Goode at the Venice Film Festival, 9 November 2009
|Born||Matthew William Goode
3 April 1978
Exeter, Devon, England
|Partner(s)||Sophie Dymoke (2007–present)|
Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His notable films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2005), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), and Stoker (2013). In 2014, he began starring in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife as Finn Polmar.
Born in Exeter, Devon to a geologist and Jennifer, a nurse and an amateur theatre director, Goode is the youngest of five children with a brother, two half brothers, and a half sister television presenter Sally Meen, from his mother's previous marriage. He grew up in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter .
Goode played Peter Lynley the brother of Inspector Lynley in the BBC production Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance and had parts in the TV-film Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the Shakespeare play The Tempest. In 2004, Goode co-starred opposite Mandy Moore in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty, playing the love interest of Moore's character.
Goode co-starred in the films Match Point, Imagine Me & You, My Family and Other Animals, opposite Imelda Staunton, Copying Beethoven, opposite Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, and The Lookout. He had a whimsical take on Brooke Burgess in the BBC serial based upon Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right.
In 2008, Goode played Charles Ryder in the film Brideshead Revisited, the role previously taken by Jeremy Irons in the hugely popular 1980s serial. In 2009, Goode played the character of Adrian Veidt in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and also appeared in the drama A Single Man (2009) (based on the Christopher Isherwood novel of the same name). In 2010, he co-starred opposite Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year.
In 2013, Goode starred in a leading role in the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama series Dancing on the Edge, playing the part of magazine columnist Stanley Mitchell. He also starred in the psychological thriller film Stoker in the same year.
Also in 2013, Goode starred as George Wickham alongside Matthew Rhys in the Pride and Prejudice murder-mystery spinoff Death Comes to Pemberley, based on P. D. James' novel of the same name. This is a new three-part miniseries by the BBC to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's original Pride and Prejudice novel.
In 2014, Goode joined the cast of the CBS legal drama The Good Wife in midway of the fifth season as State's Attorney Finn Polmar. He made his first appearance the very same episode that Will Gardner, played by original cast member Josh Charles, was killed off. Goode's character is supposed to fill the void.
|2002||Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister||Caspar||Television film|
|2003||Al sur de Granada (South of Granada)||Gerald Brenan|
|2004||Chasing Liberty||Ben Calder|
|2005||Match Point||Tom Hewett|
|2005||My Family and Other Animals||Larry Durrell||Television film|
|2006||Imagine Me & You||Hector|
|2006||Copying Beethoven||Martin Bauer|
|2007||Lookout, TheThe Lookout||Gary Spargo|
|2008||Brideshead Revisited||Charles Ryder|
|2009||Single Man, AA Single Man||Jim|
|2010||Leap Year||Declan O'Callaghan|
|2010||Cemetery Junction||Mike Ramsay|
|2013||Belle||Captain Sir John Lindsay|
|2014||The Imitation Game||Hugh Alexander|
|2003||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Peter Lynley||Episode: "A Suitable Vengeance"|
|2004||He Knew He Was Right||Brooke Burgess||2 episodes|
|2005||Agatha Christie's Marple||Patrick Simmons||Episode: "A Murder Is Announced "|
|2012||Birdsong||Captain Gray||Lead role, 2 episodes|
|2012||The Poison Tree||Rex Clarke||Lead role, 2 episodes|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Stanley Mitchell||Lead role, 6 episodes|
|2013||Death Comes to Pemberley||George Wickham||Lead role, 3 episodes|
|2014-present||The Good Wife||Finn Polmar||Series regular|
|2004||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Breakout Movie Star - Male||Chasing Liberty||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Liar||Nominated|
|2012||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Actor - Leading Role||Burning Man||Nominated|
|2013||Australian Film Institute||Best Lead Actor||Nominated|
|2014||Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||Dancing on the Edge||Nominated|
- Ouzounian, Richard (8 September 2011). "The Big Interview: Matthew Goode is burning his way to the top". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
- Alice Fisher (21 September 2008). "Brideshead revitalised". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- Richard Ouzounian (8 September 2011). "The big interview: Matthew Goode is burning his way to the top". Toronto.com. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- Joan Wagner (6 January 2010). "Matthew Goode's leap year". Oprah.com. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Matthew Goode.|
- News Week interview (21 April 2006)
- Sydney Morning Herald interview (1 March 2006)
- Sunday Herald interview (1 January 2006)
- USA Today interview (8 January 2004)
- LOVEFiLM Blog Matthew Goode at the London Film Festival screening of A Single Man (Oct 2009)