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MATTHEW RHYS - Mateo (con't)

Returning from Rome in the early part of ’99, Matthew then travelled to Sheffield to play Tom Courtenay and Lulu’s son, Ray for a part in Peter Hewitt’s quirky film comedy – Whatever Happened To Harold Smith? released in March 2000.

Matthew then returned to Wales to do two consecutive films with Jonathan Price. The first was The Testimony Of Taliesin Jones, a film to be released later this year in which Matthew plays the elder son of a difficult, single parent family. He then went straight onto Sara Sugarman’s comedy – Very Annie Mary, (released in March 2001), in which he played Nob, one of two gay local shop-owners alongside flatmate, Ioan Gruffudd who plays Hob.

In 2000 he starred in the lead role in Metropolis a drama series for Granada (which went out in May 2000), about the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London; and Peaches, the feature film of the celebrated play written and directed by Nick Grosso. Set in London, Matthew played the lead role of Frank, a discontented and disgruntled student in his final year, which was released in the UK in October 2001.

Matthew received huge critical acclaim when he starred as Benjamin in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate alongside Kathleen Turner - which opened in April 2000 at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End. Kathleen said of Matthew “He can really act. With acting it’s like dancing where one leads and the other follows and then they change over. Well he can dance!”

After six months in the West End, Matthew flew to Dublin to film the lead role of Strang in and 17th century swashbuckling adventure The Abduction Club. The film is based on a true Irish tradition of gentlemen kidnapping potential wives for 24 hours in order to get to know each other and fall in love. This British film also stars Daniel Lapaine as Strang’s partner in crime. The film is released in July 2002.

Matthew returned to take the lead role of Darren Daniels in Tabloid. This film charts the rise and fall of a maniacal television chat show host who will stop at nothing to “out” celebrity secrets to achieve ratings for his No. 1 show. Also starring Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio and John Hurt.

The start of 2001 took Matthew to New Zealand to shoot the epic drama, Lost World for the BBC. He starred alongside Bob Hoskins and James Fox in an adventure recreating Conan Doyle’s tale of British explorers searching for an undiscovered plateau inhabited by prehistoric beasts. The drama primed as “the jewel in the BBC’s Christmas crown” was shown over Christmas day and Boxing Day.   MORE >>

MATTHEW RHYS - Mateo
MARTA LUBOS – Cerys
NAHUEL PEREZ BISCAYART – Alejandro
NIA ROBERTS - Gwen
MATTHEW GRAVELLE - Rhys
RHYS PARRY JONES - Martin
DUFFY - Sissy

MARC EVANS – Director
REBEKAH GILBERTSON – Producer
LAURENCE CORIAT - Writer
ROBBIE RYAN - Director of Photography
MARIE LANNA – Production Designer / Costume Designer
MALI EVANS – Editor
JOSEPH LODUCA - Composer

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