Matthew Marsden filmography and biography
Date of birth: 3 March 1973, Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK
Matthew Marsden biography
British actor/singer Matthew Marsden is quickly making his way in
America. He began his acting career in the UK and rose to stardom from
his role on the long-running ITV series
Coronation Street, as Chris Collins. He left the show
to pursue a music and acting career in the US and hasn't looked back
Since moving to the US, Marsden has been working successfully on feature film, television and music. He starred in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and he was the lead in USA's epic movie Helen of Troy (2003) (TV)
Marsden's career started in the UK with the series Emmerdale Farm. He soon landed a series regular role on the television series Island which led to Coronation Street for which he was voted Top Newcomer at the National Television Awards. He went on to star in the independent drama Shiner, opposite Michael Caine (I) and the film Les soeurs Soleil. In addition, Marsden signed with Columbia Records and recorded the hit single She's Gone, with 'Destinys Child, as well as a solo album called Say Who.
Marsden earned his degree in performing arts at Middlesex University. He was also a member of the acclaimed National Youth Theatre.
Matthew Marsden trivia
- An avid biker, he was taught to race superbikes by former world champion, Ron Haslam.
- When shooting Shiner his trainer Richie Woodhall (Former WBC Supermiddleweight Champion) said that he was a good enough boxer off the screen to go pro.
- In 2004 he qualified as a PADI Divemaster.
- (November, 1998) 2nd single "She's Gone" featuring 'Destinys Child reached number 24 in the UK charts.
- (July, 1998) DÃ©but single "The Heart's Lone Desire" reached number 13 in the UK charts.
- Frequently trains with members of the German Navy Kampfschwimmerkompanie.
- Is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- Since Black Hawk Down he has continued training with a member of the German Navy's Kampfschwimmerkompanie for a future project that he is producing.
- Is an avid fan of the English football team West Bromwich Albion.
- On Feb 23rd 2009 Marsden did a tandem free-fall from 13,500 feet with the Army Golden Knights Parachute team.
Matthew Marsden filmography
|The Lost Gold of Khan||2011|
|Eyes to See||2010|
|Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||2009|
|The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen||2009|
|A Hero's Welcome: Release & Reaction||2008|
|The Weaponry of Rambo||2008|
|It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon||2008|
|Resident Evil: Extinction||2007|
|DOA: Dead or Alive||2006|
|Emily's Reasons Why Not||2006|
|Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid||2004|
|Helen of Troy||2003|
|Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||2003|
|The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'||2002|
|Black Hawk Down||2001|
|Melinda's Big Night In||1998|
|National Television Awards||1997|
|Les soeurs Soleil||1997|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||1996|
|The Young Americans||1993|