Dominic West : Role- Jimmy McNulty
Birthday : 15 October 1969
Birth Place : Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Height : 6′
Gender : Male
Recent Role : Det. James “Jimmy” McNulty on
Dominic West was born on 15 October 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He belongs to an Irish Catholic family and his father George West owed a plastic factory. His mother’s name is Moya and she is a housewife. He attended the Eton College and Trinity College, Dublin. He also attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama and earned a B.A Honours Degree in Acting in 1995.
In 1991, he debuted with the short, ‘3 Joes’. He appeared on screen for ‘True Blue’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘Mona Lisa Smile’. He is best known for his role in ‘The Wire’ as “Det. James ‘Jimmy’ McNulty”. He spoke in an accent, which suited the character very well. In the film ‘Rock Star’, he appears as a heavy-metal guitarist “Kirk Cuddy”. In the film ‘300′, he played “Theron” and in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, he played “Lysander”. He has done theatre work and has worked in plays like, ‘The Seagull’, ‘As you Like It’, ‘The Voysey Inheritance’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’. He has acted in the channel 4 series ‘The Devil’s Whore’. He has to his credit, roles in ‘Richard III”, ‘Surviving Picasso’, ‘28 Days’, ‘The Forgotten’, etc.
2003 was a special year for him as either he was nominated for one award and won two others in that year. He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for the Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for ‘Chicago’. He was the winner of the Critics Choice Award of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for the Best Acting Ensemble for his role in ‘Chicago’. He was also nominated for the PFCS Award for the Best Acting Ensemble for ‘Chicago’ at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.
Role in The Wire
Dominic West is playing “Detective James ‘Jimmy’ McNulty” in ‘The Wire’ tv show. He is an Irish American detective, working at the Baltimore Police Department. He is marvelous at his work and has proved himself to be a canny and tenacious detective. But he has a tendency to disdain the authority and circumvent the commands, during the course of investigation. He is disliked by many of his superiors for this reason. In his private life, he faces numerous problems including alimony, alcoholism, child support, relationships, and money.