Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

  • Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
  • Birthday: Dec 8, 1976
  • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
  • Actor Dominic Monaghan played cheeky rabble-rousers in British theater and television long before he was cast as a comical hobbit in New Line Cinema's epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Born in Berlin, Germany, on December 8, 1976, Monaghan is the younger of two boys. His schoolteacher father and nurse mother spoke English at home and, when Monaghan was 12 years old, moved the family back to their native Manchester. Growing up, Monaghan worked several odd jobs -- as a mail sorter, a stock boy, a sauté chef -- but he always wanted to be an actor. He enrolled at Aquinas College, a Catholic sixth form school in England, where he studied English literature, drama, and geography. By his second year, Monaghan was a regular fixture in school plays. He performed in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, played the Artful Dodger in Dickens' Oliver Twist, and even portrayed American gangster Bugsy Malone. Monaghan soon started acting outside of school and joined the Manchester Youth Theatre. His work with the troupe caught the attention of a talent agent, who sent him to an open casting call for the television show Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, starring veteran actress Patricia Routledge. Monaghan, then only 18, made his television debut as amateur detective Routledge's underage sidekick, Geoffrey Shawcross. The actor appeared on Hetty Wainthrop Investigates for four seasons, building a fan base and honing his craft. In the next few years, Monaghan made his feature-film debut as a Russian sailor in Hostile Waters with Rutger Hauer and taped the docudrama This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, in which he portrays the boyfriend of a girl attacked by the Ripper. He also recorded his first BBC radio show, "Stockport...So Good They Named It Once," a family sitcom that features Monaghan as a witty, lovelorn 15 year old. Monaghan was performing in a play in London when casting directors scouted him for The Lord of the Rings. As a child, he had read all three volumes of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy; the books were his father's favorite. After a formal audition for The Lord of the Rings, Monaghan left England to film the WWII miniseries Monsignor Renard (1999) in France, in which he plays a droll layabout whose life dramatically changes during the German occupation. Six months into shooting, Monaghan's agent warned him to be prepared to immediately leave for Los Angeles or New Zealand to meet with Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings' director. The actor packed, but the meeting never occurred: Within days, he was called with an offer to play hobbit Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, a major character in all three films.The Lord of the Rings' three installments -- The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) -- were taped simultaneously in New Zealand and kept Monaghan occupied for almost two years. Their yearly releases ensured Monaghan's continuing popularity, and their popularity brought him hoards of jobs offers. After returning to England, besides sifting through piles of potential scripts, Monaghan also completed his own comedy screenplay with fellow hobbit Billy Boyd. He would soon move on to find success on the small screen with a pivotal role on the popular series Lost, followed by a number of other TV projects, like FlashForward, Goodnight Burbank, and The Unknown.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Radioflash Actor 2019
25% Atomica (Deep Burial) Robinson Scott 2017
56% Pet Seth 2016
29% The Day Producer Rick $21K 2012
14% Soldiers of Fortune Tommy Sin $39.3K 2012
No Score Yet The Millionaire Tour Actor 2012
37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine Chris Bradley/Bolt $179.8M 2009
72% I Sell the Dead Arthur Blake 2008
No Score Yet Monsignor Renard Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Purifiers Actor 2005
No Score Yet Shooting Livien Owen 2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans Actor 2005
No Score Yet Spivs Goat 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Meriadoc `Merry' Brandybuck $364.1M 2003
No Score Yet The Long and Short of It Screenwriter 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Merry $339.8M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Meriadoc $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Hostile Waters Sasha 1997
No Score Yet Missing Persons Actor 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet 100 Code
2016
Tommy Conley
  • 2018
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Appearing Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
2012-2016
Executive Producer Host
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Wildest Things With Dominic Monaghan
2014
Host
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
78% FlashForward
2009-2010
Simon
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% Lost
2004-2010
Charlie Pace Charlie
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Tyler Martin
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Geoffrey Shawcross Geoffrey
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
1998
Geoffrey Shawcross
  • 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Etienne
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Millionaire Tour
2012
Casper
No Score Yet The Unknown
2012

QUOTES FROM Dominic Monaghan CHARACTERS

Treebeard
The Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.
Merry
How can that be your decision?!
Merry
How can that be your decision?
Treebeard
This is not our war.
Merry
But you’re part of this world! Aren’t you?!
Merry
But you're part of this world! Aren't you?!
Merry
But you're part of this world! Aren't you?
Legolas
Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Merry: How many did you eat?
Pippin
Four.
Merry
There won't be a shire, Pip.
Legolas
Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small? bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.
Legolas
Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
How many did you eat?
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
How many did you eat?
Pippin
Four.
Merry
Here, something for the road.
Pippin
The last of the Longbottom Leaf?
Merry
I know you've run out. You smoke too much, Pippin.
Pippin
But we'll see each other soon, won't we?
Merry
I don't know. I don't know what's going to happen.
Pippin
Merry...
Gandalf
Run, Shadowfax. Show us the meaning of haste.
Pippin
Merry!
Pippin
You need people of intelligence on this sort of mission...quest...thing.
Pippin
Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of... mission... quest ... thing.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Well that rules you out, Pip.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Well, that rules you out, Pip.
Merry
You can search far and wide. You can drink the whole town dry. But you'll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown. You can drink your fancy ales. You can drink them by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon!
Pippin
You can search far and wide. You can drink the whole town dry. But you'll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown. You can drink your fancy ales. You can drink them by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon!