Dominic Cooper (born 2 June 1978) is an English actor. He has worked in TV, film, theatre and radio, in productions including Mamma Mia!, The Duchess, Sense and Sensibility, and The History Boys.
Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, the son of Julie, a nursery school teacher. He attended the Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating in 2000.
He currently lives in South London with friend and fellow History Boys actor James Corden.
Cooper graduated from LAMDA in 2000. He 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 from its very first reading. He also toured with production to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong as well as appearing in the radio and film adaptations of the play.
In 2005, Cooper also appeared in a commercial for condom company Durex.
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. He is