Dominic Cooper

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.

In September 2016, he is set to play the lead role of the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, alongside Ophelia Lovibond.

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Links
The Libertine Earl of Rochester Theatre Royal Haymarket 2016 News
Phèdre  Hippolytus National Theatre 2009 Review
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


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