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Dominic Monaghan is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 8 december 1976 at Berlin (German)

Dominic Monaghan

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Birth name Dominic Monaghan
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 8 december 1976 (42 years) at Berlin (German)

Dominic Monaghan (/ˈdɒmɨnɨk ˈmɒnəhæn/; born December 8 1976) is an English actor. He has received international attention from playing Meriadoc Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003), and for his role as Charlie Pace on the television show Lost (2004–2010). In 2009, he played Chris Bradley / Bolt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Biography

Monaghan is a nature lover, and has been active in the planting of trees, cacti and the pod-seeds of mature hedge-row bushes. He owns a small forest in India, and has worked with the animal rights group PETA. Monaghan has a great love for insects and reptiles that he developed during his childhood, and has kept an assortment of pets, including a leaf-mantis named Gizmo, a black widow spider named Witchitar and an albino snake named Blink. The newly discovered species of spiders Ctenus monaghani (de:Ctenus monaghani) is named after him.

An avid outdoorsman, Monaghan enjoys activities such as surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, football, basketball and hiking. He has also stated that he likes hunting for insects and reptiles outdoors. He learned karate as a child, used to practice yoga, and often goes to the gym for strength and weight training. He is a longtime fan of hometown English Premier League football team Manchester United since his childhood, despite his father being a fan of Manchester City. His character Charlie Pace in Lost was also a Manchester United fan.

Monaghan loves to play various games, and has hosted game nights for fellow cast members in the past. He is also fond of working the New York Times crossword puzzle.

On his right arm he has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" written in the fictional language of Quenya, a reference to his involvement in The Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Seven other cast members and John Rhys-Davies' stunt double also got matching tattoos during the film's production, at Monaghan's instigation. Below that tattoo is another that reads, "Life imitates art", an Oscar Wilde quote. On his left arm is a tattoo, "Living is easy with eyes closed", a line from The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever". He also has two stars tattooed on his left foot, one black, and one white. In 2010, Monaghan got two more tattoos, one on the upper side of the back ("Love you take is equal to the love you make", taken from the song "The End" by The Beatles). The other, done by Kat Von D on the television show LA Ink, is located on his lower right arm and reads "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter", a quote from Yoda.

He resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2008, Monaghan held a photographic exhibition in Los Angeles in which he sold prints of his own works. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition were given to an orangutan rescue organisation.

Past relationships include his Lost co-star Evangeline Lilly from 2004 to 2009. In December 2013, Monaghan claimed that Lilly had cheated on him, sparking outrage over Twitter.

In June 2008, Monaghan travelled to Argentina with Lilly to film the pilot of the American version of CQC.

Monaghan provided the inspiration for the naming of Billy Boyd's band Beecake after he sent his friend a picture of a cake covered in bees.

Best films

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(5 films)
Sean Bean
Sean Bean
(4 films)
Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dominic Monaghan (19 films)

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Actor

Star Wars: Episode IX
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher
Rating17% 0.862130.862130.862130.862130.86213
Les éléments de l'intrigue de Star Wars IX sont gardés dans le secret par l'équipe du film, comme ce fut le cas avec les opus précédents, Star Wars VII et VIII.
Mute
Mute (2018)
, 2h6
Directed by Duncan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in the future, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Justin Theroux, Paul Rudd, Sam Rockwell, Jannis Niewöhner, Robert Kazinsky
Roles Oswald
Rating54% 2.702152.702152.702152.702152.70215
À Berlin en 2052, le chaos règne entre immigrants et autochtones dans cette ville où l'Est affronte l'Ouest. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgård), un barman muet, est enlevé alors qu'il affronte les truands de sa ville afin de retrouver une femme disparue qui est sa seule raison de vivre. Durant sa plongée dans les entrailles de la ville, deux étranges chirurgiens américains semblent être le seul fil rouge, et Leo ne sait pas s'il peut leur faire confiance.
Pet
Pet (2016)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Parsons, John Ross Bowie
Roles Seth
Rating57% 2.851512.851512.851512.851512.85151
Seth est un trentenaire timide, maladroit et mal dans sa peau. Il tente de séduire une serveuse, Holly, dont il est follement obsédé. Humilié lorsqu'il échoue lamentablement, il la kidnappe et la séquestre dans une cage dans le refuge animalier où il travaille.
Soldiers of Fortune, 1h30
Directed by Ving Rhames, James Cromwell, Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Freddy Rodríguez, Dominic Monaghan
Roles Sin
Rating43% 2.1544052.1544052.1544052.1544052.154405
As the film opens, Captains Craig McCenzie (Christian Slater) and Mike Reed (Freddy Rodriguez) are United States soldiers on a mission to find Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location in the Middle East. Their mission quickly goes awry when CIA operative Carter Mason (Colm Meaney) turns up independently, but with Reed already having infiltrated the settlement he is unable to extract himself and his cover is quickly blown. Captured by the locals, he is interrogated briefly by Mason, who threatens to emasculate him if he does not disclose the full details of his operation, but he is swiftly freed by Slater, much to the displeasure of the agent.
The Day
The Day (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Michael Eklund, Shawn Ashmore, Cory Hardrict
Roles Rick
Rating52% 2.6003952.6003952.6003952.6003952.600395
The Day follows a group of five survivors in a post-apocalyptic world as they travel through a bleak environment in an attempt to find food, shelter, and a safe place to stop running from tribes of savage cannibals that roam the country-side. They hope to plant several jars of seeds that they either stole or found during their journey. There was at some point twelve in their group, but it is not known how the others died or how long the remaining five have been on the run.
Detention
Detention (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Joseph Kahn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Slasher
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Walter Perez, Dane Cook, Kate Kelton
Roles Lead Singer of The Drunges
Rating57% 2.8996652.8996652.8996652.8996652.899665
The film centres on Riley Jones (Shanley Caswell), a suicidal social outcast at Grizzly Lake High School who harbours an unrequited love for ironically named hipster, and friend since childhood, Clapton Davis (Josh Hutcherson). Clapton is, in turn, head over heels for Ione Foster (Spencer Locke), a beautiful self-absorbed cheerleader who was once best friends with Riley. Their friendship collapsed after Ione pursued Clapton, despite knowing of Riley's feelings for him. All three are waiting out their final year of high school, but it's anyone's guess if they'll ever see graduation, as a serial killer known as Cinderhella is on the loose and preying on Grizzly Lake's student body. The principal (Dane Cook) is certain Cinderhella is a disgruntled student at the school and figures he can keep the prom from turning into a bloodbath by putting the likely suspects in all-day (10:00 AM-10:00 PM) detention on the day of the big dance.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 1h47
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Troye Sivan, Ryan Reynolds
Roles Chris Bradley / Bolt
Rating65% 3.2972753.2972753.2972753.2972753.297275
In 1845, James Howlett, a boy living in Canada, sees his father being killed by groundskeeper Thomas Logan. The trauma activates the boy's mutation: bone claws protrude from his knuckles, and he kills Thomas, who reveals that he is James's real father. James flees along with Thomas's son Victor Creed, who is thus James's half-brother. They spend the next century as soldiers, fighting in the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Victor kills a senior officer. James defends Victor and the two are sentenced to execution by firing squad, which they survive. Major William Stryker approaches them in military custody, and offers them membership in Team X, a group of mutants including Agent Zero, Wade Wilson, John Wraith, Fred Dukes, and Chris Bradley. They join the team for a few years, but the group's disregard for human life causes James to leave.
I Sell the Dead, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Dominic Monaghan, Angus Scrimm, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Daniel Manche
Roles Arthur Blake
Rating61% 3.0507953.0507953.0507953.0507953.050795
While awaiting his execution for murder and grave robbery, Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) is visited by Father Duffy (Ron Perlman), who wishes to obtain a statement from the condemned to be used as a cautionary tale. Arthur denies that he is a murderer, a crime for which his former partner, Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), has already been executed by guillotine. However, Blake freely admits to being a grave robber, and begins to recount his career with Willie.
Spivs
Spivs (2004)
, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Ken Stott, Nick Moran, Kate Ashfield, Dominic Monaghan, Jack Dee, Tamer Hassan
Roles Goat
Rating56% 2.8097552.8097552.8097552.8097552.809755
Jack, Steve and Goat are East End London "spivs" (British slang for a black marketeer) who spend their days wheeling and dealing whenever and wherever they can. But not until they're landed with the juicy payoff they have been waiting for, involving a shady character who calls himself Villa, do they realize the trouble they've gotten themselves into. After opening a truck door thing they discover they weren't smuggling merchandise, rather they were smuggling people. The people run out of the cargo area. Jack is mad at Steve for not checking. Then suddenly they discover two small Albanian children a girl and a boy. Now they are in even more trouble.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 3h21
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about spiders, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
Rating84% 4.2254854.2254854.2254854.2254854.225485
Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin, who helped the Ents destroy Saruman’s forces. With Saruman himself defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman’s palantír which is viewed by a curious Pippin, allowing Sauron to attack the Hobbit’s mind. Gandalf deduces Sauron will attack Gondor’s capital Minas Tirith, riding there with Pippin. They meet Lord Denethor, steward of Gondor, and Boromir’s father. Pippin declares his service to Denethor after Boromir died protecting him.
An Insomniac's Nightmare, 31minutes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Dominic Monaghan
Rating76% 3.8173653.8173653.8173653.8173653.817365
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2h59
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Roles Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
Rating82% 4.1242854.1242854.1242854.1242854.124285
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring by throwing it into Mount Doom. They are attacked in the night by Gollum, former owner of the Ring, but they capture him. Sympathising with Gollum for their shared burden, Frodo asks Gollum to lead them safely to Mordor, despite Sam’s objections. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai who kidnapped their friends Merry and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are slaughtered by the Rohirrim army of Rohan, but the two Hobbits escape into Fangorn Forest where they meet the Ent Treebeard. Aragorn’s group later meet the Rohirrim who have been banished by their king Théoden, who is manipulated by Saruman’s servant Grima Wormtongue. Tracking the Hobbits in Fangorn, Aragorn’s group encounter a resurrected Gandalf who perished in Moria, but was revived to help save Middle Earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2h58
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
Rating82% 4.128964.128964.128964.128964.12896
In the Second Age of Middle Earth, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the One Ring in Mount Doom to conquer all. An alliance of men and elves battle Sauron’s forces in Mordor, where Isildur kills Sauron by chopping off the hand wearing the One Ring. Sauron's spirit survives within the ring and corrupts Isildur so that he keeps it instead of destroying it. This decision leads to Isildur's being killed by Orcs, and the ring is lost in the river Anduin for 2500 years. It comes into the possession of Sméagol who is consumed by its power and becomes Gollum. After 500 years the ring abandons him, to be discovered by a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.