An Actor's Life: Dan Reilly

An Actor's Life: Dan Reilly

Monday, 20 April 2015

Oh What A Lovely War's Dan Reilly on the best advice he has been given and who the funniest person in the cast is!

What made you want to become an actor?

I wanted to sing and the way to do that was to join a local drama group. And to sing you had to play a part, so I did.

What was the first thing you saw on stage that had a big impact on you?

Blood Brothers

If you could swap places with one person (living or dead) for a day, who would it be?

Beyonce – obviously!

Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?

Marcus Ellard. It’s not intentional but, he’s hilarious to watch and has the best non-deliberate one liners.


What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage/the curtain goes up?

Laugh. Get it out of the way so I can concentrate fully on the scene

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Comparison is poisonous and gets you nowhere. Enjoy the things that make you unique, they’ll probably be what makes you successful.

Oh What a Lovely War runs at London's Theatre Royal Stratford East from 29 January to 7 February 2015, and then tours to Richmond, Malvern, Manchester, Cambridge, Bath, Torquay, Guildford, Coventry, Brighton, Leicester, Aylesbury and Birmingham, where the tour concludes on 9 May 2015.