Born in East London, Danny Dyer began his career early on when at the age of just 14 he was discovered at his local Sunday school by an agent who auditioned him for the acclaimed Prime Suspect alongside Helen Mirren.
Danny won the part and later went on to work on such classic TV series as A Touch of Frost, Loved Up and Soldier Soldier.
It wasn't long before he moved into film with 2007 seeing the release of several high profile movies: The All Together, Severance, Straightheads and Outlaw. A passionate football player and lifelong fan, Danny has never shirked from the game's darker side.
He presented the hit documentary series exposing the hardest fans in football with The Real Football Factories and The Real Football Factories International.
Danny fearlessly travelled throughout the world in search of those supporters whose exploits are often more terrifying than the most brutal movie. But even with all his amazing success, Danny has never forgotten his roots.
He still lives in London's East End with his family and friends who ensure that he remains a grounded lad. And in 2007 he leapt at the chance of becoming the chairman of Kent League's Greenwich Borough football team in south-east London. Martin Howden's The Real Deal is an insightful, in-depth and honest account of one of Britain's most gifted and most uncompromising talents.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 265 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/2009
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9781844548231