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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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Miss You Already Trailer


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 Cast As Rev. Jesse Custer In AMC's Adaptation Of 'Preacher'


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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.

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Will Dominic Cooper Be Taking The Lead In AMC's 'Preacher'?


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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.

Dominic CooperCooper 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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Lady In The Van Trailer


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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the after party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel

Dominic Cooper - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

Dominic Cooper - The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2015 Official After Party held at the Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

BAFTA Nominees Party Arrivals

Dominic Cooper - Various stars of film and television were photographed as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards nominee's party in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Nominees Party

Dominic Cooper - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Nominees Party at Kensington Palace - Arrivals at Kensington Palace, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th February 2015

Disney & ABC Television Group's TCA Winter Press Tour

Dominic Cooper, Enver Gjokaj, Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, James D'Arcy and Lyndsy Fonseca - Disney & ABC Television Group's TCA Winter Press Tour - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, Disney - Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 14th January 2015

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Dominic Cooper, Enver Gjokaj, Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, James D'Arcy and Lyndsy Fonseca

'Dracula Untold': Critics Attack Visual Effects & Vampire Lore Treatment


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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.

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Luke Evans in Dracula Untold.

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'Dracula Untold' Promises To Revive Our Post 'Twilight' Hopes Of Vampires As Misunderstood Yet Bloodthirsty


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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.

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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. 

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'Dracula Untold': Think You Know The Dark Legend? Think Again.


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The trailer has been released for upcoming horror-drama, Dracula Untold, ahead of the movie's autumn release. As the title might suggest, the Gary Shore movie finds a new angle on the classic folk tale and tells the story of the notorious Dracula's origins from Romanian royalty to fered creature of the night.

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Dominic Cooper Plays Mehmed The Second, The Ottoman Sultan, In 'Dracula Untold.'

Luke Evans is cast in the lead role as Vlad 'The Impaler' Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, who is a warrior with a fearsome reputation. Vlad's leadership is put to the test as Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper) announces that he needs a thousand boys to join his army.

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Dracula Untold Trailer


Vlad III Tepes is the Prince of Wallachia and a warrior with a fearsome reputation. Thought of by many as a hero with the ability to defeat armies of men, and by others as a powerful and often cruel adversary, Vlad is facing a huge challenge. Sultan Mehmed II is preparing for battle and he needs a thousand young boys to join his army, and thus Vlad's son is being dragged into the conflict. Determined to protect his family, he sets out to find a way to protect his people single-handedly, so that no children must face the dangers of war. It's then he comes across a dark beast with the power to transform him, and he becomes Dracula; an immortal, blood-drinking demon with the ability to morph into a bat and defend whole cities of civilians. Unfortunately, few are welcoming of his new form and it seems that even those he is striving to protect will turn against him.

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James Corden And Julia Carey "Delighted" To Be Expecting Second Child


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James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child together, a rep has confirmed to the Mirror. The couple were last spotted at the weekends TV BAFTAs on Sunday night where a very small bump could clearly been seen under Carey's form-fitting black dress but now the news has been confirmed officially.

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James Corden & Julia Carey Have Announced They're Expecting A Baby.

"James and Julia have loved every minute of becoming parents to their toddler Max and were keen to give him a brother or sister who is close in age," said the representative. "They're delighted to be pregnant again and can't wait to expand the family."

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'Need for Speed' is Rubbish and It Didn't Make Any Money


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Did anyone else see this coming? A videogame racer featuring no characters – just cars – molded into a movie turns out to be rubbish. That headline’s too long though, so we had to explain it in this first bit. What’s more, Need for Speed didn’t even manage to beat out Mr. Peabody and Sherman or 300: Rise of An Empire at the box office, both of which have already been for a week.

Need for Speed Promo ImageIt's been a bad domestic start for NFS - hopefully it can rake it in internationally

This news will come as a major blow to Buena Vista, who will have undoubtedly hoped the star draw of Aaron Paul – who was on everyone’s lips at the end of last year for his brilliant role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad – would be enough to garner sufficient hype and make Need For Speed a financial juggernaut if nothing else.

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Dominic Cooper

Date of birth

2nd June, 1978

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.77