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.


He is best known for his roles as Freddie Eynsford-Hill in Peter Hall's Pygmalion 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
2013 Dracula (TV series) Campbell NBC / Sky Living Season 1, Eps. 1 & 2 - Carnival Film and Television - In Production
2013 Love. Honour. Obey Tom Feature Film Raindance/ Mullholland films - Post Production
2013 Plastic (film) Dave Feature Film Gateway Films - Post Production
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


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

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