Dominic West

  • Dominic West

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English actor, musician, and director best known for portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire.

Biography

Dominic West attended Eton College and Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1995.

His screen appearances include True Blue, Chicago, Richard III, and Mona Lisa Smile. His most notable television role has been as the American police detective Jimmy McNulty on the HBO television police drama The Wire.

In 2006 Dominic made a guest appearance as an actor in a sketch in The Catherine Tate Show, and, in 2007, he played the Spartan politician Theron in 300 and a detective in Hannibal Rising.

Dominic West Star of The Affair

As a theatre actor, Dominic West has played Edward in Harley Granville Barker’s The Voysey Inheritance directed by Peter Gill at the Royal National Theatre in 2006. Around 2009, he starred at London’s Donmar Warehouse as the protagonist in Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s existential drama Life Is a Dream, for which he received glowing reviews.

From mid December 2012 to January 2013, Dominic starred as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

He was also the leader of Team Canada/Australia for Walking With The Wounded, a fundraising event for wounded soldiers. He trekked to the South Pole against Team UK (led by Prince Harry) and Team America (led by Alexander Skarsgård).

Dominic currently stars as Noah Solloway on the Showtime drama series, The Affair, for which he has received a Golden Globe nomination.

Advertising & Endorsements

In 2009, West starred in a series of online films known as “The Carte Noire Readers”. Made to promote French coffee brand Carte Noire, they consist of actors reading love scenes from a selection of sources. West reads extracts from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence; High Fidelity by Nick Hornby; The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Life Class by Pat Barker; The Moment You Were Gone by Nicci Gerrard; and Something Childish But Very Natural by Katherine Mansfield.

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