Matthew James Morrison is a London-based actor and internationally published model from Nottinghamshire, represented by Samantha How at Simon & How Associates, and Voicebank London for voice-over work.
His acting career began at a young age, performing in the church, school productions, and as part of the Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre, before venturing out to professional standard platforms such as the National Youth Theatre (NYT) and the National Youth Film Academy (NYFA).
Matthew trained with the NYT in and took on a featured role in their production of Slick. Subsequently, he was cast as an actor/singer in the London Olympic and Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremonies. He also trained with the NYFA in and was featured in a short film entitled 7 minutes.
Matthew attended Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and graduated with a BSc and an MSc in Mathematics.
During his time at QMUL Matthew became heavily involved with Queen Mary Theatre Company (QMTC), performing in numerous festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe. He currently plays series regular Felix Baker in the BBC’s Flagship show EastEnders
Acclaimed projects include:
BFI Flare (World Premiere) 2021 – Sold out run – UK
Queer Spectrum aGLIFF Austin 2021 – USA
Boston Wicked Queer 2021 – USA
OUTshine Miami 2021 – USA
The Devils Harmony – Dylan Holmes-Williams, which won several international awards.
Sundance – WINNER (Best International Fiction) – February 2020 – USA Raindance – WINNER (Best UK Short) 2019 – UK
Critics Circle Film Awards – WINNER (Best UK Short) 2020 – UK
Fantastic Fest – WINNER (Best Director) 2019 – USA
Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival – WINNER (Jury Award) 2019 – Germany
BIFA – NOMINATED (Best British Short FIlm) 2019 – UK
Underwire Fest – NOMINATED (Best Screenwriting/Production Design) 2019 – UK
London Short Film Festival – Official Selection 2019 – UK
AFI Fest – Official Selection 2019 – USA
Encounters Film Festival – Official Selection 2019 – UK
Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival – Official Selection 2019 – USA
Sitiges – Official Selection 2019 – Spain
Nashville Film Selection – Official Selection 2019 – USA
Pöff Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Official Selection 2019 – Germany
Prague Short Film Festival – Official Selection 2019 – Prague
Playing God – Ben Federicks, which was Officially Selected by the Cannes Festival, and nominated for a Raindance award.
Cannes XR – 2019 (Preview) – France
Phoenix Cinema – 2019 (Preview) – UK
Raindance Film Festival – 2019 (World Premiere) – UK
Leicester XR – 2019 – UK
Frequency Festival – 2019 – UK
RAMFest –2019– UK
Aesthetica Film Festival – 2019 – York, UK
Hyper Festival – 2019– São Paulo, Brazil