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Dominic Monaghan (born December 8, 1976 in Berlin, Germany) is an English actor who came to international attention after playing the role of Merry in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and later playing Charlie in the ABC show Lost.


Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates was the role which first gave him national fame in England. He played Hetty's under-aged sidekick, Geoffrey Shawcross, for four seasons.

The Lord of the Rings

In c. 1999 Monaghan was chosen for the role of the Hobbit Merry, a relative of Frodo Baggins and best friend of Pippin. This role brought him international attention.

In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King video game, Monaghan voices Merry. His co-star friends Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin and other actors who played main characters in the films also voiced their own characters.


Thanks to his role in The Lord of the Rings, Dominic Monaghan was chosen to play the role of Charlie in the cult TV-series Lost. His character was killed off in the finale after spending three seasons on the show. Monaghan left, stating in a TV Guide interview that he was ready for a change, and that he was disappointed by his character's diminishing role in the second and third seasons.


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  • Dominic Monaghan enjoys acting with his co-star friends especially when they were voicing their characters in the Return of the King video game and seeing who was the best player playing the game. But unfortunately the best player was Elijah Wood.
  • Dominic is currently working on a script with former co-star and friend, Billy Boyd.
  • He appeared in the 2004 film Spivs, which also featured Ken Stott.
  • He appeared in the 2012 film Soldiers of Fortune, which also featured Sean Bean.
  • He appeared in the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which also featured Anthony Daniels and the voice of Andy Serkis.

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