Dominic West

British actor

Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director and musician. He played Baltimore detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO series The Wire (2002–2008). His roles as Hector Madden in The Hour (2011–2012) and as Noah Solloway in The Affair (2014–2019) earnt him Golden Globe nominations. West won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for playing serial killer Fred West in Appropriate Adult (2011).

Dominic West
West in 2011
Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West

(1969-10-15) 15 October 1969 (age 54)
EducationEton College
Alma materTrinity College Dublin (MA)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MA)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, musician
Years active1991–present
(m. 2010)



West acted in Chicago (2002), 300 (2007), Punisher: War Zone (2008), Johnny English Reborn (2011), John Carter (2012), The Square (2017) and Colette (2018).

West was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He has Irish ancestry. He is married to Catherine FitzGerald. He has five children.[2]


  1. "Dominic West". Front Row Interviews. 3 July 2011. BBC Radio 4 Extra. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. "Wire actor West marries long-term Irish partner". Irish Examiner. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2021.

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