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Matthew MacFadyen and Romola Garai - Filming scenes for 'Churchills Secret' at a manor house in Surrey - London, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd June 2015

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Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai
Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai
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Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai

Matthew MacFadyen - GREAT British Film Reception Honoring British Academy Award nominees at London Hotel - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Matthew MacFadyen - Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor Hotel London - Arrivals at Grosvenor Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th October 2014

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Matthew MacFadyen - It will then air on BBC One a few months later. The show will continue to be co-produced in the US by BBC America. - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 11th June 2014

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Matthew MacFadyen and Keeley Hawes - The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 (BAFTA) - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th May 2014

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Why Amazon Made A Smart Move In Bringing Back 'Ripper Street'


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When BBC One cancelled their period drama, 'Ripper Street,' audiences were dismayed; petitions were even signed. It was an unpopular decision; one the corporation made because of low ratings. But a third season is now on the way, and it comes as Amazon launches a new streaming package in the UK.

Ripper StreetRipper Street was mourned when it was cancelled, but it lives again thanks to Amazon's big bucks

The BBC’s decision to pull the plug on Ripper Street wasn’t a popular choice. "The second series didn't bring the audience we hoped and in order to make room for creative renewal and new ideas it won't be returning," a spokesman told the website Digital Spy at the time.

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Fans Rejoice As Popular 'Ripper Street' Is Saved By Amazon Prime


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Fans of the short-lived BBC drama 'Ripper Street' - starring Matthew MacFayden - woke to some good news on Wednesday (March 26, 2014) after it was announced that the axed series will return for a third outing courtesy of Amazon's Prime Instant Video.

Matthew MacFayden Ripper StreetMatthew MacFayden Filming 'Ripper Street'

The deal between Amazon and Ripper Street producer Tiger Aspect marks a potentially important moment for the UK TV industry. According to the Guardian, it's the first time that a video-on-demand operator has stepped in to find a drama series after it was dropped by a major broadcaster.

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Adam Rothenberg, Matthew McFadyen and Jerome Flynn - BBC's Ripper Street Films in Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 21st May 2013

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Jerome Flynn, Matthew Mcfadyen and Adam Rothenberg
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Jerome Flynn, Matthew Mcfadyen and Adam Rothenberg
Jerome Flynn, Matthew Mcfadyen and Adam Rothenberg

Matthew McFadyen - Actors seen filming the second season of the hit television drama series 'Ripper Street' - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 1st May 2013

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Shameless, Californication, Ripper Street All Confirmed To Return To The Small Screen


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TV renew season can be either the best or most disappointing points of the year. With the news, as reported by the LA Times, that Shameless, Californication, Ripper Street, House of Lies and Banshee are all set to return, fans will be pleased. 

Shameless is a British export rehashed for American television, which seems to have (for once) translated really well. That's on Showtime along with both Californication and House of Lies which implies that Showtime are pretty pleased with their ratings over the last couple of months. Cinemax's Banshee, from a producer of True Blood, is also set to return. 

Arguably most exciting of all, is the definite return of the BBC and BBC America collaboration, Ripper Street. Set in 1889, and starring Matthew MacFadyen (Frost/Nixon), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Adam Rothenberg, the series follows a detective named Edmund with his team of Detective Sergeant and early-style forensic doctor from the American army, trying to solve mysteries (often murders) using comparatively primitive detective techniques while simultaneously exposing the growing technology of the era including film itself. It has had largely favourable reviews and its renewal, though a pleasure, is not a surprise. The second season, of another 8 episodes, will debut in 2014.

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The Three Musketeers Review


Good
Using the basic plot from the Alexandre Dumas novel, this film diverges wildly by adding anachronistic gadgetry and playing events more like pantomime farce than a 17th century swashbuckler. But the cast is likeable, and the duels are fun despite the ludicrous action set pieces.

D'Artagnan (Lerman) is a country teen who heads to Paris to join the musketeers, special officers loyal to King Louis (Fox) but not the manipulative Cardinal Richelieu (Waltz), who has a guard of his own headed by Rochefort (Mikkelsen). D'Artangan immediately falls foul of the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis (Macfadyen, Stevenson and Evans), then teams up with them to fight off Richelieu's goons. And soon they're involved in a devious plot by Richelieu and Milady (Jovovich) to spark a war between Louis and England's Duke of Buckingham (Bloom).

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Keeley Hawes and Matthew MacFadyen Tuesday 4th October 2011 Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen at the premiere of The Three Musketeers at Westfield, London, England

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Matthew MacFadyen Friday 26th March 2010 The 36th Annual Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Radio Awards at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Arrivals London, England

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Robin Hood Trailer


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Frost/Nixon Trailer


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Frost/Nixon Review


Essential
If there's a single misstep in Ron Howard's expertly calibrated Frost/Nixon, it eluded me.

Howard's spellbinding adaptation of Peter Morgan's Tony-nominated stage drama understands the politics that manipulate Washington and Hollywood. It comprehends how many interviews are won and lost long before the Q&A begins. It figures out the best way to transition an airtight theatrical production to the roomier silver screen (giving the elements plenty of room to breathe). And -- most importantly -- it illustrates the intimidating power of television, which creates and destroys legacies on a daily basis.

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Matthew MacFadyen - Sunday 20th April 2008 at BAFTA London, England

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Pride & Prejudice (2005) Review


Very Good
English students of the world rejoice - another reason not to read Jane Austen. Joe Wright's latest incarnation of Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice is a mostly blissful time-traveling bus tour through a giggly and gorgeous English countryside. To your left note the lovely ladies Bennet, all sideways glances, blushing cheeks and innuendo. To your right, lenses at the ready for the dapper, tall, dark, and handsome objects of their affection, Darcy, Bingley, and Wickham! Swoon... Watch them as they play and woo, mismanage and miscarry, repress and reveal. This flighty matrimonial preamble is the pleasure of Wright's adaptation, briskly played in balls and manors. When at its playful best, it dances lightly with humor and delight. However, the film's occasional missteps, rhythm-less moves into the shadows of darker and more serious emotional territory, threaten to sink rather than anchor Wright's film with any of the depth they intend to provide.

For those who are unaware of Austen's novel (it might be helpful to consider that The Lion King is to Hamlet as Bridget Jones' Diary is to Pride & Prejudice), Pride & Prejudice is the story of the Bennet sisters, and particularly, second eldest child Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). These desperate housewives-to-be are in dire pursuit of a man. For the younger girls, and Elizabeth's squawking mother (a superbly erratic Brenda Blethyn), a man's greatest endowment is his wallet. However, for Elizabeth and oldest sister Jane (Rosamund Pike) love is the only currency in which they wish to deal. Convenient then that the objects of their affections, Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) for Jane, and the infamously standoffish Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) for Elizabeth, are moneyed up to the kilt when they ride into town to stir trouble and steal hearts. Elizabeth's very cinematic blindness to Darcy's very British advance is the centerpiece of both novel and film, with all suspense drawn from the "will they or won't they" dilemma.

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Pride & Prejudice Review


Very Good
English students of the world rejoice - another reason not to read Jane Austen. Joe Wright's latest incarnation of Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice is a mostly blissful time-traveling bus tour through a giggly and gorgeous English countryside. To your left note the lovely ladies Bennet, all sideways glances, blushing cheeks and innuendo. To your right, lenses at the ready for the dapper, tall, dark, and handsome objects of their affection, Darcy, Bingley, and Wickham! Swoon... Watch them as they play and woo, mismanage and miscarry, repress and reveal. This flighty matrimonial preamble is the pleasure of Wright's adaptation, briskly played in balls and manors. When at its playful best, it dances lightly with humor and delight. However, the film's occasional missteps, rhythm-less moves into the shadows of darker and more serious emotional territory, threaten to sink rather than anchor Wright's film with any of the depth they intend to provide.

For those who are unaware of Austen's novel (it might be helpful to consider that The Lion King is to Hamlet as Bridget Jones' Diary is to Pride & Prejudice), Pride & Prejudice is the story of the Bennet sisters, and particularly, second eldest child Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). These desperate housewives-to-be are in dire pursuit of a man. For the younger girls, and Elizabeth's squawking mother (a superbly erratic Brenda Blethyn), a man's greatest endowment is his wallet. However, for Elizabeth and oldest sister Jane (Rosamund Pike) love is the only currency in which they wish to deal. Convenient then that the objects of their affections, Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) for Jane, and the infamously standoffish Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) for Elizabeth, are moneyed up to the kilt when they ride into town to stir trouble and steal hearts. Elizabeth's very cinematic blindness to Darcy's very British advance is the centerpiece of both novel and film, with all suspense drawn from the "will they or won't they" dilemma.

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Maybe Baby Review


Good
Infertility movies have been made before with middling success (Forget Paris), and this all-Brit redux also has its moments of levity and moments of melodramatic nonsense. Packed full of A- and B-list celebs, including just about anyone from the UK who's ever been in a movie. Amusing but not terribly filling (no pun intended). based on the novel Inconceivable (presumably, pun intended).

The Reckoning Review


Weak

In "The Reckoning," a troupe of 14th century traveling actors abandon their standard Bible-story fare while visiting a small fiefdom in order to reenact the recent murder of a local boy, and discover in the process that the official version of events is a cover-up for something far more disconcerting.

Having an outsiders' perspective, the players can sense something amiss with the local Church-based justice, and one of their number -- himself a disgraced priest on the run played by Paul Bettany -- feels compelled to investigate. A mute, wild-woman healer (and thus a suspected witch) is scheduled to hang for the crime, but what he discovers leads the actors to risk their lives to expose the truth by presenting a play based on the facts.

Unfortunately, writer Mark Mills (who adapted Barry Unsworth's novel "Morality Play") and director Paul McGuigan utterly fail to address one fundamental problem with their story: What makes them think the people of this village would pay to see the still-fresh horror of a child's brutal murder fictionalized for them like some Middle-Ages Movie of the Week?

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Matthew MacFadyen

Date of birth

17th October, 1974

Occupation

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Sex

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Height

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Lost In Karastan Trailer

Lost In Karastan Trailer

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Anna Karenina Movie Review

Anna Karenina Movie Review

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Anna Karenina Trailer

Anna Karenina Trailer

Anna Karenina is the young wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin. Theirs was more of...

The Three Musketeers Movie Review

The Three Musketeers Movie Review

Using the basic plot from the Alexandre Dumas novel, this film diverges wildly by adding...

The Three Musketeers Trailer

The Three Musketeers Trailer

D'Artagnan has always dreamt of becoming a Musketeer but being too young he's never been...

Robin Hood Movie Review

Robin Hood Movie Review

Ridley Scott and his usual Oscar-winning crewmates turn the familiar old English legend into a...

Robin Hood Trailer

Robin Hood Trailer

Watch the trailer for Robin Hood.When King Richard died in battle it left England a...

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Frost/Nixon Trailer

Frost/Nixon Trailer

Watch the trailer for Frost/Nixon It's hard to believe when UK journalist David Frost originally...

Pride & Prejudice (2005) Movie Review

Pride & Prejudice (2005) Movie Review

English students of the world rejoice - another reason not to read Jane Austen. Joe...

The Reckoning Movie Review

The Reckoning Movie Review

In "The Reckoning," a troupe of 14th century traveling actors abandon their standard Bible-story fare...

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