Dominic West

10 years after 'The Wire,' cast members reflect on their careers after the classic series

10 years after 'The Wire,' cast members reflect on their careers after the classic series

When HBO’s heralded series “The Wire” went off the air 10 years ago, it wasn't immediately clear that it would be a launching pad for much of the ensemble.

Sure, the show had been hailed as one of, if not the, greatest television drama ever and it launched series regulars Idris Elba (Russell “Stringer” Bell) and, less directly, Michael B. Jordan (Wallace) to stardom while making names for other cast members including Dominic West (Jimmy McNulty), Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Wendell Pierce (William “Bunk” Moreland) and Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon).

But the intense five-season drama set in inner-city Baltimore did not provide the instant spark that some...

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