Matt Wilkinson

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Matt Wilkinson
Born London, United Kingdom
Other names Matthew Wilkinson
Occupation Actor, playwright
Years active 1995-present

Matt Wilkinson is a British actor, playwright and voice-over artist.


Wilkinson trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has appeared in theatre, film and television, including Alan Bennet's The Wind in the Willows (Old Vic), Shackleton (Channel 4) and V for Vendetta (Warner Bros.).[citation needed]

He is also a voice artist for commercials and TV animations include Empire Square (Channel 4), The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky (Channel 5), Watership Down (CITV) and 64 Zoo Lane (CBBC), Justin & The Knights of Valor (Kandor, 2013) and The Unbeatables (Universal, 2014) He has narrated various TV documentaries and was the voice of Scott in Blizzard; Race to the Pole (BBC). For gamers, he is the voice of Murmur in EA's Hellgate: London, Zanark (Rider 2) and Alexander the Great (Total War).

He wrote and directed his first play Sun is Shining for Mu-lan Theatre Company. It played in London at the Kings Head (2002), BAC Time Out Critics Choice season (2003) and transferred to the 59E59 Theaters in New York City in 2004. Published by Samuel French (US). He co-wrote and performed in the UK adaptation of Hideki Noda's play Red Demon (Young Vic 2003), published by Oberon. Red Sea Fish (2009) played at the Brighton Pavilion Theatre and 59E59 Theaters.[1][not in citation given]

Thomas & Friends - CGI Version[edit]

Since 2009, Wilkinson has provided voices for various characters in Thomas & Friends such as Spencer (UK), Stanley (UK), Victor (Hero of the Rails - Series 16), Charlie (UK), Bash (UK), Scruff (UK), Diesel 10 (UK/US), Rocky (UK), Rusty (UK/US), Winston (UK/US), Cranky (UK), Butch (UK, Series 16 onwards), Kevin (UK), Stephen Hatt, Farmer McColl, The Duke of Boxford, Farmer Trotter and other characters alike in the "CGI version" of the British TV series and the 3D animated feature film specials (see below in Filmography).

Wilkinson replaced Rupert Degas as Diesel 10 in the 2010 special Misty Island Rescue after he was cut. In series 16, the role of Butch (voiced by Rupert Degas in series 15) was given to Wilkinson. He provided the UK voice of Victor from Hero of the Rails to series 16, until David Bedella replaced Wilkinson ín the role in Blue Mountain Mystery.


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