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Sunday 25 February 2018

Dyer: I lost 'chins' to be commando

Danny Dyer said he got in to shape for his latest role
Danny Dyer said he got in to shape for his latest role

Danny Dyer has told how he went on a military training regime before his new film because he needed to lose his "chins".

The 33-year-old stars alongside Sean Bean in the World War II film based on the true story of James Bond writer Ian Fleming's career as a commando, and Danny spent time on a military training camp, getting in shape for the role.

He said: "I can make the character believable, but if I've got a bit of a belly about me and three chins, it breaks the spell a little bit."

He went on: "This was just about getting my body in shape so that I could feel comfortable enough that I could play the commando in away that people were going to buy it."

Danny is very excited about the film, and hopes it will be the start of a turning point in his career.

He said: "I was really flattered that they came to me 'cause it was a war movie that I had to take very seriously 'cause it was about commandos and stuff.

"It's a trilogy and if it does well we'll be shooting the next one next year. The first one was set in the snow, the second one will be set in the desert and the third one's in the jungle, so fingers crossed it does well.

"Hopefully it's going to put me back on the map and people are going to start taking me seriously as an actor."

::Danny Dyer Straight Up, his autobiography, is out now.

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