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Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen



United Kingdom

Age: 47

Born: 17 Oct, 1974

Known for

In The Last Kingdom as Lord Uhtredas Lord Uhtred

in The Last Kingdom
In Succession as Tom Wambsgansas Tom Wambsgans

in Succession
In Ripper Street as Det. Insp. Edmund Reidas Det. Insp. Edmund Reid

in Ripper Street
In The Pillars of the Earth as Prior Philipas Prior Philip

in The Pillars of the Earth

TV Series Starring Matthew Macfadyen

QuizQuiz
ITV, 2020 | Drama, Crime, History, Game Show | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

Quiz tells the story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major, who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It tells how Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, initially pulled off the on-screen heist before being caught and standing trial.


SuccessionSuccession
HBO, 2018 | Drama, Family | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Succession follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional, American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st century.


Howards EndHowards End
Starz, 2017 | Drama, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.1/5

Howards End explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn-of-the-century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business and the working-class Basts.


The Last KingdomThe Last Kingdom
BBC Two, 2015 | Drama, Action, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

This eight-episode, hourlong historical drama series is adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels, The Saxon Stories by writer Stephen Butchard.


The Enfield HauntingThe Enfield Haunting
Sky Living, 2015 | Drama, Mystery, Horror, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The show is based on one of the most documented accounts of poltergeist activity in the UK.


Ripper StreetRipper Street
BBC One, 2012 | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division - the police precinct from hell - which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel.


The Pillars of the EarthThe Pillars of the Earth
Starz, 2010 | Drama, Family, Adventure, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Set in twelfth century England, Pillars of the Earth is a tale about love, war and religious strife during the building of the Kingsbridge Cathedral.


Any Human HeartAny Human Heart
Channel 4, 2010 | Drama, Family, Romance, History
Rating: 1/5

During his time he traveled a lot and a war, the death of a prime minister and the abdication of a king. But this is not what interests him - that remains the individual consciousness of these events, which he documents in a journal.


Little DorritLittle Dorrit
BBC One, 2008 | Drama, Mystery, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again.


SpooksSpooks
BBC One, 2002 | Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Spooks... they do not exist, you will never know their names and they are all that stand between you and those who would do this country harm. Take a trip into the world of deceit and espionage that is Mi5.


The Way We Live NowThe Way We Live Now
BBC One, 2001 | Drama, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 3/5

First screened on BBC in 2001, The Way We Live Now will surprise those who know Anthony Trollope through the subtleties of his Barsetshire novels. This story of ambition centers around Augustus Melmotte, an Austrian Jewish financier who takes the London money markets and social scene by storm in his efforts to become an "English country gentleman." His rise and fall is followed with remorseless logic by Trollope, and David Yates's direction keeps this in focus against a wealth of subplots and character interaction. The cast is a strong one, with David Suchet's Melmotte gripping in his recklessness, climaxing in the theatrical magnificence of his departure in disgrace from the House of Commons. Shirley Henderson is magnetic as his put-upon daughter Marie, courted by the cream-of-society bachelors for her dowry rather than her person.