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Danny Mac
Mac in 2017
Born (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 36)
Bromley, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Carley Stenson
(m. 2017)
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Danny Mac (born 26 February 1988) is an English actor, best known for playing the role of Dodger Savage in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2011 to 2015.

Early and personal life

Mac was born in Bromley, London, but then grew up in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. He trained for two years in Acting at Chichester College before attending The Arts Educational Schools in London graduating in 2009 with a BA Hons degree.

Whilst starring in Legally Blonde: The Musical, he met actress Carley Stenson. The pair began dating in 2011 and got married in 2017. In March 2021, the pair announced that they were expecting their first child together. Stenson gave birth to daughter Skye on 14 June 2021.


He played Gavroche in the musical Les Miserables for a ten-week run in Southampton in 1998, and appeared in the role again in the West End in 1999. He performed again in the West End a decade later in the musical Wicked from May 2009, where he stayed for 21 months and was an understudy for the role of Boq. He left to join Hollyoaks in February 2011. In 2016, he reached the final in the fourteenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. His professional dance partner was Oti Mabuse. In week 9, after dancing a Charleston, he became the first contestant to both receive a score of ten from Craig Revel Horwood and to score a perfect 40 for the series. The next week, Mac became the first celebrity in the show's history to score a perfect 40 for a Samba. This was also the earliest double 40 in the show's history. He eventually reached the final, where he finished as joint runners-up with Louise Redknapp and her partner Kevin Clifton, losing out to winners Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton.

In May 2017, he starred as Gabey in the musical On the Town at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in a production that ran until July of that year and was nominated for Best Musical Revival at the 2018 Olivier Awards. From September 2017 to April 2018 he starred as Joe Gillis in the multi award-winning touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, a role for which he won 'Best Actor' at The Manchester Theatre Awards and was nominated for 'Best Actor' at the WhatsOnStage Awards. The production also won 'Best Regional Production' at the 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards and 'Best Musical' at The Manchester Theatre Awards.

In 2018, he appeared as Craig in the Sky One sitcom Trollied. In December 2018 and January 2019, Mac starred as Bob Wallace in White Christmas at Curve in Leicester. The production will transfer to the Dominion Theatre in the West End from November 2019 to January 2020. From May 2019 Mac toured the UK as Nino in the musical Amélie. In 2020, he played Edward in the London premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre. Following the closure of theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production reopened at the Savoy Theatre in July 2021.

In December 2020, he appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Jonathan Bateson.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 A Line in the Sand Tom ITV Drama
2011–2015 Hollyoaks Mark "Dodger" Savage Series regular
2011 Children in Need Himself Guest
2011 Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011
2013 All Star Family Fortunes Guest
2015 British Andy
2016 Loose Women
2016 Strictly Len Goodman
2016 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant (2016) Runner-up with professional Oti Mabuse
2016 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Himself Weekly appearances
2017 Olivier Awards Himself Guest Presenter
2017 A Harvest Wedding Fleming Television film
2017 Midlands Today Himself
2017 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Himself Panelist
2018 Trollied Craig 2 episodes
2020 Doctors Jonathan Bateson Episode: "Merry Frightmas"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2011 National Television Awards Most Popular Newcomer Nominated
The British Soap Awards ... Male Nominated
Inside Soap Awards ... Male Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Newcomer Won
TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Soap Newcomer Won
2012 The British Soap Awards ... Male Nominated
National Television Awards Best Newcomer Won
Inside Soap Awards ... Male Won
Digital Spy Soap Awards ... Male Won
2013 The British Soap Awards ... Male Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Actor Won
Inside Soap Awards ... Male Won
2014 The British Soap Awards ... Male Won
Inside Soap Awards ... Male Won
2015 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance Nominated
2018 Manchester Theatre Awards Best Actor In A Visiting Production Won
WhatsOnStage Awards Best Actor In A Musical Nominated

See also

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