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Born: June 2, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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British actor Dominic Cooper's career was launched by his significant role in the acclaimed stage and screen versions of the period prep school drama, "The History Boys" (2006), in which he portrayed the cocky teen Dakin. Cooper's buzzed-about performance in the film and his origination of the role on London's West End led to a steady stream of work in BBC/PBS co-productions and supporting roles in period dramas on both the big and small screen, ranging from "The Duchess" (2008), to "Sense and Sensibility" (PBS, 2008), to the charming 1960s coming-of-age feature, "An Education" (2009). Cooper had a bona fide blockbuster on his hands with the musical "Mamma Mia" (2008), but generally his stage-trained sensibilities were more at home in smaller, character-driven dramas.

British actor Dominic Cooper's career was launched by his significant role in the acclaimed stage and screen versions of the period prep school drama, "The History Boys" (2006), in which he portrayed the cocky teen Dakin. Cooper's buzzed-about performance in the film and his origination of the role on London's West End led to a steady stream of work in BBC/PBS co-productions and supporting roles in period dramas on both the big and small screen, ranging from "The Duchess" (2008), to "Sense and Sensibility" (PBS, 2008), to the charming 1960s coming-of-age feature, "An Education" (2009). Cooper had a bona fide blockbuster on his hands with the musical "Mamma Mia" (2008), but generally his stage-trained sensibilities were more at home in smaller, character-driven dramas.

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 Warcraft (2016)
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 Reasonable Doubt (2014)
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 Need for Speed (2014)
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 Dead Man Down (2013)
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 Cities (2012)
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Began acting while a student at Thomas Tallis School
2001:
Made stage debut in "Mother Clap's Molly House" at the National Theatre
2003:
Landed role in Royal National Theatre production of "His Dark Materials"
2004:
Originated role of Dakin for Alan Bennett¿s play "The History Boys"; also appeared in radio and film versions
2005:
Cast in a small role in Neil Jordan¿s "Breakfast on Pluto"
2006:
Reprised role of Dakin for Broadway production of "The History Boys"
2006:
Once again portrayed Dakin for Alan Bennett's film adaptation of "The History Boys"
2007:
Landed supporting role opposite James McAvoy in "Starter for Ten"
2007:
Featured in John Krasinski directed (also co-wrote) "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"
2008:
Portrayed Willoughby in BBC adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility"
2008:
Delivered breakthrough performance in film adaptation of ABBA stage musical "Mamma Mia!"
2008:
Co-starred with Keira Knightley in adaptation of Amanda Foreman's best-selling biography "The Duchess"
2009:
Played supporting role in "An Education"
2010:
Co-starred in Stephen Frears' "Tamara Drewe"
2011:
Cast as Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark/Iron Man in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
2011:
Received critical praise for his dual role in biographical drama "The Devil's Double"
2011:
Cast in "My Week with Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
2012:
Played the U.S. president's mentor in genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on novel by Seth Grahame-Smith
2013:
Cast opposite Colin Farrell in neo-noir crime thriller "Dead Man Down"
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Education

Thomas Tallis School: -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: - 2000

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