'Wire' star pays tributes to wife as he visits alma mater
Published 23/11/2011 | 05:00
ACTOR Dominic West -- best known as the hard-drinking, womanising Jimmy McNulty on 'The Wire' -- paid tribute to his wife last night as he received a special award at his alma mater.
The 42-year-old from Sheffield arrived with his aristocratic wife Catherine at Trinity College Dublin, where he was presented with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from the Philosophical Society.
"I first met my wife here and we had a passionate affair in the summer of 1990 and I remember as Ireland was easing its way into the quarter-finals of the World Cup I eased my way onto the roof of a building to celeb-rate being young and in love and on the most beautiful campus in any capital city in the world," Mr West said.
The Old Etonian and his wife, the daughter of the late Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, went their separate ways after the affair.
She later married Viscount Lambton, and he had a child with Polly Astor.
They met up again and had three children, all of whom came along to their wedding last year at Glin Castle, her family seat.
Sporting a heavy beard, Mr West dedicated the medal to his mother Moya, who was also a Trinity student in the 1950s.