Matthew William Goode born 3 April 1978 is an English actor. His notable films have included Match Point, Watchmen and A Single Man.
Studied drama at the University of Birmingham before continuing his training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.Is great friends with Laurence Fox, trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Julia Ormond, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.
Youngest of five (one brother, 2 half brothers and one half sister, who is ex TV Weather girl Sally Meen).Good friends with Ben Whishaw.
Hailed by The Sunday Times Magazine as one of Britain's finest Rising Stars along with Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy, Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Arterton, Hayley Atwell, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Coyle, Tom Sturridge, Rachel Hurd Wood, Eliza Bennet Daniel Mays and Kaya Scodelario (2009).