Giles Matthey

Giles Ingram Matthey (born 11 November 1987) is a British actor best known for his role as Claude Crane on the HBO original series True Blood, Gideon on the ABC series Once Upon a Time and Jordan Reed on FOX series 24: Live Another Day.

Giles Matthey
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Giles Ingram Matthey

(1987-11-11) 11 November 1987 (age 32)
Years active2011–present

Early life and educationEdit

Giles Matthey was born in Australia to a British father and an Australian mother. He moved to London with his family at the age of 2. He has an older sister Arabella, who is a Security Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. He became interested in acting during his teenage years and eventually moved to New York City. In the US, he completed a two-year conservatory program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.


Matthey's first acting job was an appearance in The Good Wife in 2011. In 2012, he was cast as Claude Crane in the HBO series True Blood.[2] Matthey appeared in nine episodes from 2012 to 2013. He also had a supporting role as Apple design chief Jonathan Ive in Jobs,[3] and a lead role on the 2014 independent film Boulevard with Robin Williams.[4] In 2014, he was cast as CIA intelligence analyst Jordan Reed in FOX limited event television series 24: Live Another Day.[5]

He also appeared in the CBS drama series NCIS playing Daniel Budd,[6] a young man who is the leader of the terrorist group, the Calling. Matthey's role on NCIS ended when his character died in the NCIS Season 13 premiere episode as Budd was shot dead by NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, played by Michael Weatherly. He landed a recurring role in the sixth season of the fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time, portraying the grown-up version of Belle and Rumplestiltskin's newborn son Gideon.[7]



Title Year Role Notes
Jobs 2013 Jonathan Ive
Hunter 2013 Carter
Boulevard 2014 Eddie
Submerged 2016 Todd
The Duel John
1BR 2019 Brian
Ford v Ferrari Lance Reventlow


Title Year Role Notes
The Good Wife 2011 Dick Anders Episode: "Affairs of State"
True Blood 2012–13 Claude Crane 9 episodes
24: Live Another Day 2014 Jordan Reed 9 episodes
NCIS 2015 Daniel Budd 3 episodes
Once Upon a Time 2016–17 Gideon 14 episodes


  1. ^ "24's Giles Matthey: 5 Things You Didn't Know". The Lowdown. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ "'True Blood': Meet the new Claude!". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ Hattersley, Lucy. "Giles Matthey to play Jony Ive in Steve Jobs biopic". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Robin Williams's last performance is dignified and moving - Boulevard review". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ STAFF, YH. "Q&A: "24" Actor Giles Matthey". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Giles Matthey on Twitter". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  7. ^ Gelman, Vlada (16 July 2016). "Once Upon a Time Casts New Player in Rumple/Belle Adventure". TVLine. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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