Matthew James Morrison is a London based actor and internationally published model from Nottinghamshire, represented by Samantha How at Simon & How Associates.
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 2010 and took on a featured role in their 2011 production of Slick. Subsequently, he was cast as an actor/singer in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremonies. He also trained with the NYFA in 2012 and featured in a short film entitled 7 minutes.
In the fall of 2012 Matthew attended Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and graduated in 2015 with a BSc in Mathematics. He subsequently received a fully funded scholarship to complete an MSc in Mathematics, and graduated in December 2016.
During his time at QMUL Matthew became heavily involved with Queen Mary Theatre Company (QMTC), performing in numerous festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe. He has also has established a professional working relationship with DeCantillon Films Ltd. and features in their films Let The Die Be Cast, The Wait for the Midnight Thirteen , Youth Condemn and Upon The Edge
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 was 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 Oficially 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