Soap Stars on Film

Danny Dyer gives a career defining performance with the release of  ASSASSIN  on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms from March 9th, courtesy of Signature Entertainment. Since bursting onto our screen in British classics such as The Football Factory, he’s made a name for himself as equal parts hard man and lovable rogue. To celebrate the release of his latest film, we look back on other soap stars that have made the leap to the big screen…

Danny Dyer- from Eastenders to Assassin


Dyer is an exception in as much as he actually arrived on our TV screens after his Hollywood debut. Before winning over virtually every Eastenders fan with his brilliant turn as Old Vic landlord XXX, Dyer was already a hugely recognisable face, thanks to his star-making turns in The Football Factory and The Business, amongst several others.

Assassin follows the story of the most corrupt crime bosses in the London underworld, and one man’s crusade to bring them to justice. Dyer plays Jamie, a killer for hire who breaks the rules of his profession when he falls for a beautiful young woman. When the most notorious gangland brothers in London (Martin & Gary Kemp) hire him to kill his girlfriend’s father, his world breaks down and he is forced to turn against his notoriously fearsome employers and their gang to save the woman he loves.

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