Danira Gović (also billed as Danira Govich; born 1973[1]) is a Croatian actress, best known for a recurring role in the British television comedy-drama series Hotel Babylon.

Danira Gović
Danira Gović

1973 (age 46–47)
Years active2002–present


After having finished her education in a secondary economic school in her native city of Šibenik, Danira arrived in London in 1993, where she initially worked as a babysitter.[2][3]

Her temporary job turned into a permanent residence in Britain. After babysitting, she worked for a while in a store, selling bras, and then she got a waitressing job in London's Royal National Theatre, where she observed various actors and plays. She went to an audition and got accepted, gaining a scholarship to cover her costs of education.

After many tries, she was in the right place at the right time: she got a role in BBC series Hotel Babylon, playing Croatian chambermaid Tanja Mihajlov and then she got promoted to Head of Housekeeping after former Head of Housekeeping Jackie Clunes played by Natalie Mendoza left.

She has also played a noticed role in Zabranjena ljubav, on RTL Televizija in Croatia, as Angelina, a reticent hairdresser.[1]


Film rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Mother Au Pair Playing with Anne Reid and Daniel Craig
2004 Sex Traffic Croatian Girl British television film

Television rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Manchild Karina British TV-series
2006-2009 Hotel Babylon Tanja Mihajlov British TV-series (one of the main roles)
2007-2008 Forbidden Love Angelina Croatian TV-series
2010 Mamutica Irena Grgić Croatian crime drama series
2011-2012 Loza Tonka Croatian telenovela


  1. ^ a b "Danira Gović – pripreme za bebu". Gloria (in Croatian). 8 May 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Danira Gović: Nije istina da vani zbog podrijetla mogu glumiti samo prostitutke". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 18 September 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Danira Gović - dite crničkog mangana". sibenik.in (in Croatian). 26 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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