Matthew Macfadyen


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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Pride & Prejudice Mr. Darcy
(2005)
(2011)
(2007)
Frost/Nixon John Birt
(2008)

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 2022 Operation Mincemeat (completed)
Charles Cholmondeley
 2018-2021 Succession (TV Series)
Tom Wambsgans
- The Disruption (2021) ... Tom Wambsgans
- Mass in Time of War (2021) ... Tom Wambsgans
- Secession (2021) ... Tom Wambsgans
- This Is Not for Tears (2019) ... Tom Wambsgans
- DC (2019) ... Tom Wambsgans
 2020 Quiz (TV Mini Series)
Charles Ingram
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... Charles Ingram
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Charles Ingram
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Charles Ingram
 2019/III The Assistant
Wilcock
 2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Mr. Stahlbaum
 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
 2017 The Current War: Director's Cut
J.P. Morgan
 2012-2016 Ripper Street (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
- Occurrence Reports (2016) ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
- A Last Good Act (2016) ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
- The Dreaming Dead (2016) ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
- All the Glittering Blades (2016) ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
- A Brittle Thread (2016) ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
 2016 Revolution: New Art For A New World (Documentary)
Vladimir Lenin (voice)
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Randolph
 2015 The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music
Captain Georg von Trapp
 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
- The Rabbit Never Escapes (2013) ... POD
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Oblonsky
 2002-2011 MI-5 (TV Series)
Tom Quinn
- Episode #10.6 (2011) ... Tom Quinn
- The Sleeper (2004) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Project Friendly Fire (2004) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Smoke and Mirrors (2003) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
- Episode #2.9 (2003) ... Tom Quinn (uncredited)
 2011 The Three Musketeers
Athos
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Mini Series)
Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
 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
 2010 Robin Hood
Sheriff of Nottingham
 2009 Enid: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Hugh Pollock (uncredited)
 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
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Series)
Arthur Clennam
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Arthur Clennam
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Arthur Clennam
- Episode #1.12 (2008) ... Arthur Clennam
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Arthur Clennam
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Arthur Clennam
 2008 Marple (TV Series)
Inspector Neele
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... Inspector Neele
 2008 Frost/Nixon
John Birt
 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 (TV Short)
The groom
 2007 Robin Hood's Quest (Video Game)
Robin Hood (voice)
 2007 Death at a Funeral
Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
 2006 Middletown
Gabriel Hunter
 2006 Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (Video short)
Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Mr. Darcy
 2004 In My Father's Den
Paul Prior
 2002/II The Reckoning
King's Justice
 2002 The Project (TV Movie)
Paul Tibbenham
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini Series)
Sir Felix Carbury
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Sir Felix Carbury
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Sir Felix Carbury
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Sir Felix Carbury
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Sir Felix Carbury
 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
 1998 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie)
Hareton Earnshaw
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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Matthew MacFadyen | Matthew McFadyen

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Keeley Hawes  (2 children)

Children:

McCallum, Miles | See more »

Parents:

Owen, Meinir | Macfadyen, Martin

Relatives:

Macfadyen, Jamie (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I sometimes wish I had an equivalent to "Sollocks" [the word Amanda and Elyot in "Private Lives" use to call a halt to their wrangling]. It's quite touching all that, the idea that there's a catchword to stop the conversation and calm things down. So much of what happens to Amanda and Elyot, and to couples, certainly to me and my wife, is that, whenever you have a row, you say things you don't ... See more »

Trivia:

Associate Member of RADA. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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