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Matthew Macfadyen


David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his education back in England and winning a place at RADA in ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Enfield Haunting (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Guy Lyon Playfair
- Episode #1.3 ... Guy Lyon Playfair
- Episode #1.2 ... Guy Lyon Playfair
- Episode #1.1 ... Guy Lyon Playfair
 2014 Lost in Karastan
Emil Forester
 2013 Ambassadors (TV Mini-Series)
POD
- The Tazbek Spring (2013) ... POD
- The Prince's Trousers (2013) ... POD
- The Rabbit Never Escapes (2013) ... POD
 2002-2011 MI-5 (TV Series)
Tom Quinn
- Episode #10.6 (2011) ... Tom Quinn
- Episode #3.2 (2004) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Episode #3.1 (2004) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Episode #2.10 (2003) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Episode #2.9 (2003) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Philip
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Philip
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Philip
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Philip
- Legacy (2010) ... Philip
- Battlefield (2010) ... Philip
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Miller
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Joe Miller
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Joe Miller
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... Joe Miller
 2009 Enid (TV Movie)
Hugh Pollock
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Gil Hollis
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Gil Hollis
 2008 Incendiary
Terrence Butcher
 2007 Secret Life (TV Movie)
Charlie
 2007 Grindhouse
Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
 2007 Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (TV Movie)
Daniel
 2007 Death at a Funeral
Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
 2006 Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Rudolf Hess (2006) ... Narrator
- Hermann Goering (2006) ... Narrator
- Albert Speer (2006) ... Narrator
 2004 In My Father's Den
Paul Prior
 2002/II The Reckoning
King's Justice
 2002 The Project (TV Movie)
Paul Tibbenham
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Daniel
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Daniel
 2001 Enigma
Cave
 2000 Maybe Baby
Nigel
 1999 Warriors (TV Movie)
Pte. Alan James
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Other Works:

His credits with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl include Antonio in Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" (1995) and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" (1998) both on international tour. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Matthew MacFadyen | Matthew McFadyen

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role as Elyot in Noel Coward's "Private Lives"] I think Coward was incredibly perceptive about marriage and sex. That thing about sexual desire co-existing with the inability to get on happily is a universal experience. He shows how those petty frustrations can be overwhelming: you can lose sight of why you wanted to be together in the first place when you're busy bickering and fighting ... See more »

Trivia:

His mother was an actress and trained drama teacher. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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