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Dominic West

Dominic West has combined a successful career in both the US and the UK in leading roles in international film, US television and on the London stage. West recently starred as Theron in Warner Bros' highly successful 300.

He starred opposite Julianne Moore in the sci-fi thriller THE FORGOTTEN, and with Julia Roberts in Mike Newel's drama MONA LISA SMILE. In 2002, he played murder victim Fred Casely in Rob Marshall's Oscar winning musical CHICAGO. His other film credits include ROCK STAR with Jennifer Aniston and Mark Wahlberg; 28 DAYS opposite Sandra Bullock; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with an all-star ensemble cast; DIANA AND ME opposite Toni Collette, SURVIVING PICASSO with Anthony Hopkins; and RICHARD III starring Ian McKellen. Television audiences also know West for his starring role in the Peabody Award- winning HBO series The Wire. He also appeared in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol and Out of Hours.

Born in England, West graduated from Trinity College in Dublin and then from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Starting his career on the stage, he won the Ian Charleston award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Peter Hall's production of The Seagull. He has since been seen in a number of plays in London's West End, including Peter Gill's production of Harley Granville Barker's The Voysey Inheritance at The National Theatre and David Lan's production of As You Like It with Helen McCrory and Sienna Miller. West starred in Trevor Nunn's production of Tom Stoppard's play Rock ‘n' Roll, which just won the London Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

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Dominic West Facts

BirthdayOctober 15, 1969 (53)
BirthplaceSheffield, England, United Kingdom
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Dominic West compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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