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’s 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 Head of Acting at GSA and then Head of Postgraduate Acting at Mountview where he brought in a number of innovative training initiatives. As a freelance acting teacher he has worked at RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall and many other leading drama schools. He also coaches privately and runs a self-taping service; most recently helping actors to be considered for roles in a number of US TV shows such as Gotham, Bates Motel, The Blacklist, Black Sails and many more.