I sometimes think these posts ought to be called “They escaped from Sheffield.”
Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. Born Sheffield, in 1969. Actor and producer. Educated at Westbourne School, Broomhill, Eton College and Trinity College, Dublin. First cousin, once removed, of American Thomas Eagleton, briefly the 1972 Democratic nominee for Vice President. West is celebrated for once spending four months as a cattle herder in Argentina.
Best known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002) and Tomb Raider (2018). Also famous for playing serial killer Fred West in ITV’s Appropriate Adult and appearing three times on the Crucible Theatre stage (The Country Wife, Othello and My Fair Lady).
West is married to Catherine FitzGerald, daughter of Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin, and lives in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and Glin Castle, County Limerick.
He’s also received an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University and an Honorary Degree from the University of Sheffield.
“When I meet anyone from Sheffield, they look at me sceptically, as if to say, ‘You don’t come from Yorkshire’.”