Date of Birth : Jan 1st 1970
Rising young British actor Dominic Cooper began his career as a stage actor, but hit the international spotlight with the 2006 film “The History Boys,” playing the role he first created at London’s Royal National Theater. Hot on the heels of “History Boys” success and a Drama Desk Award, the seasoned stage actor was snapped up by film directors and got to work as a supporting player in features.
Born on June 2, 1978, Cooper grew up in the East London borough of Greenwich. He began acting while he was a student at the Thomas Tallis School, where his valuable addition to drama productions like “Cabaret” offset a lackluster academic performance. He went on to train with the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and relatively soon after graduating in 2000, began landing stage work.
After finally retiring his school uniform, the devoted stage actor decided to take advantage of the buzz and spend time developing his big screen reputation. In 2007, Cooper also shot forthcoming films “The Escapist”, “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” and was slated to begin production on a 2008 film adaptation of the ABBA-centric stage musical, “Mamma Mia.”