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Daniel Hanbridge

Daniel Hanbridge

Ex sportsman turned award winning actor and performer. Sometimes not getting what you want is the best thing to happen in your life. Learn how to turn failure into success and achieve what you never expected.

Dan grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester. Like many of his schools friends, it was his dream to walk out of Old Trafford in the red of Manchester United. He put everything into his dream and was lucky enough to attend the Manchester United academy, playing alongside future global superstars.

At 17 he was told that his sporting capabilities were not good enough to move onto the professional level, which destroyed him. This was his life dream and he was lost with no direction. In failure, he saw the opportunity to start again. A clean slate where anything was possible. He attended local drama classes and reluctantly took part in ballet lessons at his sixth form. This lead to him attending one of the worlds most prestigious drama schools and performing in theatres across the world. Daniel has recently been coaching Eddie Hall and Freddie Flintoff on future acting projects, whilst working with major brands for voice over and radio.

Daniel's message is how sometimes hearing the word "No", can be the best thing to happen in your life, how to find success in failure, pursuing your dreams and how to be the best version of yourself in life.

Testimonials from Teachers

'Daniel brings an inspiring and motivational message to our students at the school. His warmth and energy is contagious and there is no doubt our students will pursue a career in the performing world after his chat.'

– Lauren Saddington, Principal, School of Imagination

'Daniels insight and knowledge has inspired me work as a voice over artist when I leave college. I loved it!'

– Oliver Maxwell, student, Studio, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

'Fantastic!! We were gripped from start to finish.'

– James Storrow, Head Teacher, Seedley Primary School​

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