Forget Dirty Den, Danny Dyer is Eastenders' New Pub Landlord

Danny Dyer, the British actor best known for The Football Factory and The Business, has been cast to play the new landlord of the Queen Vic in Eastenders.

Danny Dyer and Kellie BrightIs Danny Dyer going to take over Albert Sq.?

Dyer, often ridiculed by movie critics despite pulling in considerable cash, particularly on DVDs, will play Mick Carter, brother to Shirley Carter, played by Linda Henry. Described as a "bloke's bloke" (what, really?), Mick will be joined behind the bar by his wife Linda, played by actress Kellie Bright.

"I'm so excited about starting a new chapter in my career," Dyer told the BBC, "I cannot wait to become part of the East End family."

Dyer, described as "the byword for low-budget, no-quality Brit-trash cinema" in 2010, was born in Canning Town in 1977. He was spotted at Sunday School by an agent who landed him early television work.

His turn as a conflicted football hooligan in The Football Factory won him acclaim and he starred in two Harold Pinter plays, striking up a close friendship with the legendary playwright.

"I'm so excited to have actors of Danny and Kellie's calibre joining what is an already strong and talented company of actors," said Eastenders executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.

"Having been together over 20 years, Mick and Linda have a good marriage and an easy shorthand with each other - but can also still fight like teenagers."

"They will laugh, cry, argue and make-up... much to the embarrassment of their children and the delight of Albert Square's residents."

Dyer was in negotiations to join Eastenders in 2010 though got cold feet, later explaining, "Just from having a meeting, it's all over the newspapers and it gave me the horrors. Imagine if I went in it?"

The actor's character is the latest in a long-list of pub landlords including Den and Angie Watts, Frank Butler, Grant and Peggy Mitchell and Kat Moon. His first episodes will screen at Christmas. 

Danny DyerDyer - relishing his new role

 


Contactmusic

Tags: Danny Dyer


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Danny Dyer Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Danny Dyer

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All