Greg Wise

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Greg Wise
Greg Wise 2013.jpg
Wise at the London Film Festival premiere of Saving Mr. Banks, October 2013
BornMatthew Gregory Wise
(1966-05-15) 15 May 1966 (age 48)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Spouse(s)Emma Thompson (2003-present)
Children2
 
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Greg Wise
Greg Wise 2013.jpg
Wise at the London Film Festival premiere of Saving Mr. Banks, October 2013
BornMatthew Gregory Wise
(1966-05-15) 15 May 1966 (age 48)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Spouse(s)Emma Thompson (2003-present)
Children2

Matthew Gregory "Greg" Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films (notably the role of John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility).

Early life[edit]

He was born to architect parents in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, and was educated at the independent St Peter's School, York. He went to Heriot-Watt University to study architecture, and performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company.[1] Wise then moved to Glasgow where he studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He then travelled in the Far East.

Career[edit]

His television work includes four BBC period dramas: The Moonstone with Keeley Hawes, the Buccaneers alongside Carla Gugino, Madame Bovary with Frances O'Connor and as Sir Charles Maulver in the 2007 five-part series Cranford. In 1999 he starred as Marshall in ITV's seven-part drama Wonderful You alongside his future mother-in-law Phyllida Law and future brother-in-law Richard Lumsden. Recently he filmed a number of readings of love scenes from a selection of classic and modern love scenes, from Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles to Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss for The Carte Noire Readers.[2][3] In 2011, he appeared in Hallmark Channel's Honeymoon for One, starring Nicollette Sheridan.[4]

He is also the producer of the 2010 BBC/Masterpiece production The Song of Lunch starring his wife, actress Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to Emma Thompson, who played Elinor in Sense and Sensibility, since 2003. They have a daughter (born 1999) and a Rwandan son (informally added to the family in 2003 at the age of 16).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Titleyearrolenotes
Walking On Sunshine2014Doug
Effie Gray2013John Ruskin
Morris: A Life with Bells On2009Miloslav Villandry
The Disappeared2008
A Cock and Bull Story2005Greg
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby2005Minister Lee
Every Seven Years2004Boyfriendshort
Five Moons Plaza2003Francesco Doni
Johnny English2003Agent One
Hills Like White Elephants2002The Americanshort
The Discovery of Heaven2001Max Delius
Mad Cows1999Alex
Africa1999Josh Sinclair
Judas Kiss1998Ben Dyson
The Moonstone1997Franklin Blake
Sense and Sensibility1995John Willoughby

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://old.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/people/4867
  2. ^ The Carte Noire Readers
  3. ^ Press Association
  4. ^ "Honeymoon for One". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ "BBC Two - The Song of Lunch". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  6. ^ Alison Boshoff (7 March 2008). "The young refugee who was brought into their family by a famous actress". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 11 July 2010. 

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