Matt Smith: The Biography
Matt Smith: The Biography

Matt Smith: The Biography

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The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom
As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smithhas taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years ofthe aspiring youth footballer,who switched to studying drama and creative writing after a back injury. Anoutstanding 2003performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and Margarita brought him to the attention of an agent and earned him his first professional acting jobs. Smith's first television appearance, in the 2006BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke, was followed byfirst major role asDanny in Party Animalsa year later. 2007 also saw him debut in the West End, starring in Fresh Kills anda critically acclaimed performance in That Face. But Smith's biggest break was to be cast in Doctor Who, first appearing in the show in January 2010. Replacing the much-loved David Tennant was no mean feat for a relatively unknown actor like Matt Smith but he has risen to the challenge and received rave reviews from critics and viewers alike for his quirky, offbeat take of the famous Time Lord.

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