Danny Dyer (born 24 July, 1977 in Canning Town, East London) is an English actor.
Danny Dyer had a fairly typical East End upbringing, and would probably never have entered acting if he hadn't been spotted at his local Sunday School, by an agent who auditioned him for the part of Martin Fletcher in the acclaimed Granada Television series Prime Suspect 3 (1993). At the age of 14 he was given the part and found himself working along side Helen Mirren.
He had brief appearances in Cadfael, A Touch of Frost and Loved Up, and made appearances in the television series Thief Takers (1996) and Soldier Soldier (1991).
Danny's first major movie appearance came when he landed the role of Moff in the clubbing film Human Traffic (1999). TV, film and theatre work flooded in as Danny became one of the best and most recognised London actors in the country. Recently he has been seen in the Channel 4 drama Second Generation, directed by John Sen; Mel Smith's film 'High Heels And Low Lifes' Dyer has starred in all three films by the British director Nick Love: Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004) and The Business (2005).
He has appeared on stage in both London and New York, notably in plays by Harold Pinter: Celebration at the Almeida Theatre and a revival of No Man's Land at the National Theatre.
Danny appeared in 2002's best-selling video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City voicing Kent Paul and in 2004's best-selling game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2006 Dyer presented a series for Bravo called "The Real Football Factories", an in-depth look at football violence both at home and abroad.
In an interview with Irish media magazine "Hot Press" Danny made a series of unfavourable comments about the Isle of Man, where he had stayed briefly during the filming of Christopher Smith's brit-flick "Severance".
In 2007 Danny will be seen in Nick Love's Outlaw and The All Together written and directed by Gavin Claxton.
- Outlaw (2007)
- The All Together (film)|The All Together (2007)
- Straightheads (2007)
- The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2006)
- Severance (2006)
- The Other Half (2006)
- The Business (2005)
- The Football Factory (2004)
- Mean Machine (2002)
- High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
- Greenfingers (2001)
- Goodbye Charlie Bright(2001)
- Borstal Boy (2000)
- The Trench (1999)
- Human Traffic (1999)
- Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
- The Real Football Factories (2006)
- All In The Game (2006)
- [Is Harry on the Boat (2001)
- Thief Takers (1996)
Sources and notes
- Danny Dyer at Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Danny Dyer on Filming the Movie Outlaw in Gloucester
- The Sun article Dyer to wed sweetheart accessed September 18, 2006
- filmfocus.co.uk article Exclusive Interview with Danny Dyer - The Business