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Born: October 17, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norfolk, England, GB Profession: actor

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With a steady stream of exemplary performances in the British theater, television and film industries, award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen was already a rising star in his home country when Hollywood took note of his work, particularly in updated classics. Macfadyen - both easily refined and resolute - was first seen in "Wuthering Heights" (PBS, 1998), but later became known for his polished role on British television's crime-thriller "Spooks" ("MI-5") (BBC One, 2002-2011), in addition to his portrayal of the romantic Fitzwilliam Darcy in the highly acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). Further works in crossover hits included the dark comedy "Death at a Funeral" (2007), which saw him caught in the center of mayhem, and a supporting role as David Frost's producer in "Frost/Nixon" (2008). Macfadyen's fan base rocketed with his role as Arthur on the British revision of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" (BBC One, 2008). In his highest profile appearance for American audiences, Macfadyen's skill landed him square in the middle of a colossal assembly that was director Ridley Scott's retelling of "Robin Hood" (2010), which catapulted the British export to international...

With a steady stream of exemplary performances in the British theater, television and film industries, award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen was already a rising star in his home country when Hollywood took note of his work, particularly in updated classics. Macfadyen - both easily refined and resolute - was first seen in "Wuthering Heights" (PBS, 1998), but later became known for his polished role on British television's crime-thriller "Spooks" ("MI-5") (BBC One, 2002-2011), in addition to his portrayal of the romantic Fitzwilliam Darcy in the highly acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). Further works in crossover hits included the dark comedy "Death at a Funeral" (2007), which saw him caught in the center of mayhem, and a supporting role as David Frost's producer in "Frost/Nixon" (2008). Macfadyen's fan base rocketed with his role as Arthur on the British revision of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" (BBC One, 2008). In his highest profile appearance for American audiences, Macfadyen's skill landed him square in the middle of a colossal assembly that was director Ridley Scott's retelling of "Robin Hood" (2010), which catapulted the British export to international success.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Epic (2014)
2.
 Anna Karenina (2012)
3.
4.
 Robin Hood (2010)
5.
 Enid (2009)
6.
 Frost/Nixon (2008)
7.
 Incendiary (2008)
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9.
 Middletown (2006)
10.
 Pride & Prejudice (2005) Mr. Darcy
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Milestones close milestones

1995:
Joined the Cheek By Jowl theater company; toured with "The Duchess of Malfi"
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Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company in productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "School for Scandal"
1998:
Cast in the TV movie "Warriors" (BBC America) by Peter Kosminsky about soldiers in Bosnia
1998:
Cast in the TV production of "Wuthering Heights" by David Skynner
2002:
Appeared in "The Way We Live Now" by David Yates
2003:
Portrayed governent agent Tom Quinn on "Spooks" (BBC) (aired as "MI-5" on A&E)
2005:
Played Prince Hal opposite Sir Michael Gambon in "Henry IV" at Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre
2005:
Portrayed Mr. Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in "Pride and Prejudice," an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic
2007:
Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"
2008:
Portrayed David Frost's producer John Birt in the film adaption of Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon"
2009:
Cast as the male lead Arthur Clennam in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
2010:
Cast as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"
2011:
Played Athos in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"
2012:
Acted opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"
2013:
Starred on the BBC crime show "Ripper Street"
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Education

Oakham School: - 1990 - 1992
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts: - 1992 - 1995

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