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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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Known For

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Oblonsky
(2012)
Death at a Funeral
(2007)
The Three Musketeers
(2011)
Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon John Birt
(2008)

Filmography

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  Succession (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Tom
 2017 Howards End (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Wilcox
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Henry Wilcox
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Henry Wilcox
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Henry Wilcox
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Henry Wilcox
 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)
POD
- The Tazbek Spring (2013) ... POD
- The Prince's Trousers (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
- Illumination (2010) ... Philip
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Philip
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Philip
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Philip
- Legacy (2010) ... Philip
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV 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)
Charlie
 2007 Grindhouse
Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
 2007 Mr. Bean's Wedding (Video short)
 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)
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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Personal Details

Other Works:

His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: Charles Surface in Sheriden's "The School For Scandal" (1998), and Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1996). 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I would hate not to do a play every couple of years. I think it's not me. I did four or five years in telly, and by the end of it was drained. I was a bit sick of myself. I didn't feel like an actor anymore. That sounds silly, but when you're doing a play you're using different muscles, and it blew all the cobwebs away. See more »

Trivia:

Self-confessed John le Carré-style spy buff. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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