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Dominic West

So I recently started watching The Wire for the first time, and holy shit---Dominic West is sexy as fuck! How have I never noticed this before? In fact I *still* don't think he's especially good-looking, but damned if he doesn't just radiate sex appeal... what is it about him?

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by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 12:30 AM

I don't think he's very good looking either, but he has a great body in The Affair.

He plays an old queen in PRIDE.

by Anonymousreply 108/07/2016

The older he gets, the more he reminds me of Willem Dafoe.

by Anonymousreply 208/07/2016

Yes to all, OP.

by Anonymousreply 308/07/2016

[quote]I don't think he's very good looking either, but he has a great body in The Affair.

He definitely not good looking, BUT he's sexy AF!

by Anonymousreply 408/07/2016

I think he's good looking, but in an unusual way.

I never think he's had the roles he's deserved--he should have had the kind of career George Clooney or Clive Owen had.

by Anonymousreply 508/07/2016

He just has a natural masculinity from every pore; you'll look at him and you'll get pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 608/07/2016

He has a nice, welcoming, smooth anus

by Anonymousreply 708/07/2016

ITA. He's not traditionally attractive, but damn if I wouldn't be on my knees for him in a second. That smirk, the body. You just know he's amazing in bed.

by Anonymousreply 808/07/2016

[quote] He just has a natural masculinity from every pore; you'll look at him and you'll get pregnant.

Mary!

by Anonymousreply 908/07/2016

[quote] He just has a natural masculinity from every pore; you'll look at him and you'll get pregnant.

I think the wet mussy troll laid down his Cagemeat Quarterly just long enough to weigh in on Dominic West.

by Anonymousreply 1008/07/2016

Momma's mussy is as moist as a slice in a Duncan Hines commercial!

by Anonymousreply 1108/07/2016

Yes, OP. West is what the straights call a pussy magnet. And he has an AMAZING physique. Allegedly, he's good friends with Damien Lewis, who is also not very attractive, but has lots of charisma. They both grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools, and both came from wealthy families. I think Hiddleston hails from the same town.

by Anonymousreply 1208/07/2016

[quote]That smirk, the body. You just know he's amazing in bed.

Absolutely R8

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by Anonymousreply 1308/07/2016

I crushed on him hard during The Wire's original broadcast. He has a purty mouth; looks good for kissing and eating out my man pussy.

by Anonymousreply 1408/07/2016

Is the Wire as good as everybody says?

by Anonymousreply 1508/07/2016

It's amazing so far R15

by Anonymousreply 1608/07/2016

The Wire is even better the second time you watch it.

by Anonymousreply 1708/07/2016

Dominic's soothing, mellifluous Etonian-tinged voice makes me wet. I know RP isn't very popular these days, but give me that over Beckham's squeaky Estuary any day.

by Anonymousreply 1808/07/2016

[quote]Dominic's soothing, mellifluous Etonian-tinged voice makes me wet.

Did watching The Wire make your ears curdle?

by Anonymousreply 1908/07/2016

True story. I am a very few years older than Dominic, yet auditioned (face to face) to be his butt double on "The Affair". I didn't get the job, but I believe he ended up filming it himself. They weren't sure he'd do it, so lining up a double was required. I got paid for the day anyway. He's dreamy in person, but my bum is rounder and nicer.

by Anonymousreply 2008/07/2016

I love The Affair

by Anonymousreply 2108/07/2016

Haven't seen The Affair yet but plan to after binge watching The Wire. The only thing I'd seen Dominic in before this was "Appropriate Adult", where he played notorious British serial killer Fred West. While fantastic in the role, he was definitely not sexy---at ALL---which is why I was so taken off guard by his hotness in The Wire.

More McNulty:

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by Anonymousreply 2208/07/2016

I first took notice of Dominic in '300', and I thought he made a sexy villain. Sexier than Gerard Butler.

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by Anonymousreply 2308/07/2016

He's hawt as hell.

by Anonymousreply 2408/07/2016

[quote]Sexier than Gerard Butler.

Was there ever any question?

by Anonymousreply 2508/07/2016

Gotta love McNulty but that sex scene with simultaneous moans from season 1 with Rhonda Pearlman was always a bit off.

Shockingly, Joshua Jackson is hotter in THE AFFAIR. Also, Maura Tierney is hotter than Ruth Wilson.

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by Anonymousreply 2708/07/2016

He's week-born and exudes the innate confidence of money and a private education. He married money as well. All that confidence is sexy.

by Anonymousreply 2808/07/2016

Dammit! Well-born.

by Anonymousreply 2908/07/2016

Loved him as Richard Burton in Burton and Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 3008/07/2016

He looks good with some grey:

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by Anonymousreply 3108/08/2016

He looks mischievous and a bit dangerous with that naughty smirk. It's a look and vibe similar to that of James Woods, when he was younger.

by Anonymousreply 3208/08/2016

[quote] It's a look and vibe similar to that of James Woods

ewww

by Anonymousreply 3308/08/2016

When Woods was younger, R33. I know. This guy is better looking than James Woods ever was.

by Anonymousreply 3408/08/2016

Any butt shots??

by Anonymousreply 3508/08/2016

I want to pinch his buttocks!

by Anonymousreply 3608/08/2016

There was a medium shot in the Wire while he was fucking some woman R35, and yes, his ass was hot and incredibly round.

by Anonymousreply 3708/08/2016

Saw him in Les Liaisons Dangereuse in London last December and even though he seemed to have a genuine problem remembering his lines he was fucking hot so it was OK.

by Anonymousreply 3808/08/2016

My friend Craig Austin is his butt double on The Affair.

by Anonymousreply 3908/08/2016

I saw him years ago on Broadway in PRESENT LAUGHTER. He wore boxer briefs in Act 2 and was hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 4008/08/2016

Why do I need a butt double?

by Anonymousreply 4108/08/2016

Both of his serious relationships have been with well-connected ladies, boy has a type.

by Anonymousreply 4208/08/2016

Oh wait it was DESIGN FOR LIVING not PRESENT LAUGHTER.

by Anonymousreply 4308/08/2016

I think you people who say he's not good-looking are crazy. He's both good-looking AND sexy.

by Anonymousreply 4408/08/2016

Fans should avoid the awful Rock Star movie starring Marky Mark. Dominic plays a band member and you won't be able to get past the goofy wig and costumes.

by Anonymousreply 4508/08/2016

R44 Someone said he's not good-looking? They are not well-seeing.

by Anonymousreply 4608/08/2016

Love his dark eyes and that wicked smile.

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by Anonymousreply 4708/08/2016

I think the best way to describe it is "wolfish":

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by Anonymousreply 4808/08/2016

Sexy.

by Anonymousreply 4908/08/2016

Remember him in some movie with Julianne Moore, about a woman who loses her young son, then authorities try to convince her the son never existed. Weird, but West was hot and laid back in it.

He's also one of the villains in JOHN CARTER; didn't have a lot to do, but was hot in everything he did do.

And I'd love to get naked with him. Hot man.

by Anonymousreply 5008/08/2016

I've always thought he was gorgeous. Don't know where I first came across him, but I do remember him looking hot in "Chicago."

by Anonymousreply 5108/08/2016

LOVED him in "the Wire".

by Anonymousreply 5208/08/2016

I first discovered him in The Hour which lead me to The Wire. I immediately bought both complete sets. And, yes, I love The Affair as well. I'm sensing a pattern here. He is sexy as hell.

His father invented or patented something to do with bus stops. Like the shelter. And that's how he made money. I don't think they're fabulously rich or anything but well off and used their money to send their son to Eton. I imagine he may not have fit in all that well but tried to. His wife isn't really rich either but she comes from an Irish family with a title and a small estate. Didn't he also date someone related to the Astors or Guinesses or something? Yes, he clearly has a type.

by Anonymousreply 5308/08/2016

He played Sandra Bullock's Brit BF in 28 Days, looking hot, and then showed his ass in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I've followed him ever since.

by Anonymousreply 5408/08/2016

he showed ass in "the Wire" too

by Anonymousreply 5508/08/2016

Yes he's very hot for a well off Brit. Most are ugly and weak looking. Give me an Irishman

by Anonymousreply 5608/08/2016

He was nude in that movie about the ghost at the English boarding school. Average. And I think, cut.

by Anonymousreply 5708/08/2016

His wife had to sell the ancestral pile as they couldn't afford upkeep.

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by Anonymousreply 5808/08/2016

He's aged badly in that pic @R58

by Anonymousreply 5908/08/2016

he's got a lovely tight bum

by Anonymousreply 6008/08/2016

Aged 26 or 27

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by Anonymousreply 6108/08/2016

wow, what a blast from the past, it all looks so nineties

by Anonymousreply 6208/08/2016

Everybody keeps posting all these years-old pics. Has anyone in this thread even seen The Affair? The Dominic West of The Wire is gone (lookswise anyway).

by Anonymousreply 6308/08/2016

Yeah he's starting to look pretty haggard these days, but I still want him:

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by Anonymousreply 6408/08/2016

He's like a Steve McQueen, not at all handsome -- in fact a bit ugly but incredibly sexy. I will get The Wire (I'll watch it in the Fall). I love him in The Affair -- the men are so much more attractive than the female leads; both of them have mouths so ugly that it's really disconcerting.

by Anonymousreply 6508/08/2016

[quote]The older he gets, the more he reminds me of Willem Dafoe.

It's the increasingly craggy, big dick face.

He proves the maxim that FUCKING SEXY doesn't always mean conventionally handsome---even though I DO think he's quite good looking with ass to die.

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by Anonymousreply 6608/08/2016

What is R66 from?

by Anonymousreply 6708/09/2016

his ass is fantastic

by Anonymousreply 6808/09/2016

I'm a lesbian, and he's one of the only men I find very hot.

by Anonymousreply 6908/09/2016

I think R66 is from A Midsummer Night's Dream. My first DW experience was (briefly) seeing his beautiful ass in Chicago as Fred. Obviously, a small role. He's wonderful in The Wire, though his accent is far from flawless. It's not as bad as Emma Thompson or Hugh Laurie trying to do an American accent, but it's so obviously put on - never sounds natural. But The Wire's so well written and acted, it hardly matters.

by Anonymousreply 7008/09/2016

R20, he plays drunk through much of the series so the odd accent sort of worked.

by Anonymousreply 7108/09/2016

R71 - good point! I think you're absolutely right about that. God, The Wire. One of those rare hyped things that truly does live up to the hype. Although DW's role wasn't as prominent in s4, that is the best season. Those kids were such naturals. They broke my heart.

by Anonymousreply 7208/09/2016

indeed, probably the best TV ever

by Anonymousreply 7308/09/2016

Best outro theme too:

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by Anonymousreply 7408/09/2016

now I want to see DW and that Idris fuck

by Anonymousreply 7508/09/2016

Idris' American accent was flawless, though. I didn't even know he was British at the time.

by Anonymousreply 7608/09/2016

West was adorable as a gay actor in the British film Pride. I'd like to see him and Rufus Sewell play lovers in something.

by Anonymousreply 7708/09/2016

R76, he took the cake. even better than Aiden Gillen

by Anonymousreply 7808/09/2016

From a "The Times" article

[quote]Even my lesbian friends think Dominic West is hot. Maybe it’s because there’s something about him that is so purely, ridiculously male.

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by Anonymousreply 7908/09/2016

If he gets a Marvel contract he can pay for not only his wife's ancestral heap but 50 years of upkeep.

Movie stars are the most glamorous profession, but any touring pop musician makes more, as do City bankers.

by Anonymousreply 8008/09/2016

I met him once in London. He was doing "Butley." He was incredibly nice and charming. However, he looked rough. It was a Saturday afternoon after his matinee. But, what a gentleman. And yes, we had to restrain ourselves from screaming like little girls. I fly a lot for work and United has both seasons of "The Affair" on their entertainment systems. I started to watch it and I binged watched all the way from LAX to Melbourne.

by Anonymousreply 8108/09/2016
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by Anonymousreply 8208/09/2016

Dominic West was sexy as hell playing a gay man in the British movie "Pride." And he did this crazy sexy dance...

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by Anonymousreply 8308/09/2016

He made all those straight husbands jealous as hell in "Pride"

by Anonymousreply 8408/09/2016

R83 adorable

by Anonymousreply 8508/09/2016

I am crazy about his hair

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by Anonymousreply 8608/09/2016

I want to see Dominic West & Dominic Cooper get busy together...

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by Anonymousreply 8708/09/2016

what a cutie

by Anonymousreply 8808/09/2016

OOh, yes, R87! Let's get the two Doms together!

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by Anonymousreply 8908/09/2016

[quote] His wife had to sell the ancestral pile as they couldn't afford upkeep

It's not that grand a place. They had a whole spread on it in some old Hello magazine or something like that. I wonder if they can even get near that much for it. Did it sell?

The Wire was on HBO so how much could he have even made. The Hour was BBC so that was shit money and he probably doesn't command huge paydays for his other work. She seems more like a dilletante and stay-at-home mom.

by Anonymousreply 9008/09/2016

the ghost movie was called The Awakening, a rather decent film. Shows his cock/ass, which looks rather good. Dont know why they'd want a double for it in The Affair. I think he's a good actor.

That video of him at r61 reminds me of Heath Ledger a bit. Anyone else get same vibe?

by Anonymousreply 9108/10/2016

Normally I don't take much notice of lips, but his are just about perfect

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by Anonymousreply 9208/10/2016

he's got perfect cock-sucking lips

by Anonymousreply 9308/10/2016

[quote] It's not that grand a place. They had a whole spread on it in some old Hello magazine or something like that. I wonder if they can even get near that much for it. Did it sell?

West and his wife (and her family) have changed course and are keeping Glin Castle.

It's not the grandest house in Ireland, but it's an important one, and beautiful inside and out. It was in West's wife's FitzGerald family for 700 years. Her father, the last Knight of Glin, died four years ago and the sale of the property and dispersal of centuries of family stuff (for the first time) seemed fairly inevitable. Parts of the house served as a hotel in recent years.

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by Anonymousreply 9408/10/2016

Dominic could provide his ass as a service to the hotel patrons to help get revenue up

by Anonymousreply 9508/10/2016

Years back he was offered the role of Mance Rayder (the king north of the Wall) on Game of Thrones but turned it down. Apparently he'd no clue how popular the show was, and also didn't want to spend 4 months or so filming in Iceland.

Too bad... he'd have been perfect.

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by Anonymousreply 9608/10/2016

Dominic's ass on The Hour

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by Anonymousreply 9708/10/2016

He was too good when he played Fred West in "Appropriate Adult". Now all I see when I look at him is a simian, bumbling, northern serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 9808/10/2016

Surprised at all the love for him here. When the second season of The Affair started there was a thread here with lots of posts agreeing how ugly the entire cast is (namely Dominic, Ruth, Moira and Joshua). I think he is attractive, but he has a similar thing to John Hamm where certain facial expressions can make him look a bit ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 9908/10/2016

[quote] Surprised at all the love for him here.

He's naturally handsome has great sex appeal, doesn't give the impression of taking himself too seriously, doesn't go on and on about "honing his craft" and that up-one's-own-ass stuff, has a sense of humor, seems quite content being low-key and out of the spotlight, and doesn't give the impression of clawing ambition. All of wins earn him high marks by setting him ahead of the usual lot of actors.

by Anonymousreply 10008/10/2016

Yep, that about covers it.

by Anonymousreply 10108/11/2016

R81, the reason he looked rough is because he's a notorious drinker and coke addict. When I saw him in Les Liaisons Dangereuse (on a Monday matinee before Christmas) he seemed to be having troible recovering from his day off. And he kept messing up his lines which was funny to watch but not so funny for Janet McTeer.

by Anonymousreply 10208/12/2016

R96, interesting. I think he'd have been far better than that ugly fuck Ciarán Hinds that actually played him. I never bought Hinds as having the charisma needed to unite the Wildlings.

by Anonymousreply 10308/12/2016

I totally agree with all of R100's thoughtful analysis of Dominic West's appeal.

Plus he has a great ass.

by Anonymousreply 10408/12/2016

[quote]I never bought Hinds as having the charisma needed to unite the Wildlings.

Yeah, me neither... it was distracting to be honest.

[quote][West]doesn't give the impression of taking himself too seriously, doesn't go on and on about "honing his craft" and that up-one's-own-ass stuff, has a sense of humor

I've been reading some interviews with him and they are entertaining to say the least.

[quote]...Whether he believes this or not I'm not sure. The 46-year-old star of The Affair and The Wire certainly likes to provoke. He rolls around in controversial statements like a dog in fox poo.

[quote]A week ago I saw him host a fundraising quiz at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd's Bush and he told the raffle winner — whose prize was a shopping spree in Westfield — "Rather you than me. Make sure you take a bomb-proof vest."

...

[quote]He has a deep and filthy laugh, describes his hair as like "Virginia Wade's", and says overall he looks "like an old Jewish lesbian".

LOL... he kind of does too!

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by Anonymousreply 10508/12/2016

I have always thought Dominic was exceptionally good-looking. He has aged rough (lots of wrinkles on his face for his age—probably sun damage and/or smoking), but I would still fuck him senseless. He has a perfect ass—I'd bury my face in it and never leave.

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by Anonymousreply 10611/03/2019

R98 - sorry to correct you, but Fred West was not Northern. He was from the South West of England and had the distinctive "combine harvester" accent. When the casting was announced there was a lot of comment that an actor as handsome as West was playing West, but lots of the people pointed out that the reason West was able to target women so effectively was because he was charming and seductive.

West, Emily Watson and Monica Dolan as Rosemary West all won BAFTAs for Appropriate Adult.

by Anonymousreply 10711/03/2019

Dominic first came onto my radar in Richard III when he had a small part and held his own alongside the all star cast.

I got his follow up movie True Blue from Blockbuster, about the cutthroat world of university rowing because he was in it. It wasn't very good but he's very handsome.

I watched the first episode of His Dark Materials last night and Ruth Wilson was excellent but James McAvoy just didn't seem substantial enough for Lord Asriel. Dominic West would have been perfect.

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by Anonymousreply 10811/03/2019

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by Anonymousreply 10911/03/2019

Dom turned 51 yesterday. Here he is out and about with his wife the day before his birthday.

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by Anonymousreply 110Last Friday at 9:53 PM

Pride was a wonderful film. The unlikely, lasting friendship between miners and the gay and lesbian community. LGBT rights in England took a big step forward with support by the miner unions and the blue collar unions.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Friday at 10:05 PM

He is a good-looking guy, and the only reason I watched the schlockfest 'The Affair.'

by Anonymousreply 112Last Friday at 11:07 PM

That's a black man.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Friday at 11:22 PM

[quote] Pride was a wonderful film. The unlikely, lasting friendship between miners and the gay and lesbian community. LGBT rights in England took a big step forward with support by the miner unions and the blue collar unions.

You know the film was set in Wales, not England?

by Anonymousreply 114Last Friday at 11:32 PM

(R114) Of course, I've watched the film 10 times. I am referring to the political movement launched in England for gay rights. It was based out of London and the major English cities, where the gays who are the inspiration for the movie come from.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Friday at 11:37 PM

[quote] He’s a horse’s arse.

Although he is lauded in this thread for a variety of reasons, he is also derided and found wanting by some who know him:

a cad

misogynistic

liar

bully

anger issues (Irish temper/coke/alcohol)

May explain his facility in playing dark, difficult characters and the je ne sais quoi aspect of rugged attraction

by Anonymousreply 116Last Friday at 11:54 PM

[quote]([R114]) Of course, I've watched the film 10 times. I am referring to the political movement launched in England for gay rights. It was based out of London and the major English cities, where the gays who are the inspiration for the movie come from.

Do you know the difference between England, Britain and the UK?

Do you know what part of the UK Mark Ashton was from?

by Anonymousreply 117Last Saturday at 12:17 AM

R111 The experts agreed that the so-called "unlikely, lasting friendship between miners and the gays" was a load of hokum manufactured for a brainless feel good movie.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 12:30 AM
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