Matthew trained as an actor at LAMDA and later moved to directing, cutting his teeth as an assistant at the RSC. Over the years he has worked with acclaimed Russian director Karma Ginkas, spent time with William Esper in New York and performed alongside Brian Cox in Orson Welles Heart of Darkness for Fiona Banner. He was the Head of Acting at GSA and then Head of Postgraduate Acting at Mountview where he helped encourage the careers of many aspiring actors. He also worked in the corporate world, using his expertise to troubleshoot a range of issues for a number of big businesses. He currently works freelance as an acting coach, director and script doctor. He also runs a self-tape audition service and can occasionally be seen on the stand-up comedy circuit.