Daniela Nardini is from the Ayrshire town of Largs where her parents ran the well-known ice-cream parlour and restaurant. However, rather than joining the family business, Daniela wanted to be an actor and went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow, graduating in 1989. Her career was launched in 1996 when she landed a role in ‘This Life’ for which she won a BAFTA actor award in 1998. Since then she has starred in numerous TV shows including the comedy-drama ‘New Town’ (2009), set in Edinburgh. Nardini has also worked in theatre.