#DowntonAbbey : Who is Matthew Goode and who does he play in Downton Abbey?

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Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen and fans are already excited to see some of their favourite stars returning to the house. Lady Mary Crawley is back, with her husband who swept her off her feet in the final series of the show. Here is everything we know about the actor who plays Henry Talbot, Matthew Goode.

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Who is Matthew Goode and who does he play in Downton Abbey?

Matthew Goode, 41, is an English actor best known for his roles in A Single Man, Watchmen, The Imitation Game and, of course, Downton Abbey.

Viewers may remember him on the big screen from one of his early roles as Charles Ryder in the 2008 film of Brideshead Revisited, starring Emma Thompson, before his role in Watchmen as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias shot him into the stratosphere.

After this, he portrayed Colin Firth’s lover, Jim, in A Single Man, before taking to rom-com as Declan in Leap Year, opposite Amy Adams.

Matthew Goode in Downton Abbey with Michelle DockeryMatthew Goode in Downton Abbey with Michelle Dockery (Image: Universal)

He had a small role in Cemetery Junction and Park Chan-wook’s Stoker before he returned to period drama.

Matthew had a role in Amma Asante’s Belle (2013,) The Imitation Game, an Oscar-nominated biopic of Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allied, a war thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

While he was performing in various movie parts he was also a staple of British television, with his first big role in the 2012 adaptation of Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

He performed in Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge, and as Mr Wickham in Death Comes to

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