Whether on stage or screen, British actor Matthew Macfadyen knows how to make a lasting impression. His work on the British spy series Spooks
won him a coveted BAFTA, and his heart-stealing turn as Mr. Darcy in 2005's Pride and Prejudice
has won him a legion of adoring fans around the world. And don't forget his recent turn as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood
—what began as a small part quickly evolved into a major starring role thanks to his mastery of this villain.
Now, Matthew's making waves as a medieval man of the cloth who's not afraid to make morally questionable decisions for the greater good in Starz's The Pillars of the Earth
, an eight-part television event based on Ken Follett's beloved book.
Matthew takes a moment to discuss the evolution of Prior Philip
, his children's reaction to the epic set and the worst haircut he's ever had.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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