DOMINIC WEST (Theron) has been building a successful career with
leading roles on stage, screen and television. He can currently be seen in Peter
Webber's "Hannibal Rising," about the formative years of Hannibal
Lecter, based on the book by Thomas Harris and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.
West recently starred opposite Julianne Moore in the sci-fi thriller
"The Forgotten," and with Julia Roberts in Mike Newell's drama
"Mona Lisa Smile." In 2002, he played murder victim Fred Casely in Rob
Marshall's Oscar-winning musical "Chicago." His other film credits
include "Rock Star," with Jennifer Aniston and Mark Wahlberg; "28
Days," opposite Sandra Bullock; "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with
an all-star ensemble cast; "Diana & Me," opposite Toni Collette;
"True Blue"; Merchant-Ivory's "Surviving Picasso," with
Anthony Hopkins; and "Richard III," starring Ian McKellen.
Television audiences also know West for his starring role in the Peabody
Award-winning HBO series "The Wire." He also appeared in the telefilms
"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," "A Christmas
Carol" and "Out of Hours."
Born in England, West graduated from Trinity College in Dublin and then from
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Starting his career on the stage, he
won the Ian Charleson award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Peter
Hall's production of "The Seagull." He has since been seen in a number
of plays in London's West End, recently including Peter Gill's production of
Harley Granville Barker's "The Voysey Inheritance" at The National
Theatre and David Lan's production of "As You Like It," with Helen
McCrory and Sienna Miller. West is currently starring in Trevor Nunn's
production of Tom Stoppard's latest play, "Rock 'n' Roll," which just
won the London Evening Standard Award for Best Play. The show runs until
February 25, 2007.
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