Matthew Gregory Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films, including the role of John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility, along with his future wife, Emma Thompson.
Matthew Gregory Wise
15 May 1966
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
|Alma mater||Heriot-Watt University|
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Emma Thompson (m. 2003)
He was born to architect parents in Newcastle upon Tyne, and was educated at the independent St Peter's School, York. He went to Heriot-Watt University to study architecture and performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Wise then moved to Glasgow where he studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
His television work includes four BBC period dramas: The Moonstone with Keeley Hawes, The Buccaneers alongside Carla Gugino, Madame Bovary with Frances O'Connor, The Riff Raff Element in 1992 and 1993, and as Sir Charles Maulver in the 2007 five-part series Cranford. In 1999 he starred as Marshall in ITV's seven-part drama Wonderful You alongside his future mother-in-law Phyllida Law and future brother-in-law Richard Lumsden. He filmed a number of readings of love scenes from a selection of classic and modern love scenes, from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles to Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss for The Carte Noire Readers. In 2011, he appeared in Hallmark Channel's Honeymoon for One, starring Nicollette Sheridan.
He is also the producer of the 2010 BBC/Masterpiece production The Song of Lunch starring his wife, actress Emma Thompson, and Alan Rickman. Greg Wise made his theatrical return starring in Brad Fraser's Kill Me Now at Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London from Thursday 19 February – Sunday 29 March 2015. In July 2015, Wise played the role of emotionally distanced father Gilbert Aldridge in the BBC's two-part television adaptation of Sadie Jones’ debut novel The Outcast.
Wise has been married to actress Emma Thompson since 2003. The couple have a daughter. In 2003, they informally adopted a Rwandan orphan and former child soldier whom they met at a Refugee Council event when he was 16.
|Feast of July||1995||Arch Wilson|
|Sense and Sensibility||1995||John Willoughby|
|The Moonstone, a BBC TV film||1997||Franklin Blake|
|Judas Kiss||1998||Ben Dyson|
|The Discovery of Heaven||2001||Max Delius|
|Hills Like White Elephants||2002||The American||short|
|Johnny English||2003||Agent One|
|Five Moons Plaza||2003||Francesco Doni|
|Every Seven Years||2004||Boyfriend||short|
|The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby||2005||Minister Lee|
|A Cock and Bull Story||2005||Greg|
|The Disappeared||2008||Jake Ryan|
|Morris: A Life with Bells On||2009||Miloslav Villandry|
|Effie Gray||2013||John Ruskin|
|3 Days in Havana||2013||Harry Smith|
|Walking On Sunshine||2014||Doug|
|A Private War||2018||Professor David Irens|
|A Masculine Ending||1992||Jamie Baird||TV film|
|Covington Cross||1992||Henry of Gault||episode:Pilot|
|Typhon's People||1993||Cato Macgill / Adam Prime||TV film|
|The Riff Raff Element||1993||Alister||TV series|
|Feast of July||1995||Arch Wilson|
|The Buccaneers||1995||Guy Thwaite||TV mini-series|
|Tales from the Crypt (TV series)||1996||Episode:Fatal Caper|
|The Place of the Dead||1997||Corporal Hugh Brittan||TV film|
|Hospital! (TV movie)||1997||Dr. Jim Nightingale|
|House of Frankenstein 1997||1997||Crispian Grimes||TV film|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||1998||Red Knight||TV film|
|Wonderful You (TV series)||1999||Marshall, chartered accountant||TV mini-series|
- Madame Bovary (2000 TV film) - Rodolphe (episodes 2, 3)
- Sirens (2002) - Oliver Rice
- Hornblower, Loyalty episode. (2003 TV film) - Major Côtard
- According to Bex (2005 TV series) - Charles Mathers
- Number 13 (2006 TV episode) - BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas
- Trial & Retribution Sins of the Father (2006 TV film) - John Harrogate
- Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (2006 TV film) - Peter Higgins
- Agatha Christie's Marple (2007 TV film: Towards Zero)
- Place of Execution (2008 TV film)
- Cranford (2009 TV Series) - Sir Charles Maulver
- The Song of Lunch (2010 TV film) - Producer
- Law & Order: UK (2011 TV series episode 32: Crush)
- Honeymoon for One (2011 TV film) - Sean
- Homefront (2012 TV mini-series) - Major Pete Bartham
- The Outcast (2015 TV mini-series) - Gilbert Aldridge.
- Galavant (2016 TV series) - Arnold Galavant
- The Crown (2016 TV series) - Lord Louis Mountbatten
- Modus (2017 TV series) - Warren Schifford
- http://old.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/people/4867[permanent dead link]
- The Carte Noire Readers
- Press Association
- "Honeymoon for One". Hallmark Channel. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC Two - The Song of Lunch". Bbc.co.uk. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "BBC One: The Outcast: Episode 1 credits". http://www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2015. External link in