Darius Campbell

Darius Campbell

Darius is a critically acclaimed West End actor and platinum-selling singer-songwriter, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980.

Having been classically trained with Scottish Opera as a teenager, appearing in The Trojans and their acclaimed Carmen at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden,London, Darius gave up a promising opera career to study English Literature and Philosophy at Edinburgh University.

 

In 2001 he gained his first public fame after appearing on 'Popstars', but became known to a much wider audience a year later, after finishing third on 'Pop Idol'.

Following his ‘Pop Idol’ success Darius penned his first single 'Colourblind' which entered the UK singles chart at number one. His debut album went platinum under the guidance of producer Steve Lillywhite. He has since gone on to have five UK top ten singles and a second gold album. In 2005 he wrote his second studio album 'Live Twice' - the title track becoming his fifth top ten single. 

His theatre work has included two West End runs in the musical 'Chicago' playing Billy Flynn (at 25 the youngest actor ever to play the role); starring as Sky Masterson in the Olivier Award winning 'Guys and Dolls'; and orginating the role of Rhett Butler in Trevor Nunn's musical adaptation of 'Gone With The Wind' and winning rave reviews.

His television appearances include a guest role in the BBC hit show 'Hotel Babylon' playing newspaper editor Genarro Fazio (2009).

Musically he has supported Sharkira on her world tour as well as completing his own sell-out UK 'Dive In' tour.

He has contributed to the War Child charity album and headlined in India with Alanis Morissette after his album went platinum there.

In 2010 Darius took part in ITV's brand new show 'Popstar to Operastar', going on to win the series. Following his success he went on to perform the role of Escamillo in the O2 production of 'Carmen'.

Darius wrote the book 'Sink or Swim' which reached no. 6 on the Sunday Times Best seller list.