Dominic West is a super cutie British actor. I was developing a crush on him, then he played Oliver Cromwell complete with upsetting facial moles and I got turned off. Luckily, he got right back to form and after his goatee in Colette, I am All A-twitter!
Richard III (1995)
As Henry, Earl of Richmond (the future King Henry VII) in this 1930s-set adaptation of the Shakespeare classic starring Ian McKellan.
Surviving Picasso (1996)
As artist Pablo’s son, Paolo, in this story about Picasso’s mistress, artist Françoise Gilot.
The Gambler (1997)
As Alexei, protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel, in this film about the writing of the novel.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
As Lysander in yet another period-reset (this time it’s Edwardian) Shakespeare adaptation starring Christian Bale.
A Christmas Carol (1999)
As Fred, Scrooge’s (Patrick Stewart) nephew, in the classic Dickens story.
As the debauched Sir Mulberry Hawk in the better TV adaptation of the Dickens novel, trying to seduce Sophia Myles‘s Kate Nickleby.
As Fred Casely, Roxie’s deceitful lover and murder victim, in the 1920s-set musical starring Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Julia Roberts is a 1950s bohemian art teacher, West plays the minor role of her very nice professor boyfriend.
As Theron, the baddie Spartan politician who tries to Fuck Shit Up while the king (Gerard Butler) is away at war.
The Devil’s Whore (2008)
Slightly derailing my crush, playing Oliver Cromwell to Andrea Riseborough’s mid-17th century noblewoman during the English Civil War.
Breaking the Mould (2009)
As scientist Howard Florey, working to create penicillin in 1930s/40s England.
From Time to Time (2009)
A young boy finds he can travel back in time from the 1940s to the Regency, where he interacts with his ancestors, including West as John Caxton.
As General Titus Flavius Virilus in a story loosely based on the disappearance of the Roman Empire’s Ninth Legion in Caledonia in the early second century AD starring Michael Fassbender.
The Awakening (2011)
A 1921-set ghost story; West plays a boarding school teacher who enlists the help of a hoax exposer.
The Hour (2011-12)
Wherein my crush on West went into overdrive. He plays Hector Madden, manly man journalist on a 1960s TV news show that Romola Garai produces.
Burton and Taylor (2013)
As actor Richard Burton to Helena Bonham Carter‘s Elizabeth Taylor; okay, so it’s set in 1983, but still, I’m a completionist!
Testament of Youth (2014)
As Alicia Vikander’s character’s father in this World War I-set adaptation of Vera Brittain’s memoir.
National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2016)
A stage production, but luckily it was televised, so I can include these images of West as Valmont in the ultimate 18th-century story (and furiously fan myself).
As Willy, overbearing husband of French writer Colette (Keira Knightley).
Les Misérables (2018-19)
He’ll be playing the lead of Jean Valjean in the new, non-singing BBC/PBS miniseries.
Dominic West: yes?