, composed and produced his first short film "Done Before..." which was made a top 12 finalists in the hugely popular Peninsula Short Film Festival.