Biography and career
He attended Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire, followed by Lancaster University where he studied theatre studies, graduating in 2008. Ings later trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the National Youth Theatre, and has appeared in a number of stage, short films and television programmes. His most notable role to date is that of the playboy best friend Luke in Netflix romantic comedy Lovesick. Also notable are the roles of Jake in the Channel 4 comedy Pete versus Life, Kelvin in the BBC comedy-drama Psychoville and John in Sky 1's comedy The Café in November 2011.
He has also appeared as the unscrupulous "Director of Output" Matt Taverner in the BBC2 mockumentary W1A (2014–2015) and as Commander Mike Parker in the Netflix series The Crown (2016–2017). In 2018, he began playing the husband of Alan Cumming's lead character on the CBS police procedural drama television series Instinct.
Most recently he appeared as Francis Marindin in Julian Fellowes' series The English Game for Netflix and as Cob, the embittered husband to Billie Piper's Suzie in acclaimed Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie.
|2010||The Third One This Week||Short film|
|2010||Funny Money||Dan||Short film|
|2011||The Last Temptation of William Shaw||William Shaw|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Guard|
|2011||After Before Sunrise||Peter||Short film|
|2016||Eddie the Eagle||Zach|
|2020||Zog and the Flying Doctors||Sir Gadabout (voice)||Short film|
|2010–2011||Pete Versus Life||Jake|
|2011||The Café||John Streatfield|
|2014–2018||Lovesick||Luke||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2016||Agatha Raisin||Paul Bladen||Episode: "The Vicious Vet"|
|2016–2017||The Crown||Commander Mike Parker|
|2018–2019||Instinct||Andrew "Andy" Wilson||Main cast|
|2019||Sex Education||Dan||Episodes: #1.1 & #1.7|
|2019||Black Mirror||David Gilkes||Episode: "Smithereens"|
|2020||The English Game||Francis Marindin||Miniseries|
|2020||I Hate Suzie||Cob|
- The Master and Margarita (Lyric Hammersmith, 2004)
- White Boy (Soho Theatre, 2007)
- Tory Boyz (Soho Theatre, 2008)
- I See Myself As a Bit of an Indiana Jones Figure (Old Red Lion, 2010)
- Frankenstein (National Theatre, 2011) as Victor/Servant 1
- Howl's Moving Castle (Southwark Playhouse, 2011) as Howl
- One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket, from 2 March 2012) as Alan Dangle
- Joanna Robinson (3 October 2014). "What's New on Netflix in November—and What to Watch Before It Disappears". Vanity Fair.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Royle Family's Ralf Little and Craig Cash make Sky1 sitcom
- "The Crown's Mike Parker, actor Daniel Ings, responds to criticism from the family of Prince Philip's scandal-struck Private Secretary". Radio Times. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
Mike Parker was caught in the centre of a media storm in 1956 when his wife Eileen filed for divorce while her husband was halfway across the world aboard the Yacht Britannia
- "Zog and the Flying Doctors". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- Daniel Ings, Kristin McGuire Lead Southwark Playhouse's Howl's Moving Castle
- One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket Archived 8 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine