Success in the American market is something only a select few former Doctor Who stars have been able to do, and Matt Smith is one of them. Some of the recent blockbuster films he’s been in include Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, His House, and the meme-generating Morbius.
The launch of his most ambitious project to date, the prequel to Game of Thrones titled House of the Dragon, is quickly approaching. However, he has stated that he found there to be “too many sex scenes” in the HBO fantasy drama.
The 39-year-old is rumored to be dating someone new after his recent breakup with the stunning British actress Lily James. The actor from The Crown has been the subject of much speculation about his personal life, and we’ve compiled all the information we have about him here.
Matthew Robert Smith, the son of Lynne and David Smith, entered this world on October 28, 1982, in Northampton. His sister, Laura Jayne, is a dancer who appeared in the viral video for Eric Prydz’s “Call on Me” in 2004. John Smith was a student at Northampton School for Boys.
Smith’s grandfather was a football player for Notts County, and he himself had played for the youth teams of Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest, and Leicester City, eventually becoming captain of the latter’s youth squad. He was unable to continue his football career after suffering a significant back injury that led to spondylolysis.
Against Smith’s will, his cousin Leigh Killick, the school’s theatre teacher, enrolled him in several shows and introduced him to acting. Leigh convinced him to portray the tenth juror in a production of Twelve Angry Men after he declined the first two times.
While he did sign up for the event, he declined Leigh’s invitation to attend the theatre festival because he thought performing would hurt his reputation as a football player. Leigh persisted and convinced him to join the National Youth Theatre of London.
Smith attended the University of East Anglia to study drama and creative writing after finishing high school and earned a degree in 2005. He has roles as Thomas Becket (Murder in the Cathedral) and Bassoon (The Master and Margarita) with the National Youth Theatre.
After his breakout performance in the latter, which landed him an agent and his first professional assignments (Fresh Kills and On the Shore of the Wide World), he negotiated a plan with his university that would allow him to graduate without attending classes during his final year.
Who Is Matt Smith Dating Now?
Caroline Brady, sister of Millie Brady of The Queen’s Gambit, was said to be dating Matt in May 2021. Millie co-starred with Anya Taylor-Joy in the Netflix series, so the two were already relatively close. Anya subsequently co-starred with Matt in the film Last Night in Soho.
According to a person who spoke with the Mail on Sunday, Matt and Caroline may have met through this mutual acquaintance. Friends of Millie’s reported last month that she and Matt Smith were seeing each other.
Caroline has a sister who is an actress, but she decided to go in a different direction with her life. She works with Black Rock as a vice president in charge of active equitable impact. Neither partner has admitted they are dating, nor have they been seen together in public.
Matt Smith’s Ex-Girlfriends
Matt Smith claimed in a 2010 interview with The Guardian that he “likes to think” he has always been well-liked by women. The actor once admitted to Mirror UK that he and his father were shopping for food to bring home when they happened to meet their first girlfriend in the meat section of a Tesco supermarket.
In 2008, while enjoying the limelight, Matt started dating Brazilian actress, model, and singer Mayana Moura. In contrast, the two in 2009 ended their romance after roughly a year. When asked about his ideal woman in the same 2010 interview, Matt responded, “Oh my my! Daisy (Rebecca) Lowe is already involved, therefore that is not an option.
Haha! She’s a lovely woman. Oh, I have no idea. Someone who plays the guitar, is gorgeous, has a wonderful heart, and appreciates the same things I do. The fact that Matt pursued her and started dating the fashion model in the same year proved to be fortunate for him.
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Prior to their breakup in 2014, the two had an on-again, off-again relationship for some time. After that, Matt started dating Lily James, an actress. After meeting on the ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ sets in 2014, they started dating. They did appear content together, and Lily even got to meet Matt’s relatives.
But at the end of 2019, the couple broke up after over 5 years of dating. Even though Matt has been rumored to be dating a handful of his other co-stars, including Claire Foy and Anya Taylor-Joy, none of the involved parties have confirmed the reports, so we have to regard them as unfounded rumors.