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Overview (2)

Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British actor/singer/Producer Matthew Marsden began his acting career in the UK and rose to stardom from his role on the long-running ITV series Coronation Street (1960), as Chris Collins. He left the show to pursue a music and acting career in the US and hasn't looked back since.

Since moving to the US, Marsden has been working successfully on feature film, television and music. He starred in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) and he was the lead in USA's epic movie Helen of Troy (2003)

Marsden's career started in the UK with the series Emmerdale Farm (1972). He soon landed a series regular role on the television series Island (1996) which led to Coronation Street (1960) for which he was voted Top Newcomer at the National Television Awards. He went on to star in the independent drama Shiner (2000), opposite Michael Caine and the film Les soeurs Soleil (1997). In addition, Marsden signed with Columbia Records and recorded the hit single She's Gone, with Destiny's Child, as well as a solo album called Say Who.

Marsden studied performing arts at Middlesex University. He was also a member of the acclaimed National Youth Theatre.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: EG

Trivia (12)

An avid biker, he was taught to race superbikes by former world champion, Ron Haslam.
When shooting Shiner (2000) his trainer Richie Woodhall (Former WBC Supermiddleweight Champion) said that he was a good enough boxer off the screen to go pro.
In 2004 he qualified as a PADI Divemaster.
2nd single "She's Gone" featuring Destiny's Child reached number 24 in the UK charts. [November 1998]
Début single "The Heart's Lone Desire" reached number 13 in the UK charts. [July 1998]
Frequently trains with members of the German Navy Kampfschwimmerkompanie.
Is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Is an avid fan of the English football team West Bromwich Albion.
On Feb 23rd 2009 Marsden did a tandem free-fall from 13,500 feet with the Army Golden Knights Parachute team.
Matthew won Best Actor in the 2010 Doorpost Film Project Awards for the short film "Eyes To See" directed by David DeVoss.
While shooting "Anacondas", he did several "Shark Dives" in Fiji.
In 2012, Matthew Marsden received the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel in recognition for his support of the United States military.

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