Darren Kent, an actor who appeared in Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, EastEnders and more, died on Friday, August 11, 2023, of an undisclosed illness. He was 36.

It’s always a shame and a sorrow when a young man dies in the prime of life. But it feels worse when it’s a young artist who had so many creative achievements ahead of him. Actor/director Darren Kent had a short but promising career. In 2012 he won the ‘Best Actor’ Award at the Van D’or Awards Ceremony for his portrayal of the character Danny, in the movie Sunnyboy. He died Friday, August 11, 2023. He was only 36.

SciFi.Radio fans will remember him from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, where he played a resurrected corpse, and Game of Thrones, where he played a goatherd. He also appeared in the horror film Mirrors (2008) and the post-Apocalyptic TV series Blood Drive.

Although best known for his acting, Kent was interested in all aspects of filmmaking. In his own words, he was “a keen writer, producer and director.” His short film You Know Me won four prizes at the London International Monthly Film Festival: Best Short Film, Best Directing, 2022 Winner for the January Award. He made his directorial debut in 2015 with Abusing Protocol, which he also wrote. He had five credits as a producer, three of them for projects he also directed.

Kent wrote and appeared in In Two Minds (2019).

Kent’s grieving family has not yet released the cause of death. Our deepest condolences to them. His agents announced Kent “passed away peacefully .. his parents and best friend at his side.”

Darren Kent filmed six projects which will be released posthumously. SciFi.Radio fans will probably look forward to The Eternal, The Monster, and The Stainless Steel Soul.

We mourn a career cut short, and a man who died to young, leaving many films unmade. His family mourns the loss of a son.

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.