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Danny Miller - things you didn't know about the Emmerdale star

Danny Miller, Emmerdale
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He's been playing Emmerdale's Aaron Dingle since 2008, but there's more to Danny Miller than being an award-winning soap actor...

Since he joined Emmerdale back in 2008 Danny Miller as become a household name playing the role of Aaron Dingle.

Not only did he capture the nations hearts as he became one half of the soap's most popular couple 'Robron' along with former co-star Ryan Hawley who played Robert Sugden, but he has often found himself at the centre of some of Emmerdale's most hard-hitting storylines.

But while we have watched Danny on our screens for more than a decade, there is more to the actor than being in Emmerdale.

How much do you know about Danny Miller himself?

Most fans of the actor will know that:

  • He's won countless awards for his role as Aaron Dingle
  • He was in ITV drama Scott and Bailey before joining Emmerdale
  • He co-founded the charity Once Upon a Smile in memory of former Emmerdale producer Gavin Blyth

But what else do we know about Danny? Here are several things you probably don't know...

1. Emmerdale wasn't his first major acting role

Like lots of TV stars, Danny made a name for himself as an actor on CBBC drama Grange Hill in 2007 before he joined the Emmerdale cast a year later. He was in the show for 8 episodes, playing a character called Kyle Brown, and the rest, as they say, is now history. 

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2. Danny Miller spends his spare time with his friends and family

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With his hectic filming schedule on Emmerdale, Danny can often be found working 12 hour days, but he unwinds by catching up with his friends and family, spending time with girlfriend Steph and their dog Gini, or playing football and working up a sweat at the gym.

3. Danny Miller is best friends with his co-stars

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Actors who have worked on Emmerdale always praise the show for its close-knit cast and crew, and Danny is no different. The actor is bound to have made friends with the people he has worked with for more than 10 years, but he is so close to some of his colleagues that he classes them as ‘family’. He often shares pictures of himself with Emma Atkins and Isobel Steele, both of whom he credits as his best friends.

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4. He’s a very proud uncle 

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Danny often shows the world what a doting brother, brother-in-law and uncle he is by sharing pictures of himself with his nieces and nephews on Instagram. He’s clearly a very popular uncle Dan! 

5. He's not a natural singer 

While he might enjoy getting up on stage and belting out a song after a few beers, Danny has admitted that singing isn’t exactly his strongest point! 

He told Digital Spy: "I don't have a nice singing voice! I'll usually try to murder a Frank Sinatra song like 'My Way'. In my head I sound exactly like him, but when you watch the footage back, evidently not! But other than that, I try to stay away from singing as much as I can, it's not a highlighted talent of mine!"

6. He’s got a famous dad

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Danny’s dad, Vince Miller, is a comedian and compère with 65 years experience in the entertainment industry. Before retiring recently, Vince was probably best known for being the match day host at Old Trafford and was very good friends with Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Danny often shares pictures of his dad on social media and the pair are very close. 

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7. He’s terrified of heights

If there was one thing in this world you would never catch Danny Miller doing, it is jumping out of a plane. In fact, he is so terrified about the idea that he actually turned down doing a skydive while filming for Emmerdale. The actor told Digital Spy: "Years ago they gave me the option to do it, but I just couldn't. I've always regretted it. I'm absolutely terrified of heights, so maybe it's something I'd like to do in the future... although even saying it scares me!"

Danny Miller's Fact File 

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the actor....

How old is he?

Danny Miller's age is 29. He was born on 2nd January 1991.

Is he in a relationship?

Danny Miller is in a relationship with girlfriend Steph and the pair share a pet dog called Gini.

Does he have kids?

Danny Miller doesn't have any children.

Where was he born?

Danny Miller was born in Stockport.


Twitter: @DannyBMiller

Instagram: @ danny_b_miller


Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

We work hard to ensure that all information is correct. Facts that change over time, such as age, will be correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of the last article update.

Picture credits: Main image: Andrew Boyce