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Wires on Fire

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Signing up for Priestess, Wolfmother, and Eagles of Death Steel within the pack of new-millennium hard rock and roll rings are Wires burning, a LA foursome boasting affects like the PARTY, the Damned, and Dark Sabbath. Evan Weiss (vocals/electric guitar), Michael Shuman (bass/vocals), Jeff Lynn (electric guitar), and Darren Weiss (drums) produced the group in 2004 and also have toured with famous brands the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Fall, Loss of life from Above 1979, Mclusky, Hella, and Pretty Young ladies Make Graves. Their Homewrecker EP was released the same calendar year on Buddyhead; nevertheless, Cables on Fire’s explosive rock and roll sound really found life on the self-titled studio room full-length. Made by Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider (Queens from the Rock Age, Eleven), Cables on Fire premiered in fall 2006. Founding member Darren Weiss still left the music group in September to keep his education.

Quick Facts


Full Name Wires on Fire
Music Songs Million Dollar Maybes, Crazy Woman River, Sleeping Witches, On a Train, Let It Live, Death to Jeff Lynn, Learn to Drown, Cooked Cattle, Consciously Unconscious, Desert Sun/Desert Moon, I'm Eighteen, Dusty Bibles Lead to Dirty Lives, Dignity Points, Indigo Child, Hot Hands, Hate That Breeds Love, Coming to Our Senses, Up Your Sleeve, Annie Carr, Born Dirty To Last Forever, Daisy, Stallions, Swordfish, Mask
Albums Homewrecker, Wires on Fire


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#Fact
1 Dominic West portrayed late author George MacDonald Fraser's Victorian anti-hero Harry Flashman, the main character of Fraser's "Flashman" novels, at a 2014 auction of Fraser's library. West also stated at the time that he would like to see a new Flashman movie made for the new generation. The only previous movie, Royal Flash (1975) was not a success and was so disliked by Fraser that he would not allow another one to be made in his lifetime.
2 He is a first cousin, once removed, of American politician Thomas Eagleton, who was briefly the 1972 Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States. Dominic's paternal great-grandparents, Thomas Francis Eagleton and Mary Theresa Hennelly (who had moved to Missouri from Ireland), were also the paternal grandparents of politician Eagleton.
3 Appearing as 'Jan' in the play "Rock & Roll" at the Duke of York Theatre in London. [February 2007]
4 Has played ancient world warriors twice with Michael Fassbender: 300 (2006) and Centurion (2010).
5 He has two daughters; his eldest, Martha West and Dora; and two sons, Senan and Francis with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald.
6 Dominic West's maternal grandparents were Irish and his paternal grandparents were English.and Irish.
7 Attended Eton College, Berkshire. Also schooled there, though two years behind, was Band of Brothers (2001) and Life (2007) star Damian Lewis.
8 Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1995.
9 Once spent four months as a cattle herder in Argentina in 1988 trying to be "different." Afterwards he enrolled at Dublin's Trinity College, graduating in 1993 with a B.A. in English literature.
10 Began appearing in community theatre at age 9.
11 Was one of seven children - five girls, two boys - born to George and Moya West - his parents divorced in 1996.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomb Raider 2018 filming Lord Richard Croft
The Square 2017 filming Julian
I Feel Fine pre-production
The Affair 2014-2017 TV Series Noah Solloway
Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews 2016 Video short Rudder (voice)
The Tale of Thomas Burberry 2016 Short Ernest Shackleton
Finding Dory 2016 Rudder (voice)
Money Monster 2016 Walt Camby
The Complete Walk: Coriolanus 2016 Short Coriolanus
Genius 2016 Ernest Hemingway
National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 2016 Vicomte de Valmont
Testament of Youth 2014 Mr. Brittain
Pride 2014/I Jonathan
Burton and Taylor 2013 TV Movie Richard Burton
Boy Cried Wolf 2013 Short Hughie
The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden 2013 Short Inventor
The Hour 2011-2012 TV Series Hector Madden
John Carter 2012 Sab Than
Arthur Christmas 2011 Lead Elf (voice)
The Awakening 2011/I Robert Mallory
Johnny English Reborn 2011 Simon Ambrose
Appropriate Adult 2011 TV Mini-Series Fred West
Words of the Blitz 2010 Sir John Colville
Jackboots on Whitehall 2010 Fiske (voice)
Centurion 2010 General Titus Flavius Virilus
From Time to Time 2009 Caxton
Breaking the Mould 2009 TV Movie Howard Florey
The Devil's Whore 2008 TV Mini-Series Oliver Cromwell
Punisher: War Zone 2008 Billy Jigsaw
Hold On 2008/I Short Delivery Man
The Wire: The Chronicles 2007 TV Series Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Hannibal Rising 2007 Inspector Popil
300 2006 Theron
Stingray 2006 Short Luther
The Forgotten 2004 Ash
Mona Lisa Smile 2003 Bill Dunbar
Chicago 2002 Fred Casely
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello 2002 Young Man (segment "About Time 2")
Rock Star 2001 Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 2001 TV Movie Sir Mulberry Hawk
28 Days 2000 Jasper
A Christmas Carol 1999 TV Movie Fred (Scrooge's nephew)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 Palace Guard
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Lysander
Out of Hours 1998 TV Mini-Series Dr. Paul Featherstone
Spice World 1997 Photographer
Diana & Me 1997 Rob Naylor
The Gambler 1997 Alexei
True Blue 1996 Donald MacDonald
Surviving Picasso 1996 Paulo Picasso
E=mc2 1996 Spike
Richard III 1995 Earl of Richmond
3 Joes 1991 Short Joe Smoker

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving On 2010 TV Series 1 episode
The Wire 2008 TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watching 2010 Short associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
9 Dead Gay Guys 2002 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revolting Rhymes Part Two 2016 TV Special Wolf, Magic Fairy, Giant (voice)
Revolting Rhymes Part One 2016 TV Special Wolf (voice)
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Offshore Incorporated 2015 Documentary Narration (voice)
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - Pride / The Affair
Today 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Secret History 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muse of Fire 2013 Documentary Himself
What You Will 2012 Himself
The Last Leg 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Awakening: A Time for Ghosts 2012 Video documentary short Himself / Robert Mallory
The Awakening: Behind the Scenes 2012 Video documentary short Himself / Robert Mallory
The Graham Norton Show 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
The Ground Zero Mosque 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Concrete Circus 2011 Documentary Narrator
The South Bank Show 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Have I Got News for You 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest Presenter
The Noughties... Was That It? 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Punisher: War Zone' 2009 Video short Himself
The Wire: The Last Word 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Wire Odyssey 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tapping the Wire 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2007 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Jasper
The Catherine Tate Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wire: It's All Connected 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video short Himself
Remembering 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Jools's Hootenanny 2004 TV Series Himself
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - The Affair
Britain's Favourite Detectives 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (2008)
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama The Affair (2014)
2012 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Appropriate Adult (2011)
2012 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actor The Hour (2011)
2012 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor (Male) Appropriate Adult (2011)
2009 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor The Wire (2002)
2003 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Chicago (2002) · Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Mya
· Lucy Liu
· Queen Latifah
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Chicago (2002) · Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Mya
· Lucy Liu
· Queen Latifah
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama The Affair (2014)
2014 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Burton and Taylor (2013)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries The Hour (2011)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Burton and Taylor (2013)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Hour (2011)
2012 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor Appropriate Adult (2011)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries The Hour (2011)
2012 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series Appropriate Adult (2011)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Hour (2011)
2008 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor The Wire (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Chicago (2002) · Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Mya
· Queen Latifah
· Lucy Liu
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Chicago (2002) · Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Mya
· Queen Latifah
· Lucy Liu
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Chicago (2002) · Richard Gere
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
· John C. Reilly
· Queen Latifah
· Mya
· Colm Feore
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Denise Faye
· Lucy Liu
· Taye Diggs
· Christine Baranski
· Susan Misner
· Deidre Goodwin


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#Quote
1 I think I've got a funny face.
2 I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people.
3 I'm a rather crude cook.
4 I've always wanted to play more comic parts.
5 I mean, I think women should be more indulgent of affairs. I really do. It's daft to kick someone out over a fling. Isn't it? Everyone should turn a blind eye to men's behavior between the ages of 40 and 50. Let it all blow over.
6 My mum's parents were from Ireland, my dad's mum was American-Irish.
7 I like to believe there are ghosts all over the place!
8 Apparently it'll all settle down and they'll forget about it soon.
9 Prince Charles is the best-dressed man in the world.
10 No, I don't think The Wire (2002) screwed up my career at all.
11 I'm only stopped by people in uniform, whether it's customs people, janitors, or the FBI - they all watch The Wire (2002). Sadly, beautiful, glamorous women don't know anything about it.
12 If you do an American TV series, before the audition you sign away the next five years of your life.
13 I look ridiculous in a three-piece suit - I'm too fat.
14 Since I got married my wife doesn't really let me wear anything that I used to because she says I have no taste at all.
15 It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose.
16 For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men!
17 The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction.
18 People seem to think I'm Satan.
19 I've hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I'm a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That's what I get for being a single dad - suspicious looks at the playground.
20 You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up.
21 If you turn on American TV, there's a huge choice of nothing you want to see and, unfortunately, I think that's the case here now as well. I love costume drama, no-one does it like the BBC - no-one has the money to do it, first of all and, secondly, Americans don't have the history to do it. So we do it brilliantly but if you talk to any BBC producers, they abhor the fact... they're dying to do The Wire (2002) and hate doing Cranford (2007) . I thought Cranford (2007) was incredible but we don't seem to be able to do contemporary stuff.
22 [on Mona Lisa Smile (2003)] The movie didn't make much sense. We would be given new scenes to film out of the blue which, it transpired, had been written by Julia's agent, who was doubling as a producer. I don't know what anyone was doing there. No one seemed to enjoy it. Especially not Julia. She had just got married and just wanted to be off having sex with her husband. Trouble was, she had married the cameraman on the movie. You can't really relax in a sex scene when the husband is staring right at you.
23 [on The Wire (2002)] The show provokes a kind of obsessive following. Those who love it kind of cherish the fact that it's not quite as world-renowned as The Sopranos (1999). It's like being in a secret club.
24 I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people. It's interesting that I've been cast as a working-class cop [The Wire (2002)] because I doubt that would happen at home. The films I most enjoy in England are by Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, but it's very unlikely I would be cast in them; I've tried a few times, but I'm perceived as posh.
25 I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're cheap.


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