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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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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Oblonsky
Death at a Funeral
The Three Musketeers
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  Succession (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2015 The Last Kingdom (TV Series)
Lord Uhtred
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Lord Uhtred
 2015 The Enfield Haunting (TV Mini-Series)
Guy Playfair
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Guy Playfair
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Guy Playfair
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Guy Playfair
 2014 If I Don't Come Home: Letters from D-Day (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Lost in Karastan
Emil Forester
 2013 Ambassadors (TV Mini-Series)
- 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)
- Illumination (2010) ... Philip
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Philip
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Philip
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Philip
- Legacy (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
 2009 Enid: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Hugh Pollock (uncredited)
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Gil Hollis
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Gil Hollis
 2008 Incendiary
Terrence Butcher
 2007 Secret Life (TV Movie)
 2007 Grindhouse
Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
 2007 Mr. Bean's Wedding (Video)
 2007 Death at a Funeral
Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
 2006 Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (Video short)
Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
 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 Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Daniel
 2001 Enigma
 2000 Maybe Baby
 1999 Warriors (TV Movie)
Pte. Alan James
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(February 1999-July 1999; December 1999-April 2000) He acted in the Royal National Theatre Repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Merchant of Venice," "Troilus and Cressida;" Leonard ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew MacFadyen | Matthew McFadyen


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[on approaching the character of Mr. Darcy for Pride and Prejudice:] I find Darcy very sympathetic, I find it heartbreaking that he's seen as very haughty and proud - and he is those things - but he's a young man who is still grieving for his parents. He's from an ancient family and has this huge responsibility, but it seemed to me that he's still trying to work out who he is and how to be in the... See more »


Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his wife Keeley Hawes gave birth to their daughter Maggie Liberty Macfadyen in December 2004. See more »

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