Dominic Cooper Online
Dominic Cooper Online

First glimpse finds him silhouetted against a window, gazing at an object held aloft while something classical swirls in the background.

Is it the text of a play; a letter; poor Yorick’s skull, perchance?

Alas for those who like their actors more rock ’n’ roll than scroll ’n’ drag, it turns out to be an iPad. Dominic Cooper is catching up on his e-mails. “Business is being achieved,” he says jokily in a London accent that sits nicely between the National Theatre and a night out with his best mate, James Corden.

“You don’t like the look of that, I can tell,” he teases. “You didn’t agree with that at all.”

It’s been six years since Cooper first played the part of Dakin the charmer in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and there’s still a lot of the playground wag about him, the clever lad who is good for a giggle but who also knows his way around a classic or two.

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Posted on 09/02/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Movies & TV, Press, Tamara Drewe

Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper are getting down and dirty in the country in new British comedy ‘Tamara Drew.’ They explain about their characters and reveal who really seduces who on screen.

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Posted on 09/02/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Press, Tamara Drewe

Comic strips have long been a rich mine of inspiration for movie makers – and Tamara Drewe has proved to be no exception.

Posy Simmonds’ original cartoon ran in The Guardian for just two years, but it gained such a following it was turned into a graphic novel.

Now director Stephen Frears has taken Tamara to the big screen, with Bond girl Gemma Arterton in the lead role alongside Mama Mia’s Dominic Cooper and Tamsin Greig of Green Wing fame.

Revealing what appealed to him about Tamara Drewe, Frears said: “The script made me laugh. It’s very, very funny and very sexy and a very contemporary, modern film.”

The plot is pretty familiar: Tamara’s a city girl returning to the village of her birth, and breaking male hearts wherever she goes.

Then there is the local farmer’s son she had a teenage fling with (before the nose job), Cooper’s bed-hopping rock star and famous writer Nicholas (Roger Allam), whose long-suffering wife Beth (Greig) runs a writers’ retreat while he indulges his love of younger women behind her back.

Released on September 10, the film cleverly weaves comedy and dark themes – infidelity and death among them – but there are enough gags to keep it moving along.

Originally, the comic strip was loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd and the film also tips its hat to the classic novel with Cooper’s drumming seduction of Tamara a modern echo of Sergeant Troy’s swashbuckling sword play.

Frears – whose credits include The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things and Dangerous Liaisons – added: “Comic strips are normally Superman or about superheroes, but this is a comic strip which is also intelligent about things you recognise.

“I’ve never made a film like this – I had to completely rethink how I do things.”

To view the interview with Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton click here.

Posted on 09/02/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Press, Tamara Drewe

Dominic Cooper admits he can’t sing, despite appearing in 2008 musical movie ‘Mamma Mia!’ alongside Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.

Dominic Cooper can’t sing.

The British actor – who starred as the hunky Sky in 2008 musical movie ‘Mamma Mia!’ – always wanted to be a musician but had trouble when he tried to start bands as a youth because he was “dreadful”, though he blames his upbringing.

He said: “I was in bands. I was the lead singer. They were dreadful. I couldn’t sing. They were all not very good.

“There was a terrible sort of mixture of one brother who is into kind of bad 80s, Nick Kershaw and Duran Duran and a much older brother who is into soul and my mother who is into classical music… it was an amalgamation of very different music styles which came out as something quite appalling.”

However, Dominic admits he did discover a passion for the drums while filming the role of rocker Ben in romantic comedy ‘Tamara Drewe’ – although it was short-lived.

He joked to BANG Showbiz: “I had some lessons and got really into it and loved it and then went completely over the top and purchased a drum kit, and then I got letters from the local council asking me to leave the premises immediately.

“Of course as soon as the film wrapped, the drums went into a box and I’ve never seen them again.”


Posted on 08/31/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: News & Gossip, Press, Tamara Drewe

Found another interview for Tamara Drewe.

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Just a reminder that Tamara Drewe hits cinemas in France tomorrow.

Posted on 07/13/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Movies & TV, Press

Just found another interview.

Posted on 06/09/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Movies & TV, Press

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Posted on 06/04/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Appearances, Press

Actor Dominic Cooper has spoken of the challenge of playing Saddam Hussein’s son in Iraq thriller The Devil’s Double.

The Mama Mia star has a dual role in the film, playing both Uday Hussein and Latif Yahia – a man who was forced to be his body double.

The film, directed by Lee Tamahori, finished shooting in Malta last month.

“It’s quite a horrible part,” admitted Cooper, who was speaking at this week’s National Movie Awards.

“It was a difficult challenge, trying to understand who this guy was and why he did such unbelievably terrible things, and then to play this innocent guy who he forced at gunpoint to be his body double.”

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Posted on 05/29/2010 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Press, The Devil's Double

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