Dominic West and Alec Baldwin headline at the Union

Rachel Balmer and Colm Murphy 5 October 2014

Actors Dominic West and Alec Baldwin have been announced as a surprise speakers at the Union.

Varsity exclusively revealed that Baldwin will be speaking at the Union this coming Friday 10th October at 5.30pm.

Dominic West will be hosted on the afternoon of Thursday 20th November, prior to the debate 'This house believes that UKIP has been good for British politics'.

Baldwin was not originally listed on the Union’s termcard, but The Cambridge Student can confirm that he will now join a line-up that includes figures such as the comedian Ed Byrne, England manager Roy Hodgson and Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.

Baldwin, 56, starred in Tina Fey’s television sitcom 30 Rock as Jack Donaghy between 2006 and 2013. For his role, he was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series’ seven times. Baldwin also has three Golden Globe awards and two Emmys.


He's looking into your soul… Photo credit: Viva vivanista

Dominic West is a television actor most famous for the television shows The Wire and BBC's The Hour. He has also played Fred West in an ITV drama, Appropriate Adult.

A Murray Edwards English student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was delighted with the announcement of Dominic West. She said, "I adored him in The Hour, I modelled my life on that show."

However Magdalene History student Beth Price was skeptical, saying "They're definitely crowd pullers – but is that really the point of the Union?"