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Creator / Dominic Monaghan

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"I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends."

Dominic Monaghan (/ˈdɒmɨnɨk ˈmɒnəhæn/; born 8 December 1976 in Berlin, Germany) is a German-English actor.

He has received international attention for playing the hobbit Meriadoc "Merry" 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.

Not related to Cameron Monaghan.

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Tropes and trivia in his works

  • Ability over Appearance: Charlie was originally written to be a jaded 40-something rock star. The Lost producers decided to change the character to a man in his twenties to accommodate Dominic.
  • Acting for Two: Dominic subbed for Andy Serkis for one scene in which Gollum and Bilbo are on-screen together. It's the only time in the whole trilogy he shared a scene with Ian Holm.
  • Fake American: As a New York cop in 100 Code and in Quantum Break.
  • Romance on the Set: With Evangeline Lily.
  • Those Two Actors: With Billy Boyd.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • He auditioned for Frodo Baggins but ended up cast as Merry instead.
    • He also auditioned for Sawyer on Lost before getting cast as Charlie.