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Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (born 8 December 1976) is an English actor. He has received international attention from playing Merry 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. He also portrayed the character Dr. Simon Campos on FlashForward. Monaghan was born in Berlin, Germany, to British parents: Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher. Monaghan has a brother, Matthew, who is a year older, and is a teacher, singer and musician. 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 movie, 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 English literature, drama and geography.

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When Hobbits Attack

When Hobbits Attack

The "Lord of the Rings" star was in a foul mood after spotting a photographer shooting him surfing in Hawaii. The photog, who one source claims was his neighbor, was snapping pics of Dominic… READ MORE >

Dominic Monaghan Gets Grabby

Dominic Monaghan Gets Grabby

Dominic Monaghan's hand got "Lost" on Wednesday afternoon as the actor was spotted leaving a Hawaiian cafe with his buddy.The TV star grabbed, uh, a bite to eat before hitting up a local Safeway… READ MORE >

- 2736 days ago
"Lost" Stars Make Waves In (and Out) of the Water

"Lost" Stars Make Waves In (and Out) of the Water

Love birds Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan were caught enjoying the sun and surf on Sunday in Oahu, Hawaii. The "Lost" couple was inseparable while on dry land and in the water. Although one… READ MORE >

- 2746 days ago
No "Lost" Spoilers Here!

No "Lost" Spoilers Here!

If you're anything like us, you hate spoilers. If we want to know what happens on a show, we'll watch the damn show! Anyway, since "Lost" is premiering this week (can't wait!!!!), the Internet is… READ MORE >

- 2753 days ago
Chaos on the Set of "Lost" (Spoilers Ahead!)

Chaos on the Set of "Lost" (Spoilers Ahead!)

As the highly anticipated third season of "Lost" gets ready to kick off next week, TMZ has some photos from the set that could reveal one of the show's most closely guarded secrets.At one of the… READ MORE >

- 2756 days ago
Parking Ticket Doesn't Deter "Lost" Couple

Parking Ticket Doesn't Deter "Lost" Couple

Much like Romeo and Juliet had to overcome the odds to try and make their relationship work, so too must Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan. In their case, it is not warring families trying to… READ MORE >

- 2760 days ago

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