Danny Dyer has only been in ‘EastEnders’ for six months, but he’s already been thinking about what other characters he could play, stating that he thinks he could definitely take on the lead role in ‘Sherlock’.
The cockney actor is more used to playing dodgy criminals than crime-fighting detectives, however he still reckons he has what it takes to play Benedict Cumberbatch’s character.
Danny Dyer and Benedict Cumberbatch
"Any actor would love that role. You can’t go wrong with it,” he told Radio Times. “You’re playing a genius, and the speed of the dialogue... I’m sure it’s a tough gig but it’s every actor’s dream to play that sort of role."
However Danny, who currently stars in ‘EastEnders’ as Mick Carter, does think one thing could prevent him being as successful as Benedict.
The actor also revealed that he was skeptical about watching the hit drama, however like the rest of us, he quickly became hooked.
Fans of ‘Sherlock’ are currently waiting for news on the next series, though Martin recently revealed that writers haven't started working on any new episodes, hinting that the whole show may close with a one-off special.
While Martin will play Richard III on stage at London’s Trafalgar Studios, Benedict is playing the monarch in a BBC television special.