The Wire Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


16th September 2014

Quote: "I feel like a lot of English people in that they (the Scots) want a divorce, and we're better off together. The world should be unifying rather than fragmenting, and I think it would be a terrible shame if the United Kingdom was no longer united. I think it would be awful if they split." English The Wire star Dominic West wants Scotland to vote against independence in this week's (beg15Sep14) referendum.


28th October 2013

Fact: The Wire star Tray Chaney is launching an anti-bullying hip-hop campaign in his native Maryland. The actor, who played drug dealer Poot Carr in the U.S. Tv series, has penned a rap song, titled Mike Bully, and he hopes to perform it at several high schools in the state to bring awareness to bullying. Chaney is planning to extend the initiative to include a safe sex campaign.


1st May 2013

Quote: "He's gonna kill me, apparently. Well, he's f**king taking his time." Beady Eye star Liam Gallagher laughs off his confrontation with The Wire actor Idris Elba at the NME Awards in London in February (13). They clashed when Gallagher knocked Elba's hat off his head.


28th February 2012

Quote: "I like to have chats about myself with people - mainly putting forward the case for the defence in forums. I use my own name but nobody ever believes me." The Wire actor Dominic West admits to joining websites to chat about his acting.


30th May 2011

Fact: The Wire stars Dominic West and Clarke Peters are reteaming for a stage production of William Shakespeare classic Othello in Sheffield, north England later this year (11).


21st February 2011

Fact: The Wire star Dominic West is returning to the West End stage - he is to play an alcoholic academic in BUTLEY. The show will run at London's Duchess Theatre from 1 June (11).


6th May 2010

Quote: "It's my mum's favourite show and I love being in things my mum likes." The Wire star Idris Elba is eyeing a cameo on long-running British soap opera Eastenders - to please his mum.


27th April 2010

Quote: "There have been rumours, but nothing solid. Of course it would be a huge compliment to be asked. But I wouldn't be interested if it was simply a case of them deciding it was time for a black James Bond. I can do without the 'black James Bond' label." The Wire star Idris Elba would be wary of taking on the role of 007.


20th April 2010

Quote: "We can't do anything. We can't go anywhere. We've got three children under three. We can't move." The Wire star Dominic West has given up his social life to concentrate on raising his young children.


18th March 2010

Fact: Joseph Fiennes is the latest star to team up with coffee company Carte Noire for a new literacy scheme. The British actor has been filmed reading extracts from novels by Charles DICkens, Nick Hornby and Marian Keyes to help introduce more people to famous works. Former The Wire star Dominic West was previously involved in the campaign.


1st September 2009

Quote: "My ten year old doesn't know what The Wire is and no one in my family can enlighten her because no one has watched it. My wife has tried but she can't get past the first ten minutes. She falls asleep." The Wire star Dominic West hasn't received high praise from his family about the hit cop drama.


1st September 2009

Quote: "No one watched it for at least four years. And we were only doing it for five years. While I was filming it (I thought), 'What's the point? No one's watching it and no one cares.' I was always moaning that I didn't want to act in it any more. Now it's very gratifying that people like it." The Wire star Dominic West is pleased he persevered with the slow-burning cop drama.


27th July 2009

Quote: "They didn't have problems understanding me - they just thought I was gay." The Wire star Dominic West on being a Brit in America.


8th July 2009

Fact: The Wire star Dominic West has teamed up with coffee company Carte Noire for a new literacy scheme. The British actor has been filmed reading extracts from famous novels including Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence - and the footage will be posted on the internet to help introduce more people to famous works.


31st May 2009

Quote: "Eminem's an obsessive fan of The Wire, which is quite encouraging. He's seen the whole lot four times, he told me the other day!" Dominic West explains why the rapper landed a cameo on the hit U.S. show.


10th May 2009

Fact: The Wire star Dominic West makes a cameo appearance in a skit on Eminem's upcoming album RELAPSE. The actor voices the part of a doctor freeing the rapper from a rehab clinic.


30th April 2009

Quote: "I made number 77. I was like, 'How did you calculate that?' There are, like, a hundred billion people on the earth!" The Wire star Idris Elba is baffled by his inclusion in People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive countdown.


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