Darius Campbell (born in Scotland, 19th August 1980, also known as Darius Danesh or simply Darius), is a recording artist, actor, film producer, and ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.
He performed the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago, the youngest actor ever to play that part, in two runs of the musical. He played the lead role of Sky Masterson in the Olivier Award-winning Guys and Dolls, and the originating role of Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn’s theatrical adaptation of Gone with the Wind.
In 2010 he trained with tenor Rolando Villazón, won the ITV competition Popstar to Operastar and performed a duet with Villazón on The Impossible Dream. The UK’s biggest operatic production was the occasion of his operatic début, at The O2 arena with the Royal Philharmonic, in Carmen. At 29, he became the youngest performer to assume the lead role of Carmen’s lover, a role more often awarded to a baritone in his forties. Also in 2010, he starred in The History of the Big Bands tour, a show which takes the audience on a musical journey through the Big Band and Swing era.