Danny Dyer

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

24th July, 1977

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83

Danny Dyer (born 24.07.1977)
Danny Dyer is an English actor and chairman of the Greenwich Borough football team.

Childhood: Danny Dyer was born in Canning Town, East London. His parents are Antony and Christine Dyer. He landed his first acting role in 'Prime Suspect 3' in 1993 after being scouted by a talent agent at school.

Acting career: Danny Dyer has appeared in several TV roles including 'Cadfael', 'A Touch of Frost', 'Loved Up', 'Thief Takers' and 'Soldier Soldier' in his early years (not to mention a Coca-Cola advert) and the first series of 'Skins' and 'Hotel Babylon' later. He has even turned down a role on soap opera 'EastEnders'. He took his first film role in 'Human Traffic' in 1999 and has since appeared in Mel Smith's 2001 flick 'High Heels and Low Lifes' and has had lead roles in 2000's 'Borstal Boy', 2002's 'Mean Machine', and Nick Love's 'Goodbye Charlie Bright' in 2001, 'The Football Factory' in 2004, 'The Business' in 2005 and 'Outlaw' in 2007. He has also appeared in Christopher Smith's 'Severance' and gang movie 'Adulthood'. His later movie works include roles in 'City Rats' and '7 Lives' in 2008, 'Jack Said' in 2009 plus horror movie 'Doghouse' and vampire flick 'Dead Cert'. Most recently he has starred in the comedy 'Run For Your Wife'. He has also aired his own documentary series 'Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men' which began in 2008. His theatre works include Harold Pinter's 'Celebration' and 'No Man's Land' as well as 'The Homecoming' and he even played punk icon Sid Vicious in 'Kurt and Sid'.

Football: Danny Dyer is an avid West Ham United supporter. He became chairman of Kent League's Greenwich Borough in 2007 after Tamer Hassan, president of the Kent League football club, appointed him. He presented TV documentary series 'The Real Football Factories' and 'The Real Football Factories International' which saw him interviewing football fans and hooligans alike.

Personal life: Danny Dyer lives in Debden, Epping Forest, Essex with his partner Joanne Mas with whom he has two daughters named Dani and Sunnie.

Controversy: He had a stint as an agony uncle in Zoo Magazine in 2010 but raised eyebrows after telling one reader that he'd get over his break up with his girlfriend if he 'cut [his] ex's face, and then no one will want her...' He later claimed he was misquoted.

Danny Dyer To Present New BBC History Show

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 October 2018

Danny Dyer

Yes, really.

In a headline that feels like it belongs on April Fool’s Day, the BBC has revealed that it’s roped in Danny Dyer to front a new history show on BBC One.

The ‘EastEnders’ actor has been given a mandate to “inject fun” into the network’s factual programming, and will front BBC One’s ‘Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family’ next year. The corporation is attempting to combat the rise of “event television” and muscle in alongside streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Dyer, whose daughter Dani won the 2018 edition of ‘Love Island’ this summer, discovered a few years ago he has blood ties to William the Conqueror and Edward III, as well as Thomas Cromwell, after delving into his ancestry on BBC history series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

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Danny Dyer Lays Into Brexit And David Cameron With Memorable Tirade On 'Good Evening Britain'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29 June 2018

Danny Dyer Piers Morgan

On a deeply strange but hilarious special edition of 'Good Morning Britain' on Thursday evening, Dyer provided the stand-out moment.

In an already classically bizarre piece of British television last night that involved Piers Morgan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, it was Danny Dyer who ended up stealing the show on ‘Good Evening Britain’ with a four-letter Brexit tirade against former prime minister David Cameron.

The ‘EastEnders’ actor, always one to be forthright in his words, was one of the guests on ‘Good Evening Britain’, a special one-off World Cup edition of ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ that followed England’s final group game against Belgium on Thursday night (June 28th).

As well as people commenting on the football, there were a plethora of politicians, such as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls as well as former ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson (because why not?) and the discussion inevitably turned to Brexit. Asked for his thoughts on the struggling on-going negotiations, Dyer was typically outspoken.

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Danny Dyer's Daughter Says He Has Quit Drinking

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 February 2018

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Dyer has had a break from his role on 'EastEnders' over the last year.

After a difficult year, Danny Dyer’s daughter has revealed that her father is now teetotal, saying that he “doesn’t drink anymore”.

Dyer’s 21 year old daughter Dani, who is now an actress in her own right, opened up about family life and how her dad is coping after a turbulent year in which he took a break from his role in ‘EastEnders’ to solve his drinking problem once and for all.

Speaking to the Daily Star this week ahead of her appearance on reality show ‘Survival of the Fittest’, Dani said: “He’s always been at home. With my mum and dad, you’re going to always get horrible things said about your family but they’re really strong now.”

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Danny Dyer at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

Danny Dyer at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

Danny Dyer at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

Danny Dyer's Daughter Comes To His Defence Over "Bulls**t Lies"

By Stephanie Chase in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 February 2017

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The ‘Eastenders’ star is currently on a break from his role as Mick Carter.

The daughter of ‘Eastenders’ star Danny Dyer has hit out at the “bulls**t lies” she says are being written about her father.

Dani Dyer, 20, took to Twitter on Sunday, after reports over the weekend accused her father of annoying his fellow cast members with his “bad behaviour” on set.

Image caption Danny Dyer’s daughter has hit out against “lies” written about her father

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Lacey Turner in the winners room at the 2017 National Television Awards held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th January 2017

Danny Dyer - The British Soap Awards 2016 held at Hackney Town Hall - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th May 2016

Rough And Ready: Danny Dyer Plus 10 More Unlikely Future James Bonds

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 November 2015

James Bond Danny Dyer Gerard Butler

These guys have as much chance as Danny Dyer of being the next 007.

After a rather lukewarm critical reception in comparison to its predecessor, 'Spectre' has left us feeling that the whole James Bond franchise could do with shaking up a bit. And what better way to do that than getting Danny Dyer on board? (Don't answer that.)

Image caption Danny Dyer wants to inject some working class charisma into the role

The 'Eastenders' star is willing after all, revealing to The Sun that he's seriously considering applying for the role when Daniel Craig leaves. 'I'd love to do the Bond. Bring something different to the Bond, you know what I mean?' He said. 'Bit of charisma. A working class Bond.'

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Danny Dyer Reveals He Was Almost Broke Before 'EastEnders' Role

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 30 October 2015

Danny Dyer Jonathan Ross Eastenders

Dyer has held down the regular role of Mick Carter, the landlord of the Queen Vic, since 2013, but has revealed that his career was in ruins before that.

He was one of the most ubiquitous faces of British film and television during the mid-noughties, but Danny Dyer has revealed the “desperate” financial situation he was in before the BBC offered him a part on ‘Eastenders’ in 2013.

The 38 year old actor, who plays the pub landlord Mick Carter on the long-running soap, appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ this week and revealed that he was on the verge of financial meltdown when he was offered the part.

Image caption Danny Dyer with fellow 'EastEnders' stars Maddy Hill (l) and Kellie Bright (r)

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Danny Dyer Becomes Station Announcer At Bromley-By-Bow Tube Station

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 February 2015

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Danny Dyer's voice was a welcome treat for commuters this morning.

Commuters using the Bromley-By-Bow tube station this morning may have heard a familiar voice over the Tannoy. Eastenders star Danny Dyer paid the station a visit to remind travellers to be mindful of the gaps and to use valid tickets for their complete journeys.

Image caption Danny Dyer, pictured with 'Eastenders' co-star Kellie Bright, auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times

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Danny Dyer Tries To Give Mary Berry "Full-On" Kiss. Awkwardness Ensues

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 September 2014

Danny Dyer Mary Berry

Danny Dyer won the soap award for best actor, but then things started to get weird.

Well, it was an eventful TV Choice Awards on Monday night (September 8, 2014) and not just because Danny Dyer was given an award for acting. It was after he was announced as Best Soap Actor that things started to get...weird.

Danny Dyer [center] won Best Soap Actor

First of all, Dyer took to the stage to collect his prize and seemed confused over whether the award he was handed by comedian and host David Mitchell was for him or not.

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BBC’s BAME Representation Called Into Question Again; 'Eastenders' Compared To E. London

By Jack de Aguilar in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 June 2014

Danny Dyer Eastenders

Watchdog claims the popular sitcom is still too far away from a realistic representation

In a bid to convey the lack of Black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in Eastenders, The BBC's audience council in England compared the population of Walthamstow in east London with Walford, the fictional home of EastEnders.

Danny Dyer recently joined the Eastenders cast

The conclusion: the British soap is "almost twice" as white as real life London, prompting the latest criticism of the BBC’s effort to realistically convey the U.K’s demographics realistically.

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