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New season of 'Wild Things' to begin March 25

New season of 'Wild Things' to begin March 25

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The second season of BBC America's globe-trotting adventure series "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" is to premiere March 25.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
BBC America orders more 'Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan'

BBC America orders more 'Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan'

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- BBC America says it has renewed its original adventure series, "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," for a second season.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Matthew Fox denies assaulting woman

Matthew Fox denies assaulting woman

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Matthew Fox admitted to Men's Fitness magazine he has driven drunk, but he vehemently denied ever hitting a woman.
Monaghan to star in supernatural Web show

Monaghan to star in supernatural Web show

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- British actor Dominic Monaghan has signed on as narrator for the anthology series "The Unknown" for Crackle, the online video network said.
'Lost' heroine Lilly joins 'Hobbit' cast

'Lost' heroine Lilly joins 'Hobbit' cast

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 20 (UPI) -- Actress Evangeline Lilly has joined the cast of "The Hobbit," which is now shooting in New Zealand, director Peter Jackson announced via Facebook Monday.
Report: Evangeline Lilly pregnant

Report: Evangeline Lilly pregnant

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Evangeline Lilly is pregnant with her first child, UsMagazine.com reported.
Billy Boyd weds Ali McKinnon in Scotland

Billy Boyd weds Ali McKinnon in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Boyd has married his longtime girlfriend Ali McKinnon in Glasgow, TMZ said.
'Lost' veterans return for last episodes

'Lost' veterans return for last episodes

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Former "Lost" cast members Dominic Monaghan, Jeremy Davies and Henry Ian Cusick are to reappear during the final episodes of the U.S. series, ABC said.
Union joins cast of 'FlashForward'

Union joins cast of 'FlashForward'

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Actress Gabrielle Union is joining the cast of the new U.S. fall drama series "FlashForward," ABC said Tuesday.
Monaghan, Rodriguez set for 'Fortuna'

Monaghan, Rodriguez set for 'Fortuna'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Dominic Monaghan and Freddy Rodriguez have signed on to headline Swiss writer-director Barthelemy Grossmann's futuristic horror thriller "Fortuna."
'Wolverine' starts shooting in Australia

'Wolverine' starts shooting in Australia

SYDNEY, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman has started filming his star-studded superhero movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in Sydney Monday.
'Lost' star finds role in thriller 'Pet'

'Lost' star finds role in thriller 'Pet'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- British actor Dominic Monaghan, whose character was killed off in the third-season finale of "Lost," has signed on to star in the psychological thriller "Pet."

Touchstone sweetens the pot for 'Lost' lot

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Original members of the Golden Globe-winning cast of ABC's hit series, "Lost," are getting a hefty pay hike from producer Touchstone Television.
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Actor Dominic Monaghan, a cast member in the motion picture sci-fi thriller "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", attends an industry screening of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (pronounced /ˈdɒmɨnɨk ˈmɒnəhæn/; born 8 December 1976) is an English actor. He has received international attention from playing Merry 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.

Monaghan was born in Berlin, Germany, to British parents: Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher. Monaghan has a brother, Matthew, who is a year older, and is a teacher, singer and musician. Monaghan's family lived in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, and Münster, moving about every four years. When he was about 11 years old, his family moved from Germany to Heaton Moor in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Monaghan's first language is English, but he also speaks some German and is well known for his ability to impersonate others and replicate accents. Bernard is his maternal grandfather's name, and Patrick his paternal grandfather's name. He chose Luke as his confirmation name after Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, his favourite movie, which was also one of his inspirations for becoming an actor. He attended St Anne's Roman Catholic High School (where his uncle taught and later became head teacher) and Aquinas College, where he studied English literature, drama and geography.

Although Dominic held many occupations when he was younger, he always wanted to be an actor. After his second year at St. Anne's, Monaghan became a regular in school plays such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Bugsy Malone before joining Manchester Youth Theatre. There, he was scouted for Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, on which he played Hetty's under-aged sidekick, Geoffrey Shawcross, for four seasons. He made his feature film debut as Russian sailor Sasha in TV film Hostile Waters.

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