Daniel Laurie hopes that his role as Reggie on Call the Midwife will win him the Best Actor award at this year’s T.V. Choice Awards.
On the BBC period drama, he played a young man with Down syndrome so well that everyone was shocked and now wants to give him the next award.
Daniel has been in TV shows like “Stella,” “Vera,” and “Finding Alice” in the past, so this is not his first time acting.
“Call the Midwife” gave him his big break, and as of 2022, he has a bright future in the acting business.
Daniel Laurie Parents Are Actor Father Leslie Grantham & Mother Jane Laurie
His acting is great, which is probably because both of his parents worked in show business.
Leslie Grantham, who was a great actor on “EastEnders,” was his father. From 1984 to 1989, the late actor played the role of the bad guy Den Watts.
Grantham first appeared on TV in 1982. Before that, he had spent ten years in prison for killing Felix Reese in Osnabrück, Germany.
The old British Army was in debt, so a German tried to rob a taxi driver, but the driver shot him.
Even though he had done bad things in the past, the acting industry and audience later welcomed him because of how much he loved the business. His long-running role as Den Watts, also known as “Dirty Den,” made EastEnders viewers want to see more of his character.
So, Leslie kept playing his character even after a long time, until a scandal made him well-known.
He died on June 15, 2018, after a long fight with lung cancer. He was 71 years old. His IMDb page says that works he had already shot will continue to come out until 2020.
On the other hand, Jane, Daniel’s mother, used to be an actress as well. Her last movie came out in 1997. IMDb lists Jane as an actress who has worked on ten projects, most of which were TV shows.
Some of her most famous works are “Dangerfield,” “Lytton’s Diary,” and “The Last Place on Earth.”
Is the actor from the BBC from a Jewish family?
It may not come as a surprise that Daniel Laurie’s family has a long history in the entertainment business or that he is not Jewish.
His late English father was born to Adelaide Flinders and Walter William Grantham in Camberwell, London.
But after his divorce from Jane in 2013, the “EastEnders” and “The Bill” actor had moved to Bulgaria. He had only come back to the UK in June 2018 to get treatment for cancer.
Jane, Daniel’s mother, was born into a wealthy family of wine merchants in Australia. In 1977, she met Leslie at a theater school in London.
After 31 years of marriage, they split up in 2013. Daily Mail U.K. said that Leslie blamed his wife for the split.
The Grantham-Laurie family is not Jewish because Leslie and Jane’s families are from different places.
Daniel Laurie is in his mid-20s, according to Wikipedia
Daniel, the famous actor from “Call the Midwife,” was born in London in 1995, which makes him 26 years old now.
The Sun says that Daniel is a real person with Down syndrome, and the fact that he works hard at his role is another great thing about him.
In an interview with the Daily Mail in 2006, Jane said that Leslie was a “fantastic” father. “You know, there are some hard things in life, but this isn’t one of them,” Leslie had told her.
Jane told Daniel’s parents that this happened when he was only a few days old. Spike and Jake are Daniel’s older brothers.
Spike Laurie is a sports journalist, but he is also an actor and a producer. He is the Vice President of Global Publisher & Developer Relations at the esports magazine ESL gaming.
Jake is a producer, and one of his movies is “King Lear,” which came out in 2013. “The Shed,” a short movie from 2012, had him as an editor.
All three of Grantham-sons Laurie’s took their mother’s last name, which brought them closer to her.