Dominic West

  1. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale, 2005.
  2. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger, 2008.    The UK star of HBO’s The Wire was in the mix for Captain Tony Stone – an Army veteran at telling Army families that one of their loved ones was killed in combat. 
  3. Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones, TV, 2011.   One ex-Wire star for another as“Tommy Carcetti” took over from “Jimmy McNulty” as Peter “Littlefinger” Baelish in the hit HBO series stemming from the opening stanza of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R R Martin.
  4. Adam Rayner, Tyrant, TV, 2014-  .  First choice for the Middle East take of The Godfather from the Homeland writer-producer, Howard Gordon, wasn’t Mid East enough. Omar Metwally, an Egyptian-American actor, was no Sharif, either. Then, UK actor Rayner was adjudged perfect, if a tad young, for a despot’s Americanised son, Bassam Al Fayeed – now known as Barry, like a certain Barack Obama before him. 
  5. Guy Pearce, A Spy Among Friends, TV, 2022. West was first choice for yet another look at Kim Philby, the Russian spy inside MI6 – the key traitor among The Cambridge Five spy ring.    It was a role far better suited to his range than that of Prince Charles in The Crown.  As his substitute, Pearce was perfection.  As he is in any role…



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