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Danny Dyer

Actor Date of birth 24th July 1977
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1999
First feature film Human Traffic

Danny Dyer was born and raised in East London in Canning Town. He was spotted by an agent at his local Sunday School. At the age of 14, he landed a role opposite Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect. This led to further television roles in A Touch of Frost, Soldier Soldier and Foyle’s War. He moved over to movies with his debut in Human Traffic. He is well known for his Cockney hard man roles in movies like The Football Factory and Severance.

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Danny Dyer's films

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Packshot for the film Assassin
15 Certificate
79 Mins

A deadly hitman (Danny Dyer) turns on the men who hired him. With Martin Kemp and Gary Kemp. Very strong language, strong violence, sex, sexualised nudity, drug use.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Adulthood
15 Certificate
99 Mins

A London gangster (Noel Clarke) is released from prison after serving time for murder. With Adam Deacon. Contains very strong language, strong violence, sex references and drug use

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film The Football Factory
18 Certificate
87 Mins

A story of four football hooligans. Starring Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan. Contains very strong language, violence and drug use.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • Danny Dyer was good friends with the playwright Harold Pinter. He won critical acclaim for his performances in two of Pinter's plays, Celebration and No Man's Land.
  • He is a huge fan of West Ham football club.
  • In 2009 he turned down a role in EastEnders, claiming that he liked the role but he would not be able to cope with the pressure.
  • He has two daughters with his childhood sweetheart, Joanne.
  • He always wanted to play the role of Sid Vicious. His dream came true when he played the punk musician in Roy Smiles' play Kurt & Sid at the Trafalgar Studios.