Matt Smith

Matt Smith was born in Northampton in 1982. He joined the National Youth Theatre, and went on to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. From 2003, he played in stage productions such as The History Boys, Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship and Swimming with Sharks, which was his West End debut.

The performance that bought him critical success was in That Face, playing the role of Henry at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007, later transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2008. Smith, alongside the entire cast was nominated for the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. He also won the Evening Standard award for ‘best newcomer’ for the role. In 2013, he played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre.

Outside of theatre, he best known for his star role as the Eleventh Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who, which he played between 2010 and 2014. In 2011, he received a BAFTA nomination for his role.

In 2016, it was announced that Matt Smith would play the lead role in Unreachable at the Royal Court Theatre alongside the likes of Amanda Drew and Jonjo O’Neill.

As Maxim in Unreachable at the Royal Court Theatre 2016

As Henry in That Face at The Duke of York's 2008

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Unreachable Maxim Royal Court Theatre 2016 News
American Psycho Patrick Bateman Almeida 2013 Review
That Face Henry Duke of York's  2008 Review
Swimming with Sharks Guy Vaudeville 2007 Review
That Face Henry Royal Court  2007  
Burn/Chatroom/Citizen Tom/William/Gary National Theatre 2006 Review
History Boys Lockwood National Theatre 2005  
On the Shore of the Wide World Paul Darziger National Theatre 2005  
Fresh Kills Arnold Royal Court 2004  
The Master and Margarita Basoon Lyric Hammersmith  2004  


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