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’
Producers on the BBC1 soap have become concerned that Dyer has increasingly appeared "exhausted", after apparently being drunk at the National Television Awards.
Danny Dyer has reportedly been forced to take a break for a “number of weeks” from the set of ‘Eastenders’, after producers told him he needed to “sort his life out” following a reputed string of drunken benders.
Sources told The Sun on Thursday (February 16th) that the 39 year old actor, who plays The Queen Vic’s landlord Mick Carter, had sparked concern among the BBC soap’s producers when he fell off the wagon at last month’s National Television Awards, in his battle to quit drinking.
Danny Dyer pictured in May 2016
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.
The former ‘Top Gear’ host was just looking for a quiet weekend in Hampshire when he found himself in the middle of the wedding party.
Of all the hotels Jeremy Clarkson could have checked in to for a quiet weekend in Hampshire, he picked the one where Danny Dyer was hosting his wedding bash. The presenter accidentally found himself in the middle of Dyer’s all-night wedding party over the weekend, at the five-star Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire.
The accidental wedding crasher Jeremy Clarkson
According to The Sun, Jeremy was just looking to relax during a break from his hectic filming schedule for ‘The Grand Tour’ and was stunned to find himself in the middle of Dyer’s wedding to longtime girlfriend Jo Mas.
Luisa Bradshaw-White, Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright Maddie Hill , Danny-Boy Hatchard - The National Television Awards 2016 (NTA's) held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals at The National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th January 2016
Linda Marlow, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Danny Dyer, Annette Badland, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Karl Howman, Kellie Bright and Maddy Hill - A host of stars from a variety of British soap operas were photographed as they arrived for the British Soap Awards 2015 which were held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th May 2015
Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd January 2015
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.
The BBC wants its soap opera to better reflect how East London has changed since the 80s.
BBC One's EastEnders is set to change so that it can better "reflect the modern world" after being "frozen in aspic for too long," according to the soap's recently-appointed new executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
The Social Landscape Of East London Has Evolved Since The Eighties.
Having been set in the east of London since its debut in 1985, EastEnders' working class aesthetic now seems incongruous with the trendy, hipster art scene that has taken over the eastern boroughs of Shoreditch and Hackney. "It should feel more like London. It's been frozen in aspic for too long," Treadwell-Collins told the latest issue of Radio Times. "Sharon said recently that she's looking to be a landlady and as a result you'll see the edges of Shoreditch creeping into EastEnders. It's got to reflect the modern world."
Continue reading: EastEnders Turns Hipster As Shoreditch Effect Creeps In
It may be unfair to say, but Vendetta's just not going to be good. Is it.
Apart from our own take on the movie, It’s difficult to even find a set of reviews for Danny Dyer’s Vendetta. And it would be nice to believe they’ve just not been filed yet, but the sinking feeling – for Danny Dyer anyway – is that most of the lazy movie critics can't even be bothered to see it let alone write about it.
It attempts to tell a thrilling, personal story in a dilapidated Britain, but manages to conform to its low budget, even if director of photography Haider Zaifar tries his best to hide the budget. "Dyer is unflinching and remorseless as a killer who won't be stopped until he's done or dies trying,” writes Stuart Wright of Britflicks.com, in his review.
Continue reading: Could Danny Dyer's 'Vendetta' Actually Be Good? Nope.
Jack Whitehall and his dad interview Danny Dyer and Jeremy Paxman in 'Backchat'.
Jack Whitehall teams up with his theatrical agent father for his latest show 'Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad', the first episode of which has hit TV screens to a warm welcome.
Michael and Jack Whitehall team up for the latter's latest show
Jack Whitehall has had a string of comedy successes in recent years such as 'Hit The Road Jack', which saw him on a comedy tour of the UK in 2012; Channel 4 comedy show 'Fresh Meat', in which he stars as an upper-class, wannabe ladykiller at university; and his self-written school comedy 'Bad Education' which sees him play a generally useless young teacher.
Continue reading: Jack Whitehall And His Father Team Up In 'Backchat': What's The Verdict?
Packed with cliches, there's nothing remotely original about this East London crime thriller, which seems to be based on other similar movies rather than an original story or characters. It's also not particularly well-made, stretching a clearly low budget to the breaking point. But at least it has the always watchable Danny Dyer on board.
He plays Jimmy, a highly trained military operative who has been serving in Afghanistan but has a meltdown when he hears that his parents (Samms and Denham) have been brutally murdered by gangsters. So he escapes from military police custody and somehow returns to London to get revenge, tracking down the dealer (Osei) who ordered the murders, then killing him and his sidekicks in increasingly nasty ways. A local cop (Petrie) is on Jimmy's trail, hoping to advance his career by catching a serial killer. But he's told to back off by Jimmy's commanding officer (Regan), who knows what Jimmy's capable of.
There are quite a few other complications to the story, including Jimmy's attempts to help his estranged wife (McKee) and young daughter. And Jimmy also gets his old pal Griff (Ryan), who's now in the police force, to act as a double agent. Each actor makes the most of his or her character, overcoming the stereotypes and stiff dialog. But no one's remotely likeable, and even Dyer's character is more gleefully violent than is strictly necessary. This is the kind of role Jason Statham normally plays, but even he would struggle to make us sympathise with this guy.
Continue reading: Vendetta Review
Jimmy Vickers is a Special Forces Interrogator who returns home from his run in Afghanistan to a less than warm welcome. A vengeful gang has brutally murdered his elderly parents and, in a haze of fury and despair, he flees from his old unit and the police in a bid to avenge their deaths on his own terms - no matter what happens to him as a consequence. Even despite pleas from all around him for him to let the authorities handle it, all he has is violence on his mind and so attempts to escape them just until he has slaughtered every last one of the killers - but could his actions be putting someone else in danger along the way?
'Vendetta' is a gritty British crime thriller directed and written by Stephen Reynolds ('Tomb Raider Ascension') and starring Danny Dyer, who's infamous for his roles in a bloodthirsty action flicks including 'Severance', 'The Football Factory' and 'Deviation'. Among the production team on this movie are Jonathan Sothcott ('Devil's Playground', 'Dead Cert', 'The Fall of the Essex Boys') and Billy Murray (who's popular for his acting role in UK soap opera 'Eastenders'). 'Vendetta' will hit theatres in the UK on November 22nd 2013.
There probably won't be another 'silent night' for a while
Why can’t Christmases just be nice, kind of like they are in real life, for the most part? You’ll never get a hassle free one on Eastenders – the festive period has become a time for infidelity, murder, crime and betrayal in East London as the soap gears up for another tumultuous crimbo.
Please welcome Danny Dyer and the Carter Family
As we approach the 25th of December, Walford will see a new family enter its ranks: The Carters, lead by Danny Dyer. His character, Mick Carter will be joined by his wife Linda and two of their three children, Nancy and Johnny.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer And The Carter Family Set To Rock Albert Sq This Christmas
Danny Dyer has made no secret of the fact he's made bad movies - though Assassin could turn out to be one of his better efforts.
Danny Dyer has teamed up with noted action movie producers Jonathan Sothcott and J.K Amalou for the hitman thriller Assassin. Sothcott - a ridiculously prolific producer of action flicks - recently worked with Dyer on Vendetta, though there appears to be a heightened buzz surrounding their latest effort.
Described as a "glossy action film", the movie will see Dyer play a professional contract killer who compromises himself when he realizes that his latest victim is the estranged father of the girl he has fallen in love with, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"JK [Amalou] has written a brilliantly slick script and I cannot wait to start work with him, he's a force of nature of a filmmaker," producer Sothcott said. "I look forward to continuing building the new Danny Dyer brand with Assassin and Vendetta." Shooting on the movie is scheduled to begin in August with the filmmakers aiming to have a promo ready for the American Film Market in the fall.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer To Play Contract Killer In 'Brilliantly Slick' 'Assassin'
Danny Dyer's Latest Movie 'Run For Your Wife' Has Taken Just £605 At The Box Office
Poor old Danny Dyer. Actually, let's not pity him - he was one the one who signed up for Run For Your Wife, a comedy also starring Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and presenter Denise Van Outen. The movie scored a collective 0% rating on the reviews aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes, with Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian damningly writing "The trouser-dropping 80s stage farce finally hits the big screen with Danny Dyer, to kill off any remaining British self-respect." Oh dear.
The movie has scored rather dismal box-office return of just £602 from nine cinemas, delivering an average of £67, plus previews of £320, according to The Guardian. Dyer can probably take a crumb of comfort in the fact that many of the sites only screened the film on Sundays, and the movie will play it at least a further 65 cinemas this week though mainly in late morning and afternoon slots. The movie - which features numerous high profile stars including Judi Dench who agreed to donate their fees to a theatre charity - follows the story of a London cab driver, played by Dyer, who has two wives, two lives and precise schedule for juggling both. One of his loves resides in Streatham, while another is settled in Wimbledon. The weird trailer was a foreboding sign, featuring Denise Van Outen singing a theme song while Danny Dyer falls out of windows and hits himself in the face with garden rakes. Oh, and Neil Morrissey turns up, for a bit.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer's 'Run For Your Wife' Takes £605: His Worst Movie Ever?
British farces work on stage, but usually feel agonisingly stupid on screen. And this is a worst-case scenario, as playwright Cooney adapts his classic 1983 farce without even the slightest adjustment for the cinema. Everything is played as broadly as possible, with luridly coloured sets and actors performing to the top balcony rather than cameras that are right in their faces. So even if it's energetic and sometimes amusingly silly, it's painful to sit through.
Everything centres around John Smith (Dyer), a cheeky cabbie who lives two idyllic lives. He lives with his wife Michelle (Van Outen) in South London and has a second wife Stephanie (Harding) north of the river, juggling them with his shift-work. One day he's injured while rescuing a bag lady (Dench) from two thugs, and he ends up in the hospital. When he doesn't come home on time, Michelle calls the South London police and meets a detective (Cartwright). But Stephanie also calls a cop (Le Prevost), and the two officers are about to rumble John's whole set-up. So he asks his chucklehead neighbour (Morrissey) for help.
As a farce, the story is full of possibility for slapstick hilarity and more telling social comedy. But Cooney never taps into any of this, instead creating a hectic movie that never pauses to catch its breath. Dialog is shouted at full pitch, which bulldozes any potential for clever wit. And most of the actors are goaded into giving smirking performances that make the characters deeply unlikeable. Everyone goes on about what a nice guy John is, but Dyer plays him as a panicky liar who cares about nothing but his own skin. And both Van Outen and Harding over-react so ludicrously to everything that we can't understand how John can bear to be around them.
Continue reading: Run For Your Wife Review
The London premiere for the upcoming movie 'Run For Your Wife' was a particularly British affair last night (February 5th 2013). Making their appearances on the red carpet were a number of Brit reality stars, TV presenters and actors both young and old preparing for their first viewing of Ray Cooney's stunning new comedy.
The Inbetweeners star James Buckley married his childhood sweetheart Clair Meek near Edinburgh on Saturday (November 3, 2012) and was joined by his on-screen pals Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison.
Buckley, 25, arrived two hours before the proceedings in a cream coloured Beetle and wore a green kilt after promising pals he would don the traditional Scottish attire. Bride Clair wore a classy lace white satin dress. An insider told The Sun, "It was a wonderful day and everything was perfect. James and Clair seemed so happy and looked fantastic.It was great to see James and the lads together for their big day.They never have any luck with the ladies in the series, but James definitely got the girl this time." A steady stream of guests arrived at the 15th Century Dundas Castle, including actor Danny Dyer, 35, whose girlfriend Jo caught the bouquet. The Football Factory actor tweeted, "F*** me, the old woman caught the bouquet. If West Ham win I'm proposing." Buckley and his bride were also joined by Essex band The Milk, who he's played alongside in the past.
The couple, who live together in Essex, have a enjoyed a whirlwind romance since meeting in August 2010. Buckley and his Inbetweeners co-stars are thought to be in talks for another series of the show, or a potential movie sequel.
Continue reading: The Inbetweeners James Buckley Marries Sweetheart In A Kilt
Nick (Hassan) is an ex-criminal trying go straight so he can care for his wheelchair-bound mum (Blethyn). But New York gangster Thigo (Jackson), in the grip of the economic crisis, is calling in his loans. Now Nick has 24 hours to come up with ú100,000, or Thigo's goon (Davis) will kill both Nick and his mother. Nick's pal Bing (Dyer) offers to help, and they embark on an odyssey of underground fight clubs, fixed track-betting and drug deals in increasing desperation to round up the cash.
Continue reading: Dead Man Running Review
Thanks to his heavy involvement in IRA-related activities, the film opens with Brendan (Shawn Hatosy, Anywhere But Here, John Q) in jail in East Anglia, England. Among the prison-camp personalities that the overwhelmed Brendan encounters are a thieving gay sailor named Millwall (Danny Dyer), whom he eventually. He also finds a love interest in the lovely and supportive Liz (Eva Birthistle), who happens to be the daughter of the facility's presiding Governor (Michael York). Consequently, Brendan begins to shape his outlook on life, challenging what was once a rigid belief system entrenched in his conservative shell.
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