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Dominic West

Dominic West

Birthday: 15 October 1969, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth Name: Dominic Gerard Fe West
Height: 183 cm

Dominic West was born on October 15, 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Fe West. He is an actor and director, known for 300 (2006), The Wire (2002) and Chicago (2002). He has been ...Show more

Dominic West
I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people. I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people.
[on Mona Lisa Smile (2003)] The movie didn't make much sense. We would be given new scenes to film o Show more [on Mona Lisa Smile (2003)] The movie didn't make much sense. We would be given new scenes to film out of the blue which, it transpired, had been written by Julia's agent, who was doubling as a producer. I don't know what anyone was doing there. No one seemed to enjoy it. Especially not Julia. She had just got married and just wanted to be off having sex with her husband. Trouble was, she had married the cameraman on the movie. You can't really relax in a sex scene when the husband is staring right at you. Hide
If you turn on American TV, there's a huge choice of nothing you want to see and, unfortunately, I t Show more If you turn on American TV, there's a huge choice of nothing you want to see and, unfortunately, I think that's the case here now as well. I love costume drama, no-one does it like the BBC - no-one has the money to do it, first of all and, secondly, Americans don't have the history to do it. So we do it brilliantly but if you talk to any BBC producers, they abhor the fact... they're dying to do The Wire (2002) and hate doing Cranford (2007) . I thought Cranford (2007) was incredible but we don't seem to be able to do contemporary stuff. Hide
Since I got married my wife doesn't really let me wear anything that I used to because she says I ha Show more Since I got married my wife doesn't really let me wear anything that I used to because she says I have no taste at all. Hide
No, I don't think The Wire (2002) screwed up my career at all. No, I don't think The Wire (2002) screwed up my career at all.
I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people. It' Show more I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people. It's interesting that I've been cast as a working-class cop [The Wire (2002)] because I doubt that would happen at home. The films I most enjoy in England are by Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, but it's very unlikely I would be cast in them; I've tried a few times, but I'm perceived as posh. Hide
You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up. You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up.
It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose. It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose.
I've always wanted to play more comic parts. I've always wanted to play more comic parts.
For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men! For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men!
I think I've got a funny face. I think I've got a funny face.
I like to believe there are ghosts all over the place! I like to believe there are ghosts all over the place!
My mum's parents were from Ireland, my dad's mum was American-Irish. My mum's parents were from Ireland, my dad's mum was American-Irish.
Apparently it'll all settle down and they'll forget about it soon. Apparently it'll all settle down and they'll forget about it soon.
I'm only stopped by people in uniform, whether it's customs people, janitors, or the FBI - they all Show more I'm only stopped by people in uniform, whether it's customs people, janitors, or the FBI - they all watch The Wire (2002). Sadly, beautiful, glamorous women don't know anything about it. Hide
I'm a rather crude cook. I'm a rather crude cook.
I look ridiculous in a three-piece suit - I'm too fat. I look ridiculous in a three-piece suit - I'm too fat.
I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're Show more I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're cheap. Hide
[on The Wire (2002)] The show provokes a kind of obsessive following. Those who love it kind of cher Show more [on The Wire (2002)] The show provokes a kind of obsessive following. Those who love it kind of cherish the fact that it's not quite as world-renowned as The Sopranos (1999). It's like being in a secret club. Hide
I've hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from d Show more I've hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I'm a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That's what I get for being a single dad - suspicious looks at the playground. Hide
Prince Charles is the best-dressed man in the world. Prince Charles is the best-dressed man in the world.
The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction. The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction.
If you do an American TV series, before the audition you sign away the next five years of your life. If you do an American TV series, before the audition you sign away the next five years of your life.
I mean, I think women should be more indulgent of affairs. I really do. It's daft to kick someone ou Show more I mean, I think women should be more indulgent of affairs. I really do. It's daft to kick someone out over a fling. Isn't it? Everyone should turn a blind eye to men's behavior between the ages of 40 and 50. Let it all blow over. Hide
People seem to think I'm Satan. People seem to think I'm Satan.
Dominic West's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (53)
Dominic West Dominic West'S roles
Inspector Popil
Inspector Popil

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway

Ash Correll
Ash Correll

Kirk Cuddy
Kirk Cuddy

Sab Than
Sab Than

Theron
Theron

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