West, Dominic 1969–

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West, Dominic 1969–


Born October 15, 1969, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; son of George (an owner of a plastics manufacturing plant) and Moya (an actress and homemaker) West; children: (with Polly Astor; a journalist and homemaker)Martha; (with Catherine Fitzgerald) Dora. Education: Trinity College, Dublin, B.A., English literature, 1993; Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduated, 1995.

Addresses: Agent—George Freeman, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA90212; United Agents, 130 Shaftesbury Ave., London W1D 5EU, England. Manager—Tavistock Wood Management, 32 Tavistock St., London WC2E 7PB, England.

Career: Actor. Performed with Argentine circus act De La Guarda, Roundhouse Theatre, London, 1999; worked as a cattle herder in Argentina, 1988.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Critics Choice Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, both best acting ensemble, all with others, 2003, for Chicago.


Film Appearances:

Joe Smoker, 3 Joes (short film; also known as Three Joes), 1991.

Henry (the earl of Richmond, later King Henry VII), Richard III, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1995.

Donald MacDonald, True Blue (also known as Miracle at Oxford, True Blue—Kapproden, True Blue— kilpasoutu, and True Blue—Sfida sul tamigi), Film-Four, 1996.

Paulo Picasso, Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996.

Spike, E=mc2 (also known as Wavelength), Trident Releasing, 1996.

Alexi, The Gambler (also known as A jatekos), Independent Artists, 1997.

Photographer, Spice World (also known as Five, Five Girls, It's Been a Hard 15 Minutes, Spice Girls, Spice Girls: The Movie, Spice: The Movie, Spice Up Your Life!, and Spice world!), Columbia, 1997.

Rob Naylor, Diana & Me, Roadshow Entertainment, 1997.

Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Sogno di una notte di meazza estate), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1999.

Palace guard, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars: Episode I—The Beginning, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Csillagok haboruja I.—Baljos arnyak, Guerra nas estrelas—A ameaca fantasma, Guerre stellari: Episodio I, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc I—Mroczne widmo, La amenaza fantasma, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Razboiul stelelor— Amenintarea fantomei, Star wars—det moerka hotet, Star Wars: Episodio I—A ameaca fantasma, Star wars: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Star wars: Episode I—Den skjulte trussel, Star wars: Episode I—Den usynlige fjende, Star Wars: Episode I—Die dunkle Bedrohung, Star Wars: Episode I—La menace fantome, Star Wars: Episode 1-La menace fantome, Star wars episodi I: Pimeae uhka, Star wars: Episodio I—La minaccia fantasma, Star wars: H aorath apeilh, Suta wozu: Fantomu menasu, and Taehtien sota: Episodi I—Primeae uhka), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Jasper, 28 Days, Columbia, 2000.

Kirk Cuddy (Steel Dragon guitarist), Rock Star (also known as Metal God, So You Wanna Be a Rock Star?, and Untitled Stephen Herek Project), Warner Bros., 2001.

Fred Casely, Chicago (musical; also known as Chicago: The Musical), Miramax, 2002.

Young man, "About Time 2," Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, Blue Dolphin Film Distribution/Road Sales, 2002.

Bill Dunbar, Mona Lisa Smile, Columbia, 2003.

Ash Correll, The Forgotten (also known as Stranger), Columbia, 2004.

Luther, Stingray, Priority Pictures, 2006.

Theron, 300, Warner Bros., 2006, IMAX version released as 300: The IMAX Experience

Inspector Popil, Hannibal Rising (also known as Hannibal Lecter—Le origini del male and Hannibal Lecter—Les origines du mal), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2007.

Delivery person, Hold On (short film), So Not Panic Productions, 2008.

Jigsaw, Punisher: War Zone, Lionsgate, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Paul Featherstone, Out of Hours, BBC, 1998.

Detective James "Jimmy" McNulty, The Wire (also known as A escuta, Drot, Langalla, Oi dioktes toueglimatos, and Sur ecoute), HBO, 2002–2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sir Mulberrry Hawk, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also known as Nicholas Nickleby), Independent Television (England) and Bravo, 2001.

Oliver Cromwell, The Devil's Whore, Channel 4 (England), 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Fred Bowley, A Christmas Carol, TNT, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Wire: It's All Connected, HBO, 2006.

Himself, Tapping the Wire, FX Network (England), 2007.

Himself, The Wire Odyssey, HBO, 2007.

(Uncredited) Himself, The Wire: The Last Word, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2004, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "28 Days," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

Dr. Bill Hughes, "Benefit of the Doubt: Parts 1 & 2," A Touch of Frost, Independent Television (England), 2001.

Himself, "Rock Star," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

Himself, Later with Jools Holland (also known as A Little Later), BBC, 2004.

The Catherine Tate Show, BBC Two, 2006.

Detective James "Jimmy" McNulty, "2000: Bunk and McNulty," The Wire: The Chronicles, HBO, 2007.

Himself, "300," HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Took," The Wire (also known as A escuta, Drot, Langalla, Oi dioktes tou eglimatos, and Sur ecoute), HBO, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

The Plough and the Stars, Almeida Theatre, London, 1995.

The Silver Tassie, Almeida Theatre, c. 1995.

Betty and Edward, Cloud Nine, Peter Hall Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1997.

Konstantin, The Seagull, Peter Hall Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1997.

Walter, Waste, Peter Hall Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1997.

Horner, The Country Wife, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, 2000.

Leo, Design for Living, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Orlando, As You Like It, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 2005.

Edward Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, National Theatre, London, 2006.

Jan, Rock & Roll, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 2006–2007.

Starting c. 1970s, appeared in various theatre productions; performed with the Argentine circus act De La Guarda, Roundhouse Theatre, London, 1999.



Himself, Remembering "The Forgotten" (short documentary), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.



People Weekly, August 5, 2002, p. 93.

TV Guide, February 10, 2008, p. 45.

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