Danny Dyer: 'Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Posh Boy Playing Posh Boys'

26/03/2014 16:17 | Updated 26 March 2014

'EastEnders' actor Danny Dyer has spoken out about the snobbery that exists within the entertainment business and singled out 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch as someone who is taken seriously because of his background.

The actor - who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the BBC soap - also revealed that he struggles to play the 'showbiz game'.

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Danny Dyer

"I play working class people, and I get mocked for it. I'm stereotyped, he's not. I've done plays at the National Theatre, come off stage and gone into the bar and I ain't got nothing in common with those people.

The 36-year-old also revealed he was even asked to tone down his comments on Twitter by Beeb bosses after landing his role in 'EastEnders'.

Danny Dyer in EastEnders

"I sat down with the producers of EastEnders and the Twitter thing was one of their main worries," he said. "But they have to understand that they've brought me into the show for my brand and there's a side effect of that."

Meanwhile, Danny has made the shortlist for this year's British Soap Awards. He's been nominated in the Best Actor and Sexiest Male categories.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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