Matthew Macfadyen Net Worth

Matthew Macfadyen Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David Matthew Macfadyen net worth is
$1.5 Million

David Matthew Macfadyen Wiki Biography

David Matthew Macfadyen was born on the 17th October 1974 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, of part-Welsh ancestry on his mother’s side, and part-Scottish on his father’s. He is an actor probably best recognized for starring in the role of Tom Quinn in the TV series “MI-5” (2002-2011), playing Mr. Darcy in the film “Pride & Prejudice” (2005), and as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in the TV series “Ripper Street” (2012-2016).

So, have you ever wondered how rich Matthew Macfadyen is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Matthew’s net worth is over $1.5 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor which has been active since 1995.

Matthew Macfadyen Net Worth $1.5 Million

Matthew Macfadyen was raised with his younger brother by his father, Martin Macfadyen, who was oil executive, and his mother, Meinir Owen, who was a former actress and worked as a drama teacher. Due to his father’s job, the family moved frequently, so he attended schools in several countries, including Indonesia and Scotland. Finally, the family returned to Rutland, England, where he matriculated from Oakham School, after which he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1995. Right afterwards, he began working as a stage actor for the company Cheek by Jowl.

Subsequently, Matthew’s professional acting career began, when he made his debut appearance in the role of Hareton Earnshaw in the TV film “Wuthering Heights” in 1998, which was followed by the role of Pte. Alan James in another TV film entitled “Warriors” (1999). His next memorable role came when he was chosen to portray Cave in the film “Enigma” (2001), starring alongside Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott. During the same year, he was cast as Daniel in the TV mini-series “Perfect Strangers”, and as Sir Felix Carbury in the TV mini-series “The Way We Live Now”. In 2002, he was selected to portray Tom Quinn in the TV series “MI-5”, which lasted until 2011 and considerably boosted his popularity as well as net worth, and three years later, he won the memorable role of Mr. Darcy in the film “Pride & Prejudice”, based on Jane Austen’s novel, in which he starred alongside Keira Knightley.

In the following years, Matthew continued to line up successes, starring in such TV titles as “Middletown” (2006) in the role of Gabriel Hunter, “Death At A Funeral” (2007) playing Daniel, and in “Frost/Nixon” (2008) as John Birt, increasing his net worth by a large margin. In 2008, he was also chosen to play Arthur Clennam in the TV mini-series “Little Dorrit”, which was followed by the role of Hugh Pollock in the 2009 film “Enid”. By the end of the decade, he also starred as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a film “Robin Hood” (2010), portrayed Philip in the TV mini-series “The Pillars Of The Earth” (2010), and playing Logan Mountstuart (Middle) in the TV series “Any Human Heart” (2010).

His first major role in the next decade was as Athos in the 2011 film “The Three Musketeers”, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, after which he was cast in the historical romance film “Anna Karenina” (2012), based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, and was chosen to play Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in the TV series “Ripper Street” (2012-2016), another significant entry to his CV.

To speak further about his career, Matthew starred in the role of Georg von Trapp in the film “The Von Trapp Family: A Life Of Music” in 2015, and most recently, he appeared in the TV mini-series “Howards End” (2017). He will soon be seen in such films as “The Current War” and “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms”. His net worth is certainly still rising.

Speaking about his personal life, Matthew Macfadyen has been married to actress Keeley Hawes since 2004; the couple has two children together.

Full NameMatthew Macfadyen
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1974
Place Of BirthGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art, Oakham School
SpouseKeeley Hawes
ChildrenRalph Macfadyen, Maggie Macfadyen
ParentsMartin Macfadyen, Meinir Owen
SiblingsJamie Macfadyen
AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
MoviesPride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, Death at a Funeral, Robin Hood, In My Father's Den, The Pillars of the Earth, Frost/Nixon, Incendiary, Maybe Baby, Grindhouse, Lost in Karastan, Enigma, Wuthering Heights, The Reckoning, Enid, The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music, Warriors, Ch...
TV ShowsRipper Street, Spooks, Any Human Heart, Criminal Justice, Little Dorrit, The Way We Live Now, Perfect Strangers, The Last Kingdom, Street Life
1The lovely thing about being an actor is being anonymous, it's never having to explain yourself. And that's what I find interesting about actors or painters I admire. I don't want to know about their lives. I don't really want to know what Anthony Hopkins has for breakfast. It's kind of bollocks, isn't it?
2[on his rich and rolling timbre, which he attributes to having been a smoker] It does help. You think of all those rich, fabulous, fruity voices - the Gambons and McKellens - and they are all from years of... I gave up about four years ago. I still miss it.
3[on his voice-over work on "The Blair Years" documentary] It's all acting. It's all cobblers.
4[on his role in Ashes to Ashes (2008)] It's really hard when your other half is in it but I thought Ashes to Ashes was so clever and witty and creepy and funny and camp and silly.
5[on being likened to a Moonin] I like Moomins. I've got these fantastic Moomin mugs and bowls. My little boy examines which bowl I've given him to eat his Weetabix out of. So that pleases me. Matthew MacMoomin. That's nice.
6[on the steadily rising age of the acting parts he is offered] John, 40s, grey hair. Slightly jowly, tired looking.
7[on his role as Arthur Clennam in the BBC's Little Dorrit (2008)] Arthur would never imagine that Little Dorrit would fall for him. She falls in love with him and he doesn't see it, and that's the love story that goes through the whole piece. It's a wonderful Dickens potboiler, apart from anything else.
8[on which TV programs make him cringe] Sub-reality TV shows, although they're almost beyond offending now because they're so crap and worthless.
9I find "Desert Island Discs" very moving - something about the combination of music and people's stories, and imagining why they've chosen certain tracks. I've pondered what mine would be of course - doesn't everyone? - but it would be agony to have to actually choose.
10I have a theory that watching things in another language allows you to filter out all your prejudices and preconceptions and pay attention in a different way, so it's more rewarding. Plus you can't wander out to put the kettle on.
11I don't watch enough television to feel guilty about it. Maybe it's because I have a very unstructured life: half the time I do nothing and then I'll work 13 hours a day. Or maybe it's the fact that if I gave into watching daytime telly, I'd never stop.
12I have felt some twinges recently, about parts I wanted to play that I may be getting too old and fat to do. Hamlet, for example - maybe that's gone. I would love to play Richard II.
13I sometimes wish I had an equivalent to "Sollocks" [the word Amanda and Elyot in "Private Lives" use to call a halt to their wrangling]. It's quite touching all that, the idea that there's a catchword to stop the conversation and calm things down. So much of what happens to Amanda and Elyot, and to couples, certainly to me and my wife, is that, whenever you have a row, you say things you don't mean because you don't have time to think.
14[on his role as Darcy] All the Bennets were having a great time; it was all very cosy. Then I'd come along and be a bit sullen for a couple of days and then f--- off again! It didn't help that my wife was pregnant at the time, but I wished I'd enjoyed it more.
15Ever since Spooks, this perception of me as solemn, lantern-jawed and unsmiling has lingered, but that buttoned-up Englishness is only one facet of what I can do. I'm always surprised when people say, "Crikey, we didn't know you could do comedy!"
16[on his favourite film] I think my favourite is a Swedish one called Fanny and Alexander (1982). It's seen through the eyes of two children whose mother remarries, and it's funny, sad, scary and wonderful.
17[on his role as Elyot in Noel Coward's "Private Lives"] I think Coward was incredibly perceptive about marriage and sex. That thing about sexual desire co-existing with the inability to get on happily is a universal experience. He shows how those petty frustrations can be overwhelming: you can lose sight of why you wanted to be together in the first place when you're busy bickering and fighting and screaming at each other.
18[When asked if modern viewers will view Mr. Darcy differently.] I think looking at it now, Darcy would seem much more snobbish in our understanding of the word than he would then. To somebody like Darcy, it would have been a big deal for him to get over this difference in their status, and to be able to say to Lizzie that he loved her. We would think it was incredibly snobbish and elitist, but it wasn't for him. It would have been a big admission, and he would have found it very vulgar. It's a bigger divide than it would have been then is what I'm saying.
19[on approaching the character of Mr. Darcy for Pride and Prejudice:] I find Darcy very sympathetic, I find it heartbreaking that he's seen as very haughty and proud - and he is those things - but he's a young man who is still grieving for his parents. He's from an ancient family and has this huge responsibility, but it seemed to me that he's still trying to work out who he is and how to be in the world. I found that very interesting, and I found him very sympathetic.
20I would hate not to do a play every couple of years. I think it's not me. I did four or five years in telly, and by the end of it was drained. I was a bit sick of myself. I didn't feel like an actor anymore. That sounds silly, but when you're doing a play you're using different muscles, and it blew all the cobwebs away.
21The other day, I was somewhere terribly glamorous -- Brent Cross, I think it was -- and a guy came up to me and said, "I've blown your cover."
1Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his wife Keeley Hawes gave birth to their daughter Maggie Liberty Macfadyen in December 2004.
2Became a father for the 2nd time at age 31 when his wife Keeley Hawes gave birth to their son Ralph Owen Macfadyen in September 2006.
3He is of Scottish (father) and Welsh (mother) descent.
4Played Elyot in Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Starred with Kim Cattrell (October 2013) Jeeves in "Perfect Nonsense" at The Duke of York's Theatre in London. [April 2010]
5From May to August 2005, played Prince Hal in a National Theatre production of Henry IV. [May 2005]
6Is to play the role of "Mr Darcy" in the upcoming film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (2005), opposite Keira Knightley. [June 2004]
7starts filming new series of MI-5 (2002). [January 2004]
8Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes met on the set of Spooks. She had very recently married her long-term boyfriend, with whom she had a young son. She and Macfadyen married 18 months later and live with their three children in east London.
9London Marathon finisher 3 years.
10According to Audio Commentary of MI-5/Spooks Series 2 Episode 1, Matthew Macfadyen is allergic to cats.
11Hadn't read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" before shooting the film adaptation. Instead, he based the character of Mr. Darcy on the script.
12Stepfather of Miles, son of his wife Keeley Hawes from her previous marriage.
13Associate Member of RADA.
14Attended Oakham School in Rutland, Leicestershire; drama scholar from 1990 to 1992.
15Graduated from RADA in 1995.
16Has a younger brother called Jamie.
17Self-confessed John le Carré-style spy buff.
18His mother was an actress and trained drama teacher.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms2018pre-productionMr. Stahlbaum
The Current War2017filming
SuccessionTV Movie pre-productionTom
Ripper Street2012-2016TV SeriesDet. Insp. Edmund Reid Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
Revolution: New Art for a New World2016Vladimir Lenin (voice)
Churchill's Secret2016TV MovieRandolph Churchill
The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music2015Georg von Trapp
The Last Kingdom2015TV SeriesLord Uhtred
The Enfield Haunting2015TV Mini-SeriesGuy Playfair
If I Don't Come Home: Letters from D-Day2014TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Lost in Karastan2014Emil Forester
Ambassadors2013TV Mini-SeriesPOD
Anna Karenina2012/IOblonsky
MI-52002-2011TV SeriesTom Quinn
The Three Musketeers2011Athos
Any Human Heart2010TV SeriesLogan Mountstuart (Middle)
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-SeriesPhilip
Robin Hood2010Sheriff of Nottingham
Criminal Justice2009TV Mini-SeriesJoe Miller
Enid2009TV MovieHugh Pollock
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews2009TV Mini-Series
Enid: Deleted Scenes2009Video shortHugh Pollock (uncredited)
Little Dorrit2008TV Mini-SeriesArthur Clennam
Agatha Christie's Marple2008TV SeriesInspector Neele
Frost/Nixon2008John Birt
Ashes to Ashes2008TV SeriesGil Hollis
Incendiary2008Terrence Butcher
Secret Life2007TV MovieCharlie
Grindhouse2007Hatchet Victim (segment "Don't") (uncredited)
Mr. Bean's Wedding2007Video
Death at a Funeral2007Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen)
Middletown2006Gabriel Hunter
Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending2006Video shortMr. Darcy (uncredited)
Pride & Prejudice2005Mr. Darcy
In My Father's Den2004Paul Prior
The Reckoning2002/IIKing's Justice
The Project2002TV MoviePaul Tibbenham
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-SeriesSir Felix Carbury
Perfect Strangers2001TV Mini-SeriesDaniel
Maybe Baby2000Nigel
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes2000TV SeriesWaller
Warriors1999TV MoviePte. Alan James
Wuthering Heights1998TV MovieHareton Earnshaw


The World's End2013special thanks


24 Hours on Earth2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Keira Knightley: Becoming Anna2013Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Inside MI5: The Real Spooks2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Dangerous Jobs for Girls2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Making of Frost/Nixon2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Little Dorrit: An Insight2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Blair Years2007TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialDaniel
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The 9/11 Liars2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy
Pride & Prejudice: The Politics of 18th Century Dating2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr Darcy
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Basildon Park2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Burghley House2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Chatsworth House2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Groombridge Place2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Wilton House2006Video documentary shortHimself / Mr. Darcy (uncredited)
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday BBC Two2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Matthew McFadyen)

Archive Footage

The Digital Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews2009TV Mini-Series
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2008TV SpecialArthur Clennam (uncredited)
Pride & Prejudice: The Life and Times of Jane Austen2006Video documentary shortMr. Darcy (uncredited)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited2005TV Movie documentaryMr. Darcy (uncredited)

Won Awards

2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2010DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2008RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleSecret Life (2007)
2006CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsPride & Prejudice (2005)
2005New Zealand Screen AwardNew Zealand Screen AwardsPerformance by an Actor in a Leading RoleIn My Father's Den (2004)

Nominated Awards

2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesLittle Dorrit (2008)
2009RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor (Male)Little Dorrit (2008)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureFrost/Nixon (2008)
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorSecret Life (2007)
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActorSecret Life (2007)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Newcomer of the YearPride & Prejudice (2005)
2005British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorIn My Father's Den (2004)
2000RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleWarriors (1999)

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