The critically acclaimed Days of the Bagnold Summer is now available to stream but who plays Daniel? Let’s explore the actor’s previous roles.

In the mood for a good film?

Well, Prime Video always has you covered. The service boasts some terrific cinema, both new and old, with the latest to attract attention coming from Simon Bird.

The Inbetweeners star (he played Will) has unveiled his directorial feature debut after having previously helmed the 2016 short, Ernestine & Kit.

As we’ve grown to expect from the comedic actor, his first film has a wealth of laughs in store and also features such talents as Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe.

It centres upon Daniel, a metalhead teen spending summer with his mum. So, who plays him?

still from “Days of the Bagnold Summer”, Stigma Films et al.

Days of the Bagnold Summer: Who plays Daniel?

In Days of the Bagnold Summer, Daniel is played by Earl Cave.

Yes, he’s the son of legendary musician Nick Cave!

Screen presence certainly runs in the family. Although his father is known primarily for his one of a kind music career, he’s starred in such films as Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest (Jerry), Johnny Suede (Freak Storm) and Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece, Wings of Desire (himself).

Earl’s acting career has offered some serious highlights so far and he arguably boasts his best performance yet in Days of the Bagnold Summer. But, of course, it wasn’t always easy…

Earl Cave talks Days of the Bagnold Summer

Addressing how it was to get in character and work with Monica Dolan, he shed some light in an interview with the Telegraph:

“It’s actually quite emotionally draining to be a bit of an arsehole… I was trying to stay in character in-between takes, trying to be angry at Monica, but she’s the sweetest woman ever so it was really difficult. The stuff when we got along felt like we weren’t even filming. When we actually had to scream at each other, that was really taxing…”

Both deliver exceptional performances, but where exactly have we seen Earl on screen before?

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Earl Cave: Previous roles

According to IMDb, he first appeared on screens in the 2017 TV mini-series Born to Kill, tackling the role of Oscar across four episodes.

That same year, he also starred as Frodo in the beloved dark-comedy series The End of the F***ing World, later going on to play Betting Boy in the 2018 film Old Boys directed by Toby MacDonald; both of these starred Alex Lawther.

More recently, he was in Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown, Macbeth) True History of the Kelly Gang. The project also boasts such talents as Charlie Hunnam, George MacKay, Essie Davis and Russell Crowe.

Then, over on the small screen, his most recent role is that of James in the Alex Rider series on Prime Video, serving as an adaptation to the popular book series penned by Anthony Horowitz.

We already look forward to seeing what’s up next!

In other news, Alex Rider scores Stephen Dillane.