Danny Wallace played Shaun Hastings in Assassins Creed 2. On his website he describes how he was approached to play the role on the evening of the 2009 Video Game BAFTAs (a british awards ceremony):
"That night, I’m approached by a lovely, friendly man, who offers me a part in a video game. I say yes. It turns out to be Assassin’s Creed 2. I say yes again, louder this time."
Danny also presented an award at the ceremony.
Danny reprised his role as Shaun for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations, III, and IV. In Assassin's Creed III the character of Shaun became part of the writing team, tailoring the Animus database entries concerning the American revolution to give them a more "British" feel.
Work with Mike Bithell
Danny Wallace has further dipped his toes into the video game world by providing the voice of the narrator in the indie platformer Thomas Was Alone (for which he won a the 2013 BAFTA Games Award for Best Performer. He is also set to star in Volume, the next game by Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell.
Wallace began his writing career in the early 1990s as a contributor to the UK's Sega Power magazine and later contributed to other publications including Total and GamesMaster. He then moved on to work at the BBC on shows such as The Mighty Boosh, Ross Noble and How To Start Your Own Country.
He has also written several successful non-fiction books including Yes Man which was turned into a film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel, and Awkward Situations For Men an adaptation of which reached TV pilot stage in the US. Between books, Wallace is a feature writer for GQ and contributes a weekly column to London's Shortlist magazine.
He has presented numerous British television shows as well as hosting programmes on British radio stations BBC 6 Music and XFM.