Danny Sapani as Berber the Moor in The Bastard Executioner | FX

Danny Sapani

Berber the Moor

Danny Sapani portrays "Berber the Moor," an educated noble of Moroccan decent who is Wilkin’s moral compass and steadfast comrade. His forced conversion to Catholicism deeply conflicts with his devout Muslim beliefs.

Career Highlights

From Macbeth to Misfits, and Doctor Who to Little Britain, Danny Sapani is an accomplished and versatile actor whose work spans film, television and theatre.

Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, his film work includes The Oxford Murders starring Elijah Wood, Song for a Raggy Boy starring Aidan Quinn, Timecode II, Hardboiled Sweets starring Ian Hart, and Danny Boyle’s Trance. Sapani also played the lead villain in the hugely successful Bollywood movie, Singham 2. Danny recently wrapped on Jadotville in South Africa opposite Jamie Dornan and Mark Strong.

His wide-ranging television credits include Doctor Who, Garrow’s Law, Misfits, Documental, Little Britain, Shirley, The Town, Blackout and The Fear. He also stars as “Sembene” in Penny Dreadful. Sapani’s extensive theatre work encompasses The National Theatre, Royal Court, The Globe and The Donmar Warehouse. He played “Macbeth” in an award-winning production directed by Max Stafford Clark. He played the leading role of “Ephraim” in the critically acclaimed Moon on a Rainbow Shawl in 2011 and in 2014 Danny did two plays back to back at The National Theatre — Home directed by Nadia Fall and he played “Jason” in Medea opposite Helen McCrory.

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