Matt Smith- Bio, Wiki, Career, Age, Height, Family, Relationships, Social media accounts, Controversies, Net Worth, Awards, Facts, And More 

Samia Javed

Matt Smith

Playing the role of the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC’s popular science-fiction series, and rose to international fame with the portrayal of Prince Philip, Matthew Robert Smith, or simply Matt Smith is an English Actor and Theater Artist. He was aiming to become a footballer but had to give up on that ambition due to a backbone injury. After attending National Youth Theatre he graduated from University and started his acting career in 2003 in the theatres of London. Matt became the youngest actor to play the lead in the BBC’s adventure TV series Doctor Who from (2010-2013) at the age of 26. In early 2016, Smith played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth in the historical drama series The Crown for two seasons.

Matt Smith introduction


Matthew Robert Smith was born on 28 October 1982, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Initially, he was passionate about football and played for the youth teams of Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest, and Leicester City. Matt also became captain of Leicester City’s youth team. His grandfather was also a football player and played for Notts County, Robert also planned to join the team but his career ended as an athlete when he got a condition called spondylolysis. Matt went on to pursue acting despite his lack of interest at the prestigious Drama Centre London. His acting skills were polished due to his intense commitment.

Matt Smith Biography


The British superstar isn’t active on his social media accounts as Matthew says, “I am not a social media guy, if you want to interact with me, send me a letter.” His fans made accounts for his promotion and showed their love for him. Some celebrities choose not to use or maintain social media accounts and Matt Smith is one of them. He wants himself to be recognized for his extraordinary work. 

Instagram 40.5k Followers
Twitter Updated Soon
Facebook Updated Soon
TikTokUpdated Soon
Matt Smith social media accounts


The Crown actor is of British roots. He is 5’11” feet in height. He has dark brown hair and fair skin. Matt’s green eyes and sharp defined jawline are prominent features of his face. Mathew has a clean shaved face which makes his appearance noteworthy. He is frequently characterized as having an athletic physique.

Real NameMatthew Robert Smith
Stage NameMatt Smith
Birthday October 28, 1982
Age 41 years old
Birthplace Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Present ResidenceNorth London
Gender Male 
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality British
Mother TongueEnglish
School Northampton School for Boys
College/University University of East Anglia
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Qualification Graduate in Drama and Creative Writing
Occupation Acting
Net WorthUSD 9-10 million
Relationship Status Unmarried
Children None
Height 5′ 11”
Weight 73kg
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body MeasurementsChest:40
HobbiesPlaying Guitar
Piano Playing
Music Records Collection
Matt Smith wiki


His star sign is Scorpio. The British Matthew has an eccentric personality. Scorpios are known for their mysterious and unapologetically independent nature. Our Prince Philip is very sensitive and possesses a highly creative nature. Scorpios prefer quality over quantity and that phrase suits him well. Influential figures like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Bill Gates are also Scorpio. 

Matt Smith Zodiac Sign


Matt Robert’s parents are both Britishers. Mathew has one sister who is a dancer and appeared in the music video of the song “Call on Me” by Eric Prydz in 2004. Matt has a close bond with her mother and is caught on camera often with her mother who loves sharing glam and paparazzi with him. On the other hand, Smith’s father died in 2021 at the age of 73.

“My dad was from the north, and hugely loving, but there was a toughness in his love, which I feel really grateful for.”

FatherDavid Smith
BrotherNot Any
SistersLaura Jayne
Matt Smith parents and siblings


He got his early education from Northampton School for Boys. Matt’s teacher introduced him to acting after signing him up for the theatre drama but he refuses to join it. Later his teacher encouraged him to play a role in Twelve Angry Men. Smith was resistant to working as an artist as he said it may damage his social life. After months of convincing, Smith’s teacher finally influenced him to join the Drama Centre London where he worked hard to prove himself in acting. He attended the University of Anglia and graduated as a Drama and Creative Writing student. He signed an agreement with his university to graduate without attending lectures during his last year as he was working simultaneously in theatre plays as well. In an interview Smith stated, 

“I was doing creative writing and drama at university, and I was in my final year, so at the same time, I was writing 12 final poems and a story. I went back and did my dissertation and exams in a week. It’s the only time I’ve ever drunk Coffee.”

Matt Smith early life and education


From 2008-2009, Smith was in a relationship with Brazilian actress and singer Mayana Moura but the relationship ended. He also remained in the spotlight after having a vaguely admitted relationship with model Daisy Lowe from 2010 to 2014. Matt also dated the Cindrella famed British actress Lily James from 2014 to 2019 but the actress ended the relationship due to an intense working schedule. The paparazzi highlighted the off-screen romance between Smith and Claire Foy, a fellow artist in The Crown series. He was rumored to be in a relationship with Caroline Brady, a businesswoman in May 2021 but the couple didn’t publicly announce that. 

Matt Smith relationship and dating


Matt Smith started his acting career through theatre plays. He is well-known for his work in science-fiction films and dramas. Matt’s appearance in the films has peculiar genres and is distinct from the popularly received media content. After working in Doctor Who, he started working in films and played successful roles in the British film Womb (2010) and also had a supporting role in Terminator Genisys (2015). Smith made his first television breakthrough with his role in the political drama Party Animals (2007). Currently, the British actor is working in the HBO fantasy drama House of the Dragon.

Doctor Who and The Crown

At the age of 26, he played the role of eleventh doctor in BBC’s sci-fi Doctor Who (2008) and became the youngest actor to be cast as a main lead. Doctor Who series is a major part of British culture and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running science-fiction television show in the world. Matt played the role of Prince Philip, the husband to Queen Elizabeth II, in the drama series The Crown. That drama raised him to international recognition. For this series, Robert met personally with the royal family, especially with The Queen and Prince Philip. He is known to have close connections with Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex from the royal house. 

Matt Smith The crown


Matt Smith played extraordinary roles in the films which were different from mainstream genres. His roles are mostly transformative and intense which captivate audiences with his raw, loud, and unconventional talent. He worked in horror movies as well. Let’s take a look at the films he worked in. 

In Bruges2008
Lost River2014
Terminator Genisys2015
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2016
Patient Zero
Charlie Says
Official Secrets2019
His House2020
Last Night in Soho
The Forgiven
Starve Acre2023
Matt Smith Films


From his iconic role in BBC’s “Doctor Who” science-fiction series to his magnificent role as Prince Philip in “The Crown” his roles were admirable. Let’s look at the list of Television series in which he played a significant role and worked as an executive producer.

The Ruby in the Smoke2006
The Shadow in the North
Party Animals
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
The Street
Moses Jones2009
Doctor Who2010-2014
The Sarah Jane Adventures2010
Christopher and His Kind2011
Bert and Dickie2012
An Adventure in Space and Time
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
The Crown2016-2017
This Time with Alan Partridge
House of the Dragon2022-Present
The Death of Bunny MunroWaiting
Matt Smith television


The Theatre has always been an important part of Matt’s life since he started acting on the live stage. He joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain before graduating in Drama and creative writing. Here is the list of his theatre plays.

Murder in the Cathedral2003
The Master and Margarita2004
On the Shore of the Wide World2005
The History Boys2005-2006
That Face2007
Swimming with Sharks2007-2008
American Psycho2013-2014
An Enemy of the People2024
Matt Smith theater


According to online financial news resources, The Crown actor has a net worth of  USD 9 million. Right now, he is a popular and the most successful British actor with global recognition and dedicated fanbases.

Source of Income

His main source of income is several successful roles in Films and TV series. He also does screenwriting and directs the films. Matt Smith worked in theatre as well. 

Matt Smith Source of income


Prince Charming barely showcases his personal life and keeps himself away from the spotlight yet, he still takes inspiration from multiple people and mentions this on various occasions. Let’s see what are his favorite things:

Favorite ColorGreen
Favorite ActorFreddie Fox
Favorite ActressLindsay Duncan
Favorite Theatre DirectorThomas Ostermeier
Favorite Music BandsRadiohead
Arcade Fire
Favorite TV ShowThe Traitors
Favorite MovieNotting Hill
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Favorite FoodPho Dac Biet
Crab Souffle
Spaghetti Bolognese
Favorite DrinkOrange Juice
Red Wine
Favorite SongWeird Fishes/ArpeggiNY
State of Mind
Great Gig in the Sky
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite TeamBlackburn Rovers
Favorite Destination BrazilItaly
Favorite BooksManfried the Man
The Master and Margarita
A Million Little Pieces.
Matt Smith favorite


The British actor got nominations for his excellent performances and won Awards for his remarkable acting skills in Television and Films.

SFX Awards/ 2011 & 2012Won
National Television Awards/ 2011Nominated
BAFTA TV Awards/ 2011Nominated
National Television Awards/ 2013 & 2014Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards/ 2017
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards/ 2017
Primetime Emmy Award/ 2018
Screen Actors Guild Awards/ 2018
Critics’ Choice Awards/ 2023Nominated
Matt Smith awards


  • He is known for being the most clumsy person on the set.  
  • Matt auditioned for Sherlock (2010) but was rejected due to being too eccentric.
  • Smith was the first lead actor in Doctor Who to be nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best TV Actor.
  • Robert loves music and is interested in playing piano and guitar.
  • Matt was named as one of GQ’s 50 Best-Dressed British Men.
  • Matthew was considered for the role of Joker in Suicide Squad (2015), starring Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, and Margot Robbie.

Is Matt Smith the youngest doctor?

He was the youngest actor (26) to play the role of the eleventh doctor in the BBC's science fiction Doctor Who.

Who played the role of Prince Philip in the crown?

Matt Smith played the role of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth in The Crown.

Was Matt Smith a football player?

He was a passionate footballer and was the captain of Leicester City. Later he developed a serious back injury called spondylolysis and his football career ended.

Who dated Matt Smith?

He was in a relationship with Mayana Moura and Daisy Lowe but both relationships ended. From 2014 to 2019, he dated British actress Lily James.

Who played the role of Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon?

Matt Smith excellently played the role of the fictional character.

As a voracious reader of celeb magazines and working experience in theatre, I developed a versatile writing approach about a glamour world which is sprinkled with red carpets and artificer coffee. I'm Samia, your gaze behind the curtain of superstars, where authenticity shines brighter than glitters.

Leave a Comment