He’s done soaps, Pinter plays and even Who Do You Think You Are? – and now Danny Dyer is going one better. He’s taking on Shakespeare, albeit in an advert for the second series of his MTV show, True Love or True Lies?
The trailer for the series, which he narrates, and Dyer has posted on his Instagram, shows the actor reciting the lines about love by the bard.
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep. The more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
The quote, which already has nearly 6,000 likes, is actually from Romeo And Juliet and uttered in Act 2 Scene 2 of the famous tragedy by Juliet herself.
Dyer will be joined by his daughter for the second series of the dating show, which has been compared by some to Love Island. Dani Dyer knows her way around reality telly after being a Love Island contestant herself.
The EastEnders actor has a second new show starting this week - the new gameshow The Wall. The series has already split opinion, with some calling it “brilliant” and other “numberwang” – a reference to the nonsense gameshow created by comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
But despite all these other projects, Dyer is planning to find time to revisit the film that made him famous – Human Traffic. The seminal nineties rave flick, which also starred John Simm, is getting a sequel. Original writer/director Justin Kerrigan is attached.
Kerrigan made the announcement at a special screening of the original movie in Cardiff, explaining, “It’s about one race, the human race and a reaction to Brexit. We love you people and we can’t wait to see you again.”