I have a bit of a soft spot for Matthew Goode as he was born only a couple of weeks before me, just a few miles from where I was born. However he’s done slightly better than me, as while I write about movies, he actually gets to star in them. His latest, Stoker, opens in both UK and US cinemas on March 1st, so it’s a good time to take a look at some of his the pictures of this handsome actor.
Goode grew up in Devon, England, before heading off to the University of Birmingham and London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. It didn’t take him too long to start scoring major roles, getting his first movie lead in 2004 with Chasing Liberty, opposite Mandy Moore. He followed that with Woody Allen’s Matchpoint, the rom-com Imagine Me & You, and going a tiny bit homoerotic with Ben Whishaw in Brideshead Revisited.
After that he took on the big budget Watchmen, as Ozymandias, before playing Colin Firth’s deceased lover in A Single Man and starring opposite Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year. More recently he’s popped up in Cemetery Junction, the TV version of Birdsong and now Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker.
Matthew and his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Dymoke, welcomed their first child, Matilda, in 2009.
You’ll also be pleased to hear that he’s not one of those actors who insists on a no-nudity clause, and doesn’t mind showing a tiny bit of skin, as you’ll see in the pics below. Click on any of the images for a larger version.