Daniel is the writer and star of award winning comedy web series Quirkology. The show follows an awkward boy at an awkward stage in his life, an idea which came to Daniel after hearing the expression ‘write what you know’. After two series the show went on to headline at The Shorts Up Festival, be part of the official line up at London’s Raindance Web Festival two years in a row and in 2015 picked up the award for Best Writing.
After playing the pivotal role as Slytherin 166 in Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince at the age of 16, Daniel has always known he wanted to be an performer, appearing on both stage and screen ever since. In 2011 he played the lead in The Village Idiot’s, Coffin Up which was first performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then went on to complete a UK tour in 2012 in which Daniel was hailed as a “A tall, skinny actor” by Charlotte Monk-Chipman from SG Fringe. Shortly after Daniel appeared in E4’s Cardinal Burns and a string of short films such as War He Thought, Echo, and After The Tone.
Daniel can be seen appearing in UKTV Gold’s comedy series Henry IX as Prince Alistair in 2017, which won a Rose D’Or for Best Sitcom.
Daniel is currently continuing work on his writing and performing and still perfecting his forced smile when people tell him his surname is ‘a little bit quirky’.
‘Quirke has a gift for physical comedy, but his performance is also so heart wrenching that I can’t help but think that there is more than one scene that depicts an actual event in Daniel’s life’
Susan Siniawsky – Webvee Guide (Quirkology)