Dario trained at Italia Conti, graduating in 2013. He represented Italia Conti at the Sam Wanamaker Festival 2013 & Carleton Hobbs Radio Awards 2013.
His theatre credits include one man show Sid (Camden Fringe), Another Country (Trafalgar Studios & Chichester Festival), Single Spies (Rose Theatre), Posh (Nottingham/Salisbury). Penthouse (Edinburgh Fringe 2017)
Television includes The Coroner, Doctors, Drifters and Coronation Street, ITV’s Endeavour. He won the award for Best Actor at the San Fransisco Film Festival for his role in short film Trailing Dirt.
Dario was nominated for Best Male at The Off West End Awards 2016 for his 5-star performance in the West End transfer of Sid.
Dario recently finished performing in Electra at the Bunker Theatre and played a guest lead in Damned on Channel 4.
Reviews for Electra at the Bunker Theatre are starting to come in!
- “John Ward has found a stylish way to make ancient Greek drama seem exciting and, in the thick of the script, there are some beautiful lines” The Stage
- “Dario Coates gives an excellent performance as Orestes, the lost son torn between his own moral judgment and his faith in the gods whose wishes have to be fulfilled even if they involve matricide.” British Theatre Guide
- “As the sincere & god-fearing Orestes, Dario Coates gives a compelling performance – his rallying cry to the audience as he accepts his task of vengeance makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. His dilemma over what should happen to Clytemnestra is affecting, as Coates shows him grappling with natural affection, a god’s decree & Electra’s murderous temptation.” Please Mind the Blog
- “Matching Martin is Dario Coates’ complex and engaging Orestes, who is considerably more than a two-dimensional hero who rides in to save the day. Despite a devotion to the will of the Gods, Coates offers doubt, fear and disgust at the idea of murder however just the reason, and despite the sense of predestination that hangs over the character, Coates makes Orestes seem ordinary and likeable.” The Reviews Hub
- “Dario Coates’ Orestes impresses in his burning vengeance” There Ought To Be Clowns
- “Dario Coates gives a powerful performance as Orestes” Reviews Gate
- “John Ward’s production is generally taught and thrilling, with the main success is keeping the text fresh and interesting, helped by a veritable cornucopia of talent.” Theatre Bubble
- “It’s an accomplished and dynamic production, that milks its source for contemporary relevance. It’s incredibly effective and moving.” The Spy in the Stalls
- “Dario Coates brings a similar complex believability to Orestes. In his performance, Electra’s baby brother is a reluctant leader of the revolution, one moment a powerful prince ready to seize the throne, the next a fifteen-year-old scare shitless by what the Gods would have him do.” Exeunt Magazine
Dario Coates cast in Penthouse at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
Dario Coates in 'Damned'
Dario Coates has completed filming a guest lead in the new series of Channel 4’s Damned.
Dario Coates nominated for Best Male at the Offies 2016
Dario Coates is nominated for ‘Best Male’ at the Off West End Awards, for his 5 star performance in Sid.
5 star reviews for Dario Coates in 'Sid'
Dario Coates’ one-man show Sid enjoys continued success, receiving 5 star reviews for it’s West End transfer.
The press on Dario and Sid:
- “Coates performs with every inch of his body, head to toe and gives the audience as much as he possibly can, in this selfless and generous performance. Coates has an unrelenting inner and outer energy in his performance, so even when he is stationary, he still exudes energy and a raw rage…perfectly performed” 5 Stars, Haydn James, Carns Theatre Passion
- “Dario Coates plays Craig…with high energy, bouncing around the stage, confronting the audience aggressively one on one and shouting at the top of his voice.” Roy Tan, Reviews Hub
- “With an extraordinary, exhausting and totally riveting performance from Dario Coates, Sid is simply unmissable.” 5 stars, Act Drop
- “Dario Coates…gives a captivating performance. For 50 minutes he bares all in a soliloquy where you are invited into the alienating world of a punk-obsessed, northern teen…A truly emotive performance, every single member of the audience relates to the young loner in some way. Dario darts around the stage manically conveying Craig’s unrest and a whole cast of other characters, unabashedly connecting with varying members of the audience…A play that must be seen” Lucy Mansfied, Camden Review
- “Dario Coates commands the stage, retaining the attention of the audience in a monopolising choke-hold from beginning to end. Coates’ acting is on par with some of the finest in London theatre you’ll find at the moment; he displays a dizzying array of technical skill and makes fronting a one-act play feel as natural as switching on a light. The pressure of holding a stage single-handedly for 50 minutes might intimidate even the most experienced of actors, but Coates flourishes…A thrilling script executed with absolute gusto behind every vocal and movement; this show needs to become a permanent fixture in the West End.” 5 Stars, West End Wilma
- “performed with an impressive burst of nervous energy…Coates’ performance shines. He stalks and jumps across the stage, roars offstage at his mum, jabs a finger at the knee of someone in the front row and twitches at imagined provocations from the audience. Before the performance is over almost every piece of furniture will have been overturned or thrown across the room.” 4 stars, David Ralf, The Stage
- “Coates is an excellent interpreter of Leon Fleming’s vibrant and highly visual piece. He drives all his energy into the words and it is clear to me how deeply he believes in the character. In fifty minutes, I witness a carefully chosen range of strong emotions that take shape through Coates’ speech and body language.” 4 stars, Marianna Meloni, Everything Theatre
- “Coates makes his character Craig genuinely sympathetic and at times, surprisingly endearing…Coates’ ability to create characters in his life story who are physically not there is astonishing – we see and hear every one of them in rich and glorious detail…Although Craig reveals his extreme anger both physically and vocally, at no point is Coates anything other than supremely focused, and disciplined. SID is worth seeing for Coates’ 50 minute monologue masterclass in acting alone…a masterpiece” 5 stars, Catherine Francois, London Theatre1
Dario Coates in 'Endeavour'
Dario Coates is cast in Endeavour for ITV, due to commence filming in July 2016.
Dario Coates is "Outstanding" in 'Sid'
Dario Coates is currently touring his one-man-show Sid.
Sid first ran in 2015 as part of the Camden Fringe Festival, played at Sherman Cymru in Cardiff in April 2016, followed by a week of performances at the Etcetera in Camden in May 2016, and has future dates planned in Jersey, Birmingham and Brighton in June 2016.
The press on Dario Coates and Sid:
- “It’s an outstanding performance from Dario Coates…It’s not often I’m kept on the edge of my seat for very nearly the entire performance.” – 5 STARS – Chris Omaweng, London Theatre 1
- “Coates’ performance was positively dripping with a restless and nervous energy” – Stuart Forward, EQ View
- “a fascinating character study shot through with excitement, tension and pathos…beautifully performed by Dario Coates” – London City Nights
Dario is currently filming an episode of BBC’s The Coroner.
The episode will air later in 2016.
'SID' on tour
Dario’s one-man-show Sid, which played last year at the Camden Fringe Festival, will tour in the UK this Spring, with dates in London, Cardiff, Brighton, Birmingham and Jersey.
Sid is directed by Scott Le Crass, and written by Leon Fleming.
For more information & dates, follow Sid on twitter.