Dr Daniel Rosenthal was born in London in 1971.
His definitive history of the National Theatre (NT), The National Theatre Story, won the 2014 Theatre Book Prize. For BBC Radio 4 Extra he presented The National Theatre at 50 (2013).
He has lectured on Shakespeare and film since 2001, and currently teaches undergraduate summer school courses ("Screen Adaptation: Theory and Practice" and "Film & Theatre Journalism") for the Pembroke–King’s Programme, Cambridge.
He was editor of International Film Guide, the annual world cinema almanac, 2002–06, and, as a freelance interviewer and feature writer on film and theatre, has contributed to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and TES.
He has curated two digital exhibitions for the NT/Google Cultural Institute, and chaired more than 100 film, TV and theatre Q&As and panel discussions for BAFTA, NT, Royal Shakespeare Company and national and international film festivals, interviewing the likes of Andrew Davies, Nicholas Hytner, Mike Leigh, Helen Mirren, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Walken.