Noah Solloway

Played by Dominic West

Noah Solloway

Noah Solloway is a Brooklyn writer and schoolteacher who has been with his wife Helen for twenty years. They have four children and are beholden to Helen's wealthy father, a famous novelist, for their spacious brownstone. Noah's first novel was published to mixed reviews, and he struggles to complete the follow-up under the withering eye of his Montauk-based father-in-law. The appearance of a beautiful young waitress in his life is a tempting distraction and a serious threat to everything he has.

Noah Solloway is a Brooklyn writer and schoolteacher who has been with his wife Helen for twenty years. They have four children and are beholden to Helen's wealthy father, a famous novelist, for their spacious brownstone. Noah's first novel was published to mixed reviews, and he struggles to complete the follow-up under the withering eye of his Montauk-based father-in-law. The appearance of a beautiful young waitress in his life is a tempting distraction and a serious threat to everything he has.

Dominic West

Dominic West stars as Noah in SHOWTIME’s hit drama series THE AFFAIR.

West has successfully combined a career in both the UK and the US, with leading roles in international film, American television, and on the London stage. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin and then from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, West won the Ian Charleson award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Sir Peter Hall’s production of THE SEAGULL.

A very successful film career soon followed with West winning leading roles in studio movies including 28 DAYS opposite Sandra Bullock; MONA LISA’S SMILE, with Julia Roberts; and THE FORGOTTEN, with Julianne Moore. He also starred as Theron in Warner Bros.’ 300. Further credits include CHICAGO, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TRUE BLUE, HANNIBAL RISING, ROCK STAR, THE PHANTOM MENACE, SURVIVING PICASSO, and RICHARD III.

In 2000, he won the role of McNulty in HBO’s THE WIRE, one of the most critically acclaimed television programs ever made in the US. The show ran for five seasons, with West directing an episode in the final season.

His theatre credits include Peter Gill’s production of Harley Granville Barker’s THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE at the Royal National Theatre; David Lan’s West End production of AS YOU LIKE IT, in which he starred opposite Helen McCrory; and Trevor Nunn’s West End production of Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, ROCK N' ROLL, which opened to huge plaudits at The Royal Court Theatre in summer 2006.

In 2008 he played Oliver Cromwell in Channel 4’s BAFTA-nominated television series THE DEVIL'S WHORE. He then went on to do Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s LIFE IS A DREAM at the Donmar Warehouse in London, followed by CENTURION directed by Neil Marshall and also starring Michael Fassbender.

Dominic starred in the 2011 film THE AWAKENING, the box office hit JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN, and ITV’s critically acclaimed mini-series APPROPRIATE ADULT (for which he won a TV BAFTA in May of 2012), as well as THE HOUR by Abi Morgan (for which Dominic was nominated for a Golden Globe). On the stage in 2011, West captivated audiences as the title role in BUTLEY at the Duchess Theatre, as well as sharing the stage with his THE WIRE co-star Clarke Peters in OTHELLO at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

2012 saw Dominic reprise his role as Hector Madden in the second season of THE HOUR and he starred in a Jez Butterworth play at The Royal Court, THE RIVER, which opened in October 2012.

In 2013 Dominic returned to Sheffield to appear in MY FAIR LADY at The Crucible. He then went on to film as Richard Burton in a BBC4 drama, starring opposite Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor. 2014 saw the release of Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE, which opened at the Cannes Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, and TESTAMENT OF YOUTH alongside Alicia Vikander. In 2015 Dominic has completed filming on the feature film MONEY MONSTER directed by Jodie Foster, in which he stars alongside George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell.

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