Matthew Needham

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Matthew Needham
Born
Matthew George Timothy Needham

(1984-04-13) 13 April 1984 (age 38)
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Matthew George Timothy Needham (born 13 April 1984) is a British actor. He made his television debut as Toby de Silva in the BBC soap opera Casualty (2007–2009).

Needham has performed on stage for the Royal Shakespeare Company,[1] Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe. He was nominated for the 2011 Ian Charleson Award.[2]

In 2015, Needham starred in the short film Stutterer, written and directed by Benjamin Cleary and produced by Serena Armitage and Shan Christopher Ogilvie.[3][4][5] The film won Best Live Action Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

In January 2017, Needham appeared in episode 2 of series 4 of the ITV drama series Endeavour, "Canticle", in the role of Dudley Cavan. In March, he played Stanley Kowalski in the BBC Radio 3 production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

Needham played Mr Crowe in the first series of the ITV period drama Sanditon. As of 2022, he plays Larys Strong on the HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon.[6]

Early life

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2007.

References

  1. ^ "LOVE'S SACRIFICE on". Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Ian Charleson Awards 2011". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Having a stammer is an everyday demon". 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Smashing misconceptions about living with a stammer". 9 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Variety Film Review". 26 February 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  6. ^ Knight, Lewis (19 September 2022). "Who is Larys Strong in House of the Dragon? Meet actor Matthew Needham". Radio Times.

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