Matthew began his performing journey training with Stagebox London, who he still trains with now. Whilst signed with Stagebox Management, Matthew has taken on lead screen roles such as Young Elton John in Rocketman (Paramount Pictures) and Jackson’s Son in Cash Truck, the upcoming Guy Ritchie movie. Multi-talented Matthew also has a flair for the stage, and has starred as Rupert in Nativity! The Musical.
1) Can you tell us a little about how you started your acting career?
I started dancing, singing and acting after school at a local dance school when I was 2 and a half.
My first acting role was in the Secret Garden at the Ambassador Theatre in the West End. I auditioned for this with my 3 siblings and I was lucky enough to get a part with my older brother.
After this I auditioned for Stagebox following my older sister and brother auditioning and being invited to join, and was a founder member of the London Development Team, and was also invited to join Stagebox Management and started to audition for roles in stage and screen.
2) You played Young Reggie in Rocketman, did you get to meet the man himself ?
Yes I did, it was at the UK premiere. I had met David Furnish a few times during filming and he introduced Elton to me at the Premiere.
3) What is your dream role?
I would love to follow Tom Holland and be the next Spider-Man.
4) Do you prefer performing on Stage or Screen?
Definitely Screen. It’s fun and rehearsals are easier and you don’t have to learn all the lines in one go. Also you can repeat it if you aren’t happy with a take.
5) Can you tell us anything about your part in the new Guy Ritchie film?
I’m playing the son of one of the main characters!
6) What top tip would you give to others your age looking to get into showbiz?
Be yourself. When you are with professionals they want to see you not someone you are pretending to be.
Also get used to doing auditions and not being right for the role as this happens more often than getting the part.
Stagebox is a training and opportunities programme with centres around the UK , to register your child for an online audition visit https://www.stagebox.uk/