Matt Smith Biography
Matt Smith (born 28.10.1982)
Matt Smith is a British actor best known for playing the eleventh Doctor in the long-running British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who'.
Matt Smith: Childhood
Matt Smith was born in Northampton, England.
He attended Northampton School for Boys where he developed a love of football and an ambition to become a professional football player while he was involved in the youth teams Northampton Town F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C. and Leicester City F.C.
A back injury resulting in spondylosis, an osteoarthritic condition, meant that he could no longer embark on a football career, but he was introduced to acting after being encouraged to take part in a rendition of Reginald Rose's 1954 play 'Twelve Angry Men'. He then joined the National Youth Theatre and attended the University of East Anglia where he studied Drama and Creative Writing.
Matt Smith: Acting Career
After appearing in several plays as part of the National Youth Theatre and Royal National Theatre and making his West End debut with 'Swimming with Sharks', he made his first TV appearances alongside Billie Piper in the adaptions of the books 'The Ruby in the Smoke' and 'The Shadow in the North'.
He played Danny Foster in the BBC drama series 'Party Animals' and appeared opposite Billie Piper for a second time in an episode of the Belle de Jour drama 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl'.
He began his Doctor Who career in 2010 following the departure of the tenth Doctor played by David Tennant. Being 26 when he was unveiled as the new actor, he became the youngest to take on the role and has been so for three series, revealing that he plans to stay on until 2014 at least. His portrayal as the Doctor has earned him a BAFTA nomination.
Matt Smith: Personal Life
Matt Smith was in a relationship with model Daisy Lowe, but split with her in 2011 due to other commitments. He has no religious affiliation and is an enthusiastic fan of football team Blackburn Rovers.
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