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Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode follows Watchmen with a starring role in Tom Ford's feature film directorial debut, A Single Man, based on the Christopher Isherwood novel. He next stars opposite Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year, being filmed in Ireland under the direction of Anand Tucker.

Last year, Goode starred as Charles Ryder in the 2008 feature film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, directed by Julian Jarrold. His other recent film credits include Scott Frank's crime drama The Lookout, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels and Isla Fisher. He also starred in Woody Allen's widely acclaimed crime drama Match Point, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer and Brian Cox.

In 2003, Goode made his feature film debut in as the celebrated Spanish speaking British writer Gerald Brenan in the biopic South from Granada, directed by Fernando Colomo. Among his additional film credits are Copying Beethoven, for director Agnieszka Holland; writer/director Ol Parker's Imagine Me & You; and the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty, opposite Mandy Moore.

On television, Goode starred alongside Imelda Staunton in the BBC telefilm "My Family and Other Animals,' which aired in the U.S. as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. His credits also include the English crime drama Marple: A Murder is Announced, the BBC miniseries He Knew He Was Right, and the ABC telefilm Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, with Stockard Channing.

Raised in the city of Exeter, England, Goode studied drama at the University of Birmingham and, later, classical theater and stage acting at London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage credits include the roles of Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest, and La Luna (The Moon) in Lorca's Blood Wedding, with the Mercury Theatre Company.

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Matthew Goode Facts

BirthdayApril 3, 1976 (47)
BirthplaceExeter, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Matthew Goode compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Brideshead Revisited (2008)
The Lookout (2007)
Copying Beethoven (2006)
Match Point (2006)
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Masterpiece Theater: My Family and Other Animals (2005)
Chasing Liberty (2004)
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