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Dominic West

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: October 15, 1969 (44)

Dominic West is best known for his portrayal of Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO television series, The Wire.

West made his screen debut in 3 Joes. Other film appearances include True Blue, Chicago and Mona Lisa Smile.

During is time on The Wire, West directed the episode "Took" in Season Five. The actor was praised for the accuracy of his character's accent in the series.

In 2011, West took on the role of the infamous serial killer Fred West in ITV drama Appropriate Adult. His physical resemblance to the murderer was noted during filming and other people working on the program sometimes found it difficult to approach him. West went on to win the 2012 BAFTA for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fred West.

Filmmakers talk balancing triumph and tragedy in their homegrown gem. Pride: The making of a new British classic The Wire stars Idris Elba and Dominic West reunite on Pixar's Finding Dory. Idris Elba lending voice to Finding Dory Andrew Scott, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton shine in a sharp, subtle chronicle. Pride review ★★★★ Ice-cold queen of style proves she's a good sport by taking part in charity challenge. See Anna Wintour scream in ice challenge New Showtime series centres on the impact of infidelity in a Hamptons community. See Dominic West in The Affair trailer The film tells the true story of gay activists joining forces with Welsh miners. Dominic West struts his stuff in Pride trailer Olivia Colman wins her third BAFTA in two years for her role in the ITV drama. Broadchurch wins at BAFTA TV Awards West also talks his latest role in US drama series The Affair. Dominic West: BBC Four cuts are terrible From Dawn French to Jodie Marsh, we look at the celebs who have channeled the Spice Girl. Victoria Beckham's 40th: 7 stars as Posh Spice Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor, Amy Willerton and Michael Owen also take part. GoT star runs London Marathon - pictures Sam Bailey, Dominic West, Pixie Lott and Sir Ben Kingsley get in the picture. Joan Collins recreates Oscars selfie The Wire actor narrates stories experienced by people with terminal illnesses. Watch Dominic West in charity advert Dominic West shares stories from his recent trip to the South Pole. Prince Harry 'told filthy jokes on trek' Prince Harry, Alexander Skarsgård and Dominic West are headed to Cape Town. Prince Harry leaving South Pole Race director says "higher degree of stress" on teams led to halting of trek. Prince Harry's South Pole trek halted The actor sets off for Antarctica to compete in the South Pole Allied Challenge Dominic West leaves for South Pole trek Young royal appears alongside his team of wounded servicemen in Trafalgar Square. Prince Harry departs for South Pole trek Helena Bonham Carter got into expensive accessories while playing Liz Taylor. Bonham Carter into jewels after Liz role The royal skis and sets up camp in -35 degrees ahead of his journey to Antarctica. Prince Harry spends night in a freezer The True Blood star will support the US team on a race to the South Pole. Skarsgård for Prince Harry charity race The Fringe actor will play a cowboy in the Showtime drama pilot. Joshua Jackson joins 'The Affair' The film is to be set during the 1980s miners strike. Dominic West to sing in new film 'Pride' Showtime makes cast announcements for upcoming pilots. Josh Hartnett, Luther star for new pilots Do you agree with the first reviews of BBC Four's biopic? Burton and Taylor: The critics' verdict Astrology, love and rivalry get an airing in a sparky interview with Dominic and Helena. 'Burton and Taylor': This was total love Helena Bonham Carter becomes Liz Taylor, The Returned departs - this week's top telly! This Week's Must-See TV The Wire actor will race the British royal in November and December. Dominic West for Prince Harry trek Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West star as former couple in BBC Four biopic. Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor Digital Spy gives you ten facts about the Luther star. Ten Things About... Idris Elba First trailer from BBC Four's Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor biopic. 'Burton & Taylor' trailer revealed First look at duo in character as Hollywood superstars. Bonham Carter, West as Taylor and Burton - first look Star of The Wire and The Hour will lead the new US TV pilot. Dominic West to star in 'The Affair' Dominic West provides vocals for two tracks on the rap duo's album. Rizzle Kicks unveil new track - listen Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja joins him on Dominic West's The UK Gold. Thom Yorke scores tax avoidance doc The project will be based on the life of convicted killer Malcolm Webster. ITV for real-life crime drama 'Widower' The Skyfall star admits that he had hopes for a third series. Ben Whishaw 'disappointed' by 'Hour' axe Abi Morgan reveals what might have happened in a third series of her axed drama. 'The Hour' creator talks series 3 plans Thousands sign a petition in an attempt to have the BBC reconsider its decision. 'The Hour' fans urge BBC to revive show The newsroom drama will not return for a third run, the BBC states. 'The Hour' axed by BBC Two Les Misérables actress and The Wire star to team up for BBC Four drama. Helena Bonham Carter to play Liz Taylor