Matthew Cottle

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Matthew Cottle
Born (1967-02-16) 16 February 1967 (age 47)
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Occupation Actor

Matthew Cottle (Born 16 February 1967) is a British film, stage, radio and television actor.

Early life and career[edit]

Cottle was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and studied drama at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1]


Cottle appeared in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (as Stan Laurel), David Jones' A Christmas Carol


Cottle's recent theatre includes A Small Family Business and The Habit of Art at the National Theatre. In the West End from January to April 2013 he played alongside Rowan Atkinson in Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms directed by Richard Eyre. He also appeared in A Chorus Of Disapproval directed by Trevor Nunn (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Comic Potential directed by Alan Ayckbourn (Lyric Theatre). Other theatre includes: Neighbourhood Watch (in Scarborough and New York), Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible), Taking Steps ( Orange Tree, Richmond) and several tours and seasons at repertory theatres up and down the country.

Personal life[edit]

He is an Arsenal supporter and has two children, a daughter born in 1997 and a son born in 2000.[2]

Selected works[edit]


Matthew has appeared as a regular in many successful television series including three series as Martin in the Bafta-nominated Game On. He has had recurring roles in Life Begins, Get Well Soon, A Perfect State, Taking the Floor and most recently, Citizen Khan. Other television roles include The Job Lot, Pramface, Man Down, Eastenders, Holby City and many more.


  1. ^ Agency CV
  2. ^ "Good game Matthew (From The Northern Echo)". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 

External links[edit]

Matthew Cottle at the Internet Movie Database