Matthew Christmas

  • Actor
    Male / Shropshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    29 - 39
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 80cm)
    Weight
    172lb (78kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim
  • Images

    Files

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  • Links

    Instagram
    @mattchristmas82

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019Scrooge is played skilfully by Matthew Christmas...
Max Eden
northwestend.co.uk
2017Matt Christmas, doubling as the desperate Magwitch and the jaunty Jaggers, is first class
Toby Stirling, Blackpool Gazette
blackpoolgazette.co.uk
2016Matthew Christmas’s energetic performance makes his Ebenezer Scrooge a tightly coiled spring of cruelty.
Will Thomas
thestage.co.uk
2016Matthew Christmas (taking several minor roles) but in particular as Edgar Linton...charms as the benign devoted gentleman
Jill Lawrie
remotegoat.com
2016Matthew Christmas took the roles of...Oberon and Theseus...and added a mixture of solemnity and comedy
Andy Handley
onemk.co.uk
2015Matthew Christmas proved a supreme puppet master, manhandling that giant cat and adding spitting, snarling, sound effects
Gay Bolton
derbyshiretimes.co.uk
2015Holmes is acted with some aplomb, both masterful and eccentric, capturing his infuriating brilliance.
Christopher James
christopherjamespoet.wordpress.com
2015...the admirable cast led from the front by Matthew Christmas, quite the youngest, eager and eagle-eyed Sherlock I've seen...
The Cornishman
cornishman.co.uk
2015...a jaunty, energetic Holmes...ably capturing the character’s mercurial intelligence and waspish impatience...a tricky mix, but he manages it with aplomb.
Francesca Morrison
thestage.co.uk
2014“Flowers of the Dead Red Sea” is the raw, real thingtheatre-wales.co.uk
2014...he can switch from the heightened acting required for the clowning sections to the quiet eloquence of understatement...broadwaybaby.com
2014Both performances are very strong, energetic and precisely timedthestage.co.uk
2014Matt Christmas switches fantastically from playing a rather intimidating straight man to a charismatic clownmumbletheatre.wordpress.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Thomas
Film (Student)
A Downsized Uprising
Jonathan Smith
University of York
2020Homeowner
Online / Digital
In The Trade, S2 E1
Jordan Leeming
On the Tools
2019Ebenezer Scrooge
Theatre (Tour)
A Christmas Carol
Anthony Law
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Nationwide (Theatres and Cathedrals)
2019Long John Silver (injury cover)
Theatre (Tour)
Treasure Island
Philip Stevens
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Various across the UK
2019Ben Wetherstaff / Mr Craven (injury cover)
Theatre (Tour)
The Secret Garden
Ben Poole
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Various across UK
2018 - 2019Mercutio / Friar / Lord Capulet
TIE
Romeo and Juliet
Michael Dray
White Horse Theatre Company
Schools across Germany
2018 - 2019Stuart
TIE
Move to Junk
Michael Dray
White Horse Theatre Company
Schools across Germany
2018 - 2019Jack
TIE
The Slug in the Shoe
Michael Dray
White Horse Theatre Company
Schools across Germany
2018Doctor
Corporate
Apex Medical
Eve Myhill
Gnu Films
2018Theo (lead)
Film (Short)
The Juncture
Emilio Garcia Pena
University of York
University of York
2018Donald Crowhurst (co-lead)
Film (Short)
Crowhurst: The Untold Story
Aphra Evans
UWE Bristol
University of the West of England
2018Mr Rochester
Theatre (Tour)
Jane Eyre
Anthony Law
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
China tour
2017Lynn
Film (Short)
Impact
Ganga Pun
Charlotte Atkinson (Producer)
2017Mr Darcy / Mr Bennet
Theatre (Tour)
Pride and Prejudice
Antony Law
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
China theatres
2017Magwitch / Jaggers
Theatre (Tour)
Great Expectations
Andrew Ashenden
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
2017Businessman
Commercial
Resorts World Birmingham
Bonny John
Spark Media
Resorts World Birmingham
2017Heathcliff
Theatre (Tour)
Wuthering Heights
Rebecca Gadsby and Eliza Jade
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Various theatres in China
2017Bejeren and Jalka
Radio
Elona - Patterner's Path Book 1 full cast audiobook
Deanna Turnbull
Short End Media
2017Dan
Theatre
Closer
Adam Lacey
Old Joint Stock
Old Joint Stock Theatre
2016Ebenezer Scrooge
Theatre (Tour)
A Christmas Carol
Philip Stevens
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
2016Oberon / Theseus
Theatre (Tour)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Grace Constance-Main
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Various nationwide UK
2016Edgar Linton / Linton Heathcliff
Theatre (Tour)
Wuthering Heights
Rebecca Gadsby
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Various nationwide UK
2015 - 2016Kasim / Tailor / Porter / Sidi 1 / Bahman / Others
Theatre
Arabian Nights
Sian Murray
Marches Theatre Company
The Wightman Theatre
2015Ray / Soldier / Others
Rehearsed Reading
Blue Sky Scratch
Sandra Bendelow
Scriptography Productions
The Other Room Theatre, Cardiff
2015Sherlock Holmes
Theatre (Tour)
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Philip Stevens
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
2015Dickon / Officer Blake
Theatre (Tour)
The Secret Garden
Philip Stevens
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
2015Him
Rehearsed Reading
Response Time: Cassandra's Rant
Sandra Bendelow
Scriptography Productions
Aberystwyth Museum
2015Narrator
Voiceover
Tonic Veterans Surf Therapy (Corporate Video)
Sean Langton
Veteran Films
2014Man
Theatre (Tour)
A Little Nonsense
Anna Girvan
Juncture Theatre
Tolmen Centre, Constantine; Rag Factory, London; The Bike Shed, Exeter; The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol; Cluny2, Newcastle; Pleasance This, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh (Fringe Festival)
2014Brian Budd
Theatre (Tour)
Office Song
James Lucas
Theatre Rue
2014Mr Thomas Sutton
Theatre
The Church Tourist
Shelagh Hourahane
Heritage Players
Llandre Church
2014Joe
Theatre (Tour)
Flowers of the Dead Red Sea
Izzy Rabey
Run Amok Theatre
2013Doctor / Theseus
Theatre
Phaedra's Love, by Sarah Kane
Jonathan Patton
Run Amok Theatre
The Castle Theatre, Aberystwyth
2013Horst
Theatre
Bent (excerpt), by Martin Sherman
Izzy Rabey
Run Amok Theatre
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2013Captain Julius Stetzmeyer
Theatre
October 1918, by Tom Francis
Richard Hogger
Pendulum Theatre
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2013Steve
Rehearsed Reading
Butterfly in Shades of Blue
Allan Wilcox
Red Bullet Productions
2013Hero / Myself
Theatre (Tour)
Very Hard Times, by Angus Barr and Phil Booth
James Lucas
Theatre Rue
The Tabernacle, Machynlleth
2013Colin
Theatre (Tour)
The Life of Riley, by Alan Ayckbourn
Adam Lacey
What Was That? Productions
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2013Wilfred Owen
Radio
Wilfred Owen: The Pity of War, by Gwynn Edwards
James Lucas
Leftfield Productions
2012Man
Music Video
Underclass / Ordinary Strange
Leanne Knibb
Harklee Films
2012Bob Phillips
Theatre (Tour)
How the Other Half Loves, by Alan Ayckbourn
Harry Durnall
Louche Theatre Company
The Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20016 month Foundation Course in ActingOxford School of Drama

    Additional Skills

    Confident baritone singing voice. Plays guitar and piano.

    Experience of stage combat (armed and unarmed).

    Puppetry.

    Strong mimic.

    Neutrally-accented natural speaking voice with good ear for picking up new accents.

    Masters degree in Screenwriting from University of the West of England.

    Full UK Driver’s License.

    About me

    I am an unusually versatile, highly talented, hard-working, reliable and committed actor with a wide variety of credits (from tragedy to comedy and everything in between) across all media. I possess great on-screen charisma teamed with an appealing look that suits many types of role, with particular emphasis on professional types and roles requiring a natural projection of intelligence.

    I have a very good ear for voices and possess a naturally easy to listen to, neutrally accented narrator’s voice that lends itself to documentary work and audiobook narration. I am also tremendously versatile in producing character voices that would be useful in animation or comedy projects.

    I am a confident high baritone singer with guitar and keyboard skills. I have extensive experience of open air performance and touring (including vehicle driving and building of stage etc.) along with experience of puppetry and stage combat (armed and unarmed), theatre in education and clowning.

    I am a relatively late starter in the industry but have amassed a great deal of experience in short order based on my talent, dedication and simply being good to work with. I am happy to consider excellent quality work across all performance media and believe I will always be an asset on any set I work on.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Eastern European
    • Irish
    • Russian
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Eastern European
    • Irish
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Estuary English
    • Liverpool
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous