Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan
Character Simon
Date of birth December 8, 1976 in Berlin, Germany

Dominic Monaghan (born December 8, 1976) is the actor that portrays Simon. Dominic is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings.


Before his work in Lord of the Rings, Dominic became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996). He was studying English Literature, Drama and Geography at Sixth Form College when he was offered the co-starring role in the series, which ran for four seasons. His other television credits include This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000) and a leading role in Monsignor Renard (2000), a series starring John Thaw.

On the stage Monaghan has performed in the world premiere UK production of The Resurrectionists, Whale and Annie and Fanny from Bolton to Rome. Since watching Star Wars when he was six years old, Dominic has been consumed by films. His other obsessions include writing, music, fashion, playing/watching soccer and surfing. Utilizing his writing skills, he and LOTR co-star Billy Boyd are collaborating on a script.

Born and raised in Berlin, Monaghan and his family moved to England when he was twelve. In addition to speaking fluent German, he has a knack at impersonations and accents. He frequently returns to his hometown of Manchester, England.

Monaghan made his breakthrough playing the role of Merry in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has also gained publicity for playing Charlie Pace in the ABC series Lost.

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Main cast of FlashForward
Joseph FiennesJohn ChoJack DavenportZachary KnightonPeyton ListDominic MonaghanBrían F. O'ByrneCourtney B. VanceSonya WalgerChristine Woods