Phil Daniels went to the Anna Scher theatre school - his contemporaries include Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Gary Kemp and Kathy Burke.
When he was 20 Phil Daniels appeared in Scum, which was banned by the BBC, and the film, Quadrophenia.
The EastEnders actor also narrated Soldier Town on Channel 4.
Phil Daniels's other voice roles include on Chicken Run and on Blur's Parklife.
Phil Daniels's partner of over 25 years is Jan Stevens and they have a daughter Ella.
Phil Daniels played Terry in Al Murray's sitcom Time Gentlemen Please and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders.
In 2008 Phil Daniels became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.