Matthew Marsh

Matthew Marsh

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1954-07-08 (67 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: London, England, UK

41 Movies · 29 TV shows

Biography

Matthew Marsh (born 8 July 1954) is an English actor. He is the older brother of Jon Marsh of English dance band the Beloved. He has appeared in the films The Fourth Protocol (1987), Diamond Skulls (1989), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Alambrado (1991), Dirty Weekend (1993), Spy Game (2001), Miranda (2002), Bad Company (2002), Quicksand (2003) and An American Haunting (2005). In 2011 Marsh starred in the biopic film The Iron Lady as the United States Secretary of State Alexander Haig.In 2005 Marsh starred as Simon Hewitt in the first series of The Thick of It.In May 1998, Marsh portrayed the character Alex Duncan in the British TV program As Time Goes By, series 7, episode 3 entitled The New Neighbours. He has co-starred with Amanda Burton in The Commander, and guest-starred in the sixth series of the spy drama Spooks in 2007 and the second series of Lewis in 2008. He played Harry Gallo in the New Tricks (series 7, episode 9) "Gloves Off" in 2010. He has also appeared twice in Midsomer Murders (season 6, episode 3 "Painted Blood" and season 10, episode 7 "They Seek Him Here"). He has also appeared in the Red Dwarf episode "Holoship" and the fifth episode of series two of Game On, "Tangerine Candy Floss and Herne Bay Rock" as Brian Kennedy, Mandy's lecherous former university tutor in 1996, as well as portraying Elton John in John and Yoko: A Love Story the 1985 made-for-TV film. In 2019 Marsh went on to play Jacques De Molay, the ill-fated 14th century Grand Master of the Knights Templar in seven episodes of History's Knightfall.His frequent theatre work includes Copenhagen (1998) and Blood and Gifts (2010). He played Winston Churchill in Michael Dobbs's play Turning Point which aired as one of a series of TV plays broadcast live on Sky Arts channel. The two-hander depicted a little-known October 1938 meeting between the future prime minister and Soviet spy Guy Burgess, then a young man working for the BBC. Burgess was played by Benedict Cumberbatch, with whom Marsh had previously worked in the acclaimed 2004 TV movie Hawking.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
In the last years of Victoria's reign, London is beset by the "Touched", people who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, and some very disturbing. Amalia True, a mysterious widow, and ...
The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian

2021
A man at the US military's Gitmo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

2019.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Informer

The Informer

6.18
2019
Pete Koslow, a former convict related to the Polish Mafia, has to deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and two federal agents in New York as he tries to survive and protect his loved ...
Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones

2019
In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent...
TV
West of Liberty

West of Liberty

2019
Based on the novel by Thomas Engström, a former Stasi double agent is asked by his old CIA contact to work one more case.
TV
Whiskey Cavalier

Whiskey Cavalier

6.64
2019
The FBI's Will Chase is assigned to work with the CIA's Frankie Trowbridge. They lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world while navigating the rocky ...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose

6.5
2018
A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the character's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

2017.

3 Movies
The Little Vampire 3D

The Little Vampire 3D

7
2017
Tony is fascinated by the idea of a vampire. There is trouble when his clan is threatened by a dangerously obsessed hunter. When fate brings Tony and Rudolph together, they set off on an action-packed...
Unlocked

Unlocked

5.8
2017
The CIA agent was forced to live in London as a caseworker after failing to locate the terrorist behind the Paris attack. When the CIA discovers that another attack is imminent, her mentor unexpectedl...
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

6.91
2017
Between May 26th and June 4th 1940, Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France were cut off from the rest of the world and surrounded by the German army.

2016.

1 Movie
Churchill's Secret

Churchill's Secret

2016
The British Prime Minister had a stroke in the summer of 1953 that kept a secret from the rest of the world.

2015.

2 TV shows
TV
Humans

Humans

6.18
2015
In a parallel present where the latest must-have gizmo for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that is so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live, it's ...
TV
Capital

Capital

8
2015
Capital is a portrait of a road in South London that used to be the home of modest lower-middle class families and has been continuously gentrified into a street of multimillion pound houses. On a sin...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Jo

Jo

4
2013
Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique productions and the Belgian Stromboli Pictures companies.

2012.

2 Movies
Epithet

Epithet

2012
Patrick Stewart is in a short film. Edward Bond's play Bingo was recently performed at the Young Vic theatre.
Red Tails

Red Tails

2012
The story of the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Hidden

Hidden

7.5
2011
Hidden is a British television drama starring Philip Glenister, Anna Chancellor, Michael Winder, Andrew Scarborough and David Suchet. Christopher Hall produced the series.
The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

5.13
2011
A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Shirley

Shirley

2011
There are eight children from a mixed race marriage. She can make a living singing in pubs around the docks if her father is jailed for sexual crimes by the time she is 12 years old. She started danci...

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Luther

Luther

6.83
2010
A dark psychological crime drama starring Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship

2010
A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage...

2009.

2 Movies
The Turning Point

The Turning Point

2009
In The Turning Point, written by Michael Dobbs, Benedict Cumberbatch takes the role of Guy Burgess while Matthew Marsh plays the part of Winston Churchill. The play was part of the Sky Arts Theatre Li...
Endgame

Endgame

2009
The late '80s was a crucial time in the history of South Africa. President P.W. As the ANC takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection, Botha is hanging on to power by ...

2007.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Lewis

Lewis

6
2007
Oxford's learned inhabitants throw tough cases at Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway.
TV
How Not to Live Your Life

How Not to Live Your Life

1
2007
Don doesn't guide his way through life. He is playing out scenes of what he shouldn't say or do. Eddie doesn't want to leave when he moves into his grandmother's house. He decided to have a roommate t...
Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall

Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall

2007
Jessie Wallace stars in this BBC drama based on the turbulent life and times of Marie Lloyd, known as the 'Queen of the Music Hall', who was famous at the turn of the 20th century not just for her per...

2006.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Lead Balloon

Lead Balloon

2006
Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen...
Century City

Century City

2006
A detective in Cape Town and a movie director in Los Angeles were talking on the phone after the murder of an actress. 'Century City' is a dual-screen installation. The narrative is running on a conti...
Ô Jerusalem

Ô Jerusalem

2006
A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Land of the Blind

Land of the Blind

2006
A soldier talks about his relationship.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Thick of It

The Thick of It

3.5
2005
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is constantly harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
An American Haunting

An American Haunting

6.33
2005
There is only one case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

2004.

4 Movies
The Return of the Dancing Master

The Return of the Dancing Master

2004
Lindman works as a police officer in Sweden. Lindman travels north to investigate the murder of his mentor and former partner, Herbert Molin, who was brutally murdered in the remote town of Sveg. Lind...
Wall of Silence

Wall of Silence

2004
There is a tale of a gang killing.
Belonging

Belonging

2004
Jess and Jacob have been married for 20 years and recently took in three of Jacob's elderly relatives, including his mother. Jess quit her job to look after them. When Jacob disappears, Jess' life fal...
Hawking

Hawking

2004
There is a story about Professor Stephen Hawking. His 21st birthday is in 1963. Jane Wilde and her new friend are attracted to each other. Stephen talked about the stars. She realized there was someth...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Real Men

Real Men

2003
Ben Daniels starred in a two part drama about sexual manipulation, the loss of innocence and betrayal of trust. A policeman's determination to solve the three-year-old case of an abduction leads him t...
TV
The Commander

The Commander

2003
The Commander is a crime television series, starring Amanda Burton. The series began in 2003, and continued until 2008 on ITV. The series focuses on Commander Clare Blake as a member of the detective...
Quicksand

Quicksand

2003
The head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become involved...

2002.

1 Movie
Bad Company

Bad Company

6.82
2002
A Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed in the line of duty and his twin brother is recruited by the secret agency.

2001.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

2001
James Nesbitt is playing an undercover police officer in Murphy's Law.
Spy Game

Spy Game

4.11
2001
On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting th...
TV
The Cazalets

The Cazalets

2001
The life of a large privileged family in the years to 1937 to 1947 is the subject of The Cazalets. The drama was based on the novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard, and was adapted by the screenwriter Dougl...

2000.

2 TV shows
TV
Monarch of the Glen

Monarch of the Glen

2000
Archie MacDonald was called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he was told he was the new Laird.
TV
Lock, Stock...

Lock, Stock...

2000
Lock, stock. The 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was the subject of a 2000 television series. The series starred Scott Maslen, Daniel Caltagirone, Del Synnott, and Shaun Parkes. Lock, st...

1998.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Certain Justice

A Certain Justice

1998
The story is about the murder of Venetia Aldridge, a QC (Queen's Council) in a London "Chambers" and a very ambitious barrister who has a track record of winning her cases. She doesn't necessarily pro...
Getting Hurt

Getting Hurt

1998
The safe, secure, boring life of Charlie Cross, a wealthy, successful solicitor is irretrievably shattered when he embarks on an illicit, passionate affair with the beautiful, mysterious Viola whom he...
TV
A Respectable Trade

A Respectable Trade

1998
The four-part drama was adapted from Philippa Gregory's novel.

1997.

2 Movies
Smilla's Sense of Snow

Smilla's Sense of Snow

1997
Smilla Jaspersen tried to understand the death of a small boy who fell from the roof of her apartment building. Smilla is suspicious of wrongdoing and discovers a trail of clues that lead to a secreti...
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

1997
The island of Rhodes is the location of a contemporary thriller. A bankrupt former garage owner is hauled in by the police when a young English woman he has befriended goes missing. Under suspicion of...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Madson

Madson

1996
After spending eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit, the murder of his wife, John Madson has been released and wants revenge on the policeman that framed him, Det. Insp. Rourke. He meet...
Famous Fred

Famous Fred

1996
The book is based on Posy Simmonds. A case of cat flu could cut short Fred's musical career.

1995.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Sharman

Sharman

1995
Clive Owen is starring in a television series based on a book by Mark Timlin.
TV
Bugs

Bugs

6
1995
Bugs was a British television drama series which ran for four series from April 1995 to August 1999. The programme, a mixture of action/adventure and science-fiction, involved a team of specialist ind...
The Turnaround

The Turnaround

1995
Private investigator Nick Sharman accepts a case which at first seems intriguing, but ends up causing him bitter regret.

1994.

1 Movie
Genghis Cohn

Genghis Cohn

1994
In the middle of World War II, a Nazi officer declared the execution of a Jewish comedian. Otto is retired into the life of a highly respected police commissioner, and is investigating a series of mur...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Peak Practice

Peak Practice

1993
Peak Practice is a British drama series about a GP surgery in Cardale — a small fictional town in the Derbyshire Peak District — and the doctors who worked there. It ran on ITV from 10 May 1993 to 30 ...
Dirty Weekend

Dirty Weekend

1993
After moving into her own flat in BRIGHTON, a man living across from her spied on and harassed her. She realised she was ready for a crusade against other problem males when she finally solved the pro...

1991.

1 Movie
Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

1991
Harvey, an old man from Scotland lives with his young son and daughter in an isolated house in Patagonia. Upon arrival of the emissaries of a development corporation he promptly stands against them b...

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Flying in the Branches

Flying in the Branches

1989
Since becoming a refugee in London in 1968, Sue hasn't seen her family. When Dana is allowed to visit the West for the first time, Sue is reminded of things she had tried to forget. Dana wants to find...

1988.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
An Affair in Mind

An Affair in Mind

1988
A young novelist is in love with a married blond beauty. She's too scared to leave her abusive husband and the idea of accidental death comes up. They break off when the writer doesn't go through with...
TV
Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

5.75
1988
Three million years ago, the last human alive and his friends were stranded on a mining ship in deep space.
Franz Kafka's 'The Trial'

Franz Kafka's 'The Trial'

1988
"The Modern World: Ten Great Writers" is a film about great writers.

1987.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

6
1987
The Ruth Rendell mysteries was a British television series that aired between August 1987 and October 2000.
The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

1987
Kim Philby is the leader of Plan Aurora, a plan that turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. An MI5 agent tries to stop a Soviet agent from assembling a nuclear bomb in a quiet English...

1986.

2 TV shows
TV
The Monocled Mutineer

The Monocled Mutineer

1986
There was a rebellion at the Etaples Training Camp on the eve of the Battle of Passchendaele. After the mutiny, the handsome Percy Toplis takes flight, dressed as a British officer, to start a love af...
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.

1982.

1 TV show
TV
The Comic Strip Presents

The Comic Strip Presents

1982
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as an example of alterna...
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