It is with sadness that we confirm the passing of actor, writer and director Darren Kent, aged 36.
Having thrilled fans with roles on the small screen, from Game Of Thrones to EastEnders, mini-series Les Misérables and ITV drama Malpractice, Kent tragically succumbed to an undisclosed ailment on Friday.
In 2014 in Game Of Thrones, he appeared as Goatherd, playing a grieving father taking his dead child to see Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by actress Emilia Clarke. Kent was also one of the stars of Dungeons And Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, released earlier this year.
At the time of his death, his parents and best friend were present. In a statement shared on Facebook by Kent’s agent Carey Dodd Associates, deepest sympathies were extended to his family in this most difficult period.
We honour the memory of a beloved performer whose talent left us with indelible memories.
Industry figures are in mourning after the untimely passing of British actor, director and writer Darren Paul Kent.
Friends of the tremendously talented creative have been paying tribute online, remembering him as “one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting,” as writer-director Jane Gull remarked on social media. She recalled that it had been “a privilege and pleasure” to have been a part of Kent’s professional journey.
Posthumous admiration also came from the makers of the film Love Without Walls who shared their “heartbreaking news” and praised him as “an acting luminary whose creativity inspired and left an indelible mark on and off-screen.”
No cause of death was made public. Could Kent’s unexpected passing be the result of personal health or tragic accident? What is certain is that without his talent, kindness, and innovative vision, a unique light has gone out across the industry.
Friends and family are mourning the loss of talented writer, actor, and director Darren Kent. On Friday, the Essex based creator sadly passed away. Kent was known for his award-winning short film “You Know Me,” and colleagues said he had an unending creativity and a positive, encouraging attitude.
Gogglebox star Sandi Bogle, who had worked with him on a 2019 short film, expressed her sorrow: “My heart is broken” she said. “My long time amazing, wonderful great friend Darren Kent has passed away, my condolences to his family. May he rest in peace. He is one of God’s beautiful angels; he will be truly missed.” The loss of this inspiring creative talent has left many in despair.
Darren Kent’s rise to success in the world of acting has been rapid. Hailing from Essex, with a London accent, Kent graduated from Italia Conti drama school in 2007 and soon after nabbed his first movie role in Kiefer Sutherland-starrer Mirrors in 2008. His talent was rewarded when he won Best Actor at the Van D’or Awards for his portrayal of Danny in 2012 short film Sunnyboy.
When he isn’t acting, Kent is also an accomplished writer and director having helmed an episode of 2021 BBC monologue series The Break – which spotlights up-and-coming UK writers – and short film You Know Me. His last acting credit to date is the short film Birds Sorrow. All signs point to an impressive career ahead.