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About Dominic

Dominic graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1989.


In a career spanning over thirty years Dominic has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeares's Globe, Bath Theatre Royal, Chichester Festival Theatre, the Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, and in the West End. He has toured extensively throughout the U.K and the world, working with some of the most respected figures in the industry. Dominic recently appeared with Ian McKellen in 'King Lear' (as Albany), and Jonathan Pryce in 'The Merchant of Venice' (as Antonio).

Directors Dominic has worked with in theatre include Sir Peter Hall; Sir Trevor Nunn; Max Stafford Clark; Bill Alexander; Jonathan Munby; Michael Longhurst; John Caird; Roger Michell; Gemma Bodinetz; and Danny Boyle.

He has appeared in over 70 productions on film and television, playing leading roles in a wide range of productions - films include 'Golda' with Helen Mirren, a thriller/biopic set during the Yom Kippur war. Dominic plays General Haim Bar Lev; 'Ophelia' with Daisy Ridley, George Mackay, and Naomi Watts, playing Polonius; to fantasy movies (the arch villain Sir Horsa in Dragonheart - The Sorcerer's Curse'); action movies (anti-hero Guy 'Bulletface' Bidwell in two of the the 'Sniper' franchise films with Tom Berenger and Billy Zane); horror movies - 'Doom: Annihilation' based on the iconic game, playing evil mastermind Dr Betruger; and the multi Oscar winning 'The English Patient'.

On television Dominic has been a constant presence, appearing as a lead and/or regular character in a huge variety of prime time network shows, and a guest star in dozens more - from the murderer in the very first episode of 'Foyle's War' right up the latest series of 'Killing Eve', via costume dramas such as the BBC's celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend', playing Mortimer Lightwood.

Dominic was the series lead in the multi award winning Irish prime time drama 'The Clinic', and appeared in every episode for seven seasons, for which he was nominated for Best Leading Actor in the Irish Film and Television Awards. Other award nominations include Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Osborne in the West End run of 'Journey's End' with James Norton (as Stanhope).

Dominic has played leading roles in many BBC Radio 4 dramas and is an experienced VoiceOver artist and narrator.

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Dominic Mafham, Bill Paterson and Julian Rhind-Tutt ('The Stuarts', BBC R4)

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Dominic Mafham, 'General De Foix'  ('The Musketeers', BBC)

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