Ambassadors: Herald Scotland Review

The Scottish Sunday Herald has a mixed review of the first episode of Ambassadors, but has the following comment about Matthew's POD:

Particularly amusing was Matthew Macfadyen, a wonderful, changeable, attractive actor who is now inheriting all the roles that Hugh Grant used to be good at. In Ambassadors, he played a slick, slicked-down, supremely confident Tory minister who wants to secure a £2 billion helicopter deal with the Tazbeks pretty much at all costs.

(thanks for finding the review Jodi!)

Ambassadors: Reviews from the first episode

The Guardian had this to say about Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes in Ambassadors:

 I like the video bollockings from POD (Matthew Macfadyen) back in Blighty.

...the ghastliness of being a diplomatic spouse (nicely done by Keeley Hawes);

While The Telegraph gave the show 4 out of 5 stars.

Here's a clip of next weeks episode with Tom Hollander as "Prince Mark"

Ambassadors: Video Clip of Episode 1

Ambassadors with Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen (as the Prince of Darkness) begins tonight on BBC Two! Here's a clip from the first episode!

Ambassadors: new BBC2 trailer has the Prince of Darkness

BBC 2 have uploaded a trailer for the Ambassadors to You Tube, and we get a first glimpse of Matthew in his brief role. 

Ambassadors: new BBC2 trailer has the Prince of Darkness

Ambassadors: Behind the Scenes look and the meaning of POD

BBC Media has posted a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Ambassadors for BBC Two.  If you live in the UK, you can view the video HERE.

They are a team under constant, competing pressures: pressures from London keen to ensure UK PLC doesn't miss out on lucrative business contracts in an emerging oil rich nation; pressure from his under-funded, under-resourced embassy struggling to maintain an image of Britain as an important global political heavyweight; and pressure to maintain good relations with a rigid, autocratic local regime with a dubious human rights record.

Matthew Macfayden plays POD – nicknamed the 'Prince of Darkness' – British Ambassador Keith Davis’s (played by David Mitchell) superior at the Foreign Office in London.  Matthew is listed as part of the ensemble cast rather than a guest star.

Ambassadors begins on BBC Two at 9 pm on 23rd October.  For more information on the first episode you can visit this link.

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