Wanted to be a professional soccer player, but decided to pursue acting after suffering a back injury.
Got his start with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
Won critical acclaim for his performance in the stage production of Polly Stenham's That Face.
Appeared alongside Doctor Who alumnus Billie Piper in the made-for-TV adaptations of Philip Pullman's novels The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North. He also made a guest appearance in an episode of Piper's Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
In 2009, he was cast as the 11th incarnation of the title character in the BBC series Doctor Who.
2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
Daisy Lowe — Ex-significant Other
Lily James — Significant Other
Attended University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Birth Name: Matthew Smith
Birth Place: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England