His amorous performance with Lily James in Rome has shown he can be convincing as a ladies’ man.
Now, Dominic West seems determined to prove he has more attributes to be the next James Bond.
Dominic, who starred in The Affair and Les Miserables, gives an 007-worthy performance in a video to promote Amazon Prime’s The Wine Show, which will be broadcast next week.
The Yorkshireman, 51, pilots a speedboat along the river Douro in Portugal, then drives a Porsche to the Quinta Do Noval vineyard and enjoys a glass of wine — not shaken or stirred, one hopes.
Dominic West’s (pictured) amorous performance with Lily James in Rome has shown he can be convincing as a ladies’ man
No wedding ring in sight, yet the film was made long before his Roman holiday.
Yesterday the MailOnline revealed that Dominic‘s wife, Catherine Fitzgerald, had taken her own trip – flying solo to Ireland ‘for on a work trip’ after her husband’s Rome getaway with Lily James.
The Irish landscape gardener has gone to stay with her mother Olga Fitzgerald at the family’s ancestral seat of Glin Castle, Co. Limerick, that they run as a £6,000-a-night events venue.
The 49-year-old mother-of-four flew into Shannon airport in county Limerick in recent days and travelled to her family castle 50 miles away, MailOnline understands.
The next James Bond? Dominic West pilots a speedboat along the river Douro in Portugal
No wedding ring in sight! The clip, shot on the river Douro in Portugal, was filmed before his trip to Rome with Lily James however he did not appear to be wearing the gold band
Not shaken or stirred: The Yorkshireman, 51, pilots a speedboat along the river Douro in Portugal, then drives a Porsche to the Quinta Do Noval vineyard and enjoys a glass of wine
Although she hasn’t been seen in the nearby village, a local source confirmed she was ‘holed up’ at the castle, attempting to escape the attention on her private life.
Catherine will have to self-isolate at home for 14 days after arriving from the UK, due to Ireland’s quarantine regulations. It is not thought that her husband will be joining her.
After those pictures of West and Lily, 31, putting on a very cosy display in Rome when they he was pictured whispering into her ear during an alfresco lunch, the actor and Catherine put on a awkward display of unity for the media outside their Cotswolds home.
Dominic West confirmed that his wife Catherine Fitzgerald (together left) has flown alone to Ireland, adding: ‘She’s on a work trip.’ The Wire actor West, 51, cut a forlorn figure on Saturday while watching his son, 11, play football in Exeter (right)
Catherine and West put on an awkward public show of unity for the media outside their Cotswolds home in which they left a sign stating that their marriage was ‘strong’ after West was pictured on a Rome weekend away with Lily James
The Anglo-Irish aristocrat looked slightly uncomfortable as she clutched a tissue and a piece of paper that boasted: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you.’
She then gave her husband a long lingering kiss and he smirked at the camera.
A source told MailOnline that she had travelled to see her mother ‘get some rest’ following the incident.
The source, in the Co. Limerick area, said: ‘She’s here. She’s just trying to get some rest, totally understandably after what she’s been through.
Catherine was said to be shocked as the pictures of her actor husband and the Mamma Mia! star who didn’t seem to mind who saw them as they cuddled up to one another and shared a ride on an electric scooter while taking in the sights
During lunch Lily sat next to West who couldn’t resist kissing her neck and stroking her with his wedding ring free left hand. Lily has pulled out of the Graham Norton Show to promote her Netflix film ‘Rebecca’ as the furore over the pictures goes on
Catherine, an Irish landscape gardener, was said to have been ‘devastated’ when she saw the pictures of West, her husband of ten years and father to her four young children alfresco dining with actress James in the Italian capital last weekend (above)
‘We had photographers here last week but there’s strictly no admittance to the castle grounds and she’s not coming out anyway. The Gardai [police] moved them on.
‘This is her home, her favourite place in the world and she feels safe here. It’s natural that she’d come home to her mother. It must be hell what she’s going through.’
Catherine is staying with her mum Olda, pictured with her late husband Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin
They added: ‘She is absolutely devastated at those pictures and their story will inevitably have a sad ending’.
The Wire actor West today confirmed that his wife had gone to Ireland alone.
He said: ‘She’s on a work trip. She’s gone by herself.’
When asked if they are still together, West laughed and said: ‘Of course we are, very much together. Our relationship is fine.’
When asked about his trip to Rome, West replied: ‘It’s nobody’s business.’
His wife is staying with her mother Olda Fitzgerald, who lives at the castle which is available for exclusive hire starting at £6,000 per night.
Dominic cut a forlorn figure on Saturday as he was seen watching his son Francis, 11, play football in Exeter.
A mutual friend of the couple says Catherine has thanked friends for their support over the past week, but hasn’t revealed where she is staying to them.
‘I should imagine she just wants to go to ground for a bit,’ he said.
‘Dom may be at ease with the showbiz life but Catherine is underneath it all is quite reserved.’
Catherine is staying at her ancestral home Glin Castle, Co. Limerick, on the west coast of Ireland with a breathtaking 400-acre estate on the banks of the River Shannon – where she married West in front of family and friends back in 2010 (pictured)
After Catherine’s father died in 2011, leaving the Glin Castle estate (pictured) to her and her sisters and their mother, they initially decided to put it up for auction before turning it into an 18-room events venue which is rented for £6,000 a night and where Taylor Swift stayed