Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode Biography

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is a British actor. His notable films have included Chasing Liberty, Match Point, Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited, Leap Year, Imagine Me and You, A Single Man, and Stoker.

Early life

Born in Exeter, Devon, Goode is the youngest of five siblings (he has a brother, two half brothers, and a half sister, television presenter Sally Meen, from his mother's other marriage). He grew up in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter, with a geologist father and a nurse mother, Jennifer, who was also an amateur theatre director.

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.


Goode is known for his role as romantic interest of Mandy Moore's character in the 2004 film Chasing Liberty. Beforehand, Goode had played the brother of Inspector Lynley in the BBC production Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance and had parts in the TV-film Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the Shakespeare play The Tempest. In recent years he has appeared in the films Match Point, Imagine Me & You, My Family and Other Animals, opposite Imelda Staunton, Copying Beethoven, opposite Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, and The Lookout. Standing the test of time is his whimsical take on Brooke Burgess in the BBC serial based upon Anthony Trollope's He Knew He was Right.

Recent roles have included Charles Ryder in the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited, the role previously taken by Jeremy Irons in the hugely popular 1980s serial. In 2009, Goode played the character of Adrian Veidt in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and also appeared in the drama A Single Man (2009) (based on the Christopher Isherwood novel). In 2010, he co-starred with Amy Adams in the romantic-comedy Leap Year.

In 2013, Goode appeared in a leading role in the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama series Dancing on the Edge, playing the part of magazine columnist Stanley Mitchell. He also starred in the psychological thriller film Stoker in the same year.

Goode is set to star as Mr Wickham alongside Matthew Rhys in the Pride and Prejudice murder-mystery spinoff Death Comes to Pemberly, based on P. D. James' novel of the same name. This will be a new miniseries by the BBC to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.

Personal life

Goode has been in a relationship with Sophie Dymoke since 2007. They have a daughter, Matilda Eve (b. April, 2009).


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Caspar Television film
2003 Al sur de Granada (South of Granada) Gerald Brenan
2004 Chasing Liberty Ben Calder
2005 Match Point Tom Hewett
2005 My Family and Other Animals Larry Durrell Television film
2006 Imagine Me & You Hector
2006 Copying Beethoven Martin Bauer
2007 ' Gary Spargo
2008 Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder
2009 Watchmen Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
2009 ' Jim
2010 Leap Year Declan O'Callaghan
2010 Cemetery Junction Mike Ramsay
2011 Burning Man Tom
2012 Birdsong Captain Gray BBC TV miniseries
2013 Dancing on the Edge Stanley Mitchell BBC TV series
2013 Stoker Uncle Charlie
2013 Belle Captain Sir John Lindsay
2014 Destroyer
2014 The Imitation Game

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