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Hailing from the stage and screen of his native England, actor Dominic West made a name in the United States playing hard-drinking, anti-authoritarian homicide detective, Jimmy McNulty, on the gritty television crime drama, "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). Prior to that critically acclaimed role, West appeared in films like "Richard III" (1995), "Surviving Picasso" (1996) and "The Gambler" (1998). But it was his five years on "The Wire" that perhaps offered him the richest and most compelling performance of his career on a show numerous critics dubbed the greatest series in the history of television. Thanks to the critical adulation heaped upon "The Wire," West nabbed plum roles in higher-profile movies like "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003) and "The Forgotten" (2004). He had his first major co-starring role in the blockbuster adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" (2007), and continued along in that vein with "Punisher: War Zone" (2008), "Centurion" (2010) and the rebooted "Tomb Raider" (2018), along with tony British fare like the 1950s period piece "The Hour" (BBC 2011-12) and steamy American drama "The Affair" (Showtime 2014- ). Thanks to a ready charm and comedic flair mixed with serious acting chops, West was an extraordinary talent worthy of attention.
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Ever since he broke out in The Wire, West has been working regularly on both the big and small screens. His best-known movies include 300, Chicago, Mona Lisa Smile, Pride, Finding Dory, and 2018's Tomb Raider remake. Two years ago, he also starred as Jean Valjean in PBS and the BBC's adaptation of Les Misérables. (Source: www.townandcountrymag.com)
The Pursuit Of Love is finally on our screens, and has become an instant hit. It feels like everyone is talking about the soundtracks, the locations, and the performances. But naturally a certain corner of the internet is looking back at how a showbiz story from last year relates to proceedings. Many are surprised to see Dominic West play Lily James' father - 'awkward!', one person tweeted - considering that the pair were romantically attached. A separate report this weekend added that Dominic feared that Lily may tell all on their alleged romance at some point in the future. But with all of the social media and tabloid stories swirling, it's easy to forget the facts. So here's what you need to know. (Source: graziadaily.co.uk)