British actor Dominic Monaghan is the latest celebrity to join Supanova’s ensemble cast attending November’s expos in Brisbane and Adelaide. Best known to audiences as the Hobbit Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, Monahagn also starred in J.J. Abrams’ Lost as rock star Charlie Pace. He also featured alongside Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and in sci-fi series FlashForward.
A passionate outdoorsman and environmentalist, he currently presents the reality series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, in which he travels to exotic locations and interacts with the local wildlife. When filming in Laos in 2012, a new species of spider, Ctenus monaghani, was discovered and named after him. The series was nominated for Best Reality Series at the Third Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. He has devoted much time and energy to conservation efforts, purchasing a plot of forest in India in 2003 in order to protect it. Monahagn plans to film new material for his series whilst in Australia for Supanova.
Monaghan, who looks forward to meeting his Australian fans in November, is a fan himself: he enjoys video gaming and boasts a Star Wars tattoo by Kat Von D (a Yoda quote), as well as a Catholic confirmation name (Luke) chosen in honour of the movie series.
With tickets on sale this Friday, 20th September, through Moshtix.com.au this is indeed wonderful news for fans of Monaghan and Supanova alike.