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Danny Dyer says his 'EastEnders' character is like classic character Frank Butcher. The 36-year-old actor joins the BBC One soap on Christmas Day (25.12.13) as the new owner of the Queen Vic pub, Mick Carter - brother of hard-faced Walford resident Shirley Carter - and he believes his alter-ego will have some of the cheeky charm seen in former pub landlord Frank, who was played by the late Mike Reid. He said: ''I've got a bit of Butcher about me and want to try to bring a bit of Frank back. ''I loved everything about [Mike Reid]. He was a real east Londoner, »
The diver-turned-actor is now Britain's greatest action hero. Here's five of his finest performances
Since he fell into acting almost by chance in the late 90s, Jason Statham's career has been steadily on the up.
These days he can stake a claim to being Britain's greatest action hero – but, as his new film Hummingbird demonstrates, there's more to his range than fighting, shooting, driving fast cars and delivering Schwarzenegger-esque one-liners.
Here are five of our favourite Jason Statham moments from film – but what are we missing? Let us know in the thread below.
1. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie cast the Stath in his first film after seeing him selling things out of a suitcase on the streets of London – and cast him as Bacon, a cockney wideboy who sells things out of a suitcase on the streets of London.
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- Adam Boult
The fictional counterparts of English actor Dominic Monaghan have had run-ins with all sorts of formidable creatures, from orcs in The Lord of the Rings to fellow mutants in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But lately, he’s been capturing on camera his encounters with creatures far more real and often just as fearsome — if not more so.
The Lost alum’s nature-trekking, animal-searching show Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan airs its season 1 finale tonight on BBC America. The series is viewers’ chance to join Monaghan on what he calls “the way I’m used to holidaying”: journeying deep into the »
- Emily Rome
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