Thursday 26 April 2018

Dyer's lucky escape on film set

Danny Dyer counted himself lucky on location in Norway
Danny Dyer counted himself lucky on location in Norway

Danny Dyer has revealed he was almost the only person to avoid a terrible stomach bug that struck the set of his new film Age Of Heroes.

The screen hardman stars alongside Sean Bean in the WWII film which was filmed on location in the snowy mountains of Norway when an outbreak of illness struck the cast and crew.

Danny revealed: "It was pretty tough. We were in Norway, with metres of snow, right up in the mountains. But it was also the same time as the volcanic ash thing so we couldn't fly out - we were stuck there."

He went on: "And also because we were all staying together in a really remote hotel, this illness was going around. This vomiting diarrhoea thing.

"Everyone was just catching this illness - there would be some days when half the cast were down, so we'd have to stop filming and just see what was going to happen.

"You'd just wake up and think, 'How many people are going to be gone today?' It was horrendous because you couldn't get away from it, you were just waiting to catch this horrible disease.

"The director got it. Sean Bean got it. There was only about eight or us out of about 50 that never caught it and I was one. I was really lucky! It just made the job so much harder. But we got through it."

The film is based on the true story of James Bond writer Ian Fleming's founding of 30 Commando, the template for today's SAS.

::Age Of Heroes is out on DVD and Blu-ray from June 13.

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