The Artful Way with Daniel Sharman | Episode 206
JUNE 19, 2018
EPISODE 206 | JUNE 19, 2018
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with actor Daniel Sharman to discuss life, giving, and what it means to be an artist in a modern time. From Teen Wolf, Fear the Walking Dead, The Immortals, The Originals, and the upcoming Netflix series, Medici, Daniel is an actor know across the world for his talent, his warmth, and his deep thinking…oh, and his over 4 million followers on social media. In this conversation, Daniel gets personal and reveals things he’s never spoken of in his many public interviews. Do not miss this engaging, provocative, and at times, comical interview with Daniel Sharman.
Sharman started acting as a child at the age of nine. He auditioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company and was selected out of hundreds of other children. "I just adored it," he said of his venture into the dramatic arts. "Between Macbeth and Henry VI with all of the armour and the blood and everything, it was just fantastic as a kid. It was the best thing ever." Sharman stayed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two plays: The Park in 1995 (age 9) and Macbeth in 1996 (age 10).Sharman attended Mill Hill School and also the Arts Educational School, both in London. During his school years, he acted in the play "Kvetch" that made it to the Edinburgh Fringe festival. He also acted in the touring play The Winslow Boy in 2002 at age 16.
For three years, from 2004 to 2007, Sharman studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting and graduating with honors.
Sharman's first feature film role was in the independent film The Last Days of Edgar Harding, in which he played a musician. In 2010, he was cast as Ares, the Greek god of war, in the fantasy film Immortals with Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz and Henry Cavill among others; the film was released in 2011. "I found acting on film really difficult," he admits of his first screen performances. "I found it really kind of odd and unnatural. Then I became obsessed with trying to get it right. I'm hugely competitive." Sharman appeared in the horror film The Collection with his fellow Teen Wolf cast member Eaddy Mays, released in November 2012. In April 2015, Sharman, through his Twitter and Instagram accounts, crowdfunded $20,000 on Kickstarter for the short film Soon You Will Be Gone, in which he starred.