Matt Smith was born and brought up in Northampton, England, UK. He completed his education at Northampton School for Boys. During schooling, he was a great football player but due to his injury, he had to drop out of his football career. Later he joined and studied Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. In 2003, he started performing in plays like Murder in the Cathedral, Fresh Kills, The History Boys, and On the Shore of the Wide World. He received immense love and recognition from the industry. Smith won and was nominated for several awards, becoming a well-known name with his role in Christopher and His Kind and Terminator Genisys.
Matt Smith Wiki / Biography
|Birth Name||Matthew Robert Smith|
|Date of birth||28 October 1982|
|Birthplace||Northampton, England, United Kingdom|
|Age||40 years (from 2023)|
|Parents||David Smith (father), Lynne Smith (mother)|
|Sibling||Laura Jayne Smith (sister)|
|Height||6ft, 0in (183 cm)|
Matt Smith Family Background
Matt Smith is the son of Lynne Smith and David Smith. He has a sibling (sister) Laura Jayne, who is a dancer and was featured in the popular music video Call on Me. His grandfather was a great football player for Notts County and Smith had always wanted to play football, but he couldn’t make it. A major back injury resulted in spondylosis because of that he was unable to move forward with his football career.
Matt Smith Dating Rumours
From 2008-to 2009 he was in a relationship with Brazilian actress and singer Mayana Moura. He also had a relationship with model Daisy Lowe (2010-2014). Later from 2014-to 2019, he is with actress Lily James. But in 2019 they broke up and again in 2020 they got into a relationship.
Smith made his debut with the television series The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North this was the BBC adaptation of the Sally Lockart quartet books. He got the leading role in Party Animals, it’s a BBC drama series. Smith also worked in the British-fiction television series called Doctor Who.
In June 2015, Smith was cast in the Netflix royal drama series called The Crown, he played the role of Prince Philip and the series had two seasons which are very popular. And the actor was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Supporting Role (2018).
He has also worked in several films including In Bruges, Together (short film), and Womb. He also made his directorial debut with the short film Cargese which was aired on Sky Arts (2013).
Smith was also a part of the theatre and did several plays including The History Boys, Swimming in Sharks, That Face, and many more. His upcoming series is the House of the Dragons which is a spin-off to the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
Smith has been working in the entertainment industry for a longer period of time. He worked for almost three decades and made a very good position in the industry. His estimated net worth is about $ 9 million.
Awards and Nominations
- He received the SFX Award for best actor and was nominated at TV Quick Awards.
- In 2011, he was nominated for BAFTA TV Awards and National Television Awards.
- Later, he was nominated for various awards for best actor, best supporting actor, and outstanding performance in a Drama series.