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Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan ( /ˈdɒmɨnɨk ˈmɒnəhæn/; born 8 December 1976) is a German-born English actor. He has received international attention from playing Meriadoc Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and for his role as Charlie Pace on the television show Lost. Monaghan was born in Berlin, Germany, to British parents: Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher. Monaghan's family lived in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Münster, moving about every four years. When he was about 11 years old, his family moved from Germany to Heaton Moor in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Monaghan's first language is English, but he also speaks some German and is well known for his ability to impersonate others and replicate accents. Bernard is his maternal grandfather's name, and Patrick his paternal grandfather's name. He chose Luke as his confirmation name after Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, his favourite film series, which was also one of his inspirations for becoming an actor. He attended St Anne's Roman Catholic High School (where his uncle taught and later became head teacher) and Aquinas College, where he studied

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'Lost' Star Dominic Monaghan -- 'Swamp People' Is Cruel ... SHUT IT DOWN!!!

Dominic Monaghan
'Swamp People' Is Cruel ... SHUT IT DOWN!!!

"Lost" star Dominic Monaghan believes "Swamp People" is nothing more than "shock TV" that glorifies the senseless killing of alligators -- and it must be stopped.Monaghan went off on Twitter… READ MORE >

Matthew Fox -- I Never Beat Any Women

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I Never Beat Any Women

Sources directly connected to Matthew Fox tell TMZ ... the actor has never beaten a woman in his life, contrary to the allegations made by his "Lost" co-star Dominic Monaghan.As you know, Monaghan… READ MORE >

- 877 days ago
Dominic Monaghan -- It's Tough to Hook Up in a Lamborghini

'Lost' Star Dominic Monaghan
It's Tough to Hook Up In a Lamborghini

"Lost" star Dominic Monaghan was rolling around L.A. last night in one of the most badass cars on the planet -- but even he admits Lamborghinis have a major design flaw ... it's "very difficult"… READ MORE >

- 1072 days ago
Bouncer Tells Dominic Monaghan to Get Lost

Bouncer Tells Dominic Monaghan to Get Lost

Dominic Monaghan thought after getting tossed out of Voyeur -- for "inappropriate gestures towards women" -- that if he just wandered around outside for a few minutes and then politely asked to… READ MORE >

- 1706 days ago
The Fellowship of the Beer & Cigs

The Fellowship of the Beer & Cigs

Alert the shire! Frodo Baggins and Merry Brandybuck have been spotted drinking and with smokes.28-year-old Elijah Wood and 32-year-old Dominic Monaghan took a break from watching the Super Bowl on… READ MORE >

- 2089 days ago
No Hobbit Fly Zone

No Hobbit Fly Zone

Alert the Shire! Merry Brandybuck has been captured by one of Dark Lord Sauron's wand-holding henchmen!Oh, wait, it's just that guy who used to star on that convoluted deserted island show going… READ MORE >

- 2136 days ago
"Lost" Love Reunited?

"Lost" Love Reunited?

"Lost" star Evangeline Lilly and former cast member/ex-BF Dominic Monaghan reunited last night in the name of art. Monaghan was displaying his photographic "talents" for a show in Hollywood and… READ MORE >

- 2415 days ago
No Longer "Lost," Monaghan Finds L.A.

No Longer "Lost," Monaghan Finds L.A.

Former "Lost" star and soon-to-be ex-Hawaiian, Dominic Monaghan, is looking to make the move to Hollywood. Several TMZ spies have spotted Dom's Prius with Hawaiian license plates at several homes… READ MORE >

- 2607 days ago
Evangeline & Dominic -- Havin' a Ball!

Evangeline & Dominic -- Havin' a Ball!

With one hand on his girl, and the other on his boys, Dominic Monaghan took his soon-to-be wife Evangeline Lilly on a romantic stroll in Hawaii this past weekend.In late December, the couple's… READ MORE >

- 2790 days ago
Evangeline and Dominic Pick Up the Pieces

Evangeline and Dominic Pick Up the Pieces

It was an emotional day for "Lost" stars Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan, as they sifted through remains of Lilly's rented home, which burned to the ground yesterday in Kailua, Hawaii. The… READ MORE >

- 2864 days ago

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