Danny Dyer to guest star on Casualty!

by Lynn Connolly

Hard man actor and TV presenter Danny Dyer is to make a guest appearance on long running BBC1 medical drama, Casualty.

Danny’s impressive CV reveals that he’s already starred in a variety of TV dramas, such as Cadfael in 1994, A Touch of Frost in 1995, Thief Takers in 1996 and Soldier Soldier in 1997. More recently, he’s appeared in Skins and Hotel Babylon.

Arguably best known for his reality TV show, Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, he’s also had starring roles in movies Human Traffic, High Heels and Low Lifes Borstal Boy, Mean Machine, The Football Factory, The Business and Outlaw.

As to his Casualty role, 34 year old Danny – who will play the role of a paramedic – will star alongside another famous guest, Abi Titmuss, who’ll be playing the part of a patient’s relative…

And of course, Danny joins a long list of celebs who’ve had cameo roles on the show, including Helen Baxendale, Alfred Molina, Griff Rhys Jones, Ray Winstone, Minnie Driver, Kate Winslet and even movie star Orlando Bloom has turned up in Casualty!

Radio D.J. Mark Burrows once played the part of a corpse on the show. He was uncredited, but it took two hours to film his scene as he couldn’t stop sneezing!

The show began back in 1986, and has since spawned several spin-off shows, including Holby City, Holby City Blue, and a series of Casualty episodes that were set in the 1900s.

And here’s a spot of trivia for you – before the first series was aired, it was described as being a “Northern Hospital”, and it was only from the second series onwards that references to it being in Bristol started appearing…

However when producer Peter Norris was brought in during series four, he decided to play down the association between Holby and Bristol, and so nurse Duffy’s West Country accent disappeared, and few recognizable Bristol locations were used for filming.

The things you didn’t think you didn’t know eh?

Here’s a clip of outtakes from spin-off show, Holby City…

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.