Dominic West

Dominic West

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-10-15 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

53 Movies · 12 TV shows

Also Known As: Доминик Уэст

Biography

Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director, and musician. He is best known for playing Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (2002–2008) and Noah Solloway in The Affair (2014–2019), the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor at the 2012 British Academy Television Awards for portraying serial killer Fred West in Appropriate Adult (2011), and he played Jean Valjean in the 2018 BBC miniseries Les Misérables. His film credits include Chicago (2002), 300 (2007), Punisher: War Zone (2008), John Carter (2012), The Square (2017), and Colette (2018). West now plays the role of Dr Chris Cox in the Sky One series Brassic.

Personal Life

In 1998, West and his then-girlfriend Polly Astor (daughter of Michael Astor) had a daughter named Martha, who is an actress. West later rekindled his romance with Catherine FitzGerald, whom he had dated at university. The two married in Glin, County Limerick on 26 June 2010, and have four children: Dora, Senan, Francis, and Christabel. FitzGerald, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, is the daughter of Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin and was formerly married to Edward Lambton, 7th Earl of Durham. West and FitzGerald split their time between a town home in Shepherd's Bush, London and Glin Castle, FitzGerald's childhood home in Ireland.In August 2014, West was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.In October 2020, West was reportedly seen kissing English actress Lily James, raising questions about his marital status. West and his wife later clarified that their marriage was 'strong' and they were 'very much together'.

Early Life

Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West was born on 15 October 1969 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He is the sixth of seven siblings (five girls and two boys) born into a family of Irish Catholic descent. His mother, Pauline Mary (née Cleary), was an actress, and his father, Thomas George Eagleton West, owned a plastics factory. He is the first cousin once removed of American politician Thomas Eagleton. West attended Eton College, then studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 1993. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1995.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Downton Abbey 2

Downton Abbey 2

2021
There is no known plot.
TV
The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love

2021
The novel is the basis for the pursuit of love.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Stateless

Stateless

2020
Four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal...

2019.

1 Movie
Gauguin: A Dangerous Life

Gauguin: A Dangerous Life

2019
Gauguin’s vivid artworks sell for millions. He was an inspired and committed multi-media artist who worked with the Impressionists and had a tempestuous relationship with Vincent van Gogh. But he was ...

2018.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Colette

Colette

9
2018
Sidonie-Gabrielle moved from rural France to Paris after marrying a writer. He convinced her to ghost write for him. She wrote a novel about a country girl. It became the talk of Paris after the succe...
Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

6.35
2018
The fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer needs to push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
After 82

After 82

2018
AFTER 82 brings to the screen the untold personal stories of the AIDS crisis in the UK. Narrated by Dominic West, this incredible documentary looks back to the very early days of the pandemic when the...
TV
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

7
2018
France was founded in 1814. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Inspector Javert ...

2017.

7 Movies
Marine Life Interviews

Marine Life Interviews

8
2017
Interviews were done with the animals at the Marine Life Institute.
Five Star Fouad

Five Star Fouad

2017
Jameson First Shot short film starring Dominic West.
A Funny Thing Happened to Kelly and Ted

A Funny Thing Happened to Kelly and Ted

2017
Dominic West is in a short film.
James Joyce: A Shout in the Street

James Joyce: A Shout in the Street

2017
An account of the adventurous and bohemian life of one of the worlds greatest writers - James Joyce.
Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes

2017
Two half-hour animated films are based on the popular rhymes written by the author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
The Square

The Square

5.83
2017
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis when he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
The Finish Line

The Finish Line

2017
A boy with Down syndrome befriends a man in a wheelchair. Dominic West is in a short film.

2016.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Finding Dory

Finding Dory

6.7
2016
When they are together again, friends are looking for answers about her past. She doesn't know where she learned to speak Whale or who her parents are.
TV
Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes

1
2016
Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes classic fairy tales, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous ...
National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

2016
Madame de Tourvel was targeted by Valmont because he wanted to corrupt the innocent Cécile de Volanges before her wedding night.
Money Monster

Money Monster

4.83
2016
When an irate investor took over their studio, Lee Gates and his producer were put in an extreme situation.
Genius

Genius

7.5
2016
New York was in the early 20th century. Max Perkins was the first person to sign Ernest Hemingway. Scott Fitzgerald is a writer. Perkins thinks he has found a literary genius when he finds a 1,000-pag...

2015.

2 Movies
The Day They Dropped The Bomb

The Day They Dropped The Bomb

2015
On August 6 1945, one plane dropped a bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 80,000 people were killed in an instant when the city was destroyed. The dropping of the Atomic bomb changed the world for...
The UK Gold

The UK Gold

2015
Tax havens, brass plates, capital flight, and the like are some of the major features of the tax avoidance landscape.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

6
2014
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of vi...
Pride

Pride

5.86
2014
The National Union of Mineworkers is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decided to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. There is a...
TV
The Affair

The Affair

5.6
2014
The emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart are explored in The Affair. A person who Visits a Place is a novel written by Noah, but he is struggling...

2013.

2 Movies
Muse of Fire

Muse of Fire

2013
Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they ...
Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

2013
The story of Hollywood's most glamorous couple, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who acted together for the last time in Noel Coward's Private Lives in 1983, is told in a drama.

2012.

2 Movies
John Carter

John Carter

5.57
2012
John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who is inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom and reluctantly becomes involved in an epic conflict. Carter learns t...
Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

2012
Released alongside a spectacular edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the Apple iPad, this beautifully produced DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actor...

2011.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Hour

The Hour

6.21
2011
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

7.1
2011
Santa and his elves distribute gifts around the world. 600 million children don't get a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve. Santa's misfit son, Arthur Claus, is on a mission to get the last present in t...
The Awakening

The Awakening

4
2011
England was overwhelmed by the loss of World War I. A child ghost is being explained.
Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn

7.25
2011
The heads of state are holding a conference that could affect global politics. Johnny English was told that the Chinese premier had become a target. With the latest high-tech weaponry and gadgets that...
TV
Appropriate Adult

Appropriate Adult

4
2011
Janet Leach was a Gloucester housewife who was involved in the uncovering of the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.

2010.

3 Movies
From Time to Time

From Time to Time

2010
Two centuries apart, there is a haunting ghost story. When 13 year old Tolly discovers he can travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets that have been hidden for gener...
Centurion

Centurion

3
2010
Britain, A.D. The only survivor of a raid on a Roman frontier fort is marching north with the Ninth Legion under orders to destroy the leader of the Picts.
Jackboots on Whitehall

Jackboots on Whitehall

2010
An alternative history of World War II, where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.

2009.

1 Movie
Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

2009
The story of penicillin's development in the 1930's and 40's is told in a historical drama by a group of scientists in Oxford.

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Devil's Whore

The Devil's Whore

3.5
2008
The Devil's Whore charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl.
Punisher: War Zone

Punisher: War Zone

1
2008
Frank Castle set his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti as he waged his one-man war against the world of organized crime. He set out to avenge after being badly injured by Castle. With the "Pu...

2007.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

2007
This extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme based on the week's news and fronted by guest hosts.
The Wire Odyssey

The Wire Odyssey

2007
A retrospective documentary of the first four seasons of the acclaimed series The Wire.
The Wire: The Last Word

The Wire: The Last Word

2007
A documentary exploring the role of the media in relation to the acclaimed series The Wire.
300

300

5.88
2007
The 480 B.C is very similar to "300". The Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the Persians, is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persian...
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

5.47
2007
The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers wi...

2004.

1 Movie
The Forgotten

The Forgotten

6.4
2004
Telly Paretta lost her son. When she was told that she had created eight years of memories about a son she never had, she was shocked. When she met the man who had the same experience, Telly embarked ...

2003.

1 Movie
Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

8.5
2003
A feminist teacher left her boyfriend in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts.

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Wire

The Wire

6.84
2002
There is a universe in which the national war on drugs is permanent and there are no distinctions between good and evil.
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

2002
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with tele...
Chicago

Chicago

5.17
2002
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row in 1920s Chicago and fight for fame that will keep them from being executed.

2001.

1 Movie
Rock Star

Rock Star

2001
Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by nig...

2000.

1 Movie
28 Days

28 Days

8.5
2000
Gwen was drunk on the day of her sister's wedding and was given a choice between prison or a rehabilitation center. She doesn't want to go to any of the treatment programs because she has an alcohol a...

1999.

3 Movies
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

5.77
1999
A slave is strong. There is a plan for revenge against the Jedi.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6
1999
Shakespeare's comedy about lovers who are manipulated by fairy magic is a film adaptation. The setting was changed to a hill town in the 19th century.
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

1999
Scrooge was a businessman. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his business partner visited. Three spirits will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge change his ways for Christmas?

1997.

3 Movies
Diana & Me

Diana & Me

1997
Australian Diana Spencer won a competition in a women's magazine and won a trip for two to London, where she wants to meet her hero and namesake, Princess Diana. Diana gets arrested with a Paparazzi p...
Spice World

Spice World

5.19
1997
The Spice Girls' manager, his assistant, and Piers are all fictional characters who are trying to shoot a documentary about the real Spice Girls.
The Gambler

The Gambler

1997
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is under pressure from his publisher. In the 27 days it takes for him to complete the novel reality and fiction become blurred; in this feverish atmosphere of exces...

1996.

2 Movies
Surviving Picasso

Surviving Picasso

6
1996
The story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Picasso who was strong enough to survive his brutal treatment, is told in this Merchant-Ivory drama.
True Blue

True Blue

1996
The story of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race has changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning is everything.

1995.

1 Movie
Richard III

Richard III

1995
The British throne is in danger. The setting is similar to the 1930s, but England is torn by civil war between the houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must fir...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
This Morning

This Morning

1988
This Morning is a British daytime television programme broadcast on ITV. It is currently presented by Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby on Monday to Thursday with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes pr...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Tapping the Wire

Tapping the Wire

In order to understand what makes The Wire the best cop show ever made, long-time Wire fan Charlie Brooker takes a journey to the mean streets of Baltimore to meet the cast and crew of the series.
What You Will

What You Will

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is the subject of a documentary.
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