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This year’s Toronto Film Festival has ended, but that doesn’t mean we’re over the slew of stylish stars that hit up the annual fest to promote their latest flicks (it is #ThrowbackThursday, after all). Luckily, we still have the chance to get to know them post-TIFF in Mr Porter’s recently redesigned weekly online magazine The Journal, with the latest portfolio titled “The Movie Set” that features a handsome crew of gifted actors and prolific programmers from the Canadian film fest.

Styled by Mr. Porter style director Dan May and photographed by Blair Getz Mezibov, the black-and-white photo spread features The Face of an Angel’s Daniel Bruhl, Love & Mercy‘s Paul Dano; The Imitation Game‘s Matthew GoodeThe Riot Club‘s Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth; The Good Lie‘s Arnold Oceng and Ger Duany; and Thom Powers, documentary programmer of TIFF. Along with their portraits, the portfolio also includes Q&As with each gentleman.

For Duany, who will star opposite of Oceng and Reese Witherspoon in the drama The Good Lie, tells the e-zine that traveling to study in the U.S. was something “that everybody dreamed about in Sudan. It was the dream.” He adds: “Being able to make that happen felt like such a blessing, so everything else that came along, every opportunity that presented itself, I just took it.”

Meanwhile, Goode shares that he’d “fall in love with anyone that’s talented.”

“I’d be just as starstruck to see Michael Caine or Robert De Niro walk through the door right now as I would be if it were a relatively unknown golfer from the European tour, like, say, David Lynn. Or Danny Willett,” he says.

Well, if that’s the case, we hope Goode falls in love with us someday. Just saying.

Check out a few snapshots from the portfolio and see what everyone else had to say over at

Posted by fay on November 10th, 2014 under Articles, Shoots with 0 Comments

As “The Good Wife” goes on hiatus before season 6, spoilers regarding the status of its illustrious cast have surfaced.

After the exciting and somewhat traumstic season 5, “The Good Wife” executive producers Robert and Michelle King promise that season 6 will be just as exciting. One way they are going to do that, according to spoilers by E! Online, is to have Matthew Goode stay with the cast.

“We love what he’s doing. What’s nice is he’s a very different color to have on the show,” said Robert King. “It’s almost like a feature-like pacing in his acting…You’re very aware of it. You’re aware of these off-beat pauses that he brings to it. It’s very theatrical and very not Josh Charles, which is good too, so it doesn’t feel like we’re copying things.”

Another exciting change in “The Good Wife” season 6 is that Diane will join Florrick/Agos.

“Where we’re kind of heading is toward her taking on some of the characteristics of Will. In many ways, she didn’t have to be the tough fighter because she had Will. Without Will, she’s taking on some of his characteristics,” added Robert King.

Spoilers also confirm that Kalinda will go with Diane, which could possibly bring back the much-missed rekindling of Kalinda and Alicia’s friendship.

“The relationship between those two is just too pure and too great not to continue,” agreed Robert, regarding Diane and Kalinda leaving together.

Spoilers also confirm that “The Good Wife” season 6 will see the fallout of Cary and Kalinda’s rupture in their relationship.

“It’s too interesting to see how Cary, who thinks he’s disrespected by Kalinda and Kalinda now thinks Cary is pushing things in an odd direction with her, how they’re either going to make up or get worse,” said Robert King


Posted by fay on May 28th, 2014 under Articles with 0 Comments

The Good Wife is getting a little more Goode in season five. Matthew Goode has been upped from guest star to series regular for the remainder of the current season, E! News has confirmed.

The Watchmen star made his first appearance in “Dramatics, Your Honor,” the 15th episode of the season and the one featuring that shocking twist. Yes, that twist. Goode will appear in the follow up, “The Last Call,” and have a pivotal scene with Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies).

A source close to the show said Goode will stick around for the rest of this season, but couldn’t comment on his status for the recently announced sixth season. News of Goode’s casting first as a recurring guest star broke in December.

Series co-creator Robert King told TVLine Goode was brought in to fill the void left by Josh Charles. “Josh created a great jolt of male energy in the show. We wanted an equivalent jolt once we knew Josh was leaving,” King said. “So no matter what way Josh was leaving the show, we knew we needed to get more male energy.”

Goode’s other credits include Leap Year opposite Amy Adams, A Single Man and Match Point. On the hit CBS drama Goode plays Finn Polmar, a hotshot prosecutor in the state’s attorney office. He was facing off against Will Gardner (Charles) in the Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish) case. He survived the shootout and attempted to help Will, who ultimately lost his life. “The Last Call” will deal with how everybody reacts to Will’s death and sets the stage for what’s to come for the rest of the season and Alicia’s life.

“Of course there’s gonna be this hole in her life, but how she fills it and how she starts to question her choices—‘Why am I doing this? Why am I representing these a–holes?’—suddenly it’s black and white. There’s no gray area,” Margulies said at a screening of The Good Wife. “A death, I think—anything important that happens in someone’s life is a game-changer, and it makes you hopefully a better person for it. You’ll see this tremendous loss for her, but the choices she makes from them on are incredibly careful, and they’re mostly about her.”

The Good Wife airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on CBS.


Posted by fay on April 21st, 2014 under Articles with 0 Comments

Actor Matthew Goode (A Single Man, Watchmen) has been working pretty much non-stop recently, with plenty lined up for the near future too. From working with Benedict Cumberbatch to being stuck in a diving bell at the bottom of the sea, here, just for Goode measure, is our round up of his current projects – with further information on many of them on Production Intelligence.

He is currently shooting his role of Hugh Alexander in The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, whose work at Bletchley Park during World War II helped crack the Germans’ Enigma code. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the feature co-stars Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance.

Goode will then head to the US to film Selfless with Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez and Ben Kingsley. The feature is directed by Tarsem Singh, and centres on the idea of mind transference and what happens when a dying elderly man inhabits a younger body, that of a murder victim.

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And it is hoped that there will be room in his schedule to film Destroyer, a forthcoming feature from Warp Films about the warship HMS Coventry which was sunk during the Falklands War. At the moment, locations are yet to be tied down, but we are told it’s a project which definitely has Goode’s interest.

He recently finished filming Ron Scalpello’s Pressure, with Danny Huston and Joe Cole about four deep sea divers who become trapped at the bottom of the ocean. It was filmed at Pinewood and in Scotland.

One of the most anticipated British films this year is Belle, in which Goode plays Captain Sir John Lindsay. The feature, directed by Amma Asante, is based on the real life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first mixed race woman to appear in the higher echelons of London society in the 18th century. Gugu Mbatha Raw stars in the title role, with Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson and Emily Watson among the robust cast. The film was shot on some beautiful locations in London and the Isle of Man – you can read more from the location managers themselves over on our sister website, KFTV.

And you only have to wait until Christmas for a Goode drama, as the BBC will be airing Death Comes to Pemberley as part of the festive schedule. Filmed over the summer in Leeds, the Pride and Prejudice follow-up is based on the P.D James novel which revisits the Darcys’ marriage six years on, as a body is found in the grounds of Pemberley. Goode plays Wickham in the three-parter, with Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth and Matthew Rhys as Darcy. Juliette Towhidi has written the screenplay.

Posted by fay on October 6th, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments

Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley also star in director Morten Tyldum’s film about the English code-breaker and early computer scientist Alan Turing.

LONDON – Matthew Goode (Stoker), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) have joined Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in indie movie drama The Imitation Game.

Charles Dance (Gosford Park), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education) will also turn out for the movie, directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

Turing (Cumberbatch) was a U.K. mathematician and cryptographer who helped crack the German enigma code during the final years of World War II, helping the Allies to victory. He was later prosecuted by the government for being a homosexual and committed suicide.

Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman is producing alongside Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky, with Moore as executive producer and Peter Heslop (The King’s Speech) as co-producer.


Posted by fay on September 21st, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments

Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Joe Manganiello are all in the running to play Batman in Man of Steel 2 according to THR. The list of contenders also includes Matthew Goode, Max Martini and Richard Armitage. Brolin is rumored to be the frontrunner at this stage of the game. Keep in mind that the script is still being written for the film set for release in 2015.

It has been reported that Batman will be in his 40′s during the film, which is said to be the same tone of the relationship and fight seen in Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. According to THR, Batman/Bruce Wayne “will be established and rugged. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight.”

Here is what THR had to say about each of the actors:

Josh Brolin, 46 —  Warner Bros likes him a lot. He starred in the studio’s Gangster Squad, and that’s after he toplined the studio’s 2010 dud Jonah Hex. He’s also attached to star in Warners’ Quasimodo project as well as Crazy for the Storm. Plus, he already has a Frank Miller connection: he leads the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming take on the Miller crime comics.Ryan Gosling, 32 — Yes, Brolin’s Gangster Squad co-star appears to be in the mix. He may be younger than the rest, he may be prettier than the rest, but no one questions his acting chops.

Matthew Goode, 35 — He’s already worked with Snyder in the director’s 2009 filmWatchmen, in which he played Ozymandias.

Posted by fay on August 9th, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments

The 1930s jazz-centric series, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode and John Goodman, will get a stateside bow in October.

Starz has landed the U.S. rights to Dancing on the Edge. The period drama comes from playwright Stephen Poliakoff and saw its official premiere on BBC2 earlier in year.

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, John Goodman, Angel Coulby, Anthony Head and Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge chronicles The Louis Lester Band, an all-black jazz ensemble playing the club circuit in 1930s London. The series chronicles the band’s rise to fame while dealing while racist resistance among the city’s aristocrats and, ultimately, a murder mystery.

Billed as a five-episode miniseries, Dancing on the Edge bows on Starz in October. It joins another import, BBC One co-production The White Queen, which comes to the network in August.


Posted by fay on July 27th, 2013 under Articles with 0 Comments
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