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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 April 1978Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Birth NameMatthew William Goode
Nickname Goody
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Goode was born on April 3, 1978 in Exeter, Devon, England as Matthew William Goode. He is an actor and composer, known for Watchmen (2009), The Imitation Game (2014) and Match Point (2005).

Trivia (13)

Studied drama at the University of Birmingham before continuing his training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Is great friends with Laurence Fox
Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Julia Ormond, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.
Youngest of five (one brother, 2 half brothers and one half sister, who is ex TV Weather girl Sally Meen).
Good friends with Ben Whishaw.
Hailed by The Sunday Times Magazine as one of Britain's finest Rising Stars along with Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy, Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Arterton, Hayley Atwell, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Coyle, Tom Sturridge, Rachel Hurd Wood, Eliza Bennet Daniel Mays and Kaya Scodelario (2009).
Has a daughter Matilda Eve Goode (born on March 1, 2009).
Went to Exeter School in Exeter, Devon.
Father of daughter, Teddie Eleanor Rose Goode, with Sophie Dymoke, born in September 2013.
His favorite band is Coldplay. Chris Martin is one of his brother's old friends.
His favorite movie is The Last Waltz (1978).
Played a mouse in "Wind in The Willows" at the age of 6.
Had to memorize and speak his lines for more than 58 scenes in Spanish when filming South from Granada (2003).

Personal Quotes (2)

When it comes to acting, it is very limiting to be English. It was 'Bring on the posh!' All the parts I was being offered involved my accent or someone with money and title.
[on playing Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited (2008)] It was hard without the voiceover, when you've got no words, it's difficult to be Mr Charm. I saw Charles Ryder as the loneliest person in the whole world. He had a loveless childhood growing up with no mother and a distant father - and who of us knows our father, anyway? Also, I'm no one, so just the fact that I was offered the part of Ryder is amazing.

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