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Actor / Director
Matthew was a mild-mannered british-born man. Although her mother was an actress and drama teacher, Matthew was a late bloomer. He started his first television series Wuthering Heights at 25 and his first film, Maybe Baby, at 27. Matthew's theatrical career had been smooth sailing, with his popularity in the BBC television hit Spooks and his subsequent rise to stardom.
In 2005, he appeared in the National Theater and Concert Hall Henry IV Parts 1and 2, Henry IV of France.
Matthew was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1974, and married Keeley Hawes, the star of spooks (also known as MI5) , their youngest daughter Maggie.
In 2004, he starred in the film Pride and Prejudice, as the classic Darcy. Pride and Prejudice opened in the UK on 16 September 2005 and in North America on 18 November 2005.
His mother was an actress and drama teacher. His father was an oil merchant, and for most of Matthew's childhood he had to travel with his father because his father's work required frequent trips abroad, such as to the Far East and Brazil. His grandfather was also a theater lover. He also has a brother named Jamie.