Danny Dyer left in tears by daughter's movie debut

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2014
Danny with Joanne and Dani at screening

Danny with Joanne and Dani at screening

Danny Dyer was reduced to tears as he watched his daughter Dani pose for photographers at the screening of her new movie, gangster flick 'We Still Kill The Old Way'

'EastEnders' star Danny Dyer cried tears of pride as he watched his daughter pose for photographers at the screening of her new film.

The actor and his long-term partner Joanne Mas joined their actress daughter Dani at the premiere of crime drama 'We Still Kill The Old Way' at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on Monday night (29.09.14) and as Danny let the 18 year old take her moment in the spotlight he couldn't contain his emotions.

An onlooker said: "Dani was really nervous before arriving at the event, but her dad walked her through everything and showed her the ropes. "He couldn't hide his excitement at seeing his daughter follow in his footsteps. At one point he and Joanne were cheering and clapping but then he broke down into tears and the film's producer Jonathan Sothcott had to run and get him some tissues."

In the hard-hitting movie, Dani's alter-ego gets involved with a gang of hoodies which results in her being raped by the character played by actor Danny-Boy Hatchard - who portrays Danny's on-screen son Lee Carter in 'EastEnders'. An event that brings a firm of old-time gangsters out retirement to clean up the streets of their old patch.

Danny - who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the BBC One soap - admits it was hard to watch his daughter in such a traumatic scene but is very proud of her performance.

Danny, 37, said: "She was absolutely amazing, I'm so proud of her. She's a chip off the old block, but she's just done her first lead role and she didn't ask her dad for one bit of advice through the whole thing."

Referring to the rape scene, he said: "Watching that ain't easy, let me tell you. I wanted to put Danny-Boy's throat into the wall when I saw that, but he's a good kid and a bloody good actor so I eased up and I'll have a beer with him. They've all done great."

Producer Sothcott - Danny's most prolific on-screen collaborator and the man who gave his daughter her first role, opposite her dad in movie 'Vendetta' - teased the Walfrord resident. claiming his time as a big screen hardman is up.

He joked: "We don't need you any more. Danny. You're finished! We've got the next generation now."

Other celebrities at the screening included 'Game of Thrones' star Anouska Mond - who stars in the movie - former 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemate Casey Batchelor, Lucy Pinder and Bruce Payne.

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