Award-winning actor, Danny Dyer has graced screens and stages for over two decades and is popularly known for his role in the movie Human Traffic as Moff. Other notable roles of his that shot him into fame include Billy in Mean Machine and Tommy Johnson in The Football Factory.
He began his career in television at 16, when he was selected by an acting agent at an audition to play Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime Suspect 3. While on television, he began filming and was cast in his first movie in 1999. His stage career began shortly after in 2001 play, Celebration.
Danny is a father and husband; he is married to Joanne Mas and is a father to three children, among which is the popular actress, Dani Dyer.
Danny Dyer’s Bio
Danny Dyer birth name is Daniel John Dyer. He was born to Antony and Christine Dyer at Custom House, London on the 24th of July 1977. Danny is a brother to four siblings; a brother, a sister and two half-sisters. It was discovered that Danny was a descendant of royalty. In an episode of a television show Who Do You Think You Are, it was revealed that Danny’s 22x great grandfather was Edward III. The British actor is about 5 feet and 11 inches tall with a chubby build. Very little is known or documented about Danny’s education.
Danny began his career in acting at a young age and rose to fame fast. In 1993, he featured in his first drama series. Subsequently, in years that followed, Danny appeared in many other television dramas such as Cadfael (1994), A Touch of Frost (1995), Loved Up (1995), Thief Takers (1996) and Soldier Soldier (1997) among several others.
His walk to fame began when he shot his first cinema movie in 1999 titled Human Traffic which was shot in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Shortly after this, he got other movie roles such as Mel Smith in High Heels (2001), Low Lifes, Boster Boy (2000), Mean Machines (2002) and four movies directed by British Film director, Nick Love: Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004), The Business (2005) and Outlaws (2007).
Danny played the lead role in Run For Your Wife, in 2012, although this movie wasn’t much of a success. Another of his recent and famous works is the television show, EastEnders that started in 2010 and is running presently, where he features as Mike Carter. These movies are just a tiny piece of the pie as Danny Dyer has featured in several other movies.
Among other things, Danny is a voice actor and has voiced a few characters in British video games such as Kent Paul in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).
Asides acting, Danny is also a huge fan of soccer. He is a fan of the English club West Ham United. In late December 2007, he was appointed the Chairman of Kent League’s Greenwich Borough F.C in South East London and revealed that it was a dream come through to be involved in a club.
Like most celebrities, Danny has been over the media for one controversy or the other. The television star revealed his use for drugs in his autobiography and admits that he was probably always going to use them. However, he mentioned that he won’t let it rule his life. On one occasion, he advocated for the legalization of cocaine. Danny has also been quoted twice giving violent advice publicly and threatening film critics.
Away from these, he is an award-winning entertainer. He won the Best Serial Drama Performance in 2015 and again in 2016. He also bagged the Best Actor at the British Soap Awards and has been nominated for other award categories.
With Danny’s successful years of acting career and his awards, it comes as no surprise that the British actor is wealthy and worth a lot. According to statistics, his net worth is £3.8 million. His wealth is bolstered by a large salary from his EastEnders work.
Family Life – Wife, Daughter, Children
Danny got married to his childhood sweetheart, Joanne Mas. They met when they were both 14 years and have been together ever since. Joanne is a successful lady who was the former British financial advisor and homemaker. She is also known as one of the founders behind Octopus Rock, a children’s swimwear shop.
In a twist of the fairytale, Joanne was the prince with the bended knee, as she proposed to Danny Dyer in 2015 and later got married to him in 2016. Before their engagement, the duo had their three children. In 1996, their first daughter Dani Dyer was born and 11 years later, precisely in 2007, Sunnie came and lastly in 2013, Arty was born.
Dani aligned with her father’s steps and has become an amazing actress. She has been in the public eye severally for her appearances in reality television shows. She has also starred in 8 movies.
Danny’s marriage has not always been rosy. He has a wild lifestyle which took its toll on his marriage and at a point made him move out of his family house at Essex to a rented property away from his wife – even though he later moved back.
In 2015, Danny was also accused of having a 6-week affair with actress Sarah Harding. It is a fact that Joanne and Danny are still together, however, it is uncertain if they are happy and relating cordially.