Brian Daniels

In 1983 Brian Daniels established a human resource consultancy - Daniels Bates Partnership - which he built into a national company over the next 10 years with a turnover of £4.5m.

He was approached by writer Kay Mellor in 1994 to work as a co-producer with her on a feature film Fanny and Elvis which hit the screens in 2000 with Ray Winstone and Kerry Fox.

Brian started producing theatre in 1995 with a national tour of Love by Graham Reid and starring Gwen Taylor and Michael Cashman. He produced She Knows, You Know: the Life of Hylda Baker with Jean Fergusson on a national tour and West End run (Olivier Nomination).

In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive/Artistic Director of the New End Theatre, Hampstead and in the next 14 years produced more than 200 new plays including three of his own full length plays (Where's Your Mama Gone, A Big Day for the Goldbergs, and The Good and the True).

Brian is a Board Member of the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. He has also appeared in The She Festival, Tel Aviv, Leeds and London and The Ceremony, a new play by Eva Hoffman. He has also leased the Shaw Theatre, Euston where he produced artists including Dionne Warwick, Eartha Kitt, Michael Feinstein, Chita Rivera and Elaine Stritch. He was a co-owner of the New Players Theatre in the West End and also leased Theatre 503.

As a playwright, Brian has had his work produced at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour and has recently been working with the West Yorkshire Playhouse in the development of his new play Don't Leave Me Now. He is currently commissioned to produce off-Broadway The Good and the True for Svandavo Divadlo, Prague.