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Overview (2)

Nickname Comedy Dom
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in West Yorkshire, Dominic spent the first ten years of his life near the moors in Haworth in Wuthering Heights, Bronte country. His father was from Scotland his mother was from Yorkshire. Dominic moved South and then attended the 'Jackie Palmer Stage School' with James Corden. His first big break came the age of 14. This was a leading theatre role in 'Killing the Cat', opposite Sean Bean, at the Royal Court Theatre-Upstairs, directed by Sue Dunderdale, Head of Diirecting at Rada. He later attended the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts Drama School in London. Whilst there he won the Equity Fight Challenge for the best stage Combat scene. So, in addition to acting, Dominic used his natural talents to train to be a Fight Director, Stage Combat Teacher and Stunt Action performer. His first job out of Drama School was a part at the Royal National Theatre which involved strangling Sir Ian McKellen in 'Enemy of the People', directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. Although predominantly a character actor his roles often involve 'action' whether it be victim or aggressor. His breakthrough leading roles were 'Autistic Frank' in 'Kin', directed by Brian Welsh and 'Supertramp', a film Directed by Philippe Leone. He received a nomination as the 'Best Male Action Performer of the year' in 2010 from the Action on Film Awards USA for this 'Supertramp' portrayal. Utilising his acting, stunt skills and physical comedy Dominic is now working with the best talent in the industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Morgan

Trivia (16)

Worked with fellow Northerner Sean Bean at the Royal Court Theatre, playing Bean's character as a boy. This was Dominic's first leading theatre role. After missing the Train home one night after the show, kindhearted Sean Bean arranged a car to drive Dominic & his mother on the 70-mile round trip home.
As a child he would mimic TV commercials.
Grew up by the rail tracks where the original Railway Children was filmed.
Owns a copy of the Three Musketeers starring Oliver Reed, signed by William Hobbs legendary sword fight arranger.
Put on 28 pounds to play the lead role of Frank in Kin.
Attended Jackie Palmer Stage School with James Cordon.
Worked with many world famous opera stars as a sword-fighting actor in over ten shows at the Royal Opera House London.
Enjoys flying, racing cars and riding motorbikes.
During his early twenties was attacked by a gang of thugs, bystanders did nothing and he vowed to learn to fight and never turn away from people in need.
He once helped an undercover policeman who was being attacked and overpowered on the tube train by a pick pocket resisting arrest.
Dominic has strong family roots in Scotland and owns a modest plot of highland, granting him the title of 'Laird Kinnaird'.
Dominic was Nominated for his leading role in 'Supertramp' as the 'Best Male Action Performer of the Year' at the 'Action On Film Festival' USA 2010. Despite the budget of only £10,000 the film was ranked along side the multi million pound film 'Undisputed 3' starring Scott Adkins. Dominic Starred opposite Scott in 'Dangerfield' years previously.
Has sword fought with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House.
During the Queens birthday party show, Dom, with other the performers including Jonathon Ross, Harry Hill, Savjeev Bhaskar and a host of stars from Great Britain, all had a sneaky Peek at an England football match, in one of her Majesty's conservatories, in Buckingham palace gardens between their scenes.
Dominic is a fan of 'Calvin Harris', he appears in the Calvin Harris, Florence Welsh, 'Sweet Nothing' music video. Which had over 100 million You tube views within less than a month. In the video, Calvin pays Dom to beat up Florence's abusive boyfriend, played by Leo Gregory. Later Leo stars in 'Top Dog' and returns the favour by beating Dom in a pivotal scene. Dom and Calvin celebrated at the clubs bar after their scene with some good Scottish Whisky.
Dom was understudy stand-in for Terry Gilliam for the Monty Python final tour, 'One down five to go' at the O2 Arena. Warm hearted Gilliam said 'thanks' with scribbled piece of amazing original artwork. As a huge fan of all the Pythons, this was a dream job performing with them and getting to watch them work up close in their first reunion in years.

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