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Darius Campbell Danesh Age, Career, Marital Status, and Net Worth



Darius Campbell Danesh Age, Career, Marital Status, and Net Worth

Who is Darius Campbell Danesh?

Darius Campbell Danesh was a Scottish well-known singer-songwriter, actor, and film producer. He first came to prominence as Darius Danesh when he appeared in the first series of Popstars in 2001 and the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol.

He has recorded two studio albums under his name Darius, albums entitled, Drive-In (2002) and Live Twice (2004) with both reaching the top 40 in the UK Albums Chart. In 2002, his debut single “Colourblind” reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. Whereas in his next singles “Rushes” and “Incredible (What I Meant to Say)” reached the top ten in the UK in 2002 and 2003 respectively. In addition to his music career, he has performed the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago in two runs of the musical. Moreover, he has played the lead role of Sky Masterson in the Oliver Award-winning Guys and Dolls and the originating role of Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn’s theatrical adaptation of Gone with the Wind.

Also, he trained with tenor Rolando Villazon in 2010, won the ITV competition Popstar to Operastar, and performed a duet with Villazon on The Impossible Dream. UK’s biggest operatic production was the occasion of his operatic debut with the Royal Philharmonic, in Carmen at the O2 Arena. At 29, she took over the lead role of Carmen, Escamillo’s mistress. That same year, he starred in The History of the Big Bands tour. This is a show which takes the audience on a musical journey through the bid band and swing era.

How Old Is Darius Campbell Danesh?

He was 41 years old at the time of his death on August 11, 2022. Having been born on August 19, 1980, in Glasgow, Scotland. Campbell shared his birthdate with celebrities such as; Tony Lopez, Tayler Holder, Ethan Cutkosky, John Stamos, Bill Clinton, and many more.

Darius Campbell Danesh Family

Who are Darius Campbell Danesh Parents?

He was born to Booth Danesh (Father) and Avril Campbell (Mother). His father is Iranian while his mother is Scottish.

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A Photo of Darius Campbell Danesh

Does Darius Campbell Danesh have Siblings?

He has two younger brothers by the name Aria Campbell Danesh (born in 1983) and Cyrus Campbell Danesh (born in 1995).

Darius Campbell Danesh Education

He received his high school education at The Glasgow Academy. After high school, he went on to study English Literature and Philosophy at The University of Edinburgh.

Darius Campbell Danesh Marital Status

According to news on the internet, it shows that at the time of his death, he was single. However, he was previously married to Natasha Henstridge (born on August 15, 1974) a Canadian actress and model. They married in February 2011 but divorced in February 2018.

Darius Campbell Danesh Kids

He did not have any kids.

Darius Campbell Danesh Career

A Career from 2001 to 2002

His professional career began with a non-singing role in the Scottish Opera’s avant-garde 1990s production of The Trojans. He went on to perform as a teenager at Covent Garden Royal Opera House with the Scottish Opera in a production of Carmen. In 2001, he first gained fame as Darius Danesh after appearing in the British talent competition Posters. Later after one year, he was voted to the finals of the TV talent show, Po Idol. However, he turned down Simon Cowell’s record deal and went on to sign with producer Steve Lillywhite.

A Career from 2002 to 2004

On July 29, 2002, the first single written by Campbell Danesh “Colorblind” was released and entered the UK singles chart at No. 1. The single went on to star at the top of the charts for two weeks, and it was certified silver. On May 1, 2020, it became certified gold. In 2004, his debut album, Dive In was certified platinum in the UK charting at No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart during the competitive pre-Christmas sales period. Subsequently, he has five UK top ten singles. In April and May 2003, The Drive-In tour took place and the fifteen dates scheduled for May expanded to twenty-three dates on public demand.

A Career from 2004 to 2008

During this time, his book Sink or Swim about the pencils of the music business was a Sunday Times bestseller. Moreover, he contributed to the War Child charity album with Coldplay and Oasis. Also, he headlined in India with Alanis Morissette. After he received news that his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wrote and dedicated his second studio album, Live Twice to Dr. Booth Danesh. Later his father made a miraculous recovery. The album’s title track, Live Twice became the fifth top ten single in 2005.

From 2005 to 2006, he had two West End runs in Chicago. Whereas at the age of 25, he became the youngest actor to fill the role of Billy Flynn since the show first opened on Broadway in 1975. After seeing Ewan McGregor in the role, in 2007, he played the lead in Michael Grandage’s Oliver Award-winning production of Guys and Dolls starring Sky Masterson. That year later, he reprised his role as Billy Flynn for the 10th-anniversary charity performance of Chicago in London. This was to benefit the charities Breast Cancer Haven and Breast Health Institute. He then returned to London’s West End in 2008, to play Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn’s musical adaptation of Gone with the Wind.

A Career from 2010 to 2015

In January and February 2010, he won the UK’s ITV1 talent show, Popstar to Operastar in which eight pop stars were trained to perform famous opera arias. Next, he appeared as toreador Escamilo in Bizet’s opera Carmen at The O2 Arena in May 2010 in London. At the age of 29, he assumes the lead role of Carmen’s lover. And that same year, he starred in The History of the Big Bands tour. This is a show about the Big Band and Swing Era and features the songs of Frank Sinatra and the music of the key musicians of the big band era. This included music from Harry James, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich. It was announced on July 1, 2013, that Campbell Danesh would play the lead role of Warden. In the show From Here to Eternity the Musical.

A Career from 2015 to 2022

At the Savoy Theatre in the West End, he played Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl, following a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory in April 2016. Weeks before his death in August 2022, he was said to have been “excited” about an upcoming Pop Idol reunion with it being rumored that he was set to duet with both Will Young and Gareth Gates in a reunion special that would be hosted by Ant & Dec. Filming began at Criterion Theatre in London.

A Career in Other Work

A Television Career

In addition to his music work, he appeared as himself in 2003, in an episode of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. Performing “Girl in the Moon” at a graduation ball. In 2009, he guest starred as Gennaro Fazio, an Italian magazine editor on the BBC show Hotel Babylon.

Charity Work

He was an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust helping underprivileged youth. Also, he designed a guitar for Guitar Aid. And also worked and supported the Lymphoma Association and Cancer Research UK, which was in addition to other cancer charities.

Darius Campbell Danesh Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 6ft 4 inches (1.93m) and a weight of 95kg (209 lbs).

Darius Campbell Danesh Salary and Net Worth

His salary is not mentioned on the Internet but had an estimated net worth of $15 million.

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