Learn more about Matthew Macfadyen

Welcome to Darcylicious, an unofficial website dedicated to promoting and discussing the incredible acting talents of Matthew Macfadyen. Known in the UK as an award winning, talented character actor of stage and screen, unafraid to tackle challenging and controversial roles; Matthew came to international prominence as Mr Darcy in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice. Matthew followed this iconic performance by playing a sex offender in Secret Life for which he received a Best Actor award by the RTS. Matthew has continued his remarkable career with more nominations and awards. Most recently, he was awarded a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in Criminal Justice.

 

You can learn more about Matthew by visiting the various articles and links on this website.

Lost in Karastan: A Review from the Montreal Film Festival

Lost in Karastan (aka "Epic" and "Welcome to Karastan" had its World Premiere at the Montreal Film Festival today and we were lucky enough to have forum member Sylvie attend.  She has posted an extensive review of the film in the forum (you must be a member to read it).  She has been careful not to give away the ending, yet there may be spoilers, so beware!

Below are some of the comments from Sylvie:

  • There has been confustion as to the name of the movie, but it is promoted as Lost in Karastan at the film festival
  • While the movie is described as a "dark comedy" and there were plenty of smiles and laughter, "dark" summarizes the film better
  • This is an indie film rather than a Hollywood production
  • The characters are endearing and the actors superb
  • Matthew Macfadyen's character, Emil Forester, is described as a "good man"

In Sylvie's own words:

As far as I am concerned, the movie is not a "thriller", as those filmed in Hollywood, but a reflexion on our modern world that has had more than its share of dictatorships, the illusion of power and fame, fear in the people, loyalty and real values. The actors did a great job. Matthew [Macfadyen]- always as handsome! - plays well the washed-up film-maker Emil Forester. This is not Mr. Darcy, Sir Felix or Stiva. This is a man who feels for others, who knows what fear is, who is willing to see things as they are in the end.

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All in all, this is a good movie, a movie that makes people think.

For more details and impressions of the other actors/characters, please visit the forum!

THANK YOU SYLVIE!

Mindhorn: is Matthew Macfadyen really in it?

Matthew's agency has removed Mindhorn from his CV.  Perhaps, an official press release will be the formal announcement?  Fingers crossed.

Welcome to Karastan/Lost in Karastan: Dates available for Montreal Film Festival 2014

The program (in English and French) is now available for the Montreal Film Festival.  Lost in Karastan will be shown on 23 and 24 August at the times below.

Ben Hopkins.; Royaume-Uni - Géorgie; 96 min.; Anglais s.t.f.

23 août 11h30 CI.23.2
23 août 21h30 CI.23.6
24 août 16h30 CI.24.4

Un réalisateur sans succès se retrouve à un festival dans la République autonome du Karastan et accepte de tourner un film sur un héros national, malgré le coup d'État qui se prépare.

When down-on-his-luck filmmaker Emil Forester is invited to Karastan for a restrospective of his 2½ films, he jumps at the chance. But Karastan is a far complicated place than he imagined. 

(thank you luce for the find!)

Mindhorn: Matthew Macfadyen joins new film project

Matthew Macfadyen is listed as playing Adam in the film "Mindhorn"  on his agency website, Hamilton-Hodell.  Mindhorn, will be directed by Sean Foley, the same director in Jeeves and Wooster's Perfect Nonsense.  From what has been posted about Mindhorn:

It sounds like it’s a movie about a British Tom Selleck solving a murder

Thanks to Jane for this find!

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