Dominic Cooper to star in The Libertine - Haymarket

Written by Stephen Jeffreys, the production will be directed by Terry Johnson, with Dominic Cooper playing the lead role of the Earl of Rochester. The producers are TRH Productions, Lee Dean and Theatre Royal Bath Productions.

Synopsis: "John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester is a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. Yet this most ardent of hedonists is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling. Set in 1670s London."

Dominic Cooper is an English actor, with several London stage credits, including 'The History Boys' at the National Theatre in 2005/6. He starred alongside Helen Mirren in 'Phedre', also at the National, in 2009. Film credits include 'The History Boys', 'The Duchess', 'My Week with Marilyn', 'Mamma Mia' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.

It has been reported that Cooper will take the lead role in AMC's upcoming TV series 'Preacher', which is due to air later this year. AMC is an American cable and satellite television channel.

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