Dominic Cooper stars in the Libertine
Dominic Cooper makes his West End debut playing the debauched 17th Century Earl of Rochester in The Libertine.
Written by Stephen Jeffreys, the sexually charged masterpiece will be directed by the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson. The Libertine is based on John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. With flair and wit, this wild romp through 1670s London offers an incisive critique of life in an age of excess.
Since his break-out role in Nicholas Hytner’s award winning production of The History Boys, Cooper has predominately focused on film. His screen credits include Starter for 10, The History Boys, The Duchess, An Education, The Devils Double, My Week with Marilyn, Mamma Mia!, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Lady in the Van and Warcraft.
His theatrical credits include Phedre alongside Helen Mirren, His Dark Materials and Clap’s Molly House all at the National.
Dominic Cooper currently stars in the hit AMC series PREACHER now playing on Netflix.
The Libertine plays from 22 September 2016 until 3 December 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.