Wise in 2008
|Born||Matthew Gregory Wise
15 May 1966
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
|Spouse(s)||Emma Thompson (2003-present) 2 children|
|Children||Gaia Romilly Wise
Tindyebwa Agaba (adoptive)
Matthew Gregory "Greg" Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films (notably the role of John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility).
He was born to architect parents in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, and was educated at the independent St Peter's School, York. He went to Heriot-Watt University to study architecture, and performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Wise then moved to Glasgow where he studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He then travelled in the Far East.
His television work includes three BBC period dramas: The Moonstone with Keeley Hawes, Madame Bovary with Frances O'Connor and as Sir Charles Maulver in the 2007 five-part series Cranford. In 1999 he starred as Marshall in ITV's seven-part drama Wonderful You alongside his future mother-in-law Phyllida Law and future brother-in-law Richard Lumsden. Recently he filmed a number of readings of love scenes from a selection of classic and modern love scenes, from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles to Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss for The Carte Noire Readers. In 2011, he appeared in Hallmark Channel's Honeymoon for One, starring Nicollette Sheridan.
He has been married to Emma Thompson, who played Elinor in Sense and Sensibility, since 2003. They have a daughter, Gaia Romilly (born 1999) and a Rwandan "son" named Tindyebwa Agaba (informally added to the family in 2003 at the age of 16).
|Morris: A Life with Bells On||2009||Miloslav Villandry|
|A Cock and Bull Story||2005||Greg|
|The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby||2005||Minister Lee|
|Every Seven Years||2004||Boyfriend||short|
|Five Moons Plaza||2003||Francesco Doni|
|Johnny English||2003||Agent One|
|Hills Like White Elephants||2002||The American||short|
|The Discovery of Heaven||2001||Max Delius|
|Judas Kiss||1998||Ben Dyson|
|Sense and Sensibility||1995||John Willoughby|
- Honeymoon for One (2011 TV film) - "Sean"
- Law & Order: UK (2011 TV series episode 32:Crush)
- The Song of Lunch (2010 TV film) - Producer
- Cranford (2009 TV Series)- Sir Charles Maulver
- Place of Execution (2008 TV film)
- Agatha Christie's Marple (2007 TV film: Towards Zero)
- Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (2006 TV film) - Peter Higgins
- Trial & Retribution Sins of the Father (2006 TV film) - John Harrogate
- Number 13 (2006 TV episode) - BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas
- According to Bex (2005 TV series) - Charles Mathers
- Hornblower, Loyalty episode. (2003 TV film) - Major Côtard
- Sirens (2002 TV film) - Oliver Rice
- Madame Bovary (2000 TV film) - Rodolphe (episodes 2, 3)
- Wonderful You (1999 TV mini-series) - Marshall, chartered accountant
- Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 TV film) - Red Knight
- House of Frankenstein 1997 (1997 TV film) - Crispian Grimes
- Hospital! (1997 TV film) - Dr. Jim Nightingale
- The Place of the Dead (1997 TV film) - Corporal Hugh Brittan
- Tales from the Crypt (TV series) **Fatal Caper (1996)
- The Moonstone (1996 TV film) - Franklin Blake
- The Buccaneers (1995 TV mini-series) - Guy Thwaite
- Feast of July (1995) - Arch Wilson
- Taggart (TV series)**Hellfire (1994) - Gregg Martin
- The Riff Raff Element (1993 TV series) - Alister
- Typhon's People (1993 TV film) - Cato Macgill/Adam Prime
- Covington Cross (TV series)**Pilot (1992) - Henry of Gault
- A Masculine Ending (1992 TV film) - Jamie Baird
- The Carte Noire Readers
- Press Association
- "Honeymoon for One". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "BBC Two - The Song of Lunch". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- Alison Boshoff (7 March 2008). "The young refugee who was brought into their family by a famous actress". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 11 July 2010.