Who is Daniel Henshall? Clickbait premiered on Netflix on Wednesday, 25 August. The miniseries follows a seemingly ordinary man, Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier), who is kidnapped in a crime with a sinister online twist – and fans are living for the series finale. But who exactly is Daniel Henshall, the actor behind Simon Burton? Spoilers ahead.

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Clickbait premiered on Netflix on Wednesday, 25 August.

The miniseries created by Tony Ayres and Christian White follows a seemingly ordinary man, Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier), who is kidnapped in a crime with a sinister online twist.

Upon his disappearance, a tied-up Nick begins to appear in a series of videos online, holding cue cards with his unfathomable sins.

Whoever is shooting the video promises that Nick will die when the videos hit 5 million views. Naturally, Clickbait asserts, it goes viral.

This nightmarish situation pushes Nick’s wife Sophie (Betty Gabriel) and sister Pia (Zoe Kazan) into their own terrifying journey.

As Pia tries her best to both save and exonerate her beloved brother, Sophie is forced to deal with some of her own dark secrets coming to the fore.

According to Decider, Clickbait ups the ante on the drama by introducing new characters with their own tangled connections to the case, as well as some truly shocking twists.

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Who is Daniel Henshall?

Daniel Edwin Henshall is an Australian film, TV and theatre actor, who takes on the role of Simon Burton on Netflix’s Clickbait.

The 39-year-old actor was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.

According to his IMDb profile, Henshall is best known for his role in Okja (2017), The Babadook (2014) and Snowtown (2011).

Henshall’s portrayal of serial killer John Bunting in Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown has been acclaimed “astonishingly good” by critics.

Next, Henshall will be seen in the series Fires, due to premiere this year.

Who is Simon Burton? Spoilers ahead

Simon Burton and his stoner friend Daryl are the ones responsible for Nick Brewer’s kidnap.

Six months before they kidnapped Nick, Simon’s sister Sarah killed herself after she was rejected and goaded to do it by her online boyfriend ‘Jeremy’.

According to Den of Geeks, Simon and Daryl then tracked down an online photograph of ‘Jeremy’ under his real name: Nick Brewer.

So was Nick responsible for Sarah Burton’s suicide?

Not really. Sarah was being catfished by Dawn Gleed, the receptionist at Nick’s place of work.

Dawn used Nick’s photographs and personal details to pose as versions of him on multiple online dating sites.

Simon eventually let Nick go after realising he was telling the truth about not being the one who’d messaged Sarah.

Clickbait is now available on Netflix.

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