Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

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Age
37
Birthday
Dec. 8th, 1976
Born in
Berlin, Germany
Height
5' 7"

Dominic Monaghan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Lost TV Show
Lost
FlashForward TV Show
FlashForward
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (UK) TV Show
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (UK)
Player$ TV Show
Player$
 

Main Movie Roles

2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2008 - I Sell The Dead
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
3
Oren Maestro
1
Tyler Martin
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Dominic Monaghan is best-known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates" (1996). He was studying English Literature, Drama and Geography at Sixth Form College when he was offered the co-starring role in the series, which ran for four seasons. His other television credits include _"This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper" (2000) (mini)_ and a leading role in _Monsignor Renard (1999)_, a series starring John Thaw.

On the stage, Monaghan has performed in the world premiere UK production of The Resurrectionists, Whale and Annie and Fanny from Bolton to Rome. Since watching Star Wars when he was six years old, Dominic has been consumed by films. His other obsessions include writing, music, fashion, playing/watching soccer and surfing. Utilizing his writing skills, he and LOTR co-star Billy Boyd (I) are collaborating on a script.

Born and raised in Berlin, Monaghan and his family moved to England when he was twelve. In addition to speaking fluent German, he has a knack at impersonations and accents. He frequently returns to his hometown of Manchester, England.


TRIVIA:
  • While filming the Lord of the Rings-trilogy, he got rid of his fear of heights by joining Orlando Bloom when he went bungee jumping.
  • Kept a pair of the latex Hobbit feet used in LotR.
  • His mother, Maureen, is a nurse and his father, Austin, is a teacher. While in Germany Austin taught Science for the British armed forces.
  • Of the three British cast members of "Lost", the others being 'Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje' (qv) and 'Naveen Andrews' (qv), he is the only one to play an English character on the show. Ironically, Monaghan is the only one of the three to not have been born in Britain, rather having been born when his parents were working in Berlin, Germany.
  • Is a video game fanatic and often hosts gaming parties at his house
  • Has a tattoo of two stars on the top of his foot.
  • The producers of "Lost" were so impressed with Dom they rewrote the part of Charlie to be a 20-something guy (it was originally intended to be a middle aged rock star who had faded from glory).
  • Wrote and recorded the vocals for the tracks "Shadow" and "Maybe", and co-wrote and recorded "Half Fling" with 'Elijah Wood' (qv) on 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv)'s album 'Pandemoniumfromamerica'.


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