The former Eastenders star about to hit the big time, starring in Danny Boyle blockbuster 'Yesterday' in which he plays a man who wakes up after an accident to find he is the only person who remembers The Beatles and their music.
Sam Strike, who played Johnny Carter until 2014, is swapping Walford and the Queen Vic for Mid-World and the Man in Black.
EastEnders fans have expressed their confusion at the fact that A-lister Gary Oldman is the brother of Laila Morse, who plays Walford legend Big Mo. On twitter, viewers shared their surprise at the familial connection as Laila Morse makes her return to the soap just says after her brother's Oscar triumph.
Michael Leader, the veteran milkman of Albert Square who died this week, was also the infamous ‘clumsy stormtrooper’, it’s emerged. Leader played the show’s milkman for 31 years, one of the longest-serving members of the cast. But he was also the stormtrooper who bangs his head on a door in George Lucas’s first ‘Star Wars’ movie from 1977. The scene has long gone down in infamy, after it was spotted by eagle-eyed fans, Leader cracking his head as he enters the control room where C-3PO and R2-D2 are trying to free Luke, Han and Leia from the ‘garbage masher’ on the detention level. ...
The soap set in salt-of-the-earth east London started all the way back in 1985, and has become an indelible part of British TV culture. So where are those original cast-members today?Image credits: Rex Features
The charms of British TV are not merely the preserve of us normal folk. Oh no. There is a legion of unlikely movie stars who, rather than watching endless edgy art house movies all day to hone their craft, would much rather be watching Homes Under The Hammer.
Listen up you MUGS, ‘Eastenders’ star Danny Dyer wants to be the next James Bond, and who are we to stop him? ‘Live and Let Dyer’?, ‘Dyer Another Day?’ they practically write themselves. Speaking to Absolute Radio (via Heatworld), Dyer revealed he’s reached out to the filmmakers behind the 007 to see if he could assume the mantle when Daniel Craig steps down. “I’ve put feelers out and it might be laughable for some people but, Bond! I want to have a bang on the Bond, mate.