Dominic Monaghan

(Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan)

Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan
  • Born: December 8, 1976
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actor









Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan is an English actor. Monaghan first gained fame for being Hetty Wainthropp's sidekick Geoffrey in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–98). He then played Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–03) based on the novel of the same name by J.R.R Tolkien, Charlie Pace on the television show Lost (2004–2010), and Chris Bradley in superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). He currently hosts the nature program Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012–present).

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Bureaucratic nonsense at airports drives me crazy.
Here's an interesting thing about L.A. - it's overrun with black widow spiders. I could find you one on the street in 10 minutes.
Holidays are all different depending on the company and time of your life. Life ;Time
I could always flip between emotions and be available to suddenly do something new. I think it's a part of playing, and you hang onto it when you're a kid.
I don't need to have three feather pillows in my trailer. I just don't work that way. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't say anything unintentionally.
I don't tend to go out that much.
I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there. Travel
I get involved with projects based on three parameters - the script, the actors involved and the director.
I grew up a massive Beatles fan.
I guess we're living in a pretty sensitive world and there's nothing you can do about that.
I have a lot of respect for marriage. Respect ;Families, Children & Parenting
I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all my relationships from there on. But now I look at it as a occupational hazard. If you are in the meat market at some point you are gonna get mad cows disease.
I hope to be an actor and never retire. Hope
I like films that deal with some of those questions that you can never answer: 'Why are we here? What's it about? What happens to us with the choices that we make? What are the ramifications for doing something right, or doing something wrong?' Those universal questions, I enjoy.
I like islands.
I like learning new stuff, and continuing to educate myself as best I can. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I like relationships and being in love, but I also like being single - you have to embrace all those different things. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love going to work. I love being on-set everyday. It feeds me; it's exciting. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I love having the opportunity to surf. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never thought I could learn much from a dog or cat. They sleep when we sleep. They eat when we eat. I'm into observing animals being as wild as they can be in a captive environment.
I think a lot of young kids at school are very conscious of trying to keep credibility in case they kind of stand out in a crowd and get bullied by trying to stay cool and stuff. And my whole thing, all the way through school, was I was just a goof... I didn't care.
I think everyone's a geek in some way.
I think if you're an actor, then you can work on stage - but if you've never done it before, you're going to have picked up a few things that you're going to need to change when you're working on stage. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think if you've held onto a character for several years and then you're getting rid of that character, it's going to be traumatic.
I think we are all interested in end-times ideas and also in the current climate that we are all living in, where money is a little harder to come by, things continue to get expensive; gas prices are not too far from people's heads. There are more and more people. Human society's going to have real problems. Society ;Money, Coins & Minting
I used to get quite upset that I'd make friends with a guy or a girl and then within the space of three years we'd move and go and live somewhere else, and you'd have to say goodbye to that person.
I was never a big guy in pubs. I was never the main kind of aggressor or anything like that, but I found myself in trouble because I always had a mouth that would come back with something, and there was just never anyone who could make me be quiet.
I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends.
I'd like to go on a hardcore safari in Africa, something off the beaten track with anti-poaching people and camping out in the savannah.
I'd love to play a gangster but I think people might say I looked a bit too young and cheeky to play a character who'd just blown someones head off! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If I could uninvent anything, I would uninvent Hitler's mum, guns and broccoli.
If I had a choice as to my perfect career, I would make a couple of films a year and then concentrate on natural history. History
If you look at little kids and wild animals, these are two groups of things that whenever I'm with them forces me to be in the moment.
If you woke up, every day, and someone punched you in the face, for the first week, you'd go, 'Why is someone punching me in the face?' But, by the time you got through week two, you'd take it and just go on with the day. Time
I'm a big fan of the misunderstood, the vilified, the underdog, the breaking of myths.
I'm a movie nut. I go to the movies probably twice a week, and if I'm not doing anything at night, I'm usually watching a movie or two. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I'm constantly exposing myself to art and that inspires me. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I'm in this position where I can afford to wait, I'm lucky enough to be financially secure to not have to do anything that's thrown at me. You know the next couple of jobs are going to be pretty crucial in terms of how you're perceived by people. So I'm just waiting.
I've always traveled, as a kid my parents moved me around, a different place in Germany every four years. But I got the travel bug when I was a kid, living in different countries. Travel
I've got a hectic schedule, but I wouldn't have my life any other way. Life
I've had a fair amount of experience with snakes, and I find them to be pretty honest in terms of how you read their body language and emotions. They'll tell you when they're grumpy. They'll tell you when they're okay.
I've learnt that the world over, everyone's essentially the same. We are all trying to have a nice time and get along with things. Time
I've worked on films where the budgets are almost limitless and you're in trailers that are bigger than a hotel room. You're taken care of and the food is amazing, the quality of the job is amazing and then you work on smaller things but it never dictates my happiness or my willingness to go to work. Happiness & Unhappiness ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
My brain kind of rolls pretty fast when I'm conscious. It's constantly looking for stuff to do. Like if I'm in my house and I'm hanging out, I tend to be listening to music whilst watching a film whilst sending e-mails. Music, Chants & Rapps
My brother's a teacher in Costa Rica and actually does a more important and significant job than I will ever do. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
My favorite movie of all time is probably 'Apocalypse Now.' Time
My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around. They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh. Families, Children & Parenting
My parents are pretty cool people.
My ultimate search has been for a muse.
Not being busy is something I worry about, but I think work begets work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
People have a fear of the unknown. Insects have different senses than us, different amount of limbs and their body structure is very different. It's hard for us to really relate to them and understand them.
Probably a concern to either a major or minor degree with most actors if they're really motivated to kind of make a significant difference in the business is the 'pigeon-holing' thing. Business, Commerce & Finance
Television is face acting, and film is eye acting.
The term 'geek' for me is like you having a passion, interest in something that is unabashed and you don't care if people think it's not cool. You think it's cool and that's your thing.
We're electrical items and when we die the electricity goes somewhere else. When we die our energy goes into the galaxy.
What I'm attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they'll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don't need people to keep them as pets. I just like them to be respectful and see that everything in nature has its place. Time ;Nature
What would it take for me to eat human flesh? If that was the only way to stay alive, I would. I would eat anything.
When I choose projects, I don't stipulate between film or theatre or television. I receive scripts and I read scripts - and when I read a script that's good, I then get married to it and talk to my agent about what happens next.
When I go on holiday, I go to places that have animals I'm interested in.
When I was at college, I worked in a department store called Brit Home Stores, which is a pretty lackluster department store, selling clothes for middle-aged women. My job was to walk the floor and find anything that was damaged, take it to the store room and log it. Women