Daniel Rigby (born 6 December 1982) is an English actor and comedian. He received a BAFTA TV Award for his leading role as Eric Morecambe in the 2011 television film Eric and Ernie.
Rigby was born in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester. He attended Cheadle Hulme School and studied performing arts at Stockport College. He then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Rigby has worked as a stand-up comedian, having appeared at the Latitude Festival, won the 2007 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and been a nominee for winner of the 2007 So You Think You're Funny competition. In 2007, he moved to television roles with the BBC period drama Lilies. In 2011, Rigby won the BAFTA for Best Actor for his performance as late comedian Eric Morecambe in Eric and Ernie, beating both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for their roles as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes. In 2011 Rigby voiced Copenhagen in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Warhorses of Letters alongside Stephen Fry. He performed in Tom Basden's Holes at the Arcola Theatre in London from 16 July to 9 August 2014 alongside Mathew Baynton.
In 2015 he narrated the reboot of the BBC children's television series Teletubbies. In March 2017 he won the best actor award at the Manchester Theatre Awards for his performance as Alan Turing in Breaking the Code at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
In 2019 he voiced the title role in the Radio 4 sitcom ReincarNathan, alongside Diane Morgan and Josh Widdicombe.