Originally from  the North West of England, Matthew trained in Amsterdam and Berlin, and now lives between the UK and Holland. Professional highlights include playing supporting role in feature film White Rabbit 16mm due to be released spring 2018. He has recently been cast in a production of The Fountainhead which will be performed in The Netherlands National Theatre in collaboration with Ivo Van Hove's team (TGA) in January 2018. He has also recently played a lead role in short film "Potluck" (dir. Niki Kalhan) which has been nominated for the 12th London Asian Film Festival in the "short film" category.

"Matthew brings to his craft a keenness for complex and comprehensive characterisation, as well as a tireless commitment to personal improvement as well as collaboration."
Derek Mitchell (Creative Director  Max Bell Theatre Co.) Amsterdam, Jan. 2015

 

PROFILE:

Age: 34

Playing age: 24-34

Height: 5ft 9

Eyes: Green/Brown 

Hair: Dark Brown Curly 

Accents:Cockney, English-Standard, Lancashire (native), Liverpool, London, Manchester, Yorkshire

 

FILM / STAGE / TV WORK:                   

2017

STAGE -  The Fountainhead, ITie, dir, Theodora Voutsa, in collaboration with TGA 

Support Role - Peter Keating

 

FILM - White Rabbit 16mm - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543526/

Supporting role - Little Ted

 

FILM - MIRROR WAR - Filmcollectief Kokosnoten, Isabelle Hauschildt

Lead role - David

 

STAGE - Seafroth - Anthony Nestel, Anthony Nestel

Lead role - Capo

 

2016

 

STAGE - Theadora Voutsa Productions,  iTie International Theatre In English 

Main Guard

 

COMMERCIAL - CISCO security  

Cyber security guy

 

FILM (Short) - Potluck Films, Manchester School of Art  (In post production)

Lead - Harry

 

FILM (Short) CGI - The Visual Institute (In post production)

Lead - Connor  

 

2015

STAGEThe InPlayers Group production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

Michal 

Several Amsterdam venues

 

STAGE - for Dans Spel Filmensemble Meli Kuhn  

Ensemble member  

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

 

FILM (Short + Multimedia Installation)
Performance for live and film installation for Anthony Nestel De Ateliers (The Ganda Massacre)

 

FILM Installation
Performance for film installation by artist Miloushka Bokma (Cycles)
 

2014

FILM (Short + Multimedia Installation) for Riley Harmon production (A method for blue logic)

Supporting role 

 

FILM (Short) for Dans Spel Filmensemble Meli Kuhn  

Ensemble member        

 

FILM (Short + Multimedia Concert) for classical musician Cinzia Nistico’s - "The Generator"

Leading role

 

TV (Pilot)  Crime Drama by The Drost Imaginarium -  “Off The Record” 

Supporting role

 

STAGE The InPlayers Group production of Harold Pinters “Mountain Language” 

Supporting role 

Luxembourg FEATS festival & Amsterdam Free Fringe Festival

 

2013

STAGE The Max Bell International Theatre Company production of The GypsyBird Speaks

Leading role

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - C Venue Main

 

STAGE -  The InPlayers Group production of Death in the Living

Supporting role

Amsterdam

  

STAGE The InPlayers Group production of Alcestis Revisted

Leading role

Amsterdam

 

FILM (Short) Cinestud film festival (3 day short film project) Screened at Kriterion

Leading role

 

TV Presenter for online travel show Pocket Vacations

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TRAINING

The Actors Temple London

Foundation course 2015

 

Steven Ditmyer London & Amsterdam

Meisner intensive workshops 

2014 - ongoing

 

Mulholland Academy (Amsterdam) 

Meisner & Lecoq technique

Jan 2014

 

Directors Sessions by Theodora Voutsa

2015 - 4 week course

 

SITI Group

Suzuki Method and Viewpoints  (Paris)

Short Course 

 

Actors-Space Course with Wolfgang Wimmer (Berlin)

http://www.wolfgang-wimmer.net/

Short Course

 

Orange Tea Theatre Group

Introduction to Brecht, Meyerhold and Meisner

Short Course

 

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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Specialised in english literature (including classic and contemporary plays), psychology and media, BA Hons (2:1) at Coventry University.