Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Dominic Cooper was born in 1978 in Greenwich, London. In 2000, he graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made his debut on stage in Mother Clap’s Molly House in 2001, played at the National Theatre.
In 2006, Cooper played ‘Dakin’ in The History Boys, touring across the world with the production. He also appeared in film and radio adaptations. His role earned him a number of award nominations including for an Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer.
In 2008, Cooper moved more into film, playing the role of ‘Sky’ in the hit musical film version of Mamma Mia! Also in 2008, he appeared as Charles Grey in The Duchess alongside Keira Knightley. In 2011, he first appeared as Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, reprising this role in the spin-off television series, Agent Carter, in 2015 and 2016. He appeared in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as Henry Sturges in 2012, as well as roles in Need for Speed and Dracula Untold, both in 2014. In AMC’s Preacher, Cooper plays the lead role, Jesse Custer. He also co-stars in the recently released film adaptation of Warcraft.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|The Libertine||Earl of Rochester||Theatre Royal Haymarket||2016||News|
|The History Boys||Dakin||National Theatre||2006|
|The History Boys||Dakin||National Theatre||2004||Review|
|His Dark Materials Part 1 & 2||Will||National Theatre||2003||Review|
|Caryl Churchill Events||Cliff||Royal Court Theatre||2002|
|Mother Clap's Molly House||Thomas /Josh||National Theatre||2001||Review|