Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. He made his screen debut in 2002 with ABC's TV film feature Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. His breakthrough role was in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty (2004), for which he received a nomination at Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Movie Star – Male. He then appeared in a string of supporting roles in films like Woody Allen's Match Point (2005), the German-British romantic comedy Imagine Me and You (2006), and the period drama Copying Beethoven (2006). He won praise for his performance as Charles Ryder in Julian Jarrold's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited (2008), and as Ozymandias in the American neo-noir superhero film Watchmen (2009), based on DC Comics' limited series of the same name. He then starred in romantic comedy Leap Year (2010) and Australian drama Burning Man (2011), the latter earning him a nomination for Best Actor at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.Other notable film roles include The Lookout (2007), A Single Man (2009), Cemetery Junction (2010), Stoker (2013), Belle (2013), The Imitation Game (2014) and Self/less (2015). As well as appearing in films, Goode has appeared in numerous television shows. His most notable television roles include Henry Talbot in the final season of historical drama Downton Abbey, and Finley "Finn" Polmar in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. He also had a lead role in the critically acclaimed British mini-serial Dancing on the Edge, as music journalist Stanley Mitchell. In 2017, Goode portrayed Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon in the Netflix biographical drama series The Crown, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. As of 2018, he stars in Sky One's fantasy-romance series, A Discovery of Witches, as Professor Matthew Clairmont.
Goode has been in a relationship with Sophie Dymoke since 2005. They married in 2014, and have two daughters and a son.
Goode was born in Exeter, Devon. His father, Anthony, was a geologist and his mother, Jennifer, is a nurse and amateur theatre director. Goode is the youngest of five children with a brother, two half-brothers, and a half-sister, television presenter Sally Meen, from his mother's previous marriage. He grew up in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter. Goode was educated at Exeter School, an independent school in Exeter, Devon, followed by the University of Birmingham and London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
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A family is having a Christmas dinner in the country.
Kempton Bunton, a taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961. It is the only theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton demanded that the gov...
The King's Man
A group of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions of people, and one man must race against time to stop them.
The beloved Crawleys and their staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. There will be scandal, romance and intrigue when the King and Queen of England visit.
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Ordeal by Innocence
Jack Argyll, the black sheep of the family, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man is claiming his innocence. The family must come to terms with the fact that the real kill...
Two scientists raise three children.
A Discovery of Witches
A vampire and a closet witch are drawn into a deadly mystery and forbidden romance when a magical book shows up in an Oxford library.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Juliet Ashton formed a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decided to write about their book club.
The Hatton Garden Job
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The Sense of an Ending
A man is haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
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The inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the sec...
The Wine Show
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Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.
After the disappearance of his two young children, Lewis Clark stumbles upon a world of Magic. He wants to stop the evil that threatens to destroy both his old world and his new one.
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter. Their relationship is tested when they are back in London.
A group of people are underwater. Will they survive?
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Downton Abbey: Christmas Special 2015
There is a two-hour Christmas special. Edith's secret continues to pose a threat as Mary tries to build bridges with her sister. Finding his place at Downton is more difficult as Henry settles into th...
The Imitation Game
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Govern...
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Death Comes to Pemberley
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Dancing on the Edge
There was a jazz band in London.
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She starts to suspect that the charming man has ulterior motives.
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The Poison Tree
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As an English soldier fights in the terrible trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
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The lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era were chronicled in this book, with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierar...
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In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave the working class world but Bruce and Snork are happy in it. When Fred...
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A Single Man
The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his long time partner. George had a traumatic event that made him challenge his will to live as ...
After one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated, despite the fact that the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close. In order...
The Good Wife
After her husband's sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce.
A tragic accident has turned the life of a once promising high school athlete upside down. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank where he gets caught up in a pla...
An exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his ninth symphony. 1824 is the year that it is. Beethoven is working hard to finish his symphony. He has been plagued by deafness, lone...
Imagine Me & You
At her wedding, Rachel fell in love with her. Despite her happy marriage, Rachel is still in love with a lesbian. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must make a decision between her relat...
My Family and Other Animals
In the months before WWII, an English family relocates to sunny Greece.
Match Point is Woody Allen's satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match begins when he has t...
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Agatha Christie's Marple
Miss Jane Marple is an elderly spinster living in a quiet village. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon murders she helps solve. Although ...
He Knew He Was Right
The novel was turned into a TV show. A man directed it.
The President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her bodyguards while traveling in Europe. She falls in love with a British man who is also working for her f...
South from Granada
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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Al Ruddy, an Oscar-winning producer, has never before revealed that he was involved in the making of The Godfather.
The Colour Room
The ceramic artist who went to prominence in the 1920s was from Britain.
The story of Jan Zizka, the Czech hero who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
At the end of the 1980s there was a conflict between the United Kingdom and the United States. The ship was sunk in Britain. They are in Argentina as well.