Matthew Cottle

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Matthew Cottle
Born (1967-02-16) 16 February 1967 (age 50)
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Occupation Actor

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

Early life[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 1992 Chaplin (as Stan Laurel), and in David Jones' 1999 adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Cottle also appeared in a training video used by many companies to introduce employees to new responsibilities relating to the newly created Data Protection Act .


Cottle's recent theatre includes How the Other Half Loves Haymarket Theatre Our Country's Good, A Small Family Business and The Habit of Art at the National Theatre. Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndhams Theatre 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 roles includes: Communicating Doors Menier Chocolate Factory Neighbourhood Watch (in Scarborough and New York), Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible), Taking Steps (Orange Tree, Richmond), What the Women Did at the Southwark Playhouse and several tours and seasons at repertory theatres up and down the country.


Cottle has appeared as a regular in a number of television series, including: The Windsors for Channel 4, three series as Martin in BBC Two's Bafta-nominated Game On flat-share sitcom and Citizen Khan. He has also appeared as a regular in several other series including: Fried, Get Well Soon, A Perfect State, Life Begins. He has also appeared as a guest in numerous TV shows including: Plebs for ITV 2, Unforgotten for ITV, The Dresser, Channel 4's Man Down, Dave's Hoff the Record comedy series,The Job Lot, Holby City. Doctors, Pramface and many more.

Personal life[edit]

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


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

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