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DOMINIC WEST continues to successfully combine careers in both the UK and the U.S., with leading roles in film, television, and theatre.

He graduated from Trinity College Dublin, and then from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Mr. West was soon honored with the Ian Charleson Award for Best Newcomer, for his performance in Sir Peter Hall's staging of The Seagull.

Among his many theatre credits since have been Peter Gill's production of The Voysey Inheritance, at the Royal National Theatre; David Lan's West End staging of As You Like It, in which he starred opposite Helen McCrory; Trevor Nunn's West End production of Rock N' Roll; Joe Mantello's Broadway staging of Design for Living; the title role in Lindsay Posner's production of Butley, at the Duchess Theatre; starring in Othello and My Fair Lady, both staged by Daniel Evans at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield; Ian Rickson's production of The River, at the Royal Court Theatre; and Josie Rourke's staging of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, at the Donmar Warehouse.

He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his starring role on the television series The Hour. He had previously starred on The Wire, which became one of the most critically hailed U.S. dramatic series of all time; Mr. West directed an episode of the show in its final season. He currently stars on The Affair, which recently aired its fourth season.

His television credits also include the miniseries Appropriate Adult, directed by Julian Jarrold, for which Mr. West won a BAFTA Award; the miniseries The Devil's Whore, directed by Marc Munden; and the telefilm Burton and Taylor, directed by Richard Laxton and starring opposite Helena Bonham Carter.

With his fellow actors from the ensemble of Rob Marshall's smash Chicago, Mr. West shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; the film won six Academy Awards including Best Picture. Among his many other movies have been Richard Loncraine's Richard III; Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso; Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Betty Thomas' 28 Days; Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile; Zack Snyder's blockbuster 300; Nick Murphy's The Awakening; Matthew Warchus' Pride, in which he portrayed real-life LGBTQ activist Jonathan Blake; Michael Grandage's Genius, as Ernest Hemingway; Jodie Foster's Money Monster; James Kent's Testament of Youth and Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider, both alongside Alicia Vikander; and Ruben Ostlund's Oscar-nominated The Square.


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