Daniel Lang was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany in 1977.
His British mother Celia is a teacher. She also manages his German
father Nikolaus who is a well known artist. His younger brother Benji is
currently studying in the UK.
After starting primary school in the
village of Bad Bayersoien the whole
family moved to Australia in 1986.
Daniel went to the Dominican School
Semaphore in Adelaide until the family's
return to Germany in 1989.
At High School Daniel's main interest
became the drama course. After finishing
his Abitur (A-Levels) in 1997 and doing
the one year compulsary social service
at the UKM (accident hospital) in Murnau, he
decided to study Film and Drama at the University of Reading in England.
During the three years on the course he became more and more interested
in film. Daniel graduated with a First in 2001.
Since Autumn 2001 he has been on the directing course at the Film and Television
School "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg in Germany.