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Dominic Cooper
Role Henry Sturges
Born 2 June 1978 (age 33)
Birthplace Greenwich, London, England

Dominic Cooper is a British actor most notable for his roles in Captain America, The Duchess, An Education, The Devil's Double, and Mamma Mia!

In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (film), Cooper plays Abraham Lincoln's vampire-hunting mentor, and vampire himself, Henry Sturges.

Dominic Edward Cooper (born 2 June 1978) https://www.nytimes.com/movies/person/303046/Dominic-Cooper/biography via The New York Times | accessdate= 2014-05-10}}is an English actor. He has worked in television, film, theatre, and radio, including Mamma Mia! and its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He stars as Jesse Custer on the AMC show Preacher (2016–present). Cooper has also appeared as the young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter.

Early life[]

Cooper was born and brought up in Greenwich, London, the son of Julie (née Heron), a nursery school teacher, and Brian Cooper, an auctioneer. He has two brothers, Simon and Nathan, a musician in the band The Modern, a half-brother, James, and a half-sister, Emma. His maternal great-grandfather was film-enthusiast E. T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly.

Dominic attended John Ball Primary School in Blackheath, London, followed by Thomas Tallis School in nearby Kidbrooke, then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in acting and film editing, graduating in 2000.


Dominic first worked in television and film before making his stage debut in Mother Clap's Molly House at the National Theatre in 2001. Cooper was involved in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as the character Dakin, from its first reading. He also toured with the production to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong as well as appearing in the radio and film adaptations of the play. He has had notable roles in the Royal National Theatre's adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy where he played the lead character Will Parry, the TV series Down To Earth and Sense & Sensibility.

In 2008, he appeared as Sky in Mamma Mia!, in which he sang several songs. The same year, he appeared opposite Keira Knightley in The Duchess as Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Cooper starred in films An Education and Freefall in 2009 and also played Hippolytus in Phèdre at the National Theatre alongside Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack.

In 2010, he played rock drummer Ben in the film Tamara Drewe, and in 2011 played the leading roles of Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein in the biographical film The Devil's Double in which he was accused of whitewashing and portrayed Milton H. Greene in My Week with Marilyn. 2011 was also the year Cooper first appeared as Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Initially appearing in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, he reprised his role in the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter two years later, and in the television series of the same name in 2015 and 2016.

In 2012, he appeared as vampire Henry Sturges in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Around this time, Cooper was cast in the lead role in the unproduced Albert Hughes project Motor City based on the Black Listed script of the same name. In February 2012, he signed on to replace Clive Owen the financial thriller Cities, ultimately leaving Motor City. Cities was cancelled after production delays.

In 2014, he portrayed the main antagonist in two films: Dino Brewster in Need for Speed and Mehmed in Dracula Untold.

Cooper depicted James Bond author Ian Fleming in the television mini-series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond in 2014. The next year, Cooper appeared in two films, Miss You Already and The Lady in the Van, a film by Nicholas Hytner, who previously directed Cooper in the stage adaption of His Dark Materials and both the theatrical and film versions of The History Boys. Cooper plays Jesse Custer, the lead role in AMC's Preacher

In late 2016, Cooper starred in a well-received West End revival of Stephen Jeffreys’ 1994 play, The Libertine at the Haymarket Theatre; he played John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, the role originated on stage by John Malkovich and played by Johnny Depp in the 2004 film.

Cooper reprised his role of Sky in 2018's sequel film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Recognition and awards[]

Cooper was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for his work on the Broadway production of The History Boys.

Additionally, he received nominations for the British Independent Film Award, British Film Critics' Circle Award, London Critics' Circle Film Award, and an Empire Award for his role in the film adaption of the play.

In 2010, Cooper's movie An Education received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture". His turn as Sadaam Hussein's son and his body double in The Devil's Double was praised by critics and, in turn, he was nominated for the 2012 Saturn Award for Best Actor.

Cooper's television work has also been recognised; in 2014 he was nominated for a Satellite Award for "Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television" for Fleming and in 2015 his guest performance as Howard Stark on Agent Carter was nominated for a Saturn Award.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 From Hell Constable
2001 Anazapta Clerk
2002 The Gentleman Thief PC Merrifield
2002 The Final Curtain Young Priest
2003 Boudica
2003 I'll Be There Boyfriend
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Squaddie at disco
2006 Starter for 10 Spencer Nominated – Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
2006 The History Boys Dakin ALFS Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated – British Independent Film Award|British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
2008 The Duchess Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
2008 Mamma Mia! Sky
2008 The Escapist Lacey
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Daniel / Subject 46
2009 Freefall Dave Matthews
2009 An Education Danny Nominated – [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2010 Tamara Drewe Ben
2011 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Sammy Voice
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Howard Stark
2011 The Devil's Double Latif Yahia / Uday Hussein Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
2011 My Week with Marilyn Milton H. Greene Capri Ensemble Cast Award
2011 Hello Carter Carter Short film
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Henry Sturges
2013 Dead Man Down Darcy
2013 Summer in February AJ Munnings
2013 Agent Carter Howard Stark Short film
2014 Reasonable Doubt Mitch Brockden
2014 Need for Speed Dino Brewster
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Howard Stark Photograph only
2014 Dracula Untold Mehmed the Second
2015 Miss You Already Kit
2015 The Lady in the Van Theatre Actor
2016 Warcraft King Llane Wrynn
2017 Stratton John Stratton
2017 The Escape Mark
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sky


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells Sidney Davidson Episode: "Davidson's Eyes"
2001 Band of Brothers Allington Episode: "Currahee"
2003 Sparkling Cyanide Andy Hoffman Television film
2004 Down To Earth Danny Wood Episode: "First Love"
2008 Sense and Sensibility Mr. Willoughby 3 episodes
2008 God on Trial Moche Television film
2014 Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Ian Fleming Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
2015–16 Agent Carter Howard Stark Saturn Award for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series (2015)
2016–present Preacher Jesse Custer Lead role, also executive producer from season 3.
2018 The Grand Tour Himself (guest) Celebrity Face Off, Series 2 Episode 5
2019 Peacock Andy Peacock television film , pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The All-Colour Vegetarian Cookbook Damien
2006 The History Boys Dakin


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mother Clap's Molly House Thomas / Josh Lyttelton Theatre
Royal National Theatre
2002 Caryl Churchill Events Royal Court Theatre
2002 A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck Royal Shakespeare Company
2003 Call to Prayer Operating Theatre Company
2003–04 His Dark Materials Will Olivier Theatre
Royal National Theatre
2004 The History Boys Dakin Lyttelton Theatre
Royal National Theatre
2006 The History Boys]] Dakin Lyric Theatre]br>Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
2009 Phèdre Hippolytus Royal National Theatre
[[Shakespeare Theatre Company
2016 The Libertine John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester [[Theatre Royal Haymarket