Matthew Goode is enjoying a busy year. He recently completed filming Burning Man, due for
release next year. In this romantic comedy Matthew plays the lead character, an English chef on
Bondi Beach, struggling to get the relationship with his son back on track. This year Matthew has
already starred in two hit films. Most recently the critically acclaimed Cemetery Junction, written
and directed by the award-winning Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. In this coming of age
comedy he starred alongside a stellar cast including Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hughes and Felicity Jones.
This year Matthew also took the lead in Anand Tucker’s Leap Year. Written by Simon Beaufoy, the Academy Award winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire, Matthew starred alongside the Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams in a tale about an Irish tradition and an unlikely romance. Last year Matthew starred alongside Julianne Moore and Colin Firth in Tom Ford’s multi-award
winning A Single Man. He also took a lead role in Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder, a multi-
layered mystery adventure film based on the graphic comic book also starring Billy Crudup and
Patrick Wilson. Matthew is well known for his performance as lead character Charles Ryder in
Brideshead Revisited, directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh, the film also starred Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon and Ben Whishaw. He has also starred in The Lookout, written and directed by Scott Frank (Minority Report and Out of Sight) opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jeff Daniels and Isla Fisher. Other film credits include a lead role in the romantic comedy, Imagine Me and You, directed by Ol Parker and produced by Barnaby Thompson, and the Golden Globe nominated Woody Allen film Match Point alongside Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Emily Mortimer. Matthew played the character Tom, for which he has received much critical acclaim. He also starred in Copying Beethoven, directed by Agnieska Holland with Ed Harris and Diane Kruger.
Prior to this he played the male lead in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty, alongside Mandy Moore, and also had a supporting lead in Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister with Stockard Channing and Jonathan Pryce. Matthew’s first major film appearance was in South, a biopic of Gerald Brennan, directed by Ferando Colomo, in which he played Brennan. As well as film, Matthew has appeared on stage, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Blood Wedding, (adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca’s play Bodas de Sangre), both at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. His television credits include Marple: A Murder is announced (LWT), Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right (BBC) and Inspector Lynley (BBC). For Television he played Larry Durrel in the BBC film My Family and Other Animals, directed by Sheree Folkson and co-starring Imelda Staunton.
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