Turning the Page on Hollywood stardom

Daniel Christopher Page, up and coming Linlithgow actor now based in New York.
Daniel Christopher Page, up and coming Linlithgow actor now based in New York.

Christopher Page has been tipped for Hollywood movie stardom, after appearing in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Christopher, who uses the stage name Daniel Christopher Page, grew up in Linlithgow’s Kettilstoun Grove, where he lived for 14 years with his family.

In fact, he remembers with fondness his time in the town where his first job was as a paper boy!

His mum, gran and sister still live in the town’s Lochside Mews.

A student at Linlithgow Academy before the bright lights of New York beckoned, Christopher moved ‘across the pond’ in 2011.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for me but the hard work is all paying off now.”

He first auditioned for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was accepted on a talent-based scholarship.

After training, he moved to the New York Film Academy where he found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Kevin Spacey.

Christopher was then accepted into the Honors Ensemble where he performed at the prestigious Players Club in New York City, before moving to Los Angeles.

It was here his fortunes started to change after writing the short film Eleven.

The rights to the movie were picked up by executive producer Guy J Louthan in which Christopher took a starring role alongside established actrress Lindsey McKeon, whose acting credits includes One Tree Hill, Supernatural and 90210 amongst others.

After returning to Scotland for a visit, the up-and-coming actor auditioned, and was snapped up, for a role in the current Royal Bank of Scotland television advert.

He is now returning to LA to oversee the start of filming on Eleven.

Christopher added: “I won’t forget my upbringing in Linlithgow, which helped form the person I am today.

“I hope to be in a position at some point in my career to repay all that the town has given me.”