Biography

Danielle Fahiya is a professional actress and playwright from Cardiff. Based between Cardiff and London she is of Jordanian, German, Welsh and Somalian descent. In between her acting and writing, Danielle completed a BA Hons degree in Modern History and Politics from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Training includes: the ASFI Screen course MN Academy London; The Poor School London; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Scriptwriting at Bridgend College South Wales. Her passion for arts, multiculturalism and politics all feature in Danielle’s migrant play ‘Footsteps in a Foreign Land’, based on her family history. It’s was developed in Sept 2019 with Dirty Protest Theatre and Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff; funded by Arts Council Wales. This will then be taken to full production and tour late 2020/early 2021.

Danielle has been working with BBC Sesh – the BBC Wales social media site – as a Presenter, Writer and Content Creator since July 2018, highlighting issues such as body shaming, labelling, single parenting and multiculturalism.

Danielle debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 with her short play ‘HOT MESS’  supported by Dirty Protest Theatre at Roundabout in Summerhall. She has also been chosen to be photographed for International Women’s Day 2020 for inspiring Welsh women in the arts for the Phrame Collective exhibition at the Senedd and she will shortly begin filming this year with BBC Wales Live as a reporter- dates are TBC.

In addition to Danielle’s play Footsteps in a Foreign Land, she is also developing a short film and documentary on Generational Trauma inspired by true events.

Presenting

2020, I was 30 I’m now 15, BBC Sounds
2018- BBC Sesh content creator, writer and presenter.

Acting/Stage

2017, Stage, Spring – Lead, RATS – Rose Against The System – Halloween Performance, Kyle Alonzo Legall Productions, Kyle Legall
2017, Stage, Spring – Lead, RATS – Rose Against The System, Kyle Alonzo Legall Production, Kyle Legall
2014, Stage, Rebecca, Immaculate, Be:Spoken Theatre Company, Julie Barclay
2013, Stage, Mel, A Nice Drink, Welsh Fargo Stage Company, Lynn Hunter
2012, Stage, Angel, Spangled, Mercury Theatre Wales, Bethan Morgan

TV/Film/Commercial

2020, Photographed for International Women’s Day 2020 for inspiring Welsh women in the arts
2018, Still Photography, Student, Student Finance, Money Monster Campaign Imagery, Golley Slater
2017, Voice Over, Various characters, Fresh Talent BFI Film Academy Animation voice over, Fresh Limited, Jody Tozer
2017, Corporate, Employee, Storm and Shelter, Storm and Shelter Productions, Josh Bennett
2017, Film, Lisa, Battered, The Video Advert Company, Andrea Thompson Burke
2017, Role Play, Various Patients, Medical role player: OSCE examinations, Cardiff University
2017, Television, Yasmin, Bryn Coombes, Spinning Head Films, Wyndham Price
2017, Training Film, Politics Student, South Wales Fire Service, Callapro Films, Matt Callanan
2016, Film, Dee, Fulcrum, TriForce Creative Network, Fraser Ayers
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Teresa, The Work Programme, Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival, Danielle Fahiya
2016, Voice Over, Cheeky, Attics Design, CLM Productions, Jonathan Moss Vernon
2016, Voice Over, Comedian, Joke Reading, Fresh Talent – BFI Film Academy, Jody Tozer
2013, Promo, Adult Space Hopper Participant, Vine Video Promoting the Welsh Language, Yello Brick/Welsh Language Commissioner, Julian Skyes

2019, Bridgend College –

Cheeky Lil Monkey children’s animation voiceover

Writing

2018-present, Short listed for Beacons scheme Ffilm Cymru- This Derelict State, inspired by the untold told story of the sons of the last innocent man hung in Wales.
2018-2019, Theatre, Footsteps in a Foreign Land co-development with Dirty Protest Theatre, Cardiff
2018, Mentoring, Rani Moorthy, Rasa Theatre, Manchester
2017, Mentoring, Nicola McCartney and Chris Thorpe, Moniack Mhor
2017, Arts Council Wales Career Development grant
2016, Theatre, The Work Programme- Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival
2016, Theatre, The Work Programme- Dirty, Gifted and Welsh event, co- production with National Theatre Wales and Dirty Protest.