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Matthew Marsden

Matthew Marsden quickly rose to prominence in the popular UK television series, Coronation Street in his role as Chris Collins. Marsden won the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the National Television Awards (1997) for his performance on the series. In 1998, the actor recorded the hit single, She's Gone, with Destiny's Child, and his debut single, The Heart's Lone Desire, was also a hit. Marsden was soon cast in lead roles in several television movies and feature films, including Shiner (opposite Michael Caine), Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, The Legacy, Helen of Troy, Anacondas, The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Tamara, DOA Dead or Alive and Resident Evil, Extinction.

Marsden's television credits include guest-starring roles on Navy NCIS, CSI Miami, and Emily's Reasons Why Not. He began his career on the series Emmerdale, followed by a lead role in the series, Island. Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, Marsden is an avid reader and athlete. He learned to race motorbikes from former world champion Ron Haslam and trained to box by former WBC super-middleweight world champion Richie Woodhall. He is a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, holds a PADI Dive Master certification, and trains with a former member of the German Navy Special Forces Kampfschwimmerkompanie. A member of the acclaimed National Youth Theatre, he eventually went on to study performing arts at Middlesex University.


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Matthew Marsden Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayMarch 3, 1972 (45)
SignPisces
BirthplaceWalsall, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Matthew Marsden compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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