Dermot Daly was born in England.

As an actor and performer he has performed for radio, television, film and theatre.

He has won awards for his radio work (BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship) and worked on an Olivier nominated theatre season.

As a creative he has written, directed and/or produced short narrative films, promo spots and music videos; directed and acted as dramaturge on theatre plays for the young and old; lectured and directed at drama schools; taught drama and English in various settings and run youth theatres. Some of his photography has been used by the press.

As a filmmaker he has won official selection status from over 100 international film festivals and been nominated or won several awards. A lot of his film work is produced through ‘chocolate bear’ which is an ongoing collaboration with his filmmaking partner Ivan Mack.

He has been an associate faculty member of the New York Institute of Dance and Education. He is currently an Associate Artist of Freedom Studios and a Creative Associate of the Geraldine Connor Foundation.