Who Is 'Cursed' Actor Daniel Sharman?
Fantasy period drama series Cursed features an impressive cast of talented actors such as Katherine Landford, Daniel Sharman, Gustaf Skarsgård, Devon Terrell, Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Sebastian Armesto, and so on.
In the retelling of the Arthurian legend through the eyes of a teenager who would one day become Nimue or the Lady of the Lake, Daniel Sharman portrays a fearsome Fay-hunter known as Weeping Monk.
Here, let’s find out more about the charming actor and his career.
Daniel Sharman Played the Weeping Monk in ‘Cursed’
In the recently released Netflix fantasy series Cursed, Daniel Sharman plays the role of secondary antagonist, the Weeping Monk, a.k.a. Lancelot.
In the series’ narrative, the Weeping Monk works with the Fey-hunting Christian group named the Red Paladins. He and the Red Paladins are in a rush to wipe out the Fey tribe.
But a twist in the tale unfolds when he (the Weeping Monk) turns up against the Red Paladins’ motive to kill a Fey child, Squirrel, in their camp.
At the end of the series, the Weeping Monk beheads Red Paladin torturer Brother Salt, defeats some Trinity guard soldiers, and escapes from the Red Paladin’s camp with Squirrel on a horse.
Now, it is to see what destiny actor Daniel Sharman has as the Weeping Monk in the future venture of the series.
Daniel Sharman Started Acting at an Early Age
Born as Daniel Andrew Sharman, in Hackney, London, Daniel Sharman was inspired to become an actor from an early age. His childhood motivation, thus, led him to an audition at the Royal Shakespeare Company when he was nine years old.
The actor got selected out of hundreds of other children to join the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. There, he performed for two plays: The Park in 1995 at the age of nine, and Macbeth in 1996 at the age of 10.
Simultaneously, the Cursed actor also attended Mill Hill County High School and participated in a specialized acting training at the Arts Educational School, both in London.
After that, he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2004 to 2007 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (honors) degree in acting.
The Hackney native made his movie debut portraying the main cast named Harry in the movie The Last Days of Edgar Harding (2011).
Daniel Sharman TV series and Movies
Since starting his career in movies and TV shows in the mid-2000s, Daniel Sharman has continuously worked in the entertainment industry and has received positive reviews and acclaims for his work.
Notably, the English actor has received huge appreciation for his portrayal of Lorenzo de’ Medici in the historical drama television series Medici. He joined the cast of the series in its second season in the year 2018.
In the series, Lorenzo de’ Medici is born in the Medici family in 1449. Later on, he takes over the responsibility of his father, Piero de Medici—both as head of the family and in the government of the Signoria—to avoid the fall of Florence.
The series Medici, which is set in Renaissance Florence (capital of Italy’s Tuscany region), follows the story of the influential Medici family members and their political and banking dynasty.
In addition to the series Medici, Sharman has also played significant roles in several other movies and TV shows such as Immortals, Cursed, Fear the Walking Dead, The Originals, and Teen Wolf, among others.