DOMINIC West is turning his hand to comedy in Sky One original drama Brassic.
The Yorkshireman has had many roles from Shakespearean characters to gritty American cops and serial killers.
What has Dominic West starred in and who was he in Star Wars?
Yorkshireman Dominic was praised for his character’s American accent when he starred in US drama The Wire as cop Jimmy McNulty.
He was born and bred in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to a large Irish Catholic family – the sixth of seven siblings.
But the Old Etonian, who attended Eton College, Trinity College Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is not just good at the accents, he can also turn his hand to all genres.
His first TV appearance was as Joe Smoker in a short film, 3 Joes.
Two years later in 1995, he got his big break when he starred in Richard III alongside Ian McKellen (who he attributes with getting him the role.)
As well as starring in hit movies such as Mona Lisa Smile and Marvel’s Punisher: War Zone, he took on some TV roles such as The Devil’s Whore and ITV’s Appropriate Adult, playing serial killed Fred West.
He took on the role of Hector Madden in The Hour in 2011-2012.
He also voiced Rudder in Finding Dory in 2016.
He’s played Noah Solloway for five series in The Affair and in 2015-16 he starred alongside Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
He starred as Jean Valjean in the TV mini-series adaptation of Les Miserables in 2018-2019, before joining Brassic, a Sky One comedy starring Michelle Keegan.
One of his lesser-known roles before being launched into the spotlight was Jerus Jannick in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, one of the palace guards on Naboo.
Is Dominic West married?
Dominic is married to film producer Catherine Fitzgerald.
The pair dated during university but split after graduation.
They rekindled their relationship, got engaged in 2007 and married in Limerick, Ireland, in 2010.
The pair has three children together, Francis, Dora and Senan.
Dominic has a daughter, Martha, from a previous relationship with Polly Astor.
In August 2014, West was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to the referendum.
His wife is the daughter of Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin, and she grew up in Glin Castle in Limerick.
The pair put the castle on the market as upkeep costs were too high, but is now available for exclusive hire for private rental accommodation, events, weddings, golf tours, group tours of castle and gardens with lunch and film location.
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What has Dominic West said about being an Old Etonian?
Dominic told Radio Times that being sent to boarding school was like losing his parents.
He said: “It was the worst feeling I have ever had, very similar to the grief when my parents died.
“It’s the same thing really; you think you’ve lost your parents. I learned to bury the emotional effects of that and then I went to drama school and had to dig it all up again.”
The actor also claimed he used to be irritated by the “Old Etonian” label.
He said on The Graham Norton Show: “Old Etonian is a stigma that is slightly above ‘paedophile’ in the media in a gallery of infamy.”