Darren Jacobs was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and studied performing arts at Millennium In London, and acting at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts on scholarships.
Darren’s television and film credits include John Worthy in Starship Rising (starring Claudia Wells, Brooke Lewis, and Emii) and the sequel Starship: The Coming Darkness. Byron in Death Machine, Pab in Elevator Gods, Oliver Graham in Hollyoaks, Steve in Blind Date, Morten in the Mortician, Jimmy in Young, Armed and Dangerous, Dexter the prison warder in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man. Darren was also in the hit feature Billy Elliot.
Darren was also in the hit feature Billy Elliot.
Darren’s many theater credits include: The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Stratford-upon-Avon). Dr. Dross/King Sherbet in Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Nutcracker’ (Sadler’s Wells, UK, Japanese, and Korean tours). World Premiere cast of Hot Rod/Marco/Dirk in Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Car Man’ (UK, European, and US Tours, plus the Old Vic -West End- and Ahmanson Theater -Los Angeles- seasons. Big Swan in Matthew Bourne’s worldwide hit ‘Swan Lake’ (UK Tour and Dominion Theatre – West End). World Premiere cast of Chitty Chitty Bang! Bang! (London Palladium), plus Original Cast Recording, and also The Making of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang! Bang!’ DVD documentary. Darren has appeared in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Dominion Theatre, London). Understudy Tin Man in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Royal Festival Hall, London). Original Cast of ‘Sinatra’ at the London Palladium (West End). Tin Man in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Royal and Derngate, Northampton). the Leopard and Old Dog-fox in ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Ted Vanderpool in ‘Babes in Arms’ (Chichester Festival Theatre). created the part of Young Weissman in ‘Follies’ (Royal and Derngate, Northampton). charity concert performance of ‘Follies at the London Palladium’.
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