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Matthew Macfadyen is a Actor British born on 17 october 1974 at Great Yarmouth (United-kingdom)

Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen
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Birth name David Matthew Macfadyen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 october 1974 (44 years) at Great Yarmouth (United-kingdom)

David Matthew Macfadyen (born 17 October 1974) is a BAFTA award-winning English actor, known for his roles as MI5 Intelligence Officer Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series Spooks, Fitzwilliam Darcy in the 2005 film of Pride & Prejudice and Daniel in the Frank Oz comedy Death at a Funeral. He is also known for portraying John Birt in the political drama Frost/Nixon, as well as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in the BBC series Ripper Street. In 2015 he starred in the Sky Living series The Enfield Haunting as Guy Lyon Playfair.

Biography

In 2002, he began a relationship with his then-married Spooks co-star Keeley Hawes. They were married in November 2004. The couple have two children, daughter Maggie (b. December 2004) and son Ralph (b. September 2006). Macfadyen is stepfather to Hawes's son, Myles, from her previous marriage. The couple are both patrons of the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham.

Best films

Robin Hood (2010)
(Actor)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
(Actor)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
(Actor)
Anna Karenina (2012)
(Actor)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
(3 films)
Debra Hayward
Debra Hayward
(3 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(3 films)
Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Matthew Macfadyen (17 films)

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Actor

The Current War, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton
Roles J.P. Morgan
Rating60% 3.0484553.0484553.0484553.0484553.048455
À la fin des années 1880, la guerre des courants oppose les deux géants de l'électricité : Thomas Edison et George Westinghouse. Le premier est partisan de l'utilisation du courant continu alors que George Westinghouse, tout comme Nikola Tesla, préfère l'utilisation du courant alternatif.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directed by Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Roles Benjamin Stahlbaum
Rating55% 2.7653352.7653352.7653352.7653352.765335
À la veille de Noël, Clara, une petite fille, voulait une clé - une clé unique qui peut débloquer une boîte qui détient un cadeau inestimable de sa défunte mère. Un fil d'or, qui lui est présenté lors de la fête annuelle du parrain Drosselmeyer, la conduit à la clé convoitée qui disparaît rapidement dans un monde parallèle étrange et mystérieux. C'est là que Clara rencontre un soldat nommé Phillip, un groupe de souris et les régents qui veille trois Royaumes: la Terre des Flocons de neige, la Terre des Fleurs et la Terre des Bonbons. Clara et Phillip doivent braver le quatrième Royaume inquiétant, celui de la tyran, la mère Ginger, pour récupérer la clé de Clara et, espérons-le, retourner l'harmonie dans le monde instable.
Anna Karenina, 2h10
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen
Roles Stiva Oblonsky
Rating65% 3.2999553.2999553.2999553.2999553.299955
In 1874 Imperial Russia, Prince Stephan "Stiva" Oblonsky's wife, Princess Daria "Dolly", surprises him cheating with their governess and banishes him from home. Stiva's sister, Anna Karenina, is a well off and liked socialite, living St. Petersburg with her elder husband, Count Alexei Karenin and their son, Seryozha travels to Moscow to persuade Dolly to forgive her unfaithful Stiva.
The Three Musketeers, 1h50
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Steampunk films, Histoire de France
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich
Roles Athos
Rating57% 2.8992752.8992752.8992752.8992752.899275
In Venice at the beginning of the 17th century, the Three Musketeers, Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans), with the help of Athos' longtime lover, Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich), steal airship blueprints made by Leonardo da Vinci. However, they are betrayed by Milady, who gives the blueprints to the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom). Upon returning to France, the Musketeers are forced to disband by Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) for their failure, and they end up on the streets of Paris.
Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2010)
, 2h20
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Kevin Durand
Roles Sheriff of Nottingham
Rating66% 3.347913.347913.347913.347913.34791
In 1199 A.D., Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is a common archer in the army of King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston). A veteran of Richard's crusade, he now takes part in the siege of Chalus Castle. Disillusioned and war-weary, he believes the King when invited to give an honest view of the war; after Robin gives a frank but unflattering appraisal of the King's conduct, Robin and his comrades – archers Allan A'Dayle (Alan Doyle) and Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes) and soldier Little John (Kevin Durand) – find themselves in the stocks.
The Pillars of the Earth (miniseries), 1h
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfadyen, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell
Roles Prior Philip
Rating80% 4.049554.049554.049554.049554.04955
Like the novel on which it is based, the miniseries centres on the construction of a cathedral in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge during a tumultuous period of English history known as The Anarchy in the 12th century.
Enid
Enid (2009)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers
Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Travis Oliver, Ramona Marquez, Sinead Michael
Roles Hugh Pollock
Rating66% 3.347553.347553.347553.347553.34755
Évocation de la vie d'Enid Blyton, écrivaine britannique du XX siècle.
Frost/Nixon, 2h2
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen
Roles John Birt
Rating76% 3.8487053.8487053.8487053.8487053.848705
A series of news reports document the role of Richard Nixon in the 1972 Watergate scandal, prior to his 1974 resignation speech. Meanwhile, David Frost has finished recording an episode of his talk show in Australia and watches on television as Nixon leaves the White House.
Incendiary
Incendiary (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Sharon Maguire
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Gleaves, Sasha Behar, Nicholas Courtney
Roles Terrance
Rating58% 2.948292.948292.948292.948292.94829
A young woman (Michelle Williams) is married to bomb-disposal officer Lenny (Nicholas Gleaves); they have a four-year old son (Sidney Johnston).
Death at a Funeral, 1h30
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Andy Nyman, Kris Marshall, Peter Dinklage, Keeley Hawes
Roles Daniel
Rating73% 3.697833.697833.697833.697833.69783
Set in England and taking place mainly at a family home, Daniel (Matthew Macfadyen) and his wife Jane (Keeley Hawes) live with his parents; when the story opens, it is the day of Daniel's father's funeral and, while in the process of organising this event, Daniel and Jane plan to purchase a flat and move away from the parental home. Daniel's brother Robert (Rupert Graves), a renowned novelist living in New York City, would rather spend his money on a first class airline ticket to England than help finance the funeral, leaving Daniel to cover the burial expenses. As guests begin to arrive at the family home, where the funeral service is to be held, he struggles to complete a eulogy, although everyone expects Robert the writer will be the one to deliver some appropriate remarks.
Pride & Prejudice, 2h7
Directed by Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Paul Webster, Eric Fellner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Simon Woods, Tom Hollander
Roles Mr. Darcy
Rating78% 3.9006053.9006053.9006053.9006053.900605
During the late 18th century, the Bennet family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters—Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia—live in comparative financial independence as gentry on a working farm in rural England. As Longbourn is destined to be inherited by Mr. Bennet's cousin, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to marry off her five daughters before Mr. Bennet dies.
In My Father's Den, 2h8
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto, Jodie Rimmer, Antony Starr
Roles Paul Prior
Rating75% 3.7984853.7984853.7984853.7984853.798485
Paul Prior (Matthew Macfadyen), a disillusioned and battle-weary war photographer, decides to return home to an isolated town in the South Island of New Zealand. His brother Andrew (Colin Moy), a local ostrich farmer, is caught off-guard by Paul's sudden reappearance after 17 years away. Worlds apart, they barely recognise each other. Andrew, a pious man, pressures Paul into staying to help sort out the sale of their father's cottage and the adjoining orchard. Andrew is married to the highly religious Penny (Miranda Otto).
The Reckoning, 1h52
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Gina McKee, Brian Cox, Luke de Woolfson
Roles King’s Justice
Rating64% 3.2492153.2492153.2492153.2492153.249215
In 1380 England, a priest, Nicholas (Bettany), flees his village when found in flagrante delicto with a married woman. During flight he comes upon witnesses a group that unknown to Nicholas has euthanized a member to give relief from his long recurring internal pain. He becomes known to the group and is captured. The group is a travelling acting troupe who think he is a robber and they explain the killing. Reluctantly, they allow him to join their troupe to replace the member killed. On their journey to the next town they are forced to travel to a new district after a collapsed bridge stops them taking their normal route and to mend the cart that carries their goods although they have no money. The troupe reach a strange town with castle under reconstruction and find a woman being sentenced to death for killing a boy upon the testimony of a Benedictine Monk (Ewen Bremner). The troupe perform a biblical passion play, but, as told by the group's leader Martin (Willem Dafoe), so few attend they are unable to bury the dead troupe member and fix their cart.
Enigma
Enigma (2001)
, 1h59
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Political films
Actors Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam, Saffron Burrows, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Donald Sumpter
Roles Cave
Rating63% 3.1999153.1999153.1999153.1999153.199915
The story, loosely based on actual events, takes place in March 1943, when the Second World War was at its height. The cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, have a problem: the Nazi U-boats have changed one of their code reference books used for Enigma machine ciphers, leading to a blackout in the flow of vital naval signals intelligence. The British cryptanalysts have cracked the "Shark" cipher once before, and they need to do it again in order to keep track of U-boat locations.
Maybe Baby
Maybe Baby (2000)
, 1h44
Directed by Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester, Joanna Lumley, Emma Thompson
Roles Nigel
Rating57% 2.8503152.8503152.8503152.8503152.850315
Sam Bell (Laurie) and wife Lucy (Richardson) are a married couple struggling for a baby, having tried everything they can think of to improve their chances of conceiving. At the same time, Sam begins to find his job (as a commissioning editor of drama at the BBC) increasingly unfulfilling. While he resolves to write his own screenplay, he begins to suffer writer's block. The idea dawns upon him to write about his own predicament, something to which Lucy objects strongly. He uses her diary entries to help him achieve authenticity, and the film is a success. Lucy finds out about the film and, shocked, leaves Sam. Eventually they reconcile and at the end of the story are still trying for a baby.