Had Danny Dyer's career reached an all-time low?
Danny Dyer, the actor once branded one of the most promising young actors in Britain after his excellent turn in Human Traffic, has joined the cast of Hollyoaks, Later. The new series of the raunchier version of Hollyoaks will star stalwart Nick Pickard battling cancer and Dyer playing a ruthless ex-pat known only as 'The White Man.'
Danny Dyer Smoking Outside The ITV Studios
Dyer - who has bizarrely been typecast as a hard man - will cause serious problems from the Hollyoaks cast with "with high-stakes poker, Russian roulette and kidnapping all on the cards," according to MTV. Jane Steventon, producer of Hollyoaks Later, said: "I'm thrilled that we have brought together such an amazing cast for this year's Later and with the addition of Danny Dyer, the adventures can really kick off." The new series will see Nick organizing a get-together with old pals Kurt Benson, Finn and brother Dom in a bid to face his demons, however, a dodgy deal from village hard man Trevor Royle sees the gang fall foul of Dyer's shadowy character. The new series of the Hollyoaks Later will air on E4 in the autumn.
Kara Tointon and Harold Pinter Thursday 15th March 2012 Kara Tointon carrying an oversized handbag and wearing tight jeans leaves the Harold Pinter theatre, having performed in a production of Absent Friends.
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