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Dominic Cooper

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

There are some good performances in My Week With Marilyn. Indeed, there are one or two absolutely great performances. Yet the whole thing feels quite light and incomplete, it gives us a glimpse but not enough. Unlike, for example, the…

The Devil’s Double (2011)

Uday Hussein (Dominic Cooper) led a life of immoral excesses, gaining notoriety across the world for his savage tantrums and acts of causal barbarity. The eldest son of Saddam, Uday's notion of power was clearly lent to him by an empire he…

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Chaperone, hand-holder, and would-be lover In this lightweight but star-studded, touching, and richly produced British entertainment from a memoir (adapted by Adrian Hodges), Eddie Redmayne plays Colin Clark, a patrician young third…

The Devil’s Double (2011)

Based on a true story of opulence, greed and unequivocal malevolence, The Devil’s Double retells the account of Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) the real life ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam Hussein’s notoriously wayward son Uday Hussain…

The Devil’s Double (2011)

Bad guys Caligula meets Scarface in this garish depiction of Uday, Saddam Hussein's crazy and dangerous elder son and Latif Yahia, the former schoolmate and lookalike forced into Uday's entourage to act as his "fiday" or body double in a…

An Education (2009)

Which university to choose - Oxford or life? Based on Lynn Barber's memoir, and written for the screen by Nick Hornby, An Education oozes quality from beginning to end. Lone Scherfig directs in a pretty straightforward manner that…