In 2013, MATTHEW GOODE (Charles Stoker) will star alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor
and John Goodman in the five-part series "Dancing on the Edge," (a BBC/ITV co-production),
which will air on Starz in the United States. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker
Stephen Poliakoff, the miniseries follows the Louis Lester Band as they find fame amongst the
parties and performances of the upper class. Initially shocked by black musicians performing in
polite society, many recoil, but London's progressive socialites take the band under their
wing. Goode will also appear in BAFTA Award-winner Amma Asante's sophomore feature
BELLE (CinemaNX in the UK), the tale of a mixed-race girl (Gugu Mbatha Raw) raised as an
aristocratic lady in 18th
century England. Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson and Emily
In the spring, Goode begins work on the thriller DESTROYER, a film about the sinking
of the warship HMS Coventry during the Falklands War. Paul Bettany co-stars and Tom
Goode most recently played the title role in Jonathan Teplitzky's BURNING MAN
(Toronto International Film Festival premiere), a provocative independent Australian drama
about an out-of-control English chef who's trying to put his life and relationship with his son
back on track. Immediately prior, Goode portrayed George's (Colin Firth) lover Jim in Tom
Ford's critically acclaimed drama A SINGLE MAN and Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, "the world's
smartest man," in Zack Snyder's WATCHMEN.
In 2007, Goode garnered critical attention for his turn as ex-convict Gary Spargo in Scott
Frank's THE LOOKOUT with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels and Isla Fisher. In Woody
Allen's MATCH POINT, he portrayed the posh friend and eventual brother-in-law of the tennis
pro played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Goode first gained wide attention for his performance in
CHASING LIBERTY, opposite Mandy Moore.
His screen credits also include BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008), directed by Julian
Jarrold, LEAP YEAR, Ricky Gervais' CEMETERY JUNCTION, Agnieszka Holland's
COPYING BEETHOVEN and Ol Parker's IMAGINE ME & YOU. He made his feature film
debut as celebrated Spanish speaking writer Gerard Brennan in Fernando Colomo's cult biopic
SOUTH FROM GRANADA in 2003.
For television, Goode currently stars in ITV1's two-part psychological thriller "The
Poison Tree," an adaptation of Erin Kelly's novel, directed by Marek Losey. His credits also
include "Birdsong," an adaptation of the Sebastian Faulks novel, in which Goode portrays
commanding officer to Eddie Redmayne's young WWI solider. With Imelda Staunton, Goode co-starred in the BBC telefilm "My Family and Other Animals," (which aired as part of PBS'
"Masterpiece Theatre" series in the U.S.) as well as the English crime drama "Marple: A Murder
is Announced," Tom Vaughan's "He Knew He Was Right" for the BBC and "The Inspector
Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance."
Raised in the city of Exeter, England, Goode studied drama at the University of
Birmingham, and later, classical theater and stage acting at London's Webber Douglas Academy
of Dramatic Arts. His stage credits include the roles of Ariel in Shakespeare's "The Tempest,"
and Moon in Lorca's "Blood Wedding" at the Mercury Theatre Company.
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