Matthew Marsden is a well-known TV actor best known for portraying Chris Collins on ITV soap opera Coronation Street for more than 13 years and making appearances in American films including Transformers. At 50, he remains active.
Marsden first made headlines as an up-and-coming action star when cast in the 2008 remake of Rambo, cementing him as an action star in Hollywood. Additionally, he appeared in Shiner and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid films.
Early Life and Education
Born in Walsall, West Midlands England and raised primarily by his mother after his father abandoned the family when he was still a youngster, Marsden took part in local marching jazz bands before enrolling at National Youth Theatre as a drummer after leaving school.
After briefly modeling, he quickly rose through the ranks as a TV actor, eventually landing roles like Daniel Weir in Emmerdale. Additionally he appeared in miniseries Island and French film Les Soeurs Soleil.
He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and trained to become a divemaster. An active supporter of military, he parachuted with Army Golden Knights Parachute Team during filming of Shiner while training regularly with members of Germany Navy’s Kampfschwimmerkompanie (a unit responsible for underwater surveillance).
Matthew Marsden began his career as a model, appearing in commercials for Impulse Body Spray. However, soon thereafter he decided to switch careers entirely and joined Emmerdale as Daniel Weir – an aristocratic character – starring alongside other cast members.
He has appeared in multiple films, such as Black Hawk Down, Helen of Troy, Anacondas: The Hunt for Blood Orchid, Tamara and Resident Evil: Extinction. Additionally, he serves in the UK Special Forces where he trained in martial arts, boxing and skydiving.
He resides in the Hollywood Hills and can often be found driving a Lamborghini Gallardo around town. Additionally, he boasts an art collection as well as being an active supporter of military service training with members of German Navy Kampfschwimmerkompanie Kampfschwimmerkompanie Kampfschwimmerkompanie Kampfschwimmerkompanie Kampfschwimmerkompanie; additionally, he is also a professional boxer with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Achievement and Honors
Matthew Marsden holds a black belt in Taekwondo and is certified divemaster. In addition, he parachuted with the United States Army Parachute Team and has long been an advocate of military support, earning himself the title Kentucky Colonel as recognition from Kentucky for his dedication.
Marsden has appeared in films like Black Hawk Down, Helen of Troy, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Tamara, Resident Evil: Extinction, Rambo and Atlas Shrugged. Additionally he has made multiple television guest appearances such as Modern Family and 13 episodes of 30 Rock.
Marsden loves hunting and fishing as part of his leisure time activities, while working as a model and appearing in several music videos.
Marsden’s talents extend far beyond acting. An avid sportsman with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he has appeared in several movies and television shows; most notably Helen of Troy TV mini-series as Paris and Army Ranger Dale Sizemore from Ridley Scott’s 2001 blockbuster Black Hawk Down as Army Ranger Dale Sizemore.
He has also made appearances in American films such as Transformers and Resident Evil, alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rambo (2008) starring opposite him as co-lead.
Marsden shares several children with his wife Nadine Micallef. Recently he has posted pictures of his family on social media platforms such as Twitter. They currently reside together in Texas.
Matthew Marsden of England is renowned TV Actor who has accomplished significant success throughout his career, garnering him much admiration from viewers worldwide and expecting that his fortune will only continue growing over time.
Marsden rose to fame as Chris Collins on ITV soap Coronation Street before transitioning to American films. In 2008, he co-starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rambo and cemented his status as an up-and-coming action star.
Marsden enjoys adventuring in his spare time, possessing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and training boxing and skydiving among many other activities. Additionally, he spent time training with the German Navy military maneuvers, as well as owning an exquisite home in Hollywood Hills.