Tramp aka Duffie from Eastenders, (Black and white dog) - Crufts 2015 Opening Day held at the NEC Birmingham - Day 1 at National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th March 2015
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.
John Bardon suffered a debilitating stroke seven years ago.
John Bardon played Jim Branning on 'Eastenders' [Getty/Bruno VIncent]
June Brown, who played John's on-screen wife Dot, said: "I shall miss him very much and shall always love him dearly."
Continue reading: Eastenders Actor John Bardon - Jim Branning - Dies Aged 75
Eastenders actress Jacqueline Jossa is expecting her first child with boyfriend Dan Osbourne.
The pitter patter of tiny feet is heading to Albert Square as Jacqueline Jossa, better known as Laura Branning, has announced she is expecting a baby with her on/off boyfriend Dan Osbourne.
Osbourne and Jossa pictured together on a night out
The pair made the announcement through their spokesperson, and said "We're thrilled by our news." This is Jossa's first child, although Osbourne's ex-girlfriend Megan gave birth to their baby boy, Teddy, eight months ago.
Continue reading: Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osbourne Expecting Baby
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.
Ricky Norwood has been suspended from Eastenders for two months.
Eastenders actor Ricky Norwood - who plays Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb on the long-running BBC soap -has been suspended after reportedly being videoed smoking cannabis. Show bosses made the decision on Monday (April 1) after meeting with the actor.
Ricky Norwood Has Been Suspended by Eastenders
An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of two months with immediate effect.
Continue reading: Eastenders Actor Ricky Norwood Suspended Over Cannabis Skype Video
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
The 'EastEnders' cast has paid tribute to the late Anna Wing. The actor who was 98 when she died played Lou Beale, the matriarch of the Beale family which still resides on the soap today.
Anna Wing, most famous for her role as Lou Beale in Eastenders, died on Sunday 7th July at the age of 98. The EastEnders' cast have paid tribute to the actress who starred alongside them from the start of the soap in 1985 until 1988.
Anna Wing outside a London cafe in 2007.
Adam Woodyatt, the actor who played her on-screen grandson Ian Beale, paid tribute to Wing and described her as "a wonderful lady".
Continue reading: EastEnders' Cast Pays Tribute To Anna Wing
The on-screen legend passed away.
Anna Wing – whose turn as Lou Beale in Eastenders lasted for 232 episodes – has sadly passed away aged 98. She died on Sunday, The BBC report. Possibly the last of her kind, with lucrative moves to different projects always on the cards, Wing’s career in the media spanned 6 decades.
In 2009 she received an MBE for her services to television, film, radio and theatre. At the time, Wing said: “I wanted to be an actress when I was a little girl and everybody said no, but I did it. I stuck it out and I've done it for 70 years and I'm still working.” Adam Woodyatt – who plays Ian Beale in Eastenders - described Wing as “a wonderful lady”. He also added that she helped him when he had to cry on screen for the first time.
“I was terrified I wouldn't be able to do it. Anna was so helpful, happy to rehearse it over and over again and put me completely at ease. Sure enough the tears flowed from nowhere. I have so many fond memories of her, my thoughts are with her family and friends.“
Continue reading: Soap Legend Anna Wing – You Know Her As Lou Beale – Dies Aged 98
The focal point of any Christmas day emits from the box of which all our furniture is pointed at: the television. Christmas telly, in the U.K at least, is famous for being paradoxically depressing, but it still pulls in the viewers.
Eastenders - as it usually does - topped viewing figures for the big day, with 9.4m soap lovers tuning in. That figure is down from last years' 9.9m, as many of the numbers are. Coronation Street, much like in 2011, came second, but unlike 2011, when it was viewed by 9.3m, only 8.6m people chose the northern sitcom as their preferred Christmas telly. This is the fourth year in a row that Eastenders has triumphed in the listings.
Last year, Dr. Who came in third, with 8.9m, while this year's Christmas special - The Snowmen - which has been highly rated by the critics and fans alike, managed to drop over 1m viewers with 7.6m overall, placing it 5th in the chart. The Royal Family snuck into 4th with 7.7m watchers.