32 Facts About Danny John-Jules

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Daniel John-Jules was born on 16 September 1960 and is a British actor, singer and dancer.

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Danny John-Jules is best known for playing Cat in the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, Barrington in the comic children's series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, and policeman Dwayne Myers in the crime drama Death in Paradise.

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Danny John-Jules was a protagonist in the hit CBBC children's spy drama M I High, in which he portrayed Lenny Bicknall, the caretaker.

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Danny John-Jules was born in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, brought up in Notting Hill and attended Rutherford School, Paddington, from 1972 to 1977.

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Danny John-Jules's mother worked in the courts; he has a brother who is a barrister.

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Danny John-Jules has played the role of Cat in the science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf since its inception in 1988.

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Danny John-Jules starred in the children's spy series M I High and played Barrington in the children's series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men.

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Danny John-Jules was a member of the original cast of Starlight Express, playing a boxcar called Rocky I In 1993, he released a song from Red Dwarf, "Tongue Tied", as a single, which entered the top 20, eventually reaching a high of 17.

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Danny John-Jules featured his Red Dwarf co-stars and backing singers in the video.

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Danny John-Jules gets up partway through the instrumental section and dances alongside George Michael.

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11.

Danny John-Jules danced on the Lena Zavaroni TV Series in 1981, and has made a tribute to her on her website.

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On television, Danny John-Jules is best known for his portrayal of Cat and Cat's geeky alter ego Dwayne Dibbley in the British comedy series Red Dwarf.

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Danny John-Jules obtained the part of Cat by turning up half an hour late for his audition, dressed in his father's old zoot suit.

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Danny John-Jules was unaware that he was late and hence did not appear at all concerned about it.

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15.

Craig Charles said at a Red Dwarf convention that Danny John-Jules was a lot like the Cat in that he had a lot of clothes.

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16.

Danny John-Jules's first acknowledged television and film roles were in Roy Minton's critically acclaimed Scum, where he played one of the inmates.

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17.

Danny John-Jules has played the parts of Barrington in Maid Marian and her Merry Men, Byron Lucifer in The Tomorrow People and Milton Wordsworth, the original presenter of The Story Makers on CBeebies.

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Danny John-Jules appeared in the BBC One series Death in Paradise as policeman Dwayne Myers from its start until 2018.

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19.

Danny John-Jules returned as a guest star for the Death in Paradise Christmas Special in 2021.

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20.

Danny John-Jules supplied the voice for two characters in Labyrinth, then appeared in the 1986 version of Little Shop of Horrors, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Blade II.

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21.

Danny John-Jules has appeared, uncredited, in the 1979 British film Scum, playing a look-out during a fight scene.

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22.

Danny John-Jules has appeared in the 2008 British films The Grind and Sucker Punch.

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23.

Danny John-Jules has a small role as Rachel Weisz' manager in the Lincoln, Nebraska police force in the 2010 film The Whistleblower.

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24.

Danny John-Jules played one of the dancers in the 1981 movie The Great Muppet Caper, which, like Little Shop Of Horrors, was directed by Frank Oz.

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25.

Danny John-Jules is among the dancers in the restaurant where Kermit and Miss Piggy are dancing.

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26.

Danny John-Jules provided his voice for the character of Gex in the UK and European release of Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko.

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27.

Danny John-Jules has provided voices for the British Canadian animated series Chop Socky Chooks for Cartoon Network, Teletoon and Aardman Animations and the 2015 remake of the British children's animated series Bob the Builder.

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28.

Danny John-Jules participated in the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Amy Dowden.

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29.

Danny John-Jules is married to Petula Langlais; the couple have two children, both of whom have had minor acting roles alongside their father.

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30.

Danny John-Jules is an avid motorcyclist and regularly participates in charity rides.

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31.

Danny John-Jules was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service as a punishment and to pay £350 costs and £75 compensation to each man.

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32.

Danny John-Jules did not accept the common assault convictions and said afterwards he had a "clear conscience".

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