This article is only about the micronationalist side of Danny Wallace. For more information, visit his Wikipedia article
King Danny Wallace I
|1st King of Lovely|
January 1, 2005
|Preceded by:||Position Established|
|Born:||16 November 1972 (age 42)|
|Macronationality:||British (United Kingdom)|
|Residence:||Kingdom of Lovely|
Daniel Frederick Wallace, known in the micronationalist community as King Danny I of Lovely (16 November, 1976 –) is a British comedian and writer, and inactive "micronationalist".
He acquired notability in micronational world with its documentary comedy How to Start Your Own Country, produced in 2005. Although the show clearly showed the comic and humorous parts of micronationalism, it also explained the basics of model nations, and is still used as a guide for all people who wish to get into micronationalism.
Wallace was born in Dundee, Scotland, but raised in Loughborough, England. He began writing at 13, writing reviews for videogames magazines. At 17 he appears to have attempted to begin his radio career by writing a letter to 1449AM URB.
At 18 he then began writing about entertainment and comedy, mainly through the magazine Comedy Review. He specialized in radio production at university, but has also penned various scripts and pilots for the BBC. As a journalist, Wallace has worked for; The Guardian, The Independent, and various other British newspapers and magazines
He was part of the original team behind the British Comedy Award-winning Dead Ringers, writes for the Sony Radio Academy Award-winning Sunday Format, and produced the critically acclaimed cult radio hit The Mighty Boosh, for BBC Radio 4.
How to Start Your Own Country
In 2005, Wallace founded in his flat of London, the "Kingdom of Lovely". A TV series documenting the conception of the country was filmed for the TV series How to Start Your Own Country, which aired on BBC Two in the summer of 2005. New episodes of Citizen TV, a half hour phone-in show that was available after the main show via BBCi.
- Danny Wallace homepage – further details about BBC projects and books.
- Citizens required – a request for citizens for the new country (DEAD LINK).
|Preceded by:||King of Lovely||Succeded by:|
|Position Established||1 Jan 2005 –|