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Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen (born 1974) is a British theatre and film actor, best known for his role as MI5 agent Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series Spooks. Image File history File links Matthew_MacFadyen. ... Image File history File links Matthew_MacFadyen. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Current MI5 headquarters in Thames House, London MI5, officially called the Security Service, is a British counter-intelligence and security agency. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... The shows logo, as seen in the opening title sequences. ...


After having studied at the reknowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1992 to 1995, Macfadyen quickly became a well-known actor on the British stage, due primarily to his work with the stage company Cheek by Jowl, for whom he played Antonio in The Duchess of Malfi, Charles Surface in The School for Scandal, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. His Benedick was particularly memorable, played as an officer-class buffoon with a moustache and a braying laugh. In 2005, he played to further great acclaim the part of Prince Hal in Henry IV, Parts One and Two at the Royal National Theatre, with Michael Gambon in the lead. Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Performing arts education in London ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster and first performed in 1614 at the Globe Theatre in London. ... The School for Scandal, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a comedy of manners. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, widely considered the greatest of the histories. ... Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain is a building and theatre company on Londons South Bank, located immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... Michael Gambon Sir Michael Gambon (born October 19, 1940) is an actor perhaps best known worldwide for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the two latest Harry Potter films; he is also a Samuel Beckett scholar. ...


Macfadyen's major TV breakthrough came when he co-starred in a television adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights, screened on the ITV network in 1998. Further television drama work followed, including starring roles in the dramas Warriors (1999) and The Way We Live Now (2001), both for the BBC. Also in 2001, he earned much critical acclaim for his starring role in the prestige BBC Two drama serial Perfect Strangers, which was written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. In 2002 he starred in The Project, a BBC drama charting New Labour's rise to power. Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... Portrait by her brother Emily Jane Brontë (July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, best remembered for her one single novel Wuthering Heights, which is now an acknowledged classic of English literature. ... Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontës only novel, first published in 1847, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. ... Current ITV logo. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Warriors (1999) is a British television drama serial, written by Peter Kosminsky. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815 – December 6, 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. // History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20 pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts... Perfect Strangers is a British television drama first aired in 2001, produced by Talkback Thames for the BBC Two network. ... Photo of Stephen Poliakoff by Tristram Kenton Stephen Poliakoff (born December 1, 1952) is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, widely judged amongst Britains foremost television dramatists. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Labour is an alternative name of the British political Labour Party. ...


Also in 2002, he took his highest-profile role to date, when he was picked to star in Spooks, which went on to become a huge popular and critical success when screened on BBC One. A longer second season was screened in 2003, and a third season was broadcast in the autumn of 2004, with Macfayden leaving the series in the second episode. The series has also found a following on cable television in the United States, where it airs as MI-5 on the A&E Network. BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical... The A&E Network is a cable and satellite television network based in New York City. ...


Macfadyen has also appeared in several films, most notably Enigma (released in 2001), in which he was oddly cast as a battle-scarred submarine commander. He has the starring role as Mr Darcy in a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, released in the UK in September 2005. Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Enigma is a 2001 film set in World War II. It stars Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet and is based on a novel of the same title by Robert Harris (Enigma). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Movie Poster Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2003, he began a relationship with his Spooks co-star Keeley Hawes. They were married in November 2004; their first child, Maggie, was born a month later. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Keeley Hawes Keeley Hawes (born 1st January 1977 in London) is a British actress best known for her role as Zoe Reynolds in the BBC One drama series Spooks (2002-2004). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Selected Filmography

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External links

  • Matthew Macfadyen at the Internet Movie Database
  • Matthew Macfadyen Online
  • BBC Drama Faces: Matthew Macfadyen
  • Page on the official Spooks site at BBC.co.uk, including an interview

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