BRITISH-born Matthew Macfadyen has made numerous TV appearances over the years, making him a familiar face to television viewers.
The Bafta-winning star is happily married to his wife Keeley Hawes, who is the star of BBC One’s Crossfire.
Who is Matthew Macfadyen?
Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on October 17, 1976, which makes him 46-years-old.
His mother, Meiner, worked as a drama teacher and actress, whereas his dad Martin was an oil executive.
At 17, Matthew’s talent for acting was apparent when he was accepted into Rada.
The actor first hit the spotlight in 1995, when he began taking up theatre roles.
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During his time working for stage company Cheek by Jowl, he starred in a number of noteworthy plays, including The Duchess Of Malfi and Much Ado About Nothing.
His big TV break came in 1998 when he appeared as Hareton Earnshaw in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
What has Matthew Macfadyen starred?
Matthew’s noteworthy telly appearances include Little Dorrit, Ashes To Ashes and The Way We Live Now.
From 2002-2004 he appeared in Spooks as MI5 officer Tom Quinn.
He also played Mr Darcy in movie blockbuster Pride & Prejudice, where he appeared alongside Keira Knightley.
In the BBC Two series Ripper Street, he played detective inspector Edmund Reid.
Macfadyen won a TV Bafta in 2010 for his work on Criminal Justice.
In 2017 he starred in the new BBC adaptation of Howards End as Henry Wilcox.
He won high praise for starring in ITV’s Quiz as Major Charles Ingram in 2020.
Since 2018 Macfadyen has played Tom Wambsgans in the Emmy-winning HBO drama series Succession.
When did Matthew Macfadyen marry Keeley Hawes?
Matthew met Keeley Hawes on the set of Spooks in 2002, while she was married to first husband Spencer McCallum.
Keeley and Spencer divorced in 2004, before she wed Matthew in November of the same year.
Matthew and Keeley have two children, Maggie, born December 2004, and Ralph, born September 2006.
Keeley also has a son, Myles, born in April 2000, from her previous marriage to Spencer.