Fast Facts

  • Started acting as a child growing up in Devon, England; his mother was a local theater director.
  • Began his acting career on stage in productions such as Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  • Noted as a rising young star by the Sunday Times in 2009.
  • Became known to American audiences after appearing in 2004's Chasing Liberty with Mandy Moore.
  • Played Charles Ryder in the 2008 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.


  • 2012, AACTA Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Sophie Dymoke — Significant Other
  • James Goode — Brother
  • Matilda Eve Goode — Daughter
  • Margot Molinari — Ex-significant Other


  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England; Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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  • Birth Name: Matthew William Goode
  • Birth Place: Exeter, Devon, England
  • Profession: Actor