Danny Dyer blasts 'showbiz snobbery'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2014
Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer has blasted "snobbery" in showbiz and says he isn't good at "playing the game" as he feels other actors, like Benedict Cumberbatch, are taken more seriously than him

Danny Dyer says he struggles with "playing the game" in his career.

The 'EastEnders' actor feels other BBC stars such as 'Sherlock' actor Benedict Cumberbatch are taken more seriously than him and thinks there is "snobbery" in showbiz.

He explained: "You've got actors like Benedict Cumberbatch - a great actor, but he's a posh boy playing posh boys. He does it well, and he doesn't get mocked for that.

"I play working class people, and I get mocked for it. I'm stereotyped, he's not. I've done plays at the National Theatre, come off stage and gone into the bar and I ain't got nothing in common with those people.

"When it comes to playing the game, I'm rubbish. The middle-class actors are better prepped at working the system, because they've got more in common with the decision makers."

The 36-year-old star, who is known for being foul-mouthed on Twitter, also revealed that 'EastEnders' bosses have asked him to rein in his uncensored behaviour after signing up to work for public broadcaster BBC.

He told Woman magazine: "I sat down with the producers of 'EastEnders' and the Twitter thing was one of their main worries. But they have to understand that they've brought me into the show for my brand and there's a side effect of that.

"They're taking a risk with me and that's what's going to make it exciting. It's tough landing as high profile as 'EastEnders' because I have to be me but dumbed down, and I don't do that very well."

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