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Matthew Goode

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. He made his screen debut in 2002 with ABC's TV film feature Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. His breakthrough role was in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty (2004), for which he received a nomination at Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Movie Star – Male. He then appeared in a string of supporting roles in films like Woody Allen's Match Point (2005), the German-British romantic comedy Imagine Me and You (2006), and the period drama Copying Beethoven (2006). He won praise for his performance as Charles Ryder in Julian Jarrold's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited (2008), and as Ozymandias in the American neo-noir superhero film Watchmen (2009), based on DC Comics' limited series of the same name. He then starred in romantic comedy Leap Year (2010) and Australian drama Burning Man (2011), the latter earning him a nomination for Best Actor at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.

Other notable film roles include The Lookout (2007), A Single Man (2009), Cemetery Junction (2010), Stoker (2013), Belle (2013), The Imitation Game (2014) and Self/less (2015). As well as appearing in films, Goode has appeared in numerous television shows. His most notable television roles include Henry Talbot in the final season of historical drama Downton Abbey, and Finley "Finn" Polmar in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. He also had a lead role in the critically acclaimed British mini-serial Dancing on the Edge, as music journalist Stanley Mitchell. In 2017, Goode portrayed Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon in the Netflix biographical drama series The Crown, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.[2] As of 2018, he stars in Sky One's fantasy-romance series, A Discovery of Witches, as Professor Matthew Clairmont.

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Cast Credits

The Offer (2022)
Starring as Robert Evans (10 episodes)
A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Starring as Matthew Clairmont (24 episodes)
Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Starring as Philip Durrant (3 episodes)
The Crown (2016)
Starring as Tony Armstrong-Jones (3 episodes)
Roots (2016)
Starring as Dr. William Waller
The Wine Show (2016)
Starring as Presenter (13 episodes)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as Matthew Goode
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Starring as George Wickham (3 episodes)
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Starring as Stanley Mitchell (6 episodes)
The Poison Tree (2012)
Starring as Rex Clarke
Birdsong (2012)
Starring as Captain Gray (2 episodes)
Downton Abbey (2010)
Starring as Henry Talbot (6 episodes)
Guest starring as Henry Talbot
The Good Wife (2009)
Starring as Finn Polmar (16 episodes)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Guest starring as Patrick Simmons
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Guest starring as Peter Lynley
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