Mathew Goode is back on the big screen this week as he teams up with Amy Adams in the latest romantic comedy Leap Year.
Over the last couple of years Goode has become one of the most versatile British actors and has enjoyed major success at the box office.
Like so many actors Goode kicked off his career in TV with the likes of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries for the BBC and Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister.
It wasn’t long before movies came knocking and it was Chasing Liberty in 2004 that marked his arrival on the big screen.
The movie saw him star alongside Mandy Moore and follows the President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while travelling in Europe.
She falls in love with a handsome British stranger, who also happens to be working undercover for her father.
It wasn’t long before he was mixing and matching his roles with movie such as Match Point and Brideshead Revisited under his belts.
He changed genres again last year as he took on the role of superhero Adrian Veidt aka Ozymandias in Watchmen, an adaptation of the Alan Moore’s graphic novel.
This really is the event movie of the year and while the film is no where near perfect to have got what was considered an unfilmable graphic novel to the screen at all is an achievement in itself.
At times it's a difficult watch it's violent and brutal, definitely not for the squeamish. It moves at a fast pace, is action packed and exciting and an absolute must see.
After a hiatus from the big screen after the success of Watchmen, in which he became a father for the first time, and he returned at the beginning of 2010 in A Single Man.
A Single Man sees him work alongside Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in the Tom Ford directed movie.
Goode takes on the role of Jim who has been killed in a car crash at the opening of the movie and in the eight months since the accident him long term partner George (Firth) has been struggling to find meaning to his life.
And it’s a change of pace again for the British star as he moves onto the romantic comedy Leap Year with Amy Adams.
When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands.
Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.
But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country.
As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.
And the actor already has another project on the horizon as he is set to star in the Ricky Gervais directed movie Cemetery Junction, which is out later this year.
Leap Year is released 26th February
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