British actor Danny Dyer is determined to ditch his wildman reputation - because he doesn't want to wreck his career.

The 26-year-old star - whose latest role is in controversial soccer hooligan movie THE FOOTBALL FACTORY - has moved back in with girlfriend JOANNE and seven-year-old daughter DANI, and is enjoying the quiet life.

The Londoner explains, "I've calmed down. I have a kid so I really want to make it work this time.

"I am just lucky my girlfriend was willing to have me back. I know I'm young but family is the most important thing in the world and I have responsibilities.

"These days I don't want to wake up at four in the afternoon with a massive hangover and wonder where my life has gone."

14/05/2004 13:36