Daniel Brocklebank (born 21 December 1979) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Billy Mayhew in Coronation Street. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the multi-award-winning movie Shakespeare in Love. He also received the Best Actor Award at LesGaiCineMad International Film Festival for his role in Release. He also starred in The Hole alongside Thora Birch and Kiera Knightley.