Matthew Beard (English actor)

For the American child actor (1925-1981), see Matthew Beard (American actor).
Matthew Beard
Born (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Matthew Beard (born 25 March 1989) is an English film and television actor,[1] and model, best known for his role as Blake Morrison in the 2007 film And When Did You Last See Your Father?[2]

Early life

Beard attended King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, achieving As in his A-Level subjects in 2007.[3] He studied English and French literature at the University of York.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Soldier Soldier Matthew Wilton TV series (3 episodes)
1997 Where the Heart Is Various TV series (3 episodes: 1997-2002)
2000 Big Meg, Little Meg Freddie Johnson TV series (5 episodes)
2002 An Angel for May Tom TV film
Fat Friends Lee McGary TV series (2 episodes: 2002-2004)
2003 Sons and Lovers Young Paul TV film
The Eustace Bros. Sam Eustace TV series (5 episodes)
2004 The Royal Peter Blackwood TV series (1 episode: "Reckoning")
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Young Tom Maxwell TV series
2007 And When Did You Last See Your Father? Blake Morrison (Teen) Nominated - British Independent Film Award - Most Promising Newcomer
2008 The Royal Today Luke Alexander TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.5")
Trial and Retribution Andy Harper TV series (1 episode: "Tracks: Part 1")
2009 An Education Graham
2010 Chatroom Jim
Hippie Hippie Shake Charles
2011 One Day Murray Cope
2012 Labyrinth Sajhe TV series (2 episodes)
2013 The Look of Love Howard Raymond
2013 Rogue Max Laszlo TV series (7 episodes)
2014 The Riot Club Guy Bellingfield
The Imitation Game Peter Hilton[5]
2016 Hippie Hippie Shake Charles

Awards and nominations

In 2007 he was seen as teenage Blake in And When Did You Last See Your Father?. His performance gained him rave reviews and saw him selected by Screen International as "A Star of Tomorrow" and a "Trailblazer" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards and Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

In 2015 he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. [6]

Other works

In 2011, he modelled for the English clothing label Burberry,and in 2015 he worked for Prada.


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