Matthew Macfadyen

Actor
With a steady stream of exemplary performances in the British theater, television and film industries, award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen was already a rising star in his home country when Hollywood took note of his ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1974 in Norfolk, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (23)

The Last Kingdom 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Ripper Street 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

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The Enfield Haunting 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Welcome to Karastan 2013 (Movie)

Emil Forester (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Oblonsky (Actor)

Any Human Heart 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

Athos (Actor)

Robin Hood 2010 (Movie)

Sheriff of Nottingham (Actor)

The Pillars of the Earth 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Incendiary 2009 (Movie)

Terrance Butcher (Actor)

Little Dorrit 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

John Birt (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2007 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Middletown 2005 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Mr Darcy (Actor)

In My Father's Den 2004 (Movie)

Paul Prior (Actor)

MI-5 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

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Enigma 2002 (Movie)

Cave (Actor)

The Way We Live Now 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

Wuthering Heights 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Biography

With a steady stream of exemplary performances in the British theater, television and film industries, award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen was already a rising star in his home country when Hollywood took note of his work, particularly in updated classics. Macfadyen - both easily refined and resolute - was first seen in "Wuthering Heights" (PBS, 1998), but later became known for his polished role on British television's crime-thriller "Spooks" ("MI-5") (BBC One, 2002-2011), in addition to his portrayal of the romantic Fitzwilliam Darcy in the highly acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). Further works in crossover hits included the dark comedy "Death at a Funeral" (2007), which saw him caught in the center of mayhem, and a supporting role as David Frost's producer in "Frost/Nixon" (2008). Macfadyen's fan base rocketed with his role as Arthur on the British revision of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" (BBC One, 2008). In his highest profile appearance for American audiences, Macfadyen's skill landed him square in the middle of a colossal assembly that was director Ridley Scott's retelling of "Robin Hood" (2010), which catapulted the British export to international success.

Relationships

Myles

Step-Son
Mother, Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes Actor

Wife
Met 2002 when they co-starred on BBC series "Spooks" Married Oct. 8, 2004

Martin MacFadyen

Father

Menir MacFadyen

Mother

Maggie MacFadyen

Daughter
Born December 2004; mother, Keeley Hawes

Ralph MacFadyen

Son
Born September 2006; mother, Keeley Hawes

James MacFadyen

Brother
Younger

EDUCATION

Oakham School

1990 - 1992

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

1992 - 1995

Milestones

2013

Starred on the BBC crime show "Ripper Street"

2012

Acted opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"

2011

Played Athos in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"

2010

Cast as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"

2009

Cast as the male lead Arthur Clennam in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"

2008

Portrayed David Frost's producer John Birt in the film adaption of Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon"

2007

Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"

2005

Played Prince Hal opposite Sir Michael Gambon in "Henry IV" at Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre

2005

Portrayed Mr. Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in "Pride and Prejudice," an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic

2003

Portrayed governent agent Tom Quinn on "Spooks" (BBC) (aired as "MI-5" on A&E)

2002

Appeared in "The Way We Live Now" by David Yates

1998

Cast in the TV production of "Wuthering Heights" by David Skynner

1998

Cast in the TV movie "Warriors" (BBC America) by Peter Kosminsky about soldiers in Bosnia

1995

Joined the Cheek By Jowl theater company; toured with "The Duchess of Malfi"

Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company in productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "School for Scandal"

Bonus Trivia

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Macfadyen rarely appeared in productions with a contemporary setting outside of his role on "Spooks."

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Macfadyen was once contacted about playing James Bond, but he wasn't interested in the iconic part.

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