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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'.

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

BAFTA Awards Winners Room

Matt Smith , Emilia Clarke - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2016 Awards - Press Room at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke
Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke
Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke
Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke
Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke
Matt Smith and Emilia Clarke

EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) - Arrivals

Matt Smith - EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) held at Royal Opera House - Arrivals at Covent Garden, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th February 2016

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EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) - Arrivals

Matt Smith - EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals at Royal Opera House, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Bafta Afterparty

Matt Smith - 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) afterparty held at the Grosvenor House. at British Academy Film Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Matt Smith

EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) - Arrivals

Matt Smith - EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Lily James Worried Matt Smith Picture Hack Could Be Repeated


Lily James Matt Smith

In October 2014, explicit photos of the Doctor Who actor and his ex-girlfriend Daisy Lowe leaked online amid a hacking scandal during which private pictures of Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst were stolen and posted on the web.

Lily, whose relationship with her Pride and Prejudice and Zombies co-star was in its infancy when the intimate snaps were released, admits she is frightened her own privacy may be invaded.

"It was terrifying and so unfair," she tells Britain's Town and Country magazine. "It makes you conscious of not doing... You shouldn't have to censor yourself in that way. I've begun to think like this, and it's really sad."

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'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' - The Critics' Verdict: A Great Cast In A Mediocre Parody


Lily James Sam Riley Matt Smith

The long-awaited film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (itself a humorous horror take on the Jane Austen novel) has finally hit cinemas, and the critical reception is predictably mixed. Overall, it seems that it's a low-budget laugh, if lacking a stimulating plot.

Pride And Prejudice And ZombiesPride And Prejudice And Zombies divides critics

Basically, the story follows that of 'Pride And Prejudice' in that the Bennet sisters' mother is attempting to marry them off to wealthy suitors, with the added idea that their father is having them undergo weapons training to defend themselves against the zombies that roam the land.

Continue reading: 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' - The Critics' Verdict: A Great Cast In A Mediocre Parody

Matt Smith To Play Robert Mapplethorpe


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The former Doctor Who star will appear in the new movie opposite Girls actress Zosia Mamet, who will play Mapplethorpe's lover/confidante, rocker Patti Smith.

The biopic, titled Mapplethorpe, is to be directed by Ondi Timoner, the filmmaker behind Russell Brand's 2015 documentary Brand: A Second Coming, and she announced the new film will be a tribute to the snapper 25 years after his death.

"We'll honor #Mapplethorpe on the 25th year of his death by bringing him to life on screen," she tweets.

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Stars Join Fans For Record-breaking Attempt


Lily James Matt Smith Bella Heathcote

Lily James, her real-life boyfriend Matt Smith, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth joined fans at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre for a literary feat.

Everyone attending the event was face painted to look like a zombie and handed a copy of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, so producers could snag a Guinness World Record for the most zombies reading Jane Austen at one time.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hits U.S. theatres on 5 February (16).

Peter Capaldi Undergoes Knee Surgery


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The Scottish actor hurt himself on the set of the hit sci-fi show and he has undergone an operation to repair ligament damage.

In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Peter jokes that his predecessor Matt Smith suffered a similar accident while filming the show.

"The injury comes from running down corridors and swivelling round quickly," he laughs. "When I first met Matt Smith he was on crutches from exactly the same problem."

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies - Teaser Trailer


In a world where the undead are waiting around every corner to tear you limb from limb, naturally you have worries more pressing than trying to penetrate the brooding aloofness of Mr Darcy. And yet, Elizabeth Bennet's dexterity in destroying zombies leaves her able to ponder the trivial moments of her life; not that potential marriage is regarded as such within the Bennet household. Elizabeth's parents are determined to wed their daughters to some wealthy newcomers, and while she isn't the prettiest of her sisters, her down-to-earth and bookish nature is enough to catch Mr Darcy's eye. But this isn't a straight-forward relationship; this couple have a lot of feelings to unlock while defending each other against flesh-eating fiends. Let's just hope death doesn't get in the way of what could truly be a match made in heaven.

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Daisy Lowe Dating Ronnie Wood's Son


Daisy Lowe Ronnie Wood Matt Smith

The brunette beauty has been mostly single since splitting from Doctor Who actor Matt Smith in 2011, but she is now dating the Rolling Stones star's 32-year-old offspring.

News of the romance was confirmed by Tyrone Wood's mother Jo, who divorced Ronnie in 2009.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Ty is dating Daisy. It's early days; they've only been dating for a few weeks. Last year, I said to Ty... 'How about Daisy?' and he goes, 'No, I bet she wouldn't go out with me'... Then the other day we bumped into (a mutual friend) at a Japanese restaurant with Daisy and I said, 'Come back to my house for a drink.' And there you go... Daisy is absolutely lovely and she and Ty have a lot in common."

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Steve Jones Parties With Kasabian


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Steve Jones partied with Kasabian at V Festival.

The Welsh television presenter was seen soaking up the sun alongside the rock group's Sergio Pizzorno at yesterday's (22.08.15) event in Chelmsford, not long after he took to the decks for an exclusive DJ set for the Carling Game On area.

The 'Young, Free & Single' host was joined by his stunning wife Phylicia as they played some tracks from the DJ booth whilst enjoying a pint of Carling.

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Terminator Genisys Review

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This declining franchise really needed a jolt to the head, but the producers disappointingly opt to play it safe with an unambitious script and child-friendly action. After the OK part 3 (2003's Rise of the Machines) and a weak part 4 (2009's Salvation), this film is unlikely to win new fans or keep the old ones hoping for more. Even though it's made to a high technical standard, the movie feels derivative and safe, avoiding any properly dangerous tension for a series of badly contrived action set-pieces.

It opens in 2029, as plucky rebel John Connor (Jason Clarke) is fighting the world-dominating Skynet machines with the help of his right-hand man Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney). When Skynet sends a Terminator (the young Arnold Schwarzenegger) back to 1984 Los Angeles to kill John's mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke), Kyle follows to rescue her. But he arrives to find the timeline already altered. Sarah had been attacked years earlier, rescued at age 9 and raised by an ageing Terminator she calls Pop (the present-day Arnie). Since everything has changed, Sarah and Kyle decide to jump forward to 2017 San Francisco so they can stop Skynet from taking over the planet with its Genisys operating system. But when they arrive, they realise that there's been even more jiggery-pokery in the timeline.

The way the film wraps in and around the 1984 original is clever, with added intrigue in the fact that Kyle and Sarah haven't yet fallen for each other and conceived John. So when he turns up in San Francisco, there are all sorts of mind-bending possibilities. Alas, the screenwriters can't be bothered to play with them. Instead they structure the film as a series of rambling expository conversations leading to yet another pointless flurry of explosive carnage. Honestly, if Terminators are literally indestructible, why bother trying to defeat them with guns? And yet everyone keeps shooting at them, just making them mad.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Likens Co-stars To 'a Basketball Team'


Arnold Schwarzenegger Emilia Clarke Matt Smith

Arnold Schwarzenegger has likened the 'Terminator Genisys' cast to ''a basketball team''.

The 67-year-old star - who's reprised the role of The Terminator in the latest film in the sci-fi series - has revealed just how much he enjoyed working with co-stars Emilia Clarke and Matt Smith.

Speaking at Vue Westfield in London's Shepherd's Bush, the Hollywood star said: ''I was very fortunate that each one of our co-stars and people that worked on the movie were absolutely fantastic to work with.

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Matt Smith

Date of birth

28th October, 1982

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.81


Matt Smith Movies

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies - Teaser Trailer

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies - Teaser Trailer

In a world where the undead are waiting around every corner to tear you limb...

Terminator Genisys Movie Review

Terminator Genisys Movie Review

This declining franchise really needed a jolt to the head, but the producers disappointingly opt...

Terminator Genisys Trailer

Terminator Genisys Trailer

With the war between mankind and Skynet drawing to a close, resistance leader John Connor...

Lost River Movie Review

Lost River Movie Review

With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never...

Lost River Trailer

Lost River Trailer

Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the...

Terminator Genisys Trailer

Terminator Genisys Trailer

Mankind has been all but wiped out. When Skynet became self-aware, it launched tactical nuclear...

Outsourced Movie Review

Outsourced Movie Review

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