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.
The actor is currently taking a break from his role as Mick Carter.
‘Eastenders’ bosses have denied reports that Danny Dyer has been annoying his fellow cast mates with his ‘Lord of the Manor’ behaviour on set.
On Friday the BBC soap confirmed that Dyer had been granted leave from the show and he’s currently said to be on holiday in South Africa. Claims that he’s being written out of storylines or that he’ll be quitting the soap have also been denied.
Danny Dyer is currently on a break from ‘Eastenders’
The ‘EastEnders’ star’s royal ancestry was uncovered during an episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.
TV hardman Danny Dyer has found out he is a descendant of both William the Conqueror and Edward III, two prominent Kings of England.
The actor’s royal blood was discovered when he filmed an episode of BBC series 'Who Do You Think You Are?’.
But it was when he found out his family connection to another historical figure, controversial politician Thomas Cromwell, that the ‘EastEnders’’ actor became emotional.
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.)
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.'
Continue reading: Rough And Ready: Danny Dyer Plus 10 More Unlikely Future James Bonds
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.
Danny Dyer with fellow 'EastEnders' stars Maddy Hill (l) and Kellie Bright (r)
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Reveals He Was Almost Broke Before 'EastEnders' Role
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.
Danny Dyer [centre] is a regular user of the fictional Walford East train station in Eastenders
"I can't tell you how much I loved sitting in the Bromley-By-Bow control room with them lovely ladies in their blue coats who work tirelessly," he said.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Becomes Station Announcer At Bromley-By-Bow Tube Station
Dyer, star of many gritty British films during the noughties, has unsuccessfully auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times.
It may be a vehicle for a great deal of British acting talent, but ‘Game of Thrones’ is apparently unwilling to accommodate Danny Dyer. The ‘Eastenders’ star has apparently auditioned for the HBO smash series on three separate occasions, only to be rejected.
Dyer revealed during a recording of ITV’s ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ “I’ve been up for it three times, I got three knockbacks”. Dame Diana Rigg, another guest on Ross’ show and who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones’, said “I’ll put in a word for you as long as you lose the cockney accent.”
Danny Dyer, pictured with 'Eastenders' co-star Kellie Bright, auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Auditioned For 'Game Of Thrones'. Three Times.
Linda Henry says she will fight to clear her name after being charged with racial harassment.
The actress Linda Henry who plays Shirley Carter on BBC soap Eastenders is facing trial charged with racially aggravated harassment. Henry, 51, denies hurling racial abuse at a someone during a row outside Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Greenwich, south London, in September.
Linda Henry [second from right] is a key member of the Carter family on Eastenders
Henry, who appears on what is officially the most ethnically diverse soap on television, said she was "horrified" by the allegations and is prepared to fight to clear her name.
Continue reading: Eastenders' Linda Henry, 51, Charged With Racially Aggravated Harassment
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.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Tries To Give Mary Berry "Full-On" Kiss. Awkwardness Ensues
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.
Danny Dyer recording with David Cameron?
Prime Minister David Cameron has teamed up with Eastenders star Danny Dyer to record an official World War I centenary album of spoken words and music. Cameron has recorded the classic war poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke while Dyer read In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh.
Danny Dyer At Broadcasting House
Elsewhere, the Cold Feed actor John Thompson recorded Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est and Sean Bean, Stephen Fry and comedian Sarah Millican also recorded tracks. Some descendants of recipients of World War I Victoria Crosses have recorded John McCrarie's In Flanders Fields, which will be released as a single with 40 pence from each sale being donated to the Royal British Legion and Victoria Cross Trust.
Continue reading: David Cameron Making World War I Album With Danny Dyer. Yep.
Date of birth
24th July, 1977
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