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.
Based on the iconic strategy game, this fantasy battle epic will appeal mainly to either the gamers themselves or audiences that love wildly detailed fantasy worlds. Everyone else will probably feel a bit lost when faced with the stream of confusing names, spells and magical phenomena that fill every scene. It looks terrific, and is directed with plenty of energy and personality. But it feels both overcrowded and superficial.
With their home world Draenor dying, the orcs need to travel through a portal to the human realm Azeroth to find more life force to steal. One orc chieftan, Durotan (Toby Kebbell), is having doubts about this murderous plan, and thinks peace with humans might be a better option. His rival chief Blackhand (Clancy Brown) and the cackling orc shaman Gul-dan (Daniel Wu) disagree, and set a massacre in motion. Preparing for the attack, human King Llane (Dominic Cooper) turns for help to his top knight Lothar (Travis Fimmel), sorcerer Medivh (Ben Foster) and apprentice wizard Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer). Then they meet outcast half-caste Garona (Paula Patton), and she offers another way to take on the invaders.
For the uninitiated, the elaborate mythology is so detailed that it blurs together into something rather incomprehensible. Director Duncan Jones doesn't have time to explain everything, so he charges ahead and just lets the dialogue overflow with references that may or may not be needed to work out what's happening. The film leaps from one strikingly staged battle to another, all cleverly designed to mix digital animation with gothic costumes. It looks pretty amazing in 3D, but the only characters who emerge with any depth are Durotan and Garona, nicely played by Kebbell and Patton under mounds of effects, makeup, fur and teeth.
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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
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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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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Milly has rather a modest life as a community gardener, living on a boat in London with her long term boyfriend Jago with whom she is trying for a baby. And while her relationship with Jago is at its peak, Milly's real soulmate is in her best friend Jess; a rather more outspoken woman with a booming career, husband and two children, and who has been by Milly's side since they were very small children. They have always been there for each other despite how different they are, but their friendship is about to be tested for the first time when Jess is suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. Now with mortality threatening to break the duo apart, they must find a way to keep on smiling even when things get even harder with Jess' treatment, and the stress that comes with having a potentially terminal illness.
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Dominic Cooper will play Reverend Jesse Custer in the upcoming adaptation of the comic book series 'Preacher'.
Dominic Cooper has been cast in AMC's adaptation of the comic book series Preacher. Executive producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday (17th April). "We have Jesse Custer! Dominic Cooper is gonna save our souls," Rogen wrote.
Dominic Cooper has been cast in Preacher.
Cooper, who plays Marvel’s Howard Stark is said to be close to signing a deal for the AMC series.
Dominic Cooper is reportedly close to signing a deal to star as the lead in AMC’s comic book adaptation ‘Preacher’. According to The Wrap the British actor has not closed a deal yet but insiders say that’s just a mere formality at this point.
Cooper is said to be close to closing a deal with AMC.
The series is being produced by the team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg alongside Sony TV and AMC Studios. James Weaver will serve as executive producer for the series, while the script was penned by Rogen and 'Breaking Bad's' Sam Catlin with Goldberg going behind the camera.
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Once upon a time, a normal man lived in a normal house on a normal street. Then, something extraordinary happened. An educated woman - a scholar of both music and art - who lives in a van, takes up residence on the road. Miss Shepard (Maggie Smith) is insistent on staying in her van on the street, and the man (Alan Bennett), invites her to park her mobile home in his driveway in order to relieve his neighbours of the site. They agree she will stay for three weeks; she ends up staying for fifteen years.
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'Dracula Untold' is released in US cinemas next week but have critics already driven a stake through the latest take on the Vampire legend?
With a 17% top critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it's safe to say reviews have drained whatever life was left in Dracula Untold. Yet audiences still seem to be enjoying the film which attempts to show a more heroic side to the much maligned monster.
Luke Evans in Dracula Untold.
Continue reading: 'Dracula Untold': Critics Attack Visual Effects & Vampire Lore Treatment
Dominic Cooper - Harrods, together with its shoe partner Kurt Geiger, hosted an exclusive cocktail party during London Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of Harrods Shoe Heaven, the world's largest luxury shoe destination, now open on the fifth floor of the iconic department store. Hosted inside the new shoe floor, guests sipped Louis Roederer champagne whilst enjoying the plush boutiques and stunning art-deco inspired surroundings. Mark Ronson played an exclusive DJ set for the evening, whilst a troop of dancing girls dressed in fabulous silver Christian Louboutin heels brought added glamour to the party. To celebrate the exciting launch, Harrods showcased the limited-edition "Silver Lining" collection showcasing 37 of today's most iconic shoes in silver - created exclusively for Harrods by designers including Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin, Rupert Sanderson, Charlotte Olympia and Kurt Geiger. Heavenly Old Fashioneds and Dirty Martinis were shaken by some of the world's most talented bartenders and served from classic cocktail trolleys. Canapés included alba white truffle risotto cubs, brancaster lobster with tarragon and bisque dressing and mini dark chocolate s'mores. Helen David, Fashion Director - Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery & Childrenswear at Harrods, comments: 'Harrods is delighted to celebrate the official launch of Harrods Shoe Heaven as part of London Fashion Week. Our new shoe floor was created with unparalleled attention to detail with every last whim considered and was designed to provide the best possible footwear from the most desirable brands whilst allowing our customers to shop in an unparalleled luxury environment.' Neil Clifford, Kurt Geiger Chief Executive Officer, comments: 'We are thrilled to launch Harrods Shoe Heaven and celebrate our longstanding partnership with Harrods. The shoe floor is a spectacular addition to our unrivalled shoe portfolio with a uniquely decadent experience.' - London, England, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th September 2014
Can't stand the prospect of watching another vampire movie in the same vein as 'Twilight'? Do you yearn for the days when vampires were the stuff of nightmares and not the subject of appalling teenage romantic fiction? Then 'Dracula Untold' may be the tonic you need!
It's fair to say anyone past the age of 14 is fed up with vampires or at least of the overly sympathetic versions we are bombarded with in Twilight. We all miss the good old days when vampires were naughty, vicious and decadent creatures as opposed to floppy haired 'vegetarian' romantics. So if you're longing for the days of Lestat, searching for the sharp wit of Spike or simply want to see Gary Oldman's shadow mischievously revealing his inner thoughts, then the upcoming film Dracula Untold may be for you.
Lee Evans stars in Dracula Untold as Vlad Tepes.
Dracula Untold follows the character Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on, Vlad III, and attempts to create a link between the medieval Romanian ruler and the fictional monster we've come to know and love. In the film we are set to see Vlad strike up a bargain with an unusual fanged creature (yes, it's most definitely a vampire) that lives high on a deserted mountain in order to protect his family and people from the machinations of Sultan Mehmed II. Complete with billowing red cape, the trailer suggests Dracula Untold may be an historical epic crossed with a graphic novel à la 300.
Date of birth
2nd June, 1978
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