Matt Barber

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Matt Barber
Born Matthew Barber
(1983-03-26) 26 March 1983 (age 31)
Hammersmith, London, England
Education  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
 • Durham University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007-present

Matt Barber (born 26 March 1983) is an English film, television and theatre actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Hammersmith, London, he grew up in Hampshire, training classically as a chorister at Winchester Cathedral before receiving academic and music scholarships to Bradfield College, where he was head boy.

Barber studied Classics and Philosophy at Durham University [1]

He trained professionally as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School[2] graduating in 2007.

Career[edit]

He is best known for his role as Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey. Previous roles include Freddie Eynsford-Hill in Peter Hall's Pygmalion opposite Michelle Dockery at the Old Vic and internationally and Lysander in Jonathan Kent's The Fairy-Queen at Glyndebourne.

Film and TV[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2014 Downton Abbey Atticus Aldridge ITV / PBS Season 5, Carnival Film and Television
2014 Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey Tom Feature Film Raindance/ Mullholland films
2013 Dracula (TV series) Campbell NBC / Sky Living Season 1, Eps. 1 & 2 - Carnival Film and Television
2013 Plastic (film) Dave Feature Film Gateway Films
2012 The Other Wife Ben ZDF Gate Television
2011 Bert and Dickie Merv Wood Feature Film BBC One
2009 Being Human Young Kemp BBC Three Season 2, Ep. 6
The Alchemistic Suitcase Youth Short Film
2008 Vivaldi, The Red Priest[3] Francois Feature Film Condor Pictures
2007 The Heart of Thomas Hardy[4] Alec D'Urberville BBC One

Theatre[edit]

"Barber is an excellent Edward – naive, excitable, and ultimately pitiable... mesmerising"[7]

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