Danny John Jules "The Cat" (Red Dwarf) signed autograph
Danny John Jules "The Cat" (Red Dwarf)
Star of BBC TV shows Red Dwarf, MI High and Maid Marian and her Merry Men
John-Jules is best known for his portrayal of the Cat, and Cat's geeky alter ego Duane Dibbley, in the British comedy series Red Dwarf. He originally obtained the part of the Cat by turning up half an hour late for his audition, dressed in his father's old zoot suit. Jules was unaware that he was late and hence did not appear at all concerned with his tardiness. The producers immediately decided he was cool enough to be "The Cat". Craig Charles said of Danny at a Red Dwarf convention that he was a lot like the Cat in that he had a lot of clothes. He said, "Danny John-Jules could change his clothes every 4 seconds for a year and he still wouldn't run out of clothes."
His first acknowledged television and film roles were in Roy Minton's critically acclaimed "Scum" where he played one of the inmates. The TV version which was part of the Play for Today strand was banned prior to broadcast.
He has also played the parts of Barrington in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, Byron Lucifer in The Tomorrow People and Milton Wordsworth, the original presenter of The Story Makers on CBeebies.
Since 1999, he had several guest appearances as himself in shows such as Comedy Connections, Casualty, RI:SE and Night Fever.
He also appeared in at least one episode of CBBC's sitcom, Kerching! playing Trevor, Michael's father and appeared as Lenny Bicknall in series 1 and 2 M.I.High also on CBBC,this was a very big performance. He also appeared in The Crouches.
On 8 November 2009, Danny made a brief appearance during BBC Two's coverage of 2009 Valencian Moto GP.
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