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: Filmfest Hamburg 2014

Lost in Karastan is heading to the Filmfest Hamburg with two showings.  It will be presented in English with German subtitles.

Fri, 26/09 at 07:15 pm
Thu, 02/10 at 07:30 pm

Lost in Karastan has been nominated for  HAMBURG PRODUCERS AWARD FOR EUROPEAN CINEMA CO-PRODUCTIONS

The Enfield Haunting: Matthew Macfadyen

Sky Living, the UK pay TV channel, will be showing The Enfield Haunting, a three-part poltergeist drama based on real events that took place in a house in North London in 1977.  It will star Matthew Macfadyen, Timothy Spall and Juliet Stevenson.  The Enfield Haunting will be directed by Kristoffer Nyhold, of The Killing fame.

Matthew Macfadyen will star as Guy Lyon Playfair, a skeptical investigator and the author of the book This House is Haunted from which the drama is adapted.

Macfadyen said: "I'm very pleased and excited to be a part of this strange, unsettling and really quite moving story - and especially pleased to be working again with the brilliant Tim Spall."

Spall will play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, Juliet Stevenson will play his wife Betty.

The drama is being scripted by Joshua St Johnston (Walking on Sunshine), with Adrian Sturges producing for Eleven Films. The executive producers are Jamie Campbell for Eleven Films and Cameron Roach, Sky’s acting head of drama.

Sky says the supernatural drama will form the "cornerstone" of Sky Living’s schedule for spring 2015.  Production is due to begin in London this autumn.

Read more about this HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

Lost in Karastan: BIAFF 2014 Film Festival

Lost in Karastan will be shown at BIAFF 2014 (IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival) in Batumi, Georgia during September 14-21, 2014.

Lost in Karastan will be presented among the non competition section as part of films of Georgian Panorama.

 

(Thanks to Luce for sharing!)

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!

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