Photographer: Simon Barnes
Dan has used stage combat in performances since high school (and has played with swords since a very young age). In that time he has gained a great deal experience in direction, instruction, choreography and performance.
Contact/Agent United Kingdom
Blogged on 19/11/12: Currently co-ordinating fights on short films 'Drake' and 'The 4th Dagger'. 'Santa's Blotto' starring Brian Blessed and co-ordinated by Dan was recently screened at the London Film Festival
 A Clockwork Orange, Fight Arranger
"Thankyou so much for today, it was absolutely fantastic and the cast really enjoyed it."
"You've been an absolute life saver!"
~ Anna Crozier - Director from Poimandres Productions (2011)
 As You Like It, Fight Arranger
“A lovelorn youth is not always easy to play sensibly but the wrestling scene (between the wrestler Charles and Orlando) not only produced the best choreographed wrestling I have seen in a play but helped to establish Orlando as someone whom one could well understand Rosalind finding irresistible.
~ Patrick Phillips – Reviewer from GB Productions/International Tour (2010)
The wrestling match was very well staged. I expected something rather unconvincing that wouldn’t fool a hardened Czech audience but the locals were clearly impressed.
~ Peter Toth – Reviewer from GB Theatre Company (2010)
"The wrestling scenes were superb; I was in the front and still winced."
~ Stella Phillipps – Reviewer from GB Theatre Company (2010)
"Everyone was really impressed with you and the way you work. So, I'll be calling you again when we need another fight to be arranged!"
~ Gillian Roca - Producer from GB Theatre Company (2010)
 Damian - Fall From Innocence, Arkhan & Fight Arranger
“My experience with Dan Styles as the fight director for my film project (‘Damian’) has been a worthwhile experience. I approached him with a cast that were not that familiar with screen combat and a very tight time frame but Dan and his team were able to make them look and feel really comfortable with their complex fight routines. I am very proud to have worked with Dan.”
~ Ogodinife Okpue – Director/Producer from Adverto Films (2009)
 Dracula, Fight Director
“Thanks again for all your work on the show, the fights look fantastic.“
~ Harry Williams – Director from Catford Broadway Theatre (2012)
 Fighting Pirates, Dangerous Dan & Fight Arranger
"It went really well and you guys were great with the kids! Thank you for all your hard work. The client was very, very pleased. Thanks again and TOP job!"
~ Archie Archer – booking agent from Contraband/Gloucester Quays (2009)
 ID Movie Mash-up – Fighting on Film workshop, Tutor
“Hey Dan, thanks for the wonderful and exquisite workshop really great experience learning from you as the professional”
~ Stephen Nathan – Student from Independent Drama (2012)
 Lord of the Flies, Fight Arranger
“Your work's had a real impact, and the fights are really memorable, and an integral part of the show. Brilliant, and thanks again!”
~ Cameron Jack - Director from Broadway Theatre, Catford (2009)
 Magnesium, Fight Co-ordinator
"I got what I wanted and more! The stuff looks great and we had fun doing it!"
~ Jason Arber - Director from Wyld Stallyons (2011)
 McDonalds - Three is the Magic Number, Swashbuckler
~ Dan Styles (2010)
 Of Mice and Men, Fight Arranger
“The violent scenes are staged particularly well.”
~ Tola Ositelu – reviewer from Broadway Theatre, Catford (2010)
"The violent scenes are staged particularly well."
~ Tola Ositelu - reviewer from Catford Broadway Theatre (2010)
 Richard III, Fight Co-ordinator
“Dan Styles is an exceptional talent who made our production run smoothly in relation to fight choreography and stunt work and was very aware of health and safety. He understands cameras and was an excellent advisor to the director on the day to ensure gag’s and stunts worked first time.
We will be using Dan on Shadow boxer and our feature next year which is probably the best testimony to his work. You can call me personally on 07791-934741 if you wish to discuss further.”
~ Luke McGibney - Producer from McGibney Productions (2012)
 Romeo & Juliet (International Tour), Fight Arranger
“The fight scenes in R & J [Romeo & Juliet] have been a major talking point as audiences loved them! Thank you for doing such a great job with these.”
~ Gillian Roca - Producer from GB Theatre Company (2011)
 Santa's Blotto, Fight Co-ordinator
"As we were behind schedule, Dan managed to successfully and safely put together a deadly fight between an older actor and a 9 year old so we could shoot it all from one angle! Both the actors and the crew loved him, and he was a total pro throughout the shoot."
~ Patrick Myles – Director from New Division Films (2012)
“It was a pleasure working with you - really great to have you keeping things safe.”
~ David Luff – Producer from New Division Films (2012)
[2012 - 2013] Skin Tight, Fight Director
PLANETBROWNY.COM - Review
PHONIC FM - Review
"Impossible for the audience not to be swept up in the emotion and passion of the piece."
EXEUNT - Review
"Romantic, vigorous, erotic and chest-crushingly sad, in equal measure"
~ Various reviews, see links from Epsilon Productions (2012)
 The Harsh Light of Day, Fight Arranger
Harsh Light of Day Review - http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=137663
~ See link from Multi-Story Films (2012)
 The Three Musketeers, Fight Arranger
“Thanks so much for your professionalism, attention to detail and hard work; it’s been great fun working with you.”
“A number of people told me how impressed they were with the fight scenes”
~ Charlie Hill - Head of Drama and Director from Westminster Upper School (2011)
 The Three Musketeers, Fight Arranger
“Thank you so much for all your work on and help with the fights for ‘The Three Musketeers’ – You have been a superb trainer and given the cast a fantastic opportunity to learn a really exciting and challenging theatrical skill. We have really appreciated your careful thought and preparation before and after sessions, as well as your calm and humorous demeanour in the sessions themselves. It has really been a pleasure for all of us to work with you and we literally could not have done it without you.
“I am very happy with all your work – delighted with the ambition of it and that they are rising to that challenge. It is excellent that you are so keen to get things right and get the best out of them. Overall, I think the variety of the fights and their comedy element will be superb and make this a really memorable show!
“Huge thanks for all your work so far; it is clear that you have done a great deal of imagining and preparing before each session - and that makes all the difference”
~ Paul Harvey - Director from Berkhamstead School (2009)
 Titus Groan, Fight Director
“I will recommend Dan's own services should you ever be in need of a fight choreographer for something. He choreographed me in my last piece of stage work, was truly excellent to work with, took clear note of what was doable and what wasn't, and made me look convincingly murderous and dangerous (not as easy as it may appear).”
~ Lee Ravitz – Actor from Blackshaw (2012)
 Tooting Broadway, Fight Co-ordinator
Tooting Broadway review - http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2012/06/london-indian-film-festival-2012-review-tooting-broadway.php
~ See link from Indian Summer Films (2012)
 West End Stage, Tutor
I’m having WES [West End Stage] withdrawal symptoms, a big thank you to Sarah Earnshaw, Manny Lipcrooks, and Dan Styles for being fantastic teachers
~ Charlotte Warren – Student from West End Stage/Her Majesties Theatre (2012)
"Just want to thank the amazing teachers who took us under their wings last week"
~ Ellen Garbutt – Student from West End Stage/Her Majesties Theatre (2012)
“I learned so much this week at West End Stage, thank you so much amazing teachers!”
~ Laura Hofmans - Student from West End Stage/Her Majesties Theatre (2012)
“Manny Lipcrooks, Sarah Earnshaw, and Dan Styles are the best teachers on this planet! Thank you, I learnt so much”
~ Jen Martin - Student from West End Stage/Her Majesties Theatre (2012)