Matt Smith

Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who (2010–2013), Daemon Targaryen in the HBO series House of the Dragon (2022–present) and Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown (2016–2017), the latter of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Smith initially aspired to be a professional footballer, but spondylolysis forced him out of the sport. After joining the National Youth Theatre and studying drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, he became an actor in 2003, performing in plays including Murder in the Cathedral, Fresh Kills, The History Boys and On the Shore of the Wide World in London theatres. Extending his repertoire into West End theatre, he has since performed in the stage adaptation of Swimming with Sharks with Christian Slater, followed a year later by a critically acclaimed performance as Henry in That Face. Smith's first television role came in 2006 as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North, while his first major role in television came as Danny in the 2007 BBC series Party Animals. Smith portrayed the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who from 2010 to 2013, becoming the youngest person to portray the character. In film, he portrayed a dual role in Womb (2010), the physical forms of Skynet in Terminator Genisys (2015), 1960s ...

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Christopher and His Kind (2011)

In 1931, budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. He falls for street sweeper Heinz, paying medical bills for the boy's sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Toby Jones  •  Imogen Poots  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Iddo Goldberg

In 1931, budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. He falls for street sweeper Heinz, paying medical bills for the boy's sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Toby Jones  •  Imogen Poots  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Iddo Goldberg

Terminator Genisys (2015)

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The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jai Courtney

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jai Courtney

Lost River (2015)

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Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith

Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

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This docudrama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry McDonough
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  David Bradley  •  Jessica Raine  •  Reece Shearsmith

This docudrama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry McDonough
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  David Bradley  •  Jessica Raine  •  Reece Shearsmith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jack Huston  •  Matt Smith  •  Douglas Booth

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jack Huston  •  Matt Smith  •  Douglas Booth

Womb (2010)

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benedek Fliegauf
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Matt Smith  •  Lesley Manville  •  Peter Wight

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benedek Fliegauf
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Matt Smith  •  Lesley Manville  •  Peter Wight

The Shadow in the North (2007)

Sally Lockhart crosses paths with the nefarious industrialist Axel Bellman, the richest and most powerful man in Europe. She's determined to prove him guilty of corruption and fraud, whilst Bellman will stop at nothing to destroy her case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Alexander
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  JJ Feild  •  Julian Rhind-Tutt  •  John Standing

Sally Lockhart crosses paths with the nefarious industrialist Axel Bellman, the richest and most powerful man in Europe. She's determined to prove him guilty of corruption and fraud, whilst Bellman will stop at nothing to destroy her case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Alexander
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  JJ Feild  •  Julian Rhind-Tutt  •  John Standing

Last Stand of the 300 (2007)

This is the true and astounding saga of the Spartans at Thermopylae. It is among the greatest tales of war ever recounted. All the glory and grit of these warriors' last stand is captured in this exceptional documentary. It is almost impossible to understand how ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Padrusch
CAST:  Jeffery A. Baker  •  Brian Danner  •  Orion Barnes  •  Brian James

This is the true and astounding saga of the Spartans at Thermopylae. It is among the greatest tales of war ever recounted. All the glory and grit of these warriors' last stand is captured in this exceptional documentary. It is almost impossible to understand how ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Padrusch
CAST:  Jeffery A. Baker  •  Brian Danner  •  Orion Barnes  •  Brian James

The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)

Sally Lockhart has struck a man dead with just three words, sent to her in a message from her father just before he drowned in the South China Seas. But unfortunately, Sally has no idea what the words The Seven Blessings mean. Before long, she is drawn into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  Matt Smith  •  Julie Walters  •  JJ Feild

Sally Lockhart has struck a man dead with just three words, sent to her in a message from her father just before he drowned in the South China Seas. But unfortunately, Sally has no idea what the words The Seven Blessings mean. Before long, she is drawn into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  Matt Smith  •  Julie Walters  •  JJ Feild

Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014)

The newly-regenerated Doctor arrives in Victorian London, and Clara Oswald struggles to embrace the man he has become. All the while, they reunite with the Paternoster Gang to investigate a series of combustions that have been occurring all around the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Peter Capaldi  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Neve McIntosh  •  Dan Starkey

The newly-regenerated Doctor arrives in Victorian London, and Clara Oswald struggles to embrace the man he has become. All the while, they reunite with the Paternoster Gang to investigate a series of combustions that have been occurring all around the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Peter Capaldi  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Neve McIntosh  •  Dan Starkey

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (2013)

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Payne
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Peter Capaldi  •  Karen Gillan

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Payne
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Peter Capaldi  •  Karen Gillan

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith (2013)

Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who Series five, six and seven - "the Matt Smith Years." This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who's River Song), features ...  (more)

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CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Alex Kingston  •  Steven Moffat  •  David Tennant

Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who Series five, six and seven - "the Matt Smith Years." This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who's River Song), features ...  (more)

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CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Alex Kingston  •  Steven Moffat  •  David Tennant

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013)

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hurran
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  David Tennant  •  John Hurt  •  Christopher Eccleston

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hurran
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  David Tennant  •  John Hurt  •  Christopher Eccleston

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the "classic" Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Davison
CAST:  Russell T Davies  •  Peter Davison  •  Sylvester McCoy  •  Colin Baker

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the "classic" Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Davison
CAST:  Russell T Davies  •  Peter Davison  •  Sylvester McCoy  •  Colin Baker

The Science of Doctor Who (2013)

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox takes an audience of celebrity guests and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Drawing on the latest theories as well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Way  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Matt Smith  •  Dallas Campbell  •  Jim Al-Khalili

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox takes an audience of celebrity guests and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Drawing on the latest theories as well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Way  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Matt Smith  •  Dallas Campbell  •  Jim Al-Khalili

Doctor Who Explained (2013)

A BBC America documentary explores the mysterious and two-hearted alien who is the Doctor with exclusive interviews with cast members from the show's 50-year history.  (more)

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CAST:  Gareth Pierce  •  Jenna Coleman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Gardner

A BBC America documentary explores the mysterious and two-hearted alien who is the Doctor with exclusive interviews with cast members from the show's 50-year history.  (more)

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CAST:  Gareth Pierce  •  Jenna Coleman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Gardner

Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012)

The Doctor has retired to 1892 London. Despite the protests of his allies, he is determined to keep out of mankind's affairs. However, a governess named Clara has stumbled upon a plot which only the Doctor can unravel, involving the death of her predecessor in ice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Metzstein
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Catrin Stewart

The Doctor has retired to 1892 London. Despite the protests of his allies, he is determined to keep out of mankind's affairs. However, a governess named Clara has stumbled upon a plot which only the Doctor can unravel, involving the death of her predecessor in ice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Metzstein
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Jenna Coleman  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Catrin Stewart

Bert & Dickie (2012)

Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it - not only by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blair
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Sam Hoare  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  Ron Cook

Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it - not only by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blair
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Sam Hoare  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  Ron Cook

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)

It's Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness - all she has to do is make a wish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Farren Blackburn
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Karen Gillan  •  Arthur Darvill  •  Claire Skinner

It's Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness - all she has to do is make a wish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Farren Blackburn
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Karen Gillan  •  Arthur Darvill  •  Claire Skinner

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)

Amy Pond and Rory Williams are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Eleventh Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Haynes
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Karen Gillan  •  Arthur Darvill  •  Michael Gambon

Amy Pond and Rory Williams are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Eleventh Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby Haynes
CAST:  Matt Smith  •  Karen Gillan  •  Arthur Darvill  •  Michael Gambon
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