Matthew Gregory Wise|
15 May 1966
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Emma Thompson (m. 2003)
Matthew Gregory Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films (notably the role of John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility).
He was born to architect parents in Newcastle upon Tyne, and was educated at the independent St Peter's School, York. He went to Heriot-Watt University to study architecture and performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Wise then moved to Glasgow where he studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He then travelled in the Far East.
His television work includes four BBC period dramas: The Moonstone with Keeley Hawes, The Buccaneers alongside Carla Gugino, Madame Bovary with Frances O'Connor, The Riff Raff Element in 1992 and 1993, and as Sir Charles Maulver in the 2007 five-part series Cranford. In 1999 he starred as Marshall in ITV's seven-part drama Wonderful You alongside his future mother-in-law Phyllida Law and future brother-in-law Richard Lumsden. Recently he filmed a number of readings of love scenes from a selection of classic and modern love scenes, from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles to Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss for The Carte Noire Readers. In 2011, he appeared in Hallmark Channel's Honeymoon for One, starring Nicollette Sheridan.
He is also the producer of the 2010 BBC/Masterpiece production The Song of Lunch starring his wife, actress Emma Thompson, and Alan Rickman. Greg Wise made his theatrical return starring in Brad Fraser's Kill Me Now at Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London from Thursday 19 February – Sunday 29 March 2015. In July 2015, Wise played the role of emotionally distanced father Gilbert Aldridge in the BBC's two-part television adaptation of Sadie Jones’ debut novel The Outcast.
He has been married to actor Dame Emma Thompson, star and writer of Sense and Sensibility, since 2003. The couple had a daughter, Gaia (born in 2000). In 2003, they informally adopted a Rwandan orphan and former child soldier named Tindyebwa Agaba. They met at a Refugee Council event when he was 16, and she invited him to spend Christmas at their home. Later Agaba became a British citizen in 2009.
|Walking On Sunshine||2014||Doug|
|Three Days in Havana||2013||Harry Smith|
|Effie Gray||2013||John Ruskin|
|Morris: A Life with Bells On||2009||Miloslav Villandry|
|The Disappeared||2008||Jake Ryan|
|A Cock and Bull Story||2005||Greg|
|The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby||2005||Minister Lee|
|Every Seven Years||2004||Boyfriend||short|
|Five Moons Plaza||2003||Francesco Doni|
|Johnny English||2003||Agent One|
|Hills Like White Elephants||2002||The American||short|
|The Discovery of Heaven||2001||Max Delius|
|Judas Kiss||1998||Ben Dyson|
|The Moonstone, a BBC TV film||1997||Franklin Blake|
|Sense and Sensibility||1995||John Willoughby|
|Feast of July||1995||Arch Wilson|
- Modus (2017 TV series) - Warren Schifford
- The Crown (2016 TV series) - Lord Louis Mountbatten
- Galavant (2016 TV series) - Arnold Galavant
- The Outcast (2015 TV mini-series) - Gilbert Aldridge.
- Homefront (2012 TV mini-series) - Major Pete Bartham
- Honeymoon for One (2011 TV film) - Sean
- Law & Order: UK (2011 TV series episode 32: Crush)
- The Song of Lunch (2010 TV film) - Producer
- Cranford (2009 TV Series) - Sir Charles Maulver
- Place of Execution (2008 TV film)
- Agatha Christie's Marple (2007 TV film: Towards Zero)
- Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (2006 TV film) - Peter Higgins
- Trial & Retribution Sins of the Father (2006 TV film) - John Harrogate
- Number 13 (2006 TV episode) - BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas
- According to Bex (2005 TV series) - Charles Mathers
- Hornblower, Loyalty episode. (2003 TV film) - Major Côtard
- Sirens (2002 TV film) - Oliver Rice
- Madame Bovary (2000 TV film) - Rodolphe (episodes 2, 3)
- Wonderful You (1999 TV mini-series) - Marshall, chartered accountant
- Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 TV film) - Red Knight
- House of Frankenstein 1997 (1997 TV film) - Crispian Grimes
- Hospital! (1997 TV film) - Dr. Jim Nightingale
- The Place of the Dead (1997 TV film) - Corporal Hugh Brittan
- Tales from the Crypt (TV series) **Fatal Caper (1996)
- The Buccaneers (1995 TV mini-series) - Guy Thwaite
- Feast of July (1995) - Arch Wilson
- Taggart (TV series)**Hellfire (1994) - Gregg Martin
- The Riff Raff Element (1993 TV series) - Alister
- Typhon's People (1993 TV film) - Cato Macgill/Adam Prime
- Covington Cross (TV series)**Pilot (1992) - Henry of Gault
- A Masculine Ending (1992 TV film) - Jamie Baird
- http://old.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/people/4867[permanent dead link]
- The Carte Noire Readers
- Press Association
- "Honeymoon for One". Hallmark Channel. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC Two - The Song of Lunch". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "BBC One: The Outcast: Episode 1 credits". http://www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2015. External link in