Matthew Tennyson



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Making Noise Quietly Dir: Dominic Dromgoole
Open Palm Films


A Monster Calls Dir: Sally Cookson
The Old Vic
Salome Dir: Owen Horsley
Cleansed Dir: Katie Mitchell
National Theatre
The Seagull Dir: Matthew Dunster
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
A Breakfast Of Eels Dir: Robert Hastie
The Print Room
A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Dominic Dromgoole
Shakespeare's Globe
Making Noise Quietly Dir: Peter Gill
Donmar Warehouse
Beautiful Thing Dir: Sarah Frankcom
Manchester Royal Exchange
Flare Path Dir: Trevor Nunn
Theatre Royal Haymarket


A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: David Kerr
Grantchester Dir: Tim Fywell
Lovely Day/ITV
Humans Dir: Daniel Nettheim
Kudos/Channel 4
Babylon Dir: Danny Boyle
Nightjack Ltd/Channel 4
Father Brown Dir: Paul Gibson
The Hollow Crown Dir: Richard Eyre
Neal Street Productions


The Sea, The Sea Dir: Bill Alexander
BBC Radio 4
Home Front Dir: Jessica Dromgoole
BBC Radio 4
Jonesy Dir: Jessica Dromgoole
BBC Radio 4


2015 Best Male Performance at the Off West End Awards.

2012 Winner Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

2011 Best Newcomer at the Manchester Theatre Awards.


Accents and Dialects:             American-Standard, Cockney, Dublin, London, Manchester, RP*
(* = native)

Languages:                             English*, French
(*= native/fluent)

Music and Dance:                   Period Dancing, Tenor Baritone*
(*= highly skilled)

Vehicle Licences:                   Car Driving Licence


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“Matthew Tennyson is mesmerising.”
- Jane Edwards (The Sunday Times)

“Tennyson is a revelation. Tapping into the same vulnerability which made his performance in Cleansed so haunting, he speaks Wilde’s florid verse with an emotional directness, his face a constantly shapeshifting cocktail of doubt, longing and indignation.”
- Ben Kulvichit (The Stage)

“Matthew Tennyson gives a highly accomplished performance.”
- Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Matthew Tennyson is excellent in bringing the visceral poetry of Wilde’s words to life. His Salome has an intense fragility and a steely inner-strength.”
- Catherine Vonledebur (WhatsOnStage)


“Bravura performances from Janie Dee as Arkardina and Matthew Tennyson as her playwright son.”
- Dominic Cavendish (The Daily Telegraph)

“Matthew Tennyson burns bright as tortured Konstantin”
- Patrick Marmion (Daily Mail)

“Matthew Tennyson is brooding and petulent as the wannabe playwright Konstantin”
- Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Matthew Tennyson’s frail, oversensitive Konstantin impresses.”
- Marianka Swain (The Arts Desk)


“The acting is first rate. Matthew Tennyson is pitch-perfect in his portrayal of Penrose’s arrested emotional development.”
- Michael Billington (The Guardian)


“Tennyson is wonderful as Eric: endearing and hilarious, with his batting eyelashes, side-long glances and painstaking neatness when setting out the picnic things, but poignant too, in his physical delicacy, even more so when we learn that he has some horrible kind of TB. Tennyson made quite an impression in a minor role in Flare Path last year, when not yet finished at Lamda, and is most definitely a talent to watch.”
- Christopher Hart (The Sunday Times)

“It is performed with grace, humour and palpable sexual spark by Matthew Tennyson.”
- Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph)

“The performances are all first rate. Somewhat invidiously, I would pick Matthew Tennyson for his fey self-assurance.”
- Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Tennyson is scintillating”
- Paul Taylor (The Independent on Sunday)

“Matthew Tennyson is a striking newcomer..the acting is superb- especially from Tennyson.”
- Michael Coveney (WhatsOnStage)


“Matthew Tennyson gives a performance of unaffected candour as Jamie.”
- Alfred Hickling (The Guardian)

“Matthew Tennyson plays the part of the games-hating outcast to perfection.”
- Jonathan Brown (The Independent)

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