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Danny Dyer beats Bond to film role

Danny Dyer has beaten James Bond star Daniel Craig to the the lead role in the big screen adaptation of The Sweeney.

007 hunk Daniel was tipped to play DS George Carter in the film version of the cult 70s cop show, but cockney bad boy Danny has landed the part originally played by Dennis Waterman, The Sun reports.

Human Traffic star Danny will star opposite Ray Winstone as DI Jack Regan, the part made famous by John Thaw.

Danny and Ray played father and son in football film All In The Game in 2006 and Danny is a big admirer of Ray's work.

The film is being directed by Danny's friend and long-time collaborate Nick Love, who has worked with him on The Football Factory, The Business and The Firm.

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