BURBANK, Calif. – After numerous leading roles in feature films, stage and short films, popular British actor Danny Steele is taking his talent and expanding it to a wider audience with the new web series “Connected.”
“Connected” is based on the life and work of leading spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, a best-selling author widely known for his close ties with Oprah Winfrey. The American icon, talk show host and actress named him to her SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders in 2016.
Steele says he is a huge fan of Tolle and his books and is looking forward to researching his deep beliefs and inspirational story so he can share it with the world through the eyes of his “Connected” character Austin Bailey. Steele expects the web series to draw a lot of interest from people who follow Tolle and his teachings. He is looking forward to the challenging role.
“I have a deep love and appreciation for spiritual teachings,” Steele said. “This web series is going to give viewers fascinating insight into the role spirituality plays in our everyday lives whether we realize it or not. Many teachings in philosophy, psychology and literature are rooted in spirituality so it is important to understand and expand our knowledge of these topics.”
Steele plays the role of lead role of Austin Bailey, who is based on Tolle. Produced by Kodatribe Productions, the web series also features actors Jeanne Young, Johnny Kalita and Lizzy Dellabetta.
Tolle is perhaps best known for his book, “The Power of Now,” which Oprah recommended in her magazine, propelling it to The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000. He followed that up with “Stillness Speaks” in 2003 and “A New Earth,” in 2005. His fans hail from around the world. Steele is looking forward to bringing his story to life through his role in “Connected.”
Steele is an international actor from London who was nominated as Best Actor nominee at the Los Angeles Film Festival for his role as Clyde in “The Last Day.” The film short is about a video game designer who desperately tries to keep his wife alive following her sudden death. The film follows Clyde as he sorts through his emotions and ultimately is forced to come to terms with her passing.
Steele, who has a background in comedy, has played numerous roles throughout his lengthy career, including the support lead role of Floyd in Alphastar Productions’ 2018 film “Invasion Planet Earth;” the lead of John Miller in the 2018 television series “A Secret Killer;” and the role of Dan in the 2013 feature film “Night Bus,” directed by Simon Baker. In addition, Steele has been featured in numerous stage productions, including “Dreamscape,” “Outbursts” and “The Dressing Loom: Foreign Goods.”