Dominic West

Actor
Hailing from the stage and screen of his native England, actor Dominic West made a name in the United States playing hard-drinking, anti-authoritarian homicide detective, Jimmy McNulty, on the gritty television crime ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1969 in Sheffield, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (39)

The Affair 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Dory 2016 (Movie)

Rudder (Voice)

Genius 2016 (Movie)

Ernest Hemmingway (Actor)

Money Monster 2016 (Movie)

Walt Camby (Actor)

West Meets East 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Testament of Youth 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Brittain (Actor)

Burton and Taylor 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Pride 2014 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

The Hour 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Appropriate Adult 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

Sab Than (Actor)

The Awakening 2012 (Movie)

Robert Mallory (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arthur Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Lead Elf (Voice)

Johnny English Reborn 2011 (Movie)

Ambrose (Actor)

Centurion 2010 (Movie)

General Titus Virilus (Actor)

Punisher: War Zone 2008 (Movie)

Billy Russoti/Jigsaw (Actor)

The Wire 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

300 2007 (Movie)

Theron (Actor)

Hannibal Rising 2007 (Movie)

Inspector Popil (Actor)

The Forgotten 2004 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Bill Dunbar (Actor)

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

Fred Casely (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello 2002 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

Kirk Cuddy--Guitarist, Steel Dragon (Actor)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Palace Guard (Actor)

The Gambler 1999 (Movie)

Alexei (Actor)

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 (Movie)

Lysander (Actor)

Diana & Me 1998 (Movie)

Rob Naylor (Actor)

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

True Blue 1998 (Movie)

Donald MacDonald (Actor)

Surviving Picasso 1996 (Movie)

Paulo Picasso (Actor)

Richard III 1995 (Movie)

Richmond (Actor)

Wavelength 1994 (Movie)

Spike (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Hailing from the stage and screen of his native England, actor Dominic West made a name in the United States playing hard-drinking, anti-authoritarian homicide detective, Jimmy McNulty, on the gritty television crime drama, "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). Prior to that critically acclaimed role, West appeared in films like "Richard III" (1995), "Surviving Picasso" (1996) and "The Gambler" (1998). But it was his five years on "The Wire" that perhaps offered him the richest and most compelling performance of his career on a show numerous critics dubbed the greatest series in the history of television. Thanks to the critical adulation heaped upon "The Wire," West nabbed plumber roles in higher-profile movies like "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003) and "The Forgotten" (2004). He had his first major co-starring role in the blockbuster adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" (2007), and continued along in that vein with "Punisher: War Zone" (2008) and "Centurion" (2010). Thanks to a ready charm and comedic flair mixed with serious acting chops, West was an extraordinary talent worthy of attention.

Relationships

Catherine Fitzgerald Producer

Wife
Producer couple met in college engaged in 2007 married on June 28, 2010 at her family's castle in Limerick, Ireland

EDUCATION

Trinity College

1993

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"

2011

Cast opposite Rowan Atkinson in the comedy feature "Johnny English Reborn"

2011

Landed lead role as a television news reporter on the BBC espionage series "The Hour"

2010

Co-starred with Michael Fassbender in the action feature "Centurion"

2008

Cast in the British Civil War miniseries "The Devil's Whore" (Channel 4)

2008

Starred in "Punisher: War Zone"

2007

Starred in the crime thriller "Hannibal Rising," about the early years of Hannibal Lecter

2007

Cast in Zack Snyder's "300," an adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel

2004

Starred opposite Julianne Moore in the thriller "The Forgotten"

2003

Played the love interest to Julia Roberts character in "Mona Lisa Smile"

2002

Co-starred with an ensemble cast on HBO's critically acclaimed urban drama "The Wire"

2001

Co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston in the comedy "Rock Star", playing a guitarist for a popular hard rock band

2001

Co-starred with Alan Cumming and Jennifer Ehle in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's "Design for Living"

2000

Was featured as the hard partying British boyfriend of out-of-control writer Gwen (Sandra Bullock) in the rehab-set comedy/drama "28 Days"

1999

Spent five months (August to December) in the London production of "De La Guarda"

1999

Played Scrooge's nephew Fred in the TNT adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", starring Patrick Stewart

1999

Had a small, one-line role as a palace guard in the blockbuster prequel "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"

1999

Played Lysander, lover of Hermia (Anna Friel) and rival of Demetrius (Christian Bale), in "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1998

Had a cameo role as a photographer in the mockumentary "Spice World"

1997

Starred in the Peter Hall-directed productions of "Cloud Nine" and "The Seagull" at London's Old Vic

1997

Starred alongside Polly Walker in the inside-the-novel portions of the British film "The Gambler", chronicling Dostoyevsky's writing of the titular classic

1997

Co-starred with Toni Collette as an ambitious British paparazzo in the Australian romantic comedy "Diana & Me"

1996

Starred as team president Donald MacDonald, in the Oxford University 1987 boat race-themed drama "True Blue"

1996

Featured in the film adaptation of "Richard III", starring Ian McKellen

1996

Played Paulo Picasso in Merchant-Ivory's "Surviving Picasso"

1995

Made big screen debut in the Oxford University-set British drama "Wavelength"

1995

Acted on stage in England at the Almeida Theatre in Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars"

Began acting in amateur stage productions as a child because his mother and oldest sister were involved in local amateur theatricals

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