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alert-–-footballing-legend-‘lands-huge-deal-to-star-in-only-fools-and-horse-in-the-west-end’:-‘it’s-a-role-made-for-him’Alert – Footballing legend ‘lands huge deal to star in Only Fools And Horse in the West End’: ‘It’s a role made for him’

Vinnie Jones has reportedly been offered big money to star in Only Fools And Horses the Musical in London. 

The footballer-turned-actor, 59, is set to take to the stage as gangster Danny Driscoll and show off his singing voice when the show returns to the West End. 

Vinnie, who has recently been praised for his role in Netflix’s The Gentleman, will reportedly ‘surprise’ audiences with his singing voice.

A source told The Sun: ‘This is proving to be a huge year for Vinnie. He has received rave reviews across the board for The Gentlemen and his stock has never been higher.

‘A few months ago he was approached by producers for the return of Only Fools and Horses, playing gangster Danny Driscoll.

Vinnie Jones has reportedly been offered big money to star in Only Fools And Horses the Musical in London

Vinnie Jones has reportedly been offered big money to star in Only Fools And Horses the Musical in London

The actor, 59, is set to take to the stage as gangster Danny Driscoll when the show returns; pictured Del Boy (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) Edward (Lennard Pearce)

The actor, 59, is set to take to the stage as gangster Danny Driscoll when the show returns; pictured Del Boy (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) Edward (Lennard Pearce)

‘Obviously it’s a role made for him — except nobody has really heard his singing voice before so this will surprise people. They are thrashing through the terms.’

Former midfielder Vinnie has also reportedly made a deal that some of his footballer pals including ex-Chelsea player Dennie Wise will also make a cameo. 

The musical, created by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, sees Danny lend money to Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter to pay for his brother Rodney’s wedding.

When Del Boy is unable to repay the cash, Danny beats him up.

have contacted Vinnie’s representatives for comment.  

Vinnie previously appeared in two of Guy Ritchie’s early movies — 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and 2000’s Snatch.

He tragically lost his wife, Tanya, who he was married to for 25 years before she sadly lost her battle with cancer in July 2019 at just 53 years of age.

The actor did not appear in any films or scripted television in 2023, but he makes up the main cast of The Gentlemen which was recently released on Netflix.

Vinnie has also reportedly made a deal that some of his footballer pals including ex-Chelsea player Dennie Wise will also make a cameo; pictured Dennie (left) Vinnie (right) in 2006

Vinnie has also reportedly made a deal that some of his footballer pals including ex-Chelsea player Dennie Wise will also make a cameo; pictured Dennie (left) Vinnie (right) in 2006

The musical, created by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, sees Danny lend money to Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter to pay for his brother Rodney's wedding (Les Dennis pictured in 2022)

The musical, created by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, sees Danny lend money to Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter to pay for his brother Rodney’s wedding (Les Dennis pictured in 2022) 

Vinnie has recently starred in Guy Ritchie's new Netflix series The Gentleman (pictured in character)

Vinnie has recently starred in Guy Ritchie’s new Netflix series The Gentleman (pictured in character)

He tragically lost his wife, Tanya, who he was married to for 25 years before she sadly lost her battle with cancer in July 2019 at just 53 years of age (pictured 2010)

He tragically lost his wife, Tanya, who he was married to for 25 years before she sadly lost her battle with cancer in July 2019 at just 53 years of age (pictured 2010)

Commissioned by Netflix, it is a spin-off of the 2019 Guy Ritchie film of the same name, and will also be directed by the star.

The film also star Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, and comedian Peter Serafinowicz.