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Dominic Cooper (born 2.6.1978) Dominic Cooper is an English actor. He is best known for his performances in the films Mamma Mia! and The History Boys.

Childhood: Dominic Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, in London. His mother, Julia, was a nursery school teacher and his father, Brian, was an auctioneer. His connection to film dates back to his grandmother, E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly journal.

Cooper went to school at John Ball Primary - the same school attended by Jude Law. He went on to attend the Thomas Tallis school in the Blackheath area of London and went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he graduated in 2000.

Career: Dominic Cooper began his acting career working in film and television. Then, in 2001, he made his debut on the stage at Mother Clap's Molly House at the National Theatre. He was involved in the production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys from the very first reading of the play. He toured with the production to places such as Sydney, Broadway and Hong Kong, as well as making appearances in radio and film adaptations of the play. In 2006, he was awarded a Drama Desk Award for his work in the play.

Dominic Cooper has also undertaken work in a number of commercials, including an ad for Durex.

Cooper has also landed a number of other significant roles, including the Royal National Theatre's adaptation of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, where he played the lead character, Will Parry.

In Mamma Mia!, which also starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan. Dominic Cooper then went on to star opposite Keira Knightley in The Duchess. The film also starred Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell and Charlotte Rampling.

2008 also saw Dominic Cooper appear in a The Escapist, featuring Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Damian Lewis and Liam Cunningham.

In 2009, Dominic Cooper featured in an adaptation of An Education, a novel by Nick Hornby. The film version also starred Carey Mulligan, Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike and Peter Sarsgaard. The film also featured the comic actor James Corden; Cooper went on to appear on Corden's sketch show Horne and Corden. Later that year, he returned to the stage and played Hippolytus in Phedre, alongside Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack, at the National Theatre.

Personal Life: Dominic Cooper was dating the Mamma Mia star Amanda Seyfried but the relationship was put under strain as they lived in separate countries and eventually ended.



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Premiere Of AMC's 'Preacher'

Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga , Dominic Cooper - Premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 - Arrivals at LA Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016

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Warcraft: The Beginning Trailer


Azeroth is a beautiful and civilized kingdom, it's human inhabitants are goverend by their much loved king, King Llane Wrynn. When a mysterious porthole is opened up between Azeroth and the orc world of Draenor, the civilians of Azeroth are left fearing for their life. The Orcs face extinction from their old world and the humans know they will bring destruction of their own should they find a home in Azeroth.

As war spreads across the land, the king seeks advisal from his most powerful knights to decide what action to take to protect the capital. The king is dubious about the Orcs abilities, they huge creatures but are known more for their brutish ways than their  intelligence. Anduin Lothar is the kings highest knight and feels there's a far deeper problem than first thought. Anudin and a small group of fighters must find a way to put an end to the battle before their land is lost for good.

Warcraft: The Beginning is based Blizzard Entertainment's online role-playing game and features some of the characters seen in the games.

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Happily Single Amanda Seyfried


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Amanda Seyfried is ''OK'' on her own.

The 30-year-old actress has been single since her two-year romance with Justin Long ended last September but she is happy to focus on connecting with herself in order to improve her future relationships with others.

She said: ''I do not [have a boyfriend]. But you know what's great? To love yourself and be OK on your own.

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BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea

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BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea

Dominic Cooper - BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea at The Four Season Los Angeles - Arrivals at The Four Season Los Angeles at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016

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The Lady In The Van Review

Excellent

Maggie Smith couldn't be more perfect for the title role in this film if it were written for her. But the most astounding thing about this story is that it's true, an event from playwright-screenwriter Alan Bennett's own life. The film cleverly plays with the idea of a writer telling his own story. And it also gives Smith an unforgettable role in a movie that's both entertaining and sharply pointed.

It happened in 1970 Camden, as neighbours worried about a homeless woman parking her van in front of their houses. She turns out to be Mary Shepard (Smith), and resident Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) offers to let her park her van in his driveway for a few months. She stayed there for 15 years, during which Alan refuses to pry into Mary's personal life and she turns a blind eye to the steady flow of young gentleman callers at his door. Even so, over the years Alan learns some details about Mary's past as a musician, ambulance driver and nun, and that she became homeless because she was on the run from the police.

Bennett takes a cheeky approach to the script, writing two versions of himself: one who lives his life and one who writes about it. The interaction between the two is cleverly played by Jennings and directed with offhanded hilarity by Hytner, who shot the movie in the actual street and house where the events took place. Jennings also adds some emotional interest in Alan's relationship with his mother (Gwen Taylor), who ironically has to move into a nursing home. Opposite him, Smith is as magnetic as ever, reeling off each pithy one-liner with impeccable timing. The role may not seem like much of a stretch, but she delivers it with a prickly mix of attitude and humour, plus a strong undercurrent of pathos.

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Warcraft: The Beginning - Teaser Trailer Footage


Travis Fimmel is set to lead the cast in one of the most epic films of 2016. Warcraft: The Beginning is based on Blizzard Entertainment's hugely successful computer game. Warcraft: The Beginning is being directed by Duncan Jones (The son of David Bowie who previously directed Moon starring Sam Rockwell)

Warcraft: The Beginning is a live action film released in 3-D by Universal & Legendary Pictures.

The full trailer will launch November 6 2015

Amanda Seyfriend And Justin Long Split


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Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long have split up after two years of dating.

The pair - who lived together in New York - reportedly ended their relationship a few weeks ago, leaving Justin, 37, ''heartbroken''.

A source told Us Weekly: ''It happened a few weeks ago. He's really heartbroken.

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Miss You Already Review

Excellent

This may be a drama about breast cancer, but it's astutely written and played with a jagged sense of humour that makes it thoroughly entertaining. Anchored by energetic, emotionally resonant performances from Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, the film is also a sharp depiction of lifelong friends who travel through some enormous events together. And by keeping everything so funny and honest, it's even more moving than expected.

Jess and Milly (Barrymore and Collette) have grown up together in London, outsiders who always had each others' backs. Their respective spouses Jago and Kit (Paddy Considine and Dominic Cooper) have become part of their extended family, as are Milly's two sparky kids (Honor Kneafsey and Ryan Lennon Baker) and Milly's diva mum (Jacqueline Bisset). Jess has never been able to get pregnant, so she and Jago are undergoing fertility treatment. And just as Jess finds out that she's pregnant, Milly is diagnosed with cancer. Both are understandably nervous about sharing their news. Then things get even more strained when Milly's relationship with Kit falters, and she starts flirting shamelessly with a local barman (Tyson Ritter).

Morwenna Banks' screenplay may have a fairly standard structure, but its details are fresh and unusually balanced, cleverly deepening the characters and never letting the movie fall into sentimental sappiness. Indeed, as the emotions get more intense, the interaction gets edgier and the jokes dirtier. Both Barrymore and Collette shine in their roles. With the showier, more wrenching character, Collette brings a raucous feistiness that's utterly infectious, even when Milly does something she knows is wrong. She is certainly not a cancer "victim"! And Barrymore digs much deeper than usual as Jess, deploying her impeccable comic timing to draw out the character's inner yearnings. Opposite them, both Considine and Cooper are excellent in roles that are more textured than the usual long-suffering husbands.

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Dominic Cooper: I'm Terrible At Shaping My Career


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Dominic Cooper is ''terrible'' at shaping his own career.

The 'Mamma Mia!' star has confessed he finds it hard to turn down jobs and wishes he could be more selective about the roles he accepts in the same way Matthew McConaughey has done in more recent years.

He said: ''It's scary turning down work, you always think you're never going to work again, but you have to try and figure out where you want to take your own career. Some people are really good at understanding where they want to see themselves. I'm terrible at it.''

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European Premiere Of 'Miss You Already' - Arrivals

Dominic Cooper - European Premiere of 'Miss You Already' held at Vue West End in Leicester Square - Arrivals at leicester sq - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th September 2015

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'Gorgeous Dad' James Corden


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Dominic Cooper thinks James Corden is a ''gorgeous dad''.

The 'Need for Speed' actor - who shot to fame alongside James in the 2006 film 'The History Boys' - has admitted he wishes he could spend more time with his lifelong friend and his family.

Dominic - who is godfather to James' four-year-old son Max - said: ''He's a gorgeous dad. He also works extraordinarily hard. One of my friends has five children, and I'm just like, 'How?!' I'm amazed by people with any sort of family.

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The European Premiere Of 'Miss You Already'

Dominic Cooper - The European premiere of 'Miss You Already' held at the Vue West End - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th September 2015

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Lady In The Van - Alternative Trailer


Miss Shepherd is a highly educated elderly woman living off barely anything in a small dilapidated van. She asks for nothing from her community, other than to be allowed her peace and to have a place to park her van. Constantly being moved by authorities, she finds herself taking up residence on Alan Bennett's road, much to the displeasure of his house proud neighbours. Despite her prickly disposition and shameless boldness, Bennett - a man of more timid and awkward nature - takes an immediate shine to Miss Shepherd, offering her his driveway to park her vehicle on a temporary basis. Soon, though, just a few weeks turns into fifteen long years as this impoverished musical scholar and this lowly gentleman of humble background become unlikely yet inseparable friends - a friendship rocked by Miss Shepherd's eventual ill health which soon strikes a sadness in the heart of the whole town.

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Seth Rogen's Preacher Series Finds A Tv Home


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Rogen and his business partner Evan Goldberg have created the show for Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper and it has been ordered to series.

Rogen broke the news on Twitter.com on Wednesday (09Sep15), announcing the series will debut in 2016.

He wrote, "Preacher is coming to AMC!!! May 2016... The beginning is nigh!!!"

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Dominic Cooper

Date of birth

2nd June, 1978

Occupation

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Warcraft: The Beginning Trailer

Warcraft: The Beginning Trailer

Azeroth is a beautiful and civilized kingdom, it's human inhabitants are goverend by their much...

Warcraft Trailer

Warcraft Trailer

After years of peace, dark forces fall upon the world of Azeroth as it stands...

The Lady In The Van Movie Review

The Lady In The Van Movie Review

Maggie Smith couldn't be more perfect for the title role in this film if it...

Warcraft: The Beginning - Teaser Trailer Footage Trailer

Warcraft: The Beginning - Teaser Trailer Footage Trailer

Travis Fimmel is set to lead the cast in one of the most epic films...

Miss You Already Movie Review

Miss You Already Movie Review

This may be a drama about breast cancer, but it's astutely written and played with...

Lady In The Van - Alternative Trailer

Lady In The Van - Alternative Trailer

Miss Shepherd is a highly educated elderly woman living off barely anything in a small...

Miss You Already Trailer

Miss You Already Trailer

Milly has rather a modest life as a community gardener, living on a boat in...

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Lady In The Van Trailer

Lady In The Van Trailer

Once upon a time, a normal man lived in a normal house on a normal...

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Need for Speed Movie Review

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It's difficult to understand how a movie about fast cars, tough guys and feisty women...

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Reasonable Doubt Trailer

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Mitch Brockton is a District Attorney with high ambitions, but he has to put his...

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