UK Hard Man Danny Dyer To Explore Modern Masculinity In Channel 4 Documentary

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Dyer’s range is continuing to expand as the Football Factory star lands himself a Channel 4 documentary series exploring modern masculinity.

Danny Dyer: How To Be A Man will see the EastEnders alum delve deep into the evolving landscape of masculinity. At a time when people are labeling masculinity “toxic,” Dyer, who made his name in a string of movies playing traditional “hard men” and also hosted Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men for Bravo, will ask people across Britain what they think it means to be a man in our society, and what the future is for the male identity.

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The series from Whitworth Media will feature interviews with a politician, psychologists, a mental health expert, a fitness expert, a sex therapist, an influencer, male victims of domestic abuse, and members of the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to offer a range of voices and perspectives on this complex subject. Across the two episodes, Dyer will also explore gender stereotypes and male attitudes to mental health.

“As someone of a similar vintage to Danny it’s been fascinating, shocking but also inspiring “to travel the country talking to ‘geezers,'” said director James Routh. “It’s important that we have these conversations as a society, preferably face-to-face.”

Dyer starred in a string of movies including Human Traffic, The Football Factory and Mean Machine in the earlier part of his career. More recently he was in British soap EastEnders and since leaving has hosted BBC gameshow The Wall and Channel 4’s Scared of the Dark amongst other gigs, along with making a doc about Harold Pinter.

Dyer is also returning to football hooligan movies with Marching Powder, the first project for Zygi Kamasa’s recently formed UK distributor True Brit Entertainment.

Channel 4 is having a tricky time of it at the moment implementing a 250-person layoff plan but the network has announced a number of docs recently including a Riz Ahmed-hosted series about British Asians, a show on The Serpent serial killer Charles Sobhraj and a trio of films about Israel-Gaza.

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