Matthew Beard (English actor)

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Matthew Beard
Born (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989 (age 30)
EducationKing Ecgbert School
Alma materUniversity of York
Years active1991–present

Matthew Beard (born 25 March 1989) is an English film and television actor,[1] and model, best known for his role as Blake Morrison in the film of 2007, And When Did You Last See Your Father?[2]

Early life[edit]

Beard attended King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, achieving As in his A-Level subjects in 2007.[3] He studied English and French literature at the University of York.[4] He has three sisters (Elisabeth, Emily and Charlotte).


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Soldier Soldier Matthew Wilton Television series (3 episodes)
1997 Where the Heart Is Various Television series (3 episodes: 1997–2002)
2000 Big Meg, Little Meg Freddie Johnson Television series (5 episodes)
2002 An Angel for May Tom Television film
Fat Friends Lee McGary Television series (2 episodes: 2002–2004)
2003 Sons and Lovers Young Paul Television film
The Eustace Bros. Sam Eustace Television series (5 episodes)
2004 The Royal Peter Blackwood Television series (1 episode: "Reckoning")
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Young Tom Maxwell Television series
2007 And When Did You Last See Your Father? Blake Morrison (Teen) Nominated – British Independent Film AwardMost Promising Newcomer
2008 The Royal Today Luke Alexander Television series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.5")
Trial and Retribution Andy Harper Television series (1 episode: "Tracks: Part 1")
2009 An Education Graham
2010 Chatroom Jim
Hippie Hippie Shake Charles
2011 One Day Murray Cope
2012 Labyrinth Sajhe Television series (2 episodes)
2013 The Look of Love Howard Raymond
The Lovers Matt
Rogue Max Laszlo Television series (7 episodes)
2014 The Riot Club Guy Bellingfield
The Imitation Game Peter Hilton[5]
2016 Hippie Hippie Shake Charles
2018 Kiss Me First Adrian Television series
Elizabeth Harvest Oliver
Johnny English Strikes Again P

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2007, he was seen as teenage Blake in And When Did You Last See Your Father?. His performance gained him rave reviews and saw him selected by Screen International as "A Star of Tomorrow" and a "Trailblazer" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards and Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

In 2015 he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. [6]

Other works[edit]

In 2011, he modelled for the English clothing label Burberry, and in 2015 he worked for Prada.


  1. ^ "Matthew Beard". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Elley, Derek (21 August 2007). "When Did You Last See Your Father? (review)". Variety. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Sensational chemistry between father and son".
  5. ^ "Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear Join Cast of 'The Imitation Game'". The Hollywood Reporter. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Tony Awards 2018 -".

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