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EastEnders’ actor who played Alfie Moon’s cousin Danny looks totally different 20 years after being killed off on soap

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The former soap actor said that while it was not his decision to leave EastEnders, it was he who insisted that his character be killed off

Alfie Moon gained notoriety on EastEnders as the cheeky Albert Square character. He is also well known for his turbulent union with celebrity Kat Slater. If you’ve been an Alfie fan for a while, you might recall that the previous pub owner had several cousins who settled in Walford, from his cunning cousin Michael to his fiery cousin Danny.

In 2004, Danny and his older brother Jake—played by Joel Beckett—arrived in Walford. With his tense connections with Jake and their crime boss Johnny Allen to his brief relationship with Andy’s ex-wife Sam Mitchell, Danny was at the center of several significant stories during his stay on the show.

Alfie Moon gained notoriety on EastEnders as the cheeky Albert Square character. He is also well known for his turbulent union with celebrity Kat Slater. If you’ve been an Alfie fan for a while, you might recall that the previous pub owner had several relations who settled in Walford, from his cunning cousin Michael to his fiery cousin Danny.

In 2004, Danny and his older brother Jake—played by Joel Beckett—arrived in Walford. With his tense connections with Jake and their crime boss Johnny Allen to his brief relationship with Andy’s ex-wife Sam Mitchell, Danny was at the center of several significant stories during his stay on the show.

Danny’s explosive temper led him to kill neighborhood tough guy Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), who was Sharon’s husband at the time, at Johnny’s request in another explosive plot that has gone down in the annals of the soap opera. Sharon was carrying Dennis Rickman Jr. when Dennis passed away.

Jake Maskall, the actor who played Danny and is now 51 years old, has made appearances in a number of movies, including Beyond the Rave, Centurion, and the TV program The Royals, after leaving the show in 2006. He had prior roles in Murder City and Casualty. With a thick beard and shorter hair than the long, wavy hair he wore on the serial opera, Jake now looks entirely different from how he did on the show.

The former soap actor claimed in an interview with Digital Spy that while it was not his choice to quit EastEnders, he was the one who asked that his character be killed off. He stated: “Because new management was brought in, Joel Beckett, who played Danny’s brother Jake, and I were both written out of the project.

“Really, it was just political nonsense. As is customary, the new hire intended to undo everything the previous producer had accomplished. We were so eliminated, which is what happened. Then, though, I received a call from someone stating, “We’d want to bring you back,” and I responded that I would only agree to that if they actually killed me off.

to enclose it with a line.”

For the infamous “Get Johnny Week” plot in 2006, in which Phil and Grant Mitchell sought down crime lord Johnny Allen, Danny briefly returned to EastEnders (Billy Murray). An disturbed Danny, who was now employed by Johnny, nearly killed the Mitchells before his own brother accidently killed him.

Maskall continued, “I didn’t want EastEnders to be my defining experience. “Because, in my opinion, becoming trapped all of a sudden is the issue. Since I genuinely wanted to move on, I want to put an end to my relationship with Danny Moon so I’m never tempted to go back.”

Even though it happened ten years ago, he claimed, “EastEnders was another chapter of my life, and I enjoy it.” “I truly got my start with Danny Moon because he was outstanding.really in the television industry. It is a crazy, crazy world, and I was there for a year.

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