DANNY Dyer has cemented himself as an EastEnders icon and BBC fan favourite. The soap star is also the presenter of BBC gameshow The Wall but his work on Albert Square has made him a household name. Who is Danny Dyer and how old is he? Danny Dyer is a 43-year-old actor and soap heartthrob known for making a slew of low-budget gangster movies. Born in Canning Town, East London in 1977, Danny - who is an avid West Ham United fan - now lives in Essex with his wife Jo Mas and daughters Dani and Sunnie, as well as son Arty. Some of his most memorable projects include The Football Factory, The Business and Doghouse. Beginning his career at the age of 16, he was discovered by an agent who auditioned him for the part of Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime Suspect 3 in 1993. Since then, other TV jobs have included roles in Cadfael, A Touch of Frost, Loved Up, Thief Takers, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Hollyoaks Later and Skins – as well as enjoying a … [Read more...] about How old is Danny Dyer and when did he join EastEnders as Mick Carter?
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Ten years on from his very public meltdown, Charlie Sheen has shared his regret about turning down a rehab trip he now feels would have saved his career. The actor was reflecting on his 2011 firing from his hugely popular CBS sitcom Two And A Half Men following a series of tumultuous events in his personal life, including his guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence. Sheen was the highest paid actor on TV at the time, earning £1.3million an episode. In a new interview he recalled one particular moment when he now feels his career could have been saved. He said top telly executives arrived at his home with an offer for him to fly via private jet immediately to rehab. Sheen told Yahoo !: "There's a moment when [former CBS CEO] Les Moonves and his top lawyer, Bruce, were at my house and they said, 'OK, the Warner jet is fuelled up on the runway. Wheels up in an hour and going to rehab, right?'" He didn't take the offer, saying all he could think about was being offered … [Read more...] about Charlie Sheen’s ‘regret’ over turning down rehab offer that could have saved his career
Dedicated Peggy Piggott is absorbed in her work as she pores over fascinating artefacts from Britain’s rich ancient past. But this picture of serious professionalism is not one viewers of Netflix ’s hit film The Dig will recognise. Instead of being portrayed as an experienced and skilled archaeologist, Peggy is played by Lily James as a clumsy sidekick and the romantic interest of a dashing photographer about to go to war. The Dig won rave reviews for its portrayal of the true story of the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation of a 90ft Anglo-Saxon ship and Britain’s greatest treasure find. But experts believe film-makers failed to unearth the truth about confident and well-respected Peggy, whose celebrated career spanned six decades. What is your view? Have your say in the comments section They have also faced accusations of ageism for casting 35-year-old Carey Mulligan to play Edith Pretty , who was 56 when the Anglo-Saxon hoard was found on her land near Woodbridge, … [Read more...] about Real story behind Netflix’s The Dig as it portrays top archaeologist as ‘ditzy’
It doesn't seem that long ago, but it was 20 years today that Pokémon was born - and along with it Pikachu. Since then it's spawned game and after game , tons of Pokémon, an animated series, movies and even random merchandise like the huge Snorlax sleeping cushion (we all need one). But while you may think you know everything about the popular brand , there's probably a few facts that have slipped past you. Here are 20 random facts to mark Pokémon's 20th anniversary. 1. 'Pokémon' is just the joining of two words Pocket and monster. It was inspired by creator Satoshi Tajiri's love of insect collecting as a kid (as you do). He wanted everyone to enjoy collecting bugs, even if they lived in the city. Yeah... 2. It could have all been very different While we all know Pikachu from the animated series, she wasn't the intended sidekick. The original partner was Clefairy. Bonus fact: Pikachu's name is a combination of the Japanese onomatopeia for sparkle, pikapika, and the … [Read more...] about 20 things you probably didn’t know about Pokémon as it turns 20