Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode

Highest Rated: 89% The Imitation Game (2014)

Lowest Rated: 11% Birthmarked (2018)

Birthday: Apr 03, 1978

Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England, UK

Matthew Goode was a British actor who became a star in his native UK before breaking out across the pond, appearing all over film and television. Endowed with a classic Hollywood leading man's unassuming good looks, and with plenty of charisma to burn, Goode shined in everything from superhero blockbusters to period costume dramas to cheeky romantic comedies. Born on April 3, 1978 in Exeter, Devon, England, Goode was the youngest of five children, proceeded by a brother, two half-brothers, and a half-sister, TV presenter Sally Meen, from his mother's previous marriage. His mother, Jennifer, was a nurse who dabbled in amateur theater, while his father, Anthony, was a geologist. The family lived in Clyst St. Mary, a small village near Exeter. Goode was educated at Exeter School, before moving on to the University of Birmingham, and finally to London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied acting. Goode made his TV debut in 2002, with a small role in the adaptation of the popular YA novel "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" (ABC, 2002), before landing his first film role in "South from Granada" (2003), a part which essentially required him to become semi-fluent in Spanish. The next year, Goode got his breakout role when he was cast in the lead of the romantic comedy "Chasing Liberty" (2004), a take on "Roman Holiday" (1953) in which he played an ordinary bloke who falls for the President of the United States' daughter (Mandy Moore) after she escapes to go on a whirlwind European adventure. The film was a modest hit, and Goode soon found himself in demand, playing the friend and brother-in-law to a conniving, murderous tennis pro (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) in Woody Allen's acclaimed drama "Match Point" (2005), and the heist drama "The Lookout" (2007). After wowing critics with his star turn in the latest adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel "Brideshead Revisited" (2008), Goode took on a totem of fanboy culture when he played the villainous yuppie superhero Ozymandias in Zack Snyder's divisive take on Alan Moore's classic graphic novel "Watchmen" (2009). Goode next put his smoldering good looks to good use in Tom Ford's breakout queer drama "A Single Man" (2009), before taking a supporting part in Ricky Gervais's autobiographical flop "Cemetery Junction" (2010). Next, he went villainous as a wicked stepfather in "Stoker" (2013), the first English language offering from eccentric South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook, before returning to more traditional faire, playing WWII codebreaker Hugh Alexander alongside Benedict Cumberbatch's doomed Alan Turing in the Oscar nominated drama "The Imitation Game" (2014). Goode then turned his sights back to television, joining the cast of the hit legal drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016) as Finley "Finn" Polmar for their 2014-2015 season, and then taking on the role of Henry Talbot; entrepreneur, race car driver, and object of Lady Mary Crawley's affections, during the final season of the popular British chamber drama "Downton Abbey" (PBS/ITV, 2010-2015). Goode then stayed in the lane of British historical drama, turning in an Emmy-nominated turn as Antony Armstrong-Jones on the second season of "The Crown" (Netflix, 2016-). Most recently, Goode could be seen starring in the hit fantasy horror series "A Discovery of Witches" (Sky One, 2018-), and reprising the role of Henry Talbot in the film adaptation of "Downton Abbey" (2019).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Man Captain Morton (Character) - 2021
84% 94% Downton Abbey Henry Talbot (Character) $96.8M 2019
82% 89% Official Secrets Peter Beaumont (Character) $2M 2019
50% 19% Four Kids and It David (Character) - 2019
80% 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Sidney Stark (Character) - 2018
11% 60% Birthmarked Ben (Character) - 2018
75% 51% The Sense of an Ending Mr. Hunt (Character) $1.2M 2017
18% 19% One Last Heist Unknown (Character) - 2017
60% 63% Allied Guy Sangster (Character) $39.8M 2016
38% 23% Pressure Mitchell (Character) - 2015
19% 46% Self/less Albright (Character) $12.3M 2015
89% 91% The Imitation Game Hugh Alexander (Character) $91.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vatican Bernd Koch (Character) - 2013
70% 60% Stoker Charles Stoker (Character) $1.7M 2013
84% 82% Belle Sir John Lindsay (Character) $10.7M 2013
77% 64% Burning Man Tom (Character) - 2011
23% 47% Leap Year Declan (Character) $25.9M 2010
55% 63% Cemetery Junction Mike Ramsay (Character) - 2010
85% 81% A Single Man Jim (Character) $9.2M 2009
65% 71% Watchmen Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias (Character) $107.5M 2009
62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder (Character) $6.4M 2008
87% 74% The Lookout Gary (Character) $4.6M 2007
28% 56% Copying Beethoven Martin Bauer (Character) $352.8K 2006
34% 74% Imagine Me & You Heck (Character) $671.2K 2005
77% 81% Match Point Tom Hewett (Character) $23.1M 2005
No Score Yet 82% My Family and Other Animals Larry Durrell (Character) - 2005
18% 60% Chasing Liberty Ben Calder (Character) $12.2M 2004
No Score Yet 52% South From Granada Gerald Brenan (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 63% Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Casper (Character) - 2002


94% 84% A Discovery of Witches Matthew Clairmont (Character) 2018
94% 73% Ordeal by Innocence Philip Durrant (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wine Show Host 2016-2018
91% 88% The Crown Anthony "Tony" Armstrong-Jones (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Dr. William Waller (Character) 2016
94% 92% The Good Wife Finn Polmar (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Comes to Pemberley Unknown (Character) 2013
61% 81% Dancing on the Edge Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2003


Albright says: Do you feel immortal?

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: Dan? Grow up.

Gary Spargo says: Who ever has the money, has the power

Gary Spargo says: Who ever has the money, has the power.

Tom says: Are you suggesting that there is some sort of attraction here?

Tom says: Is it funny now!?

Declan says: Heads you win, tails i lose.

Declan says: Heads you win, tails I lose.

Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II says: Such an asshole. [Shoots Adrian]

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: [fakes death and kicks Laurie]

Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl says: Veidt you bastard! If anything happens to her?

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: Then...grow up.

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: Speaking of The Comedian, you must be joking right?

Edward Blake/Comedian says: Watchmen, that's the real joke.

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: Don't bite that you son of a bitch who sent you? I want a name! GIVE ME A NAME!

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: My new world demands less obvious heroism. Your schoolboy heroics are redundant. What have they achieved?

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: It doesnt take a genius to see that the world has problems

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: It doesnt take a genius to see that the world has problems.

Edward Blake/Comedian says: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle

Edward Blake/Comedian says: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle.

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: "Do that," Dan? I'm not a comic book villain. I triggered it 35 minutes ago.

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: I triggered it 35 minutes ago.

Declan says: which one of you bollocks thinks my chicken is dry? You? You?

Declan says: Which one of you bollocks thinks my chicken is dry? You? You?

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias says: We can do so much more. We can save this world... with the right leadership.