Dominic West

Stars as Noah Solloway in the Acclaimed Series "The Affair"

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Dominic West is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series "The Wire." West won the award for Leading Actor at the 2012 British Academy Television Awards for his role as serial killer Fred West in "Appropriate Adult."

West made his debut in 1991 in a short called "3 Joes." His other screen appearances include "True Blue," "Chicago," "Richard III" (1995 film) and "Mona Lisa Smile." His most notable television role has been as the American police detective Jimmy McNulty on the HBO television police drama "The Wire," set in Baltimore, Maryland. West was praised for the accuracy of his character's American accent.

West starred as Lysander in the 1999 film version of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In feature films, he portrayed the heavy metal guitarist Kirk Cuddy in the 2001 film "Rock Star."

In December 2009, West starred as Hank in a radio adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play The Hairy Ape for BBC Radio 3, was a guest presenter on the BBC show "Have I Got News for You," and ended the year alongside Joan Rivers and Sarah Jessica Parker with an appearance on Graham Norton's New Year's Eve Show.

In 2011, West appeared as a news presenter on the BBC-TV period drama series "The Hour." He also played serial killer Fred West in the ITV two-part series "Appropriate Adult," giving a performance that the serial killer's daughter described as capturing the "evil essence of [Fred West] - his character, his mannerisms, even his gait."

West has become a supporter of care charity Helen's Trust in response to their assistance to his mother prior to her death.

West was the leader of Team Canada/Australia for Walking with the Wounded, a fundraising event for wounded soldiers. He trekked to the South Pole against Team UK (led by Prince Harry) and Team America (led by Alexander Skarsgård). A few days into the trek, it was decided that the competition part of the race would be cancelled due to hazardous terrain and weather conditions, so the teams combined forces and continued. Alongside Harry, Skarsgård, and several wounded soldiers, West successfully made it to the South Pole on December 13, 2013.

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 September's referendum on that issue.


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