Matthew MacFadyen

Matthew MacFadyen

  • Highest Rated: 100% Revolution - New Art for a New World (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Incendiary (2009)
  • Birthday: Oct 17, 1974
  • Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
  • British actor Matthew MacFadyen studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before beginning his career on the stage. He joined the renowned theater company Cheek and Jowl, with whom he participated in productions of The School for Scandal, Much Ado About Nothing, The Duchess of Malfi, and other plays. In 1998, he made a much-noticed transition to the screen with the role of Hareton Earnshaw in a television adaptation of Wuthering Heights. He would go on to appear in such films as Enigma and Almost Strangers before being cast in the lead role of Tom Quinn in the spy series MI-5 (aka Spooks) in 2002. He stayed with the series until 2004, and the next year he made yet another foray into period drama, playing the male lead of Mr. Darcy in a big-screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, opposite Keira Knightley. He soon followed it up with a turn in the quirky comedy Death at a Funeral in 2007, before signing on for the 2008 Ron Howard film Frost/Nixon. MacFayden would continue to appear on screen in several series to come, most notably on Little Dorrit, The Pillars of the Earth, Any Human Heart, and MI-5.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Current War: Director's Cut Actor 2019
33% The Current War Actor 2019
67% The Assistant Actor 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mr. Stahlbaum 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Mr. Stahlbaum 2018
100% Revolution - New Art for a New World Actor 2017
No Score Yet The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music Georg von Trapp 2015
38% Lost in Karastan Actor 2014
62% Anna Karenina Oblonsky $12.9M 2012
26% The Three Musketeers Aramis $20.4M 2011
43% Robin Hood Sheriff of Nottingham $105.3M 2010
20% Incendiary Terrence 2009
No Score Yet Enid Actor 2009
93% Frost/Nixon John Birt $18.7M 2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit Arthur Clennam 2008
62% Death at a Funeral Daniel $8.5M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Actor 2007
84% Grindhouse Hatchet Victim $25M 2007
No Score Yet Middletown Reverend Gabriel Hunter 2006
86% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy $38.3M 2005
100% In My Father's Den Paul Prior 2005
39% The Reckoning King's Justice 2004
72% Enigma Cave 2002
No Score Yet Almost Strangers Actor 2001
50% Maybe Baby Nigel 2000
No Score Yet Warriors (Peacekeepers) Pvt. Alan James 1999
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Hareton Earnshaw 1998
No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Actor 1998
No Score Yet Secret Life Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% Succession
2018
Tom
  • 2019
  • 2018
88% Howards End
2018
Henry Wilcox
  • 2018
97% Ripper Street
2012-2017
Edmund Reid
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
50% Any Human Heart
2010
Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
  • 2015
80% The Enfield Haunting
2015
Guy Playfair
  • 2015
91% The Last Kingdom
2015-2018
Lord Uhtred
  • 2015
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
Prior Philip
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Hareton Earnshaw Logan Mountstuart (Middle) Sir Felix Carbury Insp. Neele Arthur Clennam
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2002
  • 1992
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Tom Quinn
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Waller
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Way We Live Now
2002
Sir Felix Carbury

QUOTES FROM Matthew MacFadyen CHARACTERS

Elizabeth Bennet
I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love.
Mr. Darcy
I thought poetry was the food of love.
Elizabeth Bennet
Of a fine, stout love it may. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet would kill it stone dead.
Mr. Darcy
So what do you recommend, to encourage affection?
Elizabeth Bennet
Dancing. Even if one's partner is barely tolerable.
Mr. Darcy
You have bewitched me in body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.
Elizabeth Bennet
(Playing the piano) You mean to frighten me Mr. Darcy by coming in all your state to hear me. But I won't be alarmed even if your sister does play so well.
Elizabeth Bennet
[playing the piano] You mean to frighten me Mr. Darcy by coming in all your state to hear me. But I won't be alarmed even if your sister does play so well.
Mr. Darcy
I'm well enough acquainted with you, Miss Elizabeth, that I cannot alarm you even if I should wish it.
Mr. Darcy
I love you, most ardently.
Elizabeth Bennet
I don't understand
Mr. Darcy
I love you.......Most Ardently
Mr. Darcy
I love you... Most Ardently.
Mr. Darcy
You have bewitched me, body and soul.. and I love... I love... I love you... I never wish to be parted from you this day on...
Mr. Darcy
You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.