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
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
and the telefilm Burton and Taylor, directed by Richard Laxton and starring
opposite Helena Bonham
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
Loncraine's Richard III; Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso; Michael Hoffman's A
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
Jonathan Blake; Michael Grandage's Genius, as Ernest Hemingway; Jodie Foster's
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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