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Danny Dyer reveals he'd love to play Sherlock or Doctor Who

January 30, 2015
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Danny Dyer has opened up about his win at the National Television Awards last week, and how he would love to star in BBC dramas Sherlock and Doctor Who. "I think I could do Sherlock, I think it’s a great role", the actor revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show, which will air on Saturday night on ITV.

He went on to add: "Doctor Who, something like that… I don’t think it’s about accent, I think it’s about charisma and I think it’s about personality."


Danny Dyer wins the National Television Award

When asked, Danny also revealed that if he could play any character it would be man of mystery, James Bond, telling the audience: "It would probably be Bond, it is probably the greatest part ever."


Danny has found widespread fame and acclaim in the last year after joining the cast of BBC soap EastEnders. Along with his family on the show, he has been credited with helping to turn the show's ratings around.

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Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEnders

"I made the job hard for myself really because I thought when I come in it, I want to bring back a bit of the East End. They’re good writers there but they’re quite middle class people so I’m constantly changing the dialogue... " Danny added during the show.

"They have meetings over the word ‘boat race’ [cockney rhyming slang for ‘face’]" he added, and when asked if perhaps viewers wouldn't understand rhyming slang, Danny joked: "Let them Google it… it means they’re paying attention!"

When asked if he was nervous about accepting the National Television Award at the 02 Arena, he said: "It was a bit weird being up against Kellie [Bright] because obviously she’s my best mate on the show but it was a bit scary walking up there [in front of] 20,000 people… [I thought] ‘I’m going to undo all that hard work by saying one thing!’

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Danny Dyer on The Jonathan Ross Show

The 36-year-old actor had previously starred in gritty British films such as The Football Factory, but admitted: "I can’t remember really having a career before EastEnders.

"25 years I’ve been an actor, I can’t remember none of it. It’s just taken over my life this role… and it’s like I’m getting a bit of recognition all of a sudden, it’s a strange feeling."


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