Dominic West

Dominic West

Highest Rated: 100% Burton And Taylor (2013)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Gambler (1997)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1969

Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

His role as Sandra Bullock's egotistical, self-absorbed fiancé offering audiences a hilarious glimpse of the handsome actor's notable comic talents, actor Dominic West has since gone on to display his versatility in such notably diverse projects as the acclaimed HBO series The Wire and director Rob Marshall's Best Picture-winning musical Chicago (2000). Born into a family of seven children in Sheffield, England, West's father was the owner of a plastics manufacturing plant and his mother a homemaker with a taste for the theater. At first employed in such unglamorous positions as that of a cattle herder in Argentina, it wasn't long before West enrolled in Dublin's Trinity College and graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. His love of acting propelled him next to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and West graduated from the prestigious school in 1995. Though he had previous acting experience in a few minor film roles, it was the late '90s that found West's career truly beginning to bloom. A small role in Spice World was followed by a notable performance in the British miniseries Out of Hours (1998), and after minor roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace (both 1999), he got his big feature break with 28 Days Later. As the millennium turned, so did West's career; in 2001, he took to the screen with Mark Wahlberg in the musical drama Rock Star. Cast in the lead of HBO's The Wire shortly thereafter, the show debuted in 2002 to glowing critical reviews. On that program, West played Detective Jimmy McNulty, a gifted yet defiantly individualistic Irish-American detective with the Baltimore Police Department whose penchant for subverting the traditional methods of police investigations consistently threatened to get him in hot water. The program's five seasons (all of which featured McNulty in a significant capacity) found the character (among other subplots) attempting to bring down the elusive Barksdale drug ring, aggressively attempting to solve an enigmatic series of murders, and struggling with alcoholism, as he juggled a romantic relationship with Port Authority officer Beattie Russell (Amy Ryan). Following a pair of memorable performances in Chicago and Mona Lisa Smile (2003), West appeared in director Joseph Ruben's supernatural thriller The Forgotten in 2004.He subsequently played a police inspector in the gory thriller Hannibal Rising (2007) and a devious political leader in the period epic 300 (2007). His big-screen career continued with Punisher: War Zone,Arthur Christmas, Johnny English Reborn, and John Carter, while he continued his well-respected television career by starring in The Hour.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Masterpiece: Les Misérables Actor Executive Producer 2019
87% Colette Willy 2018
51% Tomb Raider Lord Richard Croft 2018
85% The Square Julian Gijoni $1.3M 2017
No Score Yet Offshore Incorporated (The UK Gold) Narrator 2017
94% Finding Dory Rudder $486.3M 2016
53% Genius Ernest Hemingway $1.4M 2016
59% Money Monster Walt Camby 2016
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Actor 2016
84% Testament Of Youth Mr. Brittain 2015
91% Pride Jonathan 2014
No Score Yet The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History Actor 2014
100% Burton And Taylor Richard Burton 2013
62% The Awakening Robert Mallory $0.2M 2012
52% John Carter Sab Than $73.1M 2012
No Score Yet What You Will Actor 2012
92% Arthur Christmas Lead Elf $46.5M 2011
38% Johnny English Reborn Special Agent Simon Ambrose $8.3M 2011
61% Centurion General Titus Virilus $0.2M 2010
44% Jackboots on Whitehall Billy Fiske 2010
43% From Time to Time Caxton 2009
29% Punisher: War Zone Bill Russoti/Jigsaw $8M 2008
60% 300 Theron $210.6M 2007
16% Hannibal Rising Inspector Popil $27.6M 2007
32% The Forgotten Ash Correll $66.7M 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile Bill Dunbar $63.7M 2003
86% Chicago Fred Casely 2002
No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older Actor 2002
53% Rock Star Kirk Cuddy $16.6M 2001
No Score Yet Time After Time Actor 2001
33% 28 Days Jasper 2000
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Lysander 1999
53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Palace Guard $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Fred Bowley 1999
35% Spice World Photographer 1998
14% The Gambler Alexei 1997
No Score Yet Diana and Me Rob Naylor 1997
32% Surviving Picasso Paulo Picasso 1996
No Score Yet Wave Length Spike 1996
94% Richard III Richmond 1995

TV

Credit
76% Stateless
2020
Gordon Masters 2020
87% Les Misérables
2019
Executive Producer Jean Valjean 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
86% The Affair
2014-2019
Producer Noah 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
88% The Hour
2011-2012
Hector Madden 2013
2012
2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2012
2011
2009
94% The Wire
2002-2008
Director Det. James McNulty Det. Jimmy McNulty Jimmy McNulty 2008
2006
2004
2003
2002
No Score Yet Moving On
2009
Director
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby
2002

QUOTES FROM Dominic West CHARACTERS

Bill Russoti/Jigsaw says: I'll take care of this guy.

Loony Bin Jim says: Oh no, brother. Fatso's mine.

Bill Russoti/Jigsaw says: Of course.

Loony Bin Jim says: I'm gonna get my applesauce back!

Mr. Brittain says: Vera, come back and apologise now. If you can't show me the respect I deserve, then at least show some for our guests.

Vera Brittain says: I don't want a piano. You knew I didn't want one and still you bought it. I won't be bullied by you.

Mr. Brittain says: Oh, I buy her the most expensive gift of her life, but no, I'm bullying.

Mrs. Brittain says: Your father hoped you'd be happy, dear.

Vera Brittain says: That piano could pay for a whole year at Oxford.

Robert Mallory says: These boys aren't worried about bumps in the night. They are frighted... to death.

Sab Than says: Princess, are you alone?

Dejah Thoris says: Yes, i'm alone [cracking]

Dejah Thoris says: Yes, I'm alone. [cracking]

Lead Elf says: "Holly injury!"

Lead Elf says: Holly injury!

Johnny English says: "Wheres the governor?"

Johnny English says: Wheres the governor?

Special Agent Simon Ambrose says: "It's me."

Special Agent Simon Ambrose says: It's me.

Johnny English says: "You wish.''

Johnny English says: You wish.