Dominic Cooper
English actor
Dominic Cooper
Dominic Edward Cooper is an English actor. He has worked in TV, film, theatre and radio, in productions including Mamma Mia!, The Duchess, The History Boys, The Devil's Double, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
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One Thing You Didn't Notice In The Explosive 'Preacher' Premiere
Huffington Post - 9 months
After months of anticipation and speculation, "Preacher" finally premiered on AMC on Sunday, and all we have to say is, "HOLY HELL!" The show, based on the comic books, tells the story of a man named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper). Custer has a mysterious, violent past and has moved back to his old hometown of Annville, Texas, to be a preacher. In the premiere, we meet Custer's ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), who is introduced by killing a guy with an ear of corn and shooting down a helicopter. Custer also befriends a vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), who takes out a bunch of religious fanatics trying to kill him before jumping out of a plane. The show starts out in outer space, with a mysterious entity traveling to Earth. This unknown force possesses a number of religious figures, including Tom Cruise, unfortunately resulting in each person exploding.  Sorry, Tom. Eventually, the entity possesses Jesse Custer, who now has the ability to make pe ...
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AMC's New <i>Preacher</i> Will Surprise Some Fans of the Comic. Some Vampire Fans, Too.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you're a fan of the cult comic Preacher, AMC's long-awaited TV series adaptation will sometimes leave you trying to figure out exactly what's going on. And what's your point? Preacher has had that effect ever since Garth Ennis started writing the multi-book series two decades ago. The TV series, which executive producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen said this week will premiere in May, does use the basic framework of the book. The central character is Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) (above), a man with a mysterious, clearly troubled and possibly supernatural past who has returned to Anvil, Texas, to become the pastor of a tiny church that's hanging on by the wispiest of prayers. His de facto posse is still his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), a chick with whom no one is advised to mess, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), an Irish vampire whose moral code makes Charlie Sheen look virtuous. In the comic, they embark on a series of adventures whose general goal mi ...
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Film Clip: 'The Lady in the Van'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Watch a film clip from "The Lady in the Van," starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper and James Corden. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
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Film Trailer: 'The Lady in the Van'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Watch the film trailer for "The Lady in the Van," starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper and James Corden.
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'Warcraft' Trailer Debuts At BlizzCon
Huffington Post - over 1 year
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Warcraft" is hammering down on BlizzCon. A trailer for the film adaptation of the long-running interactive fantasy series debuted to thunderous applause Friday at the fan convention. The footage teased the tusk-filled, armor-laden conflict between orcs and humans that has been depicted in the 11-year-old online role-playing game "World of Warcraft" and the original "Warcraft" games from the 1990s. "Warcraft" filmmaker Duncan Jones introduced the preview on stage at the Anaheim Convention Center with cast members Clancy Brown, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Paul Patton and Daniel Wu. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans ahead of the trailer debut to create and release its own film and TV series based on the "Call of Duty" military shooter franchise and the "Skylanders" toy-game series. "Warcraft" is set to debut June 10. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use ...
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'Miss You Already' Is Catherine Hardwicke's Quest To Prove People Care About Female-Centric Movies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Catherine Hardwicke has had one of the decade's more mercurial directing careers. After winning acclaim for 2003's gritty "Thirteen," her résumé began to look like a case study in the unpredictability of Hollywood's studio films. 2005's slick "Lords of Dogtown" coasted on Heath Ledger's performance, while the following year's tame "Nativity Story" fell short of the Christmas cash cow one might hope for. Hardwicke rebounded with the lucrative first installment in the "Twilight" franchise, but 2011's "Red Riding Hood" attempted to capture the same demographics with less success. Her 2013 erotic thriller, "Plush," made all of $3,080 at the box office. Now she's departed from the teen-oriented features that comprise her career, and the results make for arguably her best movie since "Thirteen." "Miss You Already," which opens on Friday after premiering at September's Toronto Film Festival, stars Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette as lifelong best friends who must cope with the latter's s ...
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'Fleming' Review: A Look At The Spy Who Created Bond, James Bond
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Would it surprise you to learn that the man who created Bond -- James Bond -- liked fast cars, fine living, custom-made cigarettes and cocktails made in a very particular way? Probably not, but unless you've read a biography of Bond's creator, portions of the well-acted four-part miniseries "Fleming" (10 p.m. ET Wednesday, BBC America) may come as a surprise. Dominic Cooper infuses the role of Ian Fleming with the right mixture of insouciance and world-weariness, and half the fun of "Fleming" is seeing what a failure the author was before he turned to spycraft and writing, two careers that turned out to be perfect for his strange emotional makeup and his odd mixture of talents. When we first meet Fleming, he's in debt, flailing professionally as "London's worst stockbroker" and regularly infuriating his disapproving mother, who comes off throughout as a character straight out of a P.G. Woodhouse novel. Fleming has luck with ladies, but in all other respects, he's outshone by ...
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‘Warcraft’ cast announced: Film will star Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster
LATimes - about 3 years
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Aaron Paul Is Going Straight In New 'Need For Speed' Photos
MTV News - over 3 years
Next year already has a ton of movies that we're looking forward to, but "Need for Speed" holds a special spot on our most-anticipated list for a number of reasons. The first has to be Aaron Paul, making his jump to big-budget films soon after the ending of "Breaking Bad." We're also always hoping for a video game-based movie that isn't horrible. And what we've seen so far from "Need for Speed" is shaping up nicely. While we can't tell too much from these new images (via EW), they do remind us that there is a very solid cast. "Need for Speed" is an adaptation of the popular racing game, and it stars Paul, "50 Shades of Grey" lead Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Kid Cudi, and Michael Keaton. You can see some of these people in the two new images from EW below! "Need for Speed" opens in theaters on March 14, 2014.
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William Bradley: Icons of an Era
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Everything is achievable through technology. Better living, robust health. And for the first time in human history, the possibility of World Peace. So from all of us here at Stark Industries, I'd like to introduce you to the City of The Future. "Technology holds infinite possibilities for mankind and will one day rid society of all its ills ... " -- Howard Stark (portrayed with trademark insouciance by Mad Men star John Slattery) introduction to the 1974 Stark Expo replayed by son Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) to open the present-day Stark Expo in Iron Man 2. It's highly debatable that every era gets the political leaders it deserves. More likely is that every era gets the cinematic icons it deserves. Or at least wants. In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide ...
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Dominic Cooper Has Developed A 'Need For Speed'
MTV News - over 4 years
Dominic Cooper has got a need... a need to be in the "Need for Speed" movie. He's the latest actor to consider joining the upcoming video game adaptation that is going to be based on EA's popular game franchise. Variety has the news, reporting that the "Captain America: The First Avenger" star is in talks for a role in the movie. He'll be joining Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in the film, which we're guessing is going to feel like something out of the "Fast and the Furious" series. Though it's not going to be based on one game in particular, it's been reported that "Need for Speed" is going to stay very true to the franchise that it's based on. In addition to the casting news, we've learned a bit more about what "Need for Speed" is going to be about. Paul is to play a racer who also runs a garage that upgrade race cars (the perfect venue for him to create his own dream vehicle, we're guessing). The best friend of Paul's character is murdered during a race and Paul gets wrongly ...
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Adrien Brody Replaces Gary Oldman
Popeater - over 4 years
"Motor City," the long-awaited film based on a screenplay by Chad St. John, has added one star and subtracted another from its cast. In: Adrien Brody, who has been tapped to play across Gerard Butler as the villain in the Albert Hughes-directed project. Out: Gary Oldman, who had been attached in the same role. Previously rumored as having been attached to the movie (albeit in the starring role): Jake Gyllenhaal, Dominic Cooper, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner. "Motor City" traces the experiences of a newly released felon who attempts to find the folks who framed him. Brody recently starred as Salvador Dali in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." His highly stylized turn as the quixotic painter was widely appreciated as one of the film's highlights. Butler has kept busy with over half a dozen movies in some stage of production over the next two years. According to IMDB, he's currently doing voice work on "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and filming "Olympus Has Fallen." ...
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Movie Review - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Flickering Myth - over 4 years
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell and Marton Csokas. SYNOPSIS: After his mother is killed by vampires, Abraham Lincoln takes it upon himself to vanquish the undead. Modern film making doesn’t get much worse than Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I need to have that statement in a paragraph on its own at the top of the review because I feel so strongly about it. As bad as the title sounds, the actual film is incrementally worse; even if it were titled ‘A Steaming Pile of Elephant Excrement’, the film would still be worse. There is simply nothing to recommend about the film and so much to dislike, it’s hard to know where to begin... but I’ll give it a good go for you. Director Timur Bekmambetov, whose last film Wanted was so bad I couldn’t finish watching it, shows no understanding of how to stage either an action scene or a straight forward conv ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dominic Cooper
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    Cooper plays Jesse Custer, the lead role in AMC's Preacher; the programme debuted in May 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper co-starred in the Warcraft film adaptation, which was released in June 2016. Cooper was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for his work on the Broadway production of The History Boys. He was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen) award at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards and has been nominated for the British Film Critics' Circle's 2006 award for British actor in support for his work on the film version of The History Boys. Cooper shared a flat, for a time, with his co-star in The History Boys, James Corden, until Corden started a family with his wife, Julia Carey. Cooper has been dating actress Ruth Negga since 2010, and the couple live together in London. In August 2014, Cooper was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
  • 2015
    Age 36
    Initially appearing in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, he reprised his role in the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter two years later, and in the television series of the same name in 2015 and 2016.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    In 2012 he appeared as vampire Henry Sturges in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and in 2014, he portrayed the main antagonist in two films: Dino Brewster in Need for Speed and Mehmed in Dracula Untold.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper depicted James Bond author Ian Fleming in the television mini-series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond in 2014. The next year, Cooper appeared in two films, Miss You Already and The Lady in the Van.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, he played rock-drummer Ben in the film Tamara Drewe, and in 2011 played the leading roles of Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein in the biographical film The Devil's Double and portrayed Milton H. Greene in My Week with Marilyn. 2011 was also the year Cooper first appeared as Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008, he appeared as Sky in Mamma Mia!, in which he sang several songs.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he appeared opposite Keira Knightley in The Duchess as Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Cooper starred in films An Education and Freefall in 2009, and also played Hippolytus in Phedre at the National Theatre alongside Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    He first worked in television and film before making his stage debut in Mother Clap's Molly House at the National Theatre in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper was involved in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys from its first reading. He also toured with the production to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong as well as appearing in the radio and film adaptations of the play. He has had notable roles in the Royal National Theatre's adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy where he played the lead character Will Parry, the TV series Down To Earth and Sense & Sensibility.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    He attended John Ball Primary School in Blackheath, London, followed by Thomas Tallis School in nearby Kidbrooke, then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating in 2000.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on June 2, 1978.
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