Matt Downton

  • Actor
    Male / Suffolk/London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    26 - 34
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 78cm)
    Weight
    12st. 4lb (78kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    twitter
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015AWARDSWinner 'Short film of the Month' - Actinghour.comNominated 'Best Story' - Shortofthemonth.com
Ross Varney
coventry.media
2012...Played intriguingly, with commitment by Matt Downton who by turns looks haunted, bemused, mesmerized or enticed...very watchable and important...
Rob Lester
edgenewyork.com
2012Matt Downton's Jim O'Connor brings some much needed dynamism to the action...
Jade Wright
liverpoolecho.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019George (lead)
Film (Feature)
Magpie
Carmel Hannant
Paul Cook Film
2016Soldier in the pantry (Featured)
Film (Feature)
Allied
Robert Zemeckis
Paramount Pictures/GK Films
2015VO
Voiceover
Top smartphones for Christmas 2015Carphone Warehouse
2015PresenterThe Lowdown
Jas Matharu
Carphone Warehouse
2015PresenterProduct VideosLondon Speaker Hire
2014PresenterLSH Spaces EastLondon Speaker Hire
2014Noel (Lead)
Commercial
Odd Stockings - StargazerHalfords
2014Alex
Online / Digital
Last Girl Standing
Jamie McKellar
RedShirt Films
2014Gordon Osbourne
Film (Short)
Aviatrix
Ryd Cook
Little Victories Films
2014Sgt. Jim Penniston
TV
UFO declassified
Wayne Abbott
Company X Studios
2014Jason (lead)
Film (Short)
The Brother Code
Andrew Daley
Inspir3 Films
2014Daniel
Film (Short)
Mnemosyne
Rachel Roberts
London College of Communication
2014Joel
Film (Short)
Success is Relative
Thomas Mould & Paul Cook
Paul Cook Video & Photography
2013PresenterLondon Speaker Hire
Grant Turner/Samantha Turner
The Hive Partnership
2013Journalist
Music Video
Two Door Cinema Club / Changing of the Seasons
Ben Brewer/Alex Brewer
Prettybird
2013PresenterMuntons Home Brew Kit
Ian Symes
Videojug
2013PresenterPlaystation Access TV: A Good Day to Die Hard UK Premiere
Rob Pearson
Playstation Access
Empire, Leicester Saquare
2012 - 2013PresenterTech News Update
Adrian Smith
The Peloton TV
2012Special guest speaker
Presenter
Future Talent Christmas GalaFuture Talent
St George's, Hanover Square
2012Special guest speaker
Presenter
Future Talent In The City GalaFuture Talent
2012Fresh Faced Soldier
Film (Feature)
Private Peaceful
Pat O'Connor
Fluidity Films Ltd
2012Hero guy (Lead)
Commercial
Burger King 'Mmmmmm'
Jonathan Hopkins
Pulse Films
2012Daydreaming office worker
Film (Short)
Boss Boot Camp
Paul Cook, Matt Downton
Lightmill Films
2012Male Staff Member
Commercial
Maplin Electronics TV ad
Matt Carter
Biscuit
2011Brad
Film (Short)
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb
Fx Goby/Matthieu Landour
Nexus Productions
2011Cpt. Charles Pickard
TV
Narrow Escapes: Operation JerichoWorld Media Rights
2011Narrator
Voiceover
Liberation '44
Paul Cook
Cook/Gorman Productions
2011Lead
Film (Short)
Click
James Gorman
Independent
2011Jim O'Connor
Theatre
The Glass Menagerie
Aleksandar Dundjerovic
Kolectiv Theatre
Capstone Theatre
2011Henry Darwin (Lead)
Film (Short)
Mind The Gap
James Roberts
The Whole Buffalo
2010Prof. Twinson
Online / Digital
Flat 29's Big Book of EverythingFlat 29
2010Steve
Theatre
Sometimes Looking Up Isn't Good For Your Health/24 Hour Plays
Brad Rowbotham
24 Hour Plays
Kenneth More Theate
2010Exeter
Theatre
Henry V
James Holloway
Mouth To Mouth
Eye Castle
2009Jamie (Lead)
Film (Short)
Refraction
Bex Conquest
Shooting Silver Productions
2008Adam
Film (Feature)
Quanna
Mumtaz Yildirimlar
MY Production Limited
2007Purist
Theatre (Tour)
The Rippers 5
Karlton Parris
Skint Productions
Salford Arts Theatre & 45 Bleeker St Theatre, Off-Broadway, New York
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Unarmed Stage CombatBury Theatre Workshop
    20063 yr. ActingLiverpool Institute for Performing Arts
    20032 yr. ActingWest Suffolk College

    Additional Skills

    SPORTS

    Archery

    Snowboarding

    Inline skating

    Squash

    Badminton

    Basketball

    Football

    OTHER SKILLS

    Improvisation

    Unarmed Stage Combat

    Basic Rapier

    Basic Broadsword

    Director

    Additional Information

    REVIEWS

    "Matt Downton's Jim O'Connor brings some much needed dynamism to the action. When he departs, he leaves the stage with poignant sense of what might have been, which lies at the heart of the play." - The Glass Menagerie, Liverpool Echo.

    "There are longing glances and feathery touches by the youngest man, the slim, willowy one played intriguingly and with commitment by Matt Downton who by turns looks haunted, bemused, mesmerized or enticed. He seems very watchable and important" - The Rippers 5, Edge New York.

    "The most highly comic scene is when three raw recruits are put through their paces by an incomprehensible drill sergeant, manically played by Matt Downton." - Oh What A Lovely War, BBC Liverpool

    About me

    SPOTLIGHT -

    www.spotlight.com/ **contact removed** BIO:

    Matt Downton trained at LIPA and has worked in both film and theatre internationally.

    His first feature length film QUANNA premiered at the BAFTA and his debut theatre role took him off-Broadway, New York, with the production THE RIPPER’S 5.

    Playing Brad, a simple minded and selfish thug in the multi-award winning film THE ELABORATE END OF ROBERT EBB (Canal+ Prix/Best Art Direction/Audience Award) took Matt to cinema screens around the globe, showing in over 21 countries and in more than 200 venues.

    Landing the lead role in another award-winning film THE BROTHER CODE (Short Film of the Month, nominated - Best Story) Revealed a much more vulnerable side to him. Playing Jason, a tender loner who struggles to come to terms with the loss of his brother.

    Matt’s featured TV roles include WWII documentary NARROW ESCAPES, and international series UFO’S DECLASSIFIED.

    You can currently see Matt Downton playing the lead antagonist Gordon, in the uplifting and heart-warming film AVIATRIX screening at various venues across East Anglia as part of the Cambridge Film Festival.

    Whilst at home with playing the introspective and brooding underdog, Matt also enjoys physical roles, and is skilled in swordplay (both left, and right-handed) and stage combat. Craving adventure and new experiences, he often travels and ends up jumping in rivers and snowboarding down mountains.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Dublin
    • Irish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Drums
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Tenor
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Posh
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome