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Friday 25 July 2014

TV's Miller wants big screen role

Danny Miller hopes to appear on the big screen one day

Scott And Bailey actor Danny Miller has admitted his dream is to star in a British film.

The former Emmerdale star - who left his role as gay mechanic Aaron Livesy in the soap last year - said that although he doesn't want to map out his acting career he would love to add a movie role to his growing list of TV credits.

He said: "My only ever dream would be to do one British film and I'd be happy with that.

"I wouldn't want to plan out my life or anything, I just want to play it by ear and see what happens."

Danny's first post-Emmerdale role was in supernatural drama Lightfields earlier this year and he has now been cast as a detective sergeant in ITV's Scott And Bailey, which he considers to be his "big break".

Having made the tough decision to leave the security of the soap, after winning numerous accolades including two British Soap Awards for Best Actor, the 22-year-old revealed he didn't jump at the first job offer, but waited for the right role to come along.

"There were different offers on the table, but my agent said, 'Let's not get giddy and start taking everything, let's wait until the right things come up'," he said.

The actor also said he's happy with the way his career is going, although he doesn't rule out a return to the Dales one day.

"You never say never, but I left for reasons to see what else was out there, so I'm happy doing that at the moment," he said. "When I left, we were at the back end of a recession and not a lot of stuff was getting made. You just have to put your blinkers on because you don't want to hear negative stuff like 'you're making a mistake', so I just had to ignore it and walk straight ahead."

:: Danny Miller joins the cast of Scott And Bailey as DS Rob Waddington from episode four, which is on ITV on Wednesday, April 24.

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