Goode at the Venice Film Festival, November 9, 2009
|Born||Matthew William Goode
3 April 1978
Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
|Partner(s)||Sophie Dymoke (2008-present; 1 child)|
Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His notable films have included Chasing Liberty, Match Point, Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited, Leap Year, Imagine Me and You, A Single Man, and Stoker.
Born in Exeter, Devon, Goode is the youngest of five siblings (he has a brother, two half brothers, and a half sister, television presenter Sally Meen, from his mother's other marriage). He grew up in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter, with a geologist father and a nurse mother, Jennifer, who was also an amateur theatre director.
Goode is known for his role as romantic interest of Mandy Moore's character in the 2004 film Chasing Liberty. Beforehand, Goode had played 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 recent years he has appeared 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. Standing the test of time is his whimsical take on Brooke Burgess in the BBC serial based upon Anthony Trollope's He Knew He was Right.
Recent roles have included Charles Ryder in the 2008 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). In 2010, he co-starred with Amy Adams in the romantic-comedy Leap Year.
In 2013, Goode appeared 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.
Goode is set to star as Mr Wickham alongside Matthew Rhys in the Pride and Prejudice murder-mystery spinoff Death Comes to Pemberly, based on P. D. James' novel of the same name. This will be a new miniseries by the BBC to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. 
|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||The Lookout||Gary Spargo|
|2008||Brideshead Revisited||Charles Ryder|
|2009||A Single Man||Jim|
|2010||Cemetery Junction||Mike Ramsay|
|2012||Birdsong||Captain Gray||BBC TV miniseries|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Stanley Mitchell||BBC TV series|
|2013||Belle||Captain Sir John Lindsay|
- 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 (September 21, 2008). "Brideshead revitalised". The Guardian. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Richard Ouzounian (September 8, 2011). "The big interview: Matthew Goode is burning his way to the top". Toronto.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Joan Wagner (January 6, 2010). "Matthew Goode's leap year". Oprah.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
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- 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)