Matthew Macfadyen Net Worth

Matthew Macfadyen Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Matthew Macfadyen Biography

A global known Actor David Matthew Macfadyen born about Thursday, October 17, 1974 in an extraordinary city of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Matthew Macfadyen net worth in 2014-2015 can be $2,000,000 while like others Matthew Macfadyen gets also paid by sponsorship, offering, endorsement, ads and so forth. We estimated annual income around $235,294

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Quick Facts

Full NameMatthew Macfadyen
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1974
Height1.91 m
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art, Oakham School
SpouseKeeley Hawes
ChildrenRalph Macfadyen, Maggie Macfadyen
ParentsMartin Macfadyen, Meinir Owen
SiblingsJamie Macfadyen
AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
MoviesPride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, Death at a Funeral, Robin Hood, In My Father's Den, The Pillars of the Earth, Frost/Nixon, Incendiary, Maybe Baby, Grindhouse, Lost in Karastan, Enigma, Wuthering Heights, The Reckoning, Enid, The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music, Warriors, Churchill's Secret, Middletown
TV ShowsRipper Street, Spooks, Any Human Heart, Criminal Justice, Little Dorrit, The Way We Live Now, Perfect Strangers, The Last Kingdom, Street Life

Interesting Facts

1 Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his wife Keeley Hawes gave birth to their daughter Maggie Liberty Macfadyen in December 2004.
2 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 31 when his wife Keeley Hawes gave birth to their son Ralph Owen Macfadyen in September 2006.
3 He is of Scottish (father) and Welsh (mother) descent.
4 Played Elyot in Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Starred with Kim Cattrell (October 2013) Jeeves in "Perfect Nonsense" at The Duke of York's Theatre in London. [April 2010]
5 From May to August 2005, played Prince Hal in a National Theatre production of Henry IV. [May 2005]
6 Is to play the role of "Mr Darcy" in the upcoming film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (2005), opposite Keira Knightley. [June 2004]
7 starts filming new series of MI-5 (2002). [January 2004]
8 Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes met on the set of Spooks. She had very recently married her long-term boyfriend, with whom she had a young son. She and Macfadyen married 18 months later and live with their three children in east London.
9 London Marathon finisher 3 years.
10 According to Audio Commentary of MI-5/Spooks Series 2 Episode 1, Matthew Macfadyen is allergic to cats.
11 Hadn't read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" before shooting the film adaptation. Instead, he based the character of Mr. Darcy on the script.
12 Stepfather of Miles, son of his wife Keeley Hawes from her previous marriage.
13 Associate Member of RADA.
14 Attended Oakham School in Rutland, Leicestershire; drama scholar from 1990 to 1992.
15 Graduated from RADA in 1995.
16 Has a younger brother called Jamie.
17 Self-confessed John le Carré-style spy buff.
18 His mother was an actress and trained drama teacher.


1 The lovely thing about being an actor is being anonymous, it's never having to explain yourself. And that's what I find interesting about actors or painters I admire. I don't want to know about their lives. I don't really want to know what Anthony Hopkins has for breakfast. It's kind of bollocks, isn't it?
2 [on his rich and rolling timbre, which he attributes to having been a smoker] It does help. You think of all those rich, fabulous, fruity voices - the Gambons and McKellens - and they are all from years of... I gave up about four years ago. I still miss it.
3 [on his voice-over work on "The Blair Years" documentary] It's all acting. It's all cobblers.
4 [on his role in Ashes to Ashes (2008)] It's really hard when your other half is in it but I thought Ashes to Ashes was so clever and witty and creepy and funny and camp and silly.
5 [on being likened to a Moonin] I like Moomins. I've got these fantastic Moomin mugs and bowls. My little boy examines which bowl I've given him to eat his Weetabix out of. So that pleases me. Matthew MacMoomin. That's nice.
6 [on the steadily rising age of the acting parts he is offered] John, 40s, grey hair. Slightly jowly, tired looking.
7 [on his role as Arthur Clennam in the BBC's Little Dorrit (2008)] Arthur would never imagine that Little Dorrit would fall for him. She falls in love with him and he doesn't see it, and that's the love story that goes through the whole piece. It's a wonderful Dickens potboiler, apart from anything else.
8 [on which TV programs make him cringe] Sub-reality TV shows, although they're almost beyond offending now because they're so crap and worthless.
9 I find "Desert Island Discs" very moving - something about the combination of music and people's stories, and imagining why they've chosen certain tracks. I've pondered what mine would be of course - doesn't everyone? - but it would be agony to have to actually choose.
10 I have a theory that watching things in another language allows you to filter out all your prejudices and preconceptions and pay attention in a different way, so it's more rewarding. Plus you can't wander out to put the kettle on.
11 I don't watch enough television to feel guilty about it. Maybe it's because I have a very unstructured life: half the time I do nothing and then I'll work 13 hours a day. Or maybe it's the fact that if I gave into watching daytime telly, I'd never stop.
12 I have felt some twinges recently, about parts I wanted to play that I may be getting too old and fat to do. Hamlet, for example - maybe that's gone. I would love to play Richard II.
13 I sometimes wish I had an equivalent to "Sollocks" [the word Amanda and Elyot in "Private Lives" use to call a halt to their wrangling]. It's quite touching all that, the idea that there's a catchword to stop the conversation and calm things down. So much of what happens to Amanda and Elyot, and to couples, certainly to me and my wife, is that, whenever you have a row, you say things you don't mean because you don't have time to think.
14 [on his role as Darcy] All the Bennets were having a great time; it was all very cosy. Then I'd come along and be a bit sullen for a couple of days and then f--- off again! It didn't help that my wife was pregnant at the time, but I wished I'd enjoyed it more.
15 Ever since Spooks, this perception of me as solemn, lantern-jawed and unsmiling has lingered, but that buttoned-up Englishness is only one facet of what I can do. I'm always surprised when people say, "Crikey, we didn't know you could do comedy!"
16 [on his favourite film] I think my favourite is a Swedish one called Fanny and Alexander (1982). It's seen through the eyes of two children whose mother remarries, and it's funny, sad, scary and wonderful.
17 [on his role as Elyot in Noel Coward's "Private Lives"] I think Coward was incredibly perceptive about marriage and sex. That thing about sexual desire co-existing with the inability to get on happily is a universal experience. He shows how those petty frustrations can be overwhelming: you can lose sight of why you wanted to be together in the first place when you're busy bickering and fighting and screaming at each other.
18 [When asked if modern viewers will view Mr. Darcy differently.] I think looking at it now, Darcy would seem much more snobbish in our understanding of the word than he would then. To somebody like Darcy, it would have been a big deal for him to get over this difference in their status, and to be able to say to Lizzie that he loved her. We would think it was incredibly snobbish and elitist, but it wasn't for him. It would have been a big admission, and he would have found it very vulgar. It's a bigger divide than it would have been then is what I'm saying.
19 [on approaching the character of Mr. Darcy for Pride and Prejudice:] I find Darcy very sympathetic, I find it heartbreaking that he's seen as very haughty and proud - and he is those things - but he's a young man who is still grieving for his parents. He's from an ancient family and has this huge responsibility, but it seemed to me that he's still trying to work out who he is and how to be in the world. I found that very interesting, and I found him very sympathetic.
20 I would hate not to do a play every couple of years. I think it's not me. I did four or five years in telly, and by the end of it was drained. I was a bit sick of myself. I didn't feel like an actor anymore. That sounds silly, but when you're doing a play you're using different muscles, and it blew all the cobwebs away.
21 The other day, I was somewhere terribly glamorous -- Brent Cross, I think it was -- and a guy came up to me and said, "I've blown your cover."


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Criminal Justice (2008)
2010 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Supporting Actor Criminal Justice (2008)
2008 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor - Male Secret Life (2007)
2006 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards Pride & Prejudice (2005) Joe Wright (director)

Keira Knightley (actor)

Brenda Blethyn (actor)

Donald Sutherland (actor)
2005 New Zealand Screen Award New Zealand Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role In My Father's Den (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Little Dorrit (2008)
2009 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor (Male) Little Dorrit (2008)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Frost/Nixon (2008) Kevin Bacon

Rebecca Hall

Toby Jones

Frank Langella

Oliver Platt

Sam Rockwell

Michael Sheen
2008 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Secret Life (2007)
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Performance by an Actor Secret Life (2007)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Newcomer of the Year Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor In My Father's Den (2004)
2000 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor - Male Warriors (1999)



The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 pre-production Mr. Stahlbaum
The Current War 2017 filming
Succession TV Movie pre-production Tom
Ripper Street 2012-2016 TV Series Det. Insp. Edmund Reid Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
Revolution: New Art for a New World 2016 Vladimir Lenin (voice)
Churchill's Secret 2016 TV Movie Randolph Churchill
The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music 2015 Georg von Trapp
The Last Kingdom 2015 TV Series Lord Uhtred
The Enfield Haunting 2015 TV Mini-Series Guy Playfair
If I Don't Come Home: Letters from D-Day 2014 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Lost in Karastan 2014 Emil Forester
Ambassadors 2013 TV Mini-Series POD
Anna Karenina 2012/I Oblonsky
MI-5 2002-2011 TV Series Tom Quinn
The Three Musketeers 2011 Athos
Any Human Heart 2010 TV Series Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
The Pillars of the Earth 2010 TV Mini-Series Philip
Robin Hood 2010 Sheriff of Nottingham
Criminal Justice 2009 TV Mini-Series Joe Miller
Enid 2009 TV Movie Hugh Pollock
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews 2009 TV Mini-Series
Enid: Deleted Scenes 2009 Video short Hugh Pollock (uncredited)
Little Dorrit 2008 TV Mini-Series Arthur Clennam
Agatha Christie's Marple 2008 TV Series Inspector Neele
Frost/Nixon 2008 John Birt
Ashes to Ashes 2008 TV Series Gil Hollis
Incendiary 2008 Terrence Butcher
Secret Life 2007 TV Movie Charlie
Grindhouse 2007 Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Mr. Bean's Wedding 2007 Video
Death at a Funeral 2007 Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
Middletown 2006 Gabriel Hunter
Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending 2006 Video short Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
Pride & Prejudice 2005 Mr. Darcy
In My Father's Den 2004 Paul Prior
The Reckoning 2002/II King's Justice
The Project 2002 TV Movie Paul Tibbenham
The Way We Live Now 2001 TV Mini-Series Sir Felix Carbury
Perfect Strangers 2001 TV Mini-Series Daniel
Enigma 2001 Cave
Maybe Baby 2000 Nigel
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2000 TV Series Waller
Warriors 1999 TV Movie Pte. Alan James
Wuthering Heights 1998 TV Movie Hareton Earnshaw


The World's End 2013 special thanks


24 Hours on Earth 2014 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Keira Knightley: Becoming Anna 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Inside MI5: The Real Spooks 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Dangerous Jobs for Girls 2009 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Making of Frost/Nixon 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Little Dorrit: An Insight 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Blair Years 2007 TV Series documentary Narrator / Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Daniel
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The 9/11 Liars 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy
Pride & Prejudice: The Politics of 18th Century Dating 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr Darcy
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Basildon Park 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Burghley House 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Chatsworth House 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Groombridge Place 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Wilton House 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Happy Birthday BBC Two 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Matthew McFadyen)

Archive Footage

The Digital Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews 2009 TV Mini-Series
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Special Arthur Clennam (uncredited)
Pride & Prejudice: The Life and Times of Jane Austen 2006 Video documentary short Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Mr. Darcy (uncredited)

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