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Matt Smith

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: October 28, 1982 (32)

Matt Smith rose to widespread fame on joining Doctor Who as the Eleventh Doctor in 2010. Prior to his starring role on the BBC One sci-fi show, Smith appeared in stage productions such as The History Boys, and featured in primetime dramas including Party Animals and The Ruby in the Smoke. Previously, he had trained to become a professional footballer at Northampton FC before a serious back injury ended his career.

Since achieving worldwide fame for his portrayal of the Eleventh Doctor, Smith starred as writer Christopher Isherwood in Christopher and His Kind in 2011 and Olympic champion rower Bert Bushnell in Bert and Dickie, both for the BBC.

Smith handed the role of the Doctor over to The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi at the end of 2013. Since Doctor Who, he has starred as Patrick Bateman in a musical version of American Psycho and appeared in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River. He is also attached to appear in the new Terminator movie trilogy.
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