Matthew Macfadyen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Jan, 2020
Facts of Matthew Macfadyen
Date of Birth: 1974 , October-17
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Matthew Macfadyen
Birth Name Matthew Macfadyen
Father Martin Macfadyen
Mother Meinir
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 85
Married to Keeley Hawes
Children Maggie Macfadyen and Ralph Macfadyen
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Awards British Academy Television Award
Movies Pride & Prejudice, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers, Anna Karenina, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
TV Show Succession, The Pillars of the Earth, Ashes to Ashes, Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
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Born and raised in Norfolk, Matthew Macfadyen is an English actor. He gained fame from his roles in Spooks, Mr. Darcy, Frost/NixonPride & Prejudice, and Death at a Funeral. The actor also won a British Academy Television Award for his role in Criminal Justice. He currently stars on the Netflix TV series Succession.  

Graduated From Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Matthew Macfadyen was born on 17th October 1974, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity and holds English citizenship.

Matthew is the son of Meinir Owen (mother), a drama teacher as well as a former actress and Martin Macfadyen (father), who worked as an oil executive. He spent his childhood, traveling various places all over the world, including Jakarta and Indonesia due to his father's job. 

The actor enrolled at Oakham School in Rutland. He later graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1995.

Worked In Theater While Studying 

Matthew Macfadyen started his acting career from the drama The Crimson Island in 1994 while studying at Royal Academy. His other work in theater drama includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Notting, and Henry IV

Matthew landed his first professional acting job in the television movie Wuthering Heights in 1998. Two years later, Macfadyen made his big-screen debut, playing in a 2000 feature film Maybe Baby. He shared the screen with Kate Winslet and Dougray Scoot in a movie Enigma in 2001. 

In 2002, the actor was cast in a television series Spooks. He played Tom Quinn in series until 2004. He was also nominated for BIFA Award for his role in the 2004 movie In My Father's Den. Subsequently, Macfadyen appeared in many movies, including Pride & Prejudice, Grindhouse, Frost/Nixon, Robin Hood, and The Three Musketeers

Matthew currently works in the television series Succession along with Hiam Abbass, Alan Ruck, Jeremy Strong, Jeannie Berlin, Alan RuckRob Yang, and more. The role in a show also brought him Critics' Choice Television Awards nomination so far. 

Has $3 Million Net Worth 

Matthew Macfadyen is an English actor who has earned good wealth from his career. According to celebrity net worth, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million, as of 2020.

Here is the list of some box office hit movies the actor appeared in,

Movie  Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Pride & Prejudice(2006) Keira Knightley, and Brenda Blethyn $39 million $121.1 million
Death at a Funeral(2007) Rupert Graves and Andy Nyman $9 million $46.8 million
Robin Hood(2010) Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett $200 million $321.7 million
The Three Musketeers(2011) Milla Jovovich and Luke Evans $75 million $132.2 million
Anna Karenina(2012) Jude Law and Emily Watson $40.6 million $68.9 million
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms(2018) Mackenzie Foy and Morgan Freeman $133 million $174 million

Married to Keeley Hawes

Matthew Macfadyen married Keeley Hawes in November 2004. Matthew met his future-wife Keeley on-set of the television drama series Spooks in 2002. At that time, Keeley was already in a marital relationship with DJ Spencer McCallum. She tied the knot with Matthew the same year she divorced with her previous husband DJ, in 2004. 

The couple is also blessed with two children, a daughter Maggie Macfadyen, born in 2004 and a son, Ralph Macfadyen, born in 2006. He also has a step-son named Myles McCallum from Keeley's previous marriage.


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