Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor.
Goode may be best known for his role as Mandy Moore's romantic interest in the 2004 film Chasing Liberty. Beforehand, Goode had played the brother of Inspector Lynley in the BBC production Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance and had parts in the TV-movie Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the Shakespeare play The Tempest. In recent years he has appeared in the films Match Point, Imagine Me & You, My Family and Other Animals, opposite Imelda Staunton, Copying Beethoven, opposite Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, and The Lookout. Standing the test of time is his whimsical take on Brooke Burgess in the BBC serial based upon Anthony Trollope's He Knew He was Right.
Recent roles have included Charles Ryder in the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited, the role previously taken by Jeremy Irons in the hugely popular 1980s serial. In 2009, he played the character of Adrian Veidt in Zack Snyder's Watchmen.
Upcoming films include A Single Man (2009) (based on a novel) and reportedly Leap Year (2010).
He is the face of Hackett, the English Gentleman's outfitters. Hackett also sponsors Jonny Wilkinson.
Born in Exeter, Devon,