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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.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|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|
|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|