Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan is a German-born British actor. He is most well known for playing Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's fantasy epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003) based on the novel of the same name by J.R.R Tolkien, and is also known for his role of Charlie Pace on the supernatural television show Lost (2004–2010). Monaghan first gained fame as Hetty Wainthropp's sidekick Geoffrey in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998). His first film role was as Sasha in the television film Hostile Waters (1997) based on the true story of a Russian and an American submarine colliding in the Cold War. His other film roles include playing the young mutant Chris Bradley formerly known as Maverick in the superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and playing Beaumont Kin in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), reuniting with J.J. Abrams, the co-creator of Lost. He also has hosted the nature programme Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012–2016).