Dominic West (Det. James ‘Jimmy’ McNulty)
After flirting with feature films in projects such as John Carter, Centurion, and Pride (currently out in theaters), Dominic West has found his way back to premium cable in the steamy Showtime drama The Affair. Originally from the U.K., West had returned home previously to star in the BBC’s acclaimed, but short-lived, show The Hour, about a start up news magazine program in 1950s Great Britain. Prior to his Showtime role, he very nearly had a dalliance with another HBO show—he was apparently offered a role in Game of Thrones, before ultimately turning it down.