Danny Dyer is a British actor. He has appeared in a number of films and television programmes (75 at last count, according to IMDB), ranging from comedies such as Run For Your Wife (rated 2.6 out of 10 according to IMDB users), to hard-hitting thrillers such as Pimp (2.9 out of 10). While his talents are clearly varied, his most common role is one of a 'hard man'. Most recently, he has been inhabiting such a role in the popular BBC soap opera Eastenders.
Mark has previously been dismissive of the films of Danny Dyer, and of Mr. Dyer's acting in general. He has developed an impersonation of Mr. Dyer which accentuates the cockney elements of his voice, in what can only be described as a high-pitched screech. Indeed, at times the impersonation is just a screech, as no actual words are deemed necessary.
Danny Dyer is aware of his treatment from Mr. Kermode and has threatened him with violence, which has in turn made Kermode taunt him even further, saying that he lacks "a sense of humour and a career".
On January 11 2015 in an in-depth interview in The Sunday Times Danny Dyer said "Like that Mark Kermode. The things he’s said about my acting could have stopped me getting work; stopped me feeding my family. He’s saying I can’t act, but Harold Pinter said I could!" As the good doctor has stated on numerous occasions, the opinions of film critics have little to no effect on box office numbers; he proved his point in the podcast following the article by saying that his trashing of box office success Taken 3 hardly made its star Liam Neeson hungry.
At the end of January 2015 Mr Dyer had also received the Serial Drama Performance prize at the National Television Awards, for his role in Eastenders. His acceptance speech was less than Pinter-esque.