| Trevor’s first love
was the theatre, but he has enjoyed success in writing, directing and acting for theatre and television.
University College, Bangor, North Wales. English Honours Degree
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre Three years in repertory.
Granada Television series ‘The Younger Generation’ (One of selected cast of talented new-comers)
Later Leading Roles in TV Drama
Pierre in ‘Pierre’s Wife’ in the Maupassant Series
Winkle in ‘Pickwick’ with Arthur Lowe
Captain in Giles Cooper’s ‘The Other Man’ starring Michael Caine
More recent guest appearances in TV series, ‘Bread’, ‘Poirot’, ‘Casualty’, ‘The Bill’
The Welsh Theatre Company many leading roles including:-
Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ (Pierre Besukhov)
Tennessee Williams’ ‘Period of Adjustment’ (Ralph Bates)
Moliere’s ‘The Miser’ (Valere)
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry favourite roles included:-
Arthur Miller’s ‘Crucible’, (John Procter)
Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ (Brutus)
‘Hobson’s Choice’ (Hobson)
Arts Council Bursary awarded for Theatre Direction following his production of:-
‘Turn of the Totem’, (co-written with Alan Downer} at The Belgrade Theatre.
The play was commended by Harold Pinter.
Assistant Director at Theatre Royal, Northampton, where he directed:-
‘Day in the Death of Joe Egg’, by Peter Nichols
‘Right Honourable Gentleman’ by Michael Dyre
‘The Minister’s Mallard’, - a light-hearted farce, in which the author, Alan Melville, starred.
Richmond Theatre, Surrey. Invited to direct a season of plays, considered one of their most successful
seasons to date. Plays directed include:-
‘Spring and Port Wine’
‘Look Back in Anger’ (Peter Gilmore)
‘The Italian Girl’
‘Staircase’ (Frank Thornton)
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford Guest Director
‘The Holly and the Ivy’, starring Ann Rogers.
Television Play - Writer
‘Two Feet off the Ground’. Produced by Yorkshire TV for Saturday Night Theatre.
Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey Director Leatherhead Repertory 2012-13
An inaugural evening of poetry, short stories and play scripts by local authors, actors and playwrights with special guests Lance Pierson and John Carson giving dramatic renderings of classical poems and autobiographical insights into their choice of poetry.
'Queens of France', by Thornton Wilder
'Contract' by Trevor Danby
'Agnes of God' by John Pielmeier
'Defining Dawn' by Colin Pink
'Playing to the Gallery' by Trevor Danby
'The Dickens Evening' by Trevor Danby - A Centenary Celebration
'Dancing the Old Tune' dramatised reading by Trevor Danby
'Blind Date' by Peter Quilter
Theatre - Writer
Turning to full time writing, he produced his well-received stage play
‘Party to the Divorce’ at the Thorndike Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe.
His autobiographical book,
‘A Botcher in France’, published by Book Guild, is a humorous account of his experiences in South West France.
It was chosen as ‘Book of the Month’ on the ‘French Living’ Website in summer, 2008.
'Fred's Gospel' a modern-day morality tale. (Its opening pages are shown under ‘Vignettes’, on the website menu.)
Translation of 'Je vie dans le ciel' by Jean Louis Coraboeuf , English version entitled 'and I saw in Heaven'
Currently in progress is 'Reaching for Character' based on Trevor's experience in theatre and describing its spiritual journey.
Film Scripts in progress
His film script entitled ‘Inheritance’, is a dark thriller based on the drug underworld.
Another film script in progress, is based on the Paris Commune of 1871, entitled ‘In Freedom’s Name’.
He is married to Karal Gardner, whom he met at Granada Television when they both appeared in ‘The Younger Generation’. His daughter, Emma, actress and artist, provided the illustrations for his book, ’A Botcher in France’ and acted in his play, ‘Party to the Divorce’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. His son, Marc, studied Information Technology and regularly solves his father’s computer problems. He works for an Insurance Underwriting Company.
|© Trevor Danby 2016|