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Danny Dyer

Danny received his first big break, at the tender age of 16 when an agent spotted him at his local school and asked him to audition for the role of ‘Martin Fletcher’ in Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

After a string of television appearances Danny went straight into theatre. He gave memorable performances in two plays, both written and directed by 2005 Nobel Laureate Playwright, Harold Pinter which included, Celebration (2000) at the Almeida Theatre which then showed again on Broadway at the Lincoln Theatre and then as ‘Foster’ in the revival of No Man’s Land (2001), at the Royal National Theatre in London.

His fist major film breakthrough came with his role as ‘Moff’ in Human Traffic (1999). Danny starred in Andrea Arnold’s Oscar Winning short film called Wasp alongside Nathalie Press (2003). Since then he has starred in four other films by the critically acclaimed British director Nick Love including Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004), The Business (2005) and Outlaw (2007) alongside Sean Bean and Rupert Friend.

In 2006, Danny played ‘Steve’ in Christopher Smith’s horror comedy Severance and then went on to star in Straightheads (2007) opposite Gillian Anderson then The All Together (2007) with Martin Freeman shortly after. He appeared as ‘Hayden’ in the Brit cult hit Adulthood (2008). In this breakthrough film, Danny leads an exciting young cast with the BAFTA winning Noel Clarke, of whom he has also worked with for the comedy horror, Doghouse (2009).

Danny is known for a lot of his work particularly in the genre of horror, comedy and gangster/thriller films but in 2009, the world saw a different side to Danny when he took to the stage again this time taking on the role as ‘Sid’ in Kurt & Sid at the Trafalgar studios (2009) with the British newspaper, The Sunday Express, giving it 4 stars and national critical acclaim.

Dead Man Running was released in 2009 with Brenda Blethyn and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. Other projects included The Rapture (2009) and Devil’s Playground (2010) both of which he starred opposite Jaime Murray of the BBC’s Hustle. Danny’s performance in Devil’s Playground earned him the Best Actor Award at Britain’s 2010 Horror Film Festival. Danny then went on to do independent film, Malice in Wonderland (2010) for which The Sunday Times newspaper applauded his performance. The same year, Pimp (2010) with Lord of the Rings actor, Billy Boyd and The Last Seven were released.

In 2011 Danny was cast in The Basement, where he played a more vulnerable character opposite Jimi Mistry of East is East fame. He then went on to star in Age of Heroes, an Ian Fleming true story, opposite Sean Bean and James D’Arcy. Other projects include fantasy thriller 7lives and Free Runner.

Most recently Danny take’s on a career defining role as ‘Frankie’ in high suspense thriller Deviation starring alongside Anna Walton and the lead role Run For Your Wife, starring with Denise Van Outen and Sarah Harding due for release early 2013.

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