Danny Dyer wants to play Sherlock

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2014
Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer

'EastEnder's actor Danny Dyer thinks he could play Sherlock and Doctor Who as he

Danny Dyer thinks he could play Sherlock and Doctor Who.

The 37-year-old actor believes there could be a place for him in the hit BBC shows - which are currently played by posh stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Capaldi - despite his heavy Cockney accent.

Danny shared: "I think that I could play Sherlock, if I did it my way.

"Benedict's brilliant and the lines roll off his tongue, but that role is about being highly intelligent rather than posh.

"I think I could do Doctor Who as well."

The 'EastEnders' star explained how Benedict's clipped tones might work in some forms of film, such as the 2014 movie 'The Imitation Game', but doesn't see how the 38-year-old actor could transform himself into a working class character.

Danny told Radio Times magazine: "I love Benedict. 'The Imitation Game' looks amazing. He couldn't play a kid from a working-class estate, but I couldn't do what he does either.

"But there is a niche for what I do. And there's a demographic for Benedict. But it means that he's more likely to get roles in Hollywood and I'm more likely to stay living in Debden [Essex]."

Danny - who is known for his hardman roles in 'The Football Factory' and 'The Business' - admitted that Benedict would get "annihilated" if he tried to go to a regular pub.

He joked: "In this country, he has got utmost respect, but if he walked into a pub, he'd get annihilated by geezers. He'd be bullied."

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