Dominic Cooper & Ruth Negga Have Low-Key Date Night In London!
The 38-year-old actor is currently getting ready star in a brand new staging of The Libertine, which opens in Bath from Wednesday (August 31) to Saturday (September 17) as part of the Theatre Royal’s 2016 Summer Season.
“Someone mentioned the play to me – I think it was an actor who wanted to direct it – about two years ago, maybe more. I got approached about doing it but it never happened at the time, but I read it and loved it,” Dominic told the Bath Chronicle. “Then very strangely my agent said to me ‘Do you fancy doing a play?’ and I said ‘Yeah, I’m desperate to do one’. She said ‘What play do you want to do?’ and when I said The Libertine she said ‘Are you joking? I’ve just put down the phone from the producers who are looking for someone for The Libertine’. That’s absolutely how it happened. From the moment I first read it I loved its wit and its humour and the world of excess and the lifestyle he led at that time in England. He was his own worst enemy in that his intellect caused complications; it hindered him more than it helped. There are so many layers to him and it’s a part that hopefully I will do justice to.”