Dominic Cooper first found success with the play, The History Boys, in which he played Dakin. He was involved with the show from its very first reading, and followed it to Broadway, Hong Kong, and Sydney. He also played the role in the 2006 film adaptation. More recently, he’s become known for his portrayal of Skye in the film version of the Broadway musical, Mamma Mia!, and his role as politician Charles Grey in the costume drama/biopic, The Duchess. He also performed a musical number with a handful of other stars (including his Mamma Mia! co-star and rumored real-life girlfriend, Amanda Seyfried) at this years Academy Awards.
Why He’s More Than Just Eye Candy: He’s a very versatile actor, having done stage work, film, and television work. He has also proven that he has some musical theatre talent, having done his own singing in Mamma Mia!. Perhaps he will find a niche in the movie-musical, although I think he’d be pretty great in almost anything.