via press release:
GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINEE DOMINIC WEST TO HEADLINE THE AFFAIR ON SHOWTIME®
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2013) – SHOWTIME has cast Golden Globe nominee and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour) as the male lead of its drama pilot THE AFFAIR. West will play Noah, a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate.
From award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, - with all of the complex consequences that result. Written by Sarah Treem, this provocative, one-hour relationship drama will be told separately from the male and female perspective. THE AFFAIR is an original concept by creators Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, who will serve as executive producers alongside director Mark Mylod ( , ).) and co-creator Hagai Levi ( ), THE AFFAIR is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them
West is best known to audiences for his portrayal of Det. James “Jimmy” McNulty in the critically-acclaimed drama The Wire. Most recently he appeared on the award-winning series The Hour. His feature film credits include Chicago, 300, The Forgotten, 28 Days, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Mona Lisa Smile.
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