Matt Berry

Matt Berry

Born: May 2, 1974
in Bromham, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Matthew Charles Berry (born 2 May 1974) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He has appeared in comedy series such as The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, The Wrong Door, and House of Fools. He currently plays the lead role of Steven Toast in the Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London, for which he won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme. Starting in 2019, he has starred in the FX television series What We Do In the Shadows and the sitcom Year of the Rabbit. Matt is a strikingly shy and retiring in person. His hair - long, luxuriant, constantly being pushed back from his face - might be the loudest thing about him.

He is, he says several times, “a very private person”. So much so, that when we talk briefly about the fact he has just moved out of London to somewhere with a bit more space, he looks suddenly stricken and asks me not to name the place. “I don’t want anyone to know where I am, really. If that’s alright.”

Movies for Matt Berry...

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Title: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Character: King Poseidon (voice)
Released: August 14, 2020
Type: Movie
When his best friend Gary is suddenly snatched away, SpongeBob takes Patrick on a madcap mission far beyond Bikini Bottom to save their pink-shelled pal.
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Title: Squeamish About ...
Character: Michael Squeamish
Released: August 6, 2020
Type: TV
Following his "successful" in-depth investigation of Brexit, investigative rogue historian Michael Squeamish (Matt Berry) returns to shine a weird and wonderful torch on various topics.
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Title: Year of the Rabbit
Character: Detective Inspector Rabbit
Released: June 10, 2019
Type: TV
Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments.
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Title: What We Do in the Shadows
Character: Laszlo Cravensworth
Released: March 27, 2019
Type: TV
A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
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The Road to Brexit
Title: The Road to Brexit
Character: Michael Squeamish
Released: March 26, 2019
Type: Movie
Cult favourite Matt Berry offers his unique take on Brexit, in this one-off comedy special to mark the passing of the Article 50 deadline. Reuniting with collaborator Arthur Matthews for the first time since Toast Of London, Berry plays rogue historian Michael Squeamish, who’s on a mission to discover the origins of Brexit and offer some interesting opinions on Britain’s current plight along the way. Through creative use of archive footage and filmed interviews, The Road To Brexit unashamedly plays fast and loose with the facts to create a joyously surreal whistle stop tour of Britain’s relationship with Europe, from the 1950s right up to Brexit.
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Title: Disenchantment
Character: Prince Merkimer (voice)
Released: August 17, 2018
Type: TV
Set in a ruined medieval city called Dreamland, Disenchantment follows the grubby adventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.
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Christopher Robin
Title: Christopher Robin
Character: Policeman Bobby
Released: August 2, 2018
Type: Movie
Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.
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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
Title: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
Character: Rodney Von Donkensteiger
Released: May 25, 2018
Type: Movie
Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn: For One Magical Night Only."
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The Last Dragonslayer
Title: The Last Dragonslayer
Character: King Snodd
Released: December 25, 2016
Type: Movie
In a fantasy world where magic is being superceded by technology, an orphaned teen discovers her destiny to become a dragonslayer.
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Professor Branestawm Returns
Title: Professor Branestawm Returns
Character: Professor Awfulshirt
Released: December 24, 2015
Type: Movie
When Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a legacy to fund local inventing, Professor Branestawm thinks his money troubles are over. But scheming councillor Haggerstone insists an inventing contest be held to decide who gets the cash.
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Swansong
Title: Swansong
Character: Toby Taylor
Released: July 11, 2015
Type: Movie
He was once a pop star with adoring fans, now even his wife's left him for another woman. So he's kidnapped them both and is driving out of London with a tub full of poison and what he claims is enough antidote for two people. He's going to poison all three of them, then they'll jointly decide who gets to be saved.
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Action Man: Battlefield Casualties
Title: Action Man: Battlefield Casualties
Character: Voice
Released: June 24, 2015
Type: Movie
A Veterans For Peace UK Film challenging the British Army's policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army jobs.
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Twelve Forever
Title: Twelve Forever
Character: The Butt Witch (voice)
Released: May 18, 2015
Type: Movie
An enthusiastic young girl who doesn't want to grow up creates a fantastic world for herself where she never has to.
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Title: Funny Valentines
Character: Narrator
Released: February 13, 2015
Type: TV
Funny Valentines is a comedy collection of nine original short films exclusive to BBC iPlayer, written and starring many of Britain's finest comedians. Each comedian was invited to create a short Funny Valentine to bring their unique take on the international day of love.
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Title: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Character: Bubbles (voice)
Released: January 28, 2015
Type: Movie
Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and Plankton need to go on a quest that takes them to the surface. In order to get back the recipe and save their city, the gang must retrieve the book and transform themselves into superheroes.
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Title: Original Comedy Shorts
Released: June 1, 2014
Type: TV
A series of six comedy shorts, in which each episode is 'taken over' by a different high profile comedian. The result is an exclusive, eclectic and hilarious mix of comedy genres, tastes and styles.
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Title: House of Fools
Character: Beef
Released: January 14, 2014
Type: TV
Surreal sitcom with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. A series of anarchic affairs featuring the uninvited lodgers and guests that cause chaos and disruption in their home.
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The IT Crowd Manual
Title: The IT Crowd Manual
Character: Himself / Douglas Reynholm
Released: January 4, 2014
Type: Movie
This behind-the-scenes documentary features interviews with the creators and cast of the cult comedy "The IT Crowd", plus chats with celebrity fans.
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Title: Toast of London
Character: Steven Toast
Released: October 20, 2013
Type: TV
Toast of London is a British comedy series following Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it.
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Svengali
Title: Svengali
Character: Jeremy Braines
Released: June 19, 2013
Type: Movie
Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts them down and offers them his management services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London…
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The Wedding Video
Title: The Wedding Video
Character: Roger
Released: August 17, 2012
Type: Movie
When the rogueish but loveable Raif is asked to be his brother Tim's best man at his wedding, he decides the best present for the happy newlyweds would be to catch the entire thing on video. He returns home from abroad to find his brother is no longer the bohemian vagabond that he used to be, and is in fact marrying into a very wealthy family, and the wedding they're about to be part of will be the most outlandish and bizarre that Cheshire has ever seen... Thank the lord Raif has caught it all on tape!
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Snow White and the Huntsman
Title: Snow White and the Huntsman
Character: Percy
Released: May 30, 2012
Type: Movie
After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.
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The Secret Policeman's Ball
Title: The Secret Policeman's Ball
Character: Himself
Released: March 4, 2012
Type: Movie
A live stand-up comedy and music gig to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary.
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One Day
Title: One Day
Character: Aaron
Released: March 2, 2011
Type: Movie
A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
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Huge
Title: Huge
Character: Head Creative
Released: June 18, 2010
Type: Movie
A feuding double act try to make it in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy.
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The Pizza Miracle
Title: The Pizza Miracle
Character: Daniel
Released: June 18, 2010
Type: Movie
A pizza chef's death causes his son to reconsider their relationship.
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Braincell
Title: Braincell
Character: Neil Balsam
Released: May 1, 2010
Type: Movie
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Title: Five Daughters
Character: Mirror Journalist
Released: April 25, 2010
Type: TV
The stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
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Title: Archer
Character: Mr. Deadly (voice)
Released: September 17, 2009
Type: TV
Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that crosses his path. His antics are only excusable because at the end of the day, he still somehow always manages to thwart whatever crises was threatening mankind.
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Title: Community
Character: Professor Roger DeSalvo
Released: September 17, 2009
Type: TV
Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
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Moon
Title: Moon
Character: Overmeyers
Released: June 12, 2009
Type: Movie
With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.
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Svengali
Title: Svengali
Character: Jeremy Braines
Released: February 1, 2009
Type: Movie
Satirical sitcom on the music industry.
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The Search
Title: The Search
Character: Bootland
Released: January 1, 2009
Type: Movie
A man's search for the existence of life outside our universe takes a remarkable turn when he connects with a recently bereaved family.
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A Bit of Tom Jones?
Title: A Bit of Tom Jones?
Character: Philip da Purve
Released: January 1, 2009
Type: Movie
In a late night bar, Henry is approached by a mysterious woman who offers to sell him the severed "manhood" of Wales' greatest vocal entertainer. Believing he can make a fortune selling the infamous appendage on to obsessive fans, Henry stumps up the cash. To help find the right buyer, Henry teams up with his slightly dodgy best friend Teddy and together the two head off on an insane journey that leads them deep into the secret world of celebrity body part trading.
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Title: The Wrong Door
Released: August 28, 2008
Type: TV
The Wrong Door is a comedy sketch show, first aired on BBC Three on 28 August 2008. The programme is the first comedy show in which almost all of the sketches have a CGI element. As such, it was produced under the working title of The CGI Sketch Show. The show also contains strong language, adult humour and toilet humour.
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Wynde - Behind the Man
Title: Wynde - Behind the Man
Character: Tim Wynde
Released: November 19, 2007
Type: Movie
Documentary on Tim Wynde made by a British television company shortly after the first broadcast of 'AD/BC.' However, owing to a lengthy legal dispute between Wynde and his lyricist Soloman Homerton, it was never shown on UK TV. This cut down version was aired in Spain in the mid-80s.
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Title: The Peter Serafinowicz Show
Released: October 4, 2007
Type: TV
The Peter Serafinowicz Show is a BBC Two comedy sketch show written and starring Peter Serafinowicz. The show is a mixture of sketches based on parodies of British television, using Peter's and other actor's impression notable television personalities.
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The Devil's Chair
Title: The Devil's Chair
Character: Brett Wilson
Released: September 12, 2007
Type: Movie
With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a shag and a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device - a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine - transforms drugged-out bliss into agony and despair
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Title: The Sarah Silverman Program
Character: Owl
Released: February 1, 2007
Type: TV
Sarah Silverman plays a character named Sarah Silverman, whose absurd daily life unfolds in scripted scenes and songs. With her sister and her gay neighbors by her side, Sarah always manages to fall into unique, unsettling and downright weird predicaments.
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Title: The Sarah Silverman Program
Character: Sir Corin Ashley
Released: February 1, 2007
Type: TV
Sarah Silverman plays a character named Sarah Silverman, whose absurd daily life unfolds in scripted scenes and songs. With her sister and her gay neighbors by her side, Sarah always manages to fall into unique, unsettling and downright weird predicaments.
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The Mighty Boosh Live
Title: The Mighty Boosh Live
Character: Dixon Bainbridge
Released: November 13, 2006
Type: Movie
The Boosh returned to the stage in 2006, touring the UK for the first time. Though drawing heavily from their earlier material, the main story combined these elements into a new narrative.
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Title: Man to Man with Dean Learner
Character: Interviewer
Released: October 20, 2006
Type: TV
Man to Man with Dean Learner is a British comedy chat show that was first broadcast on Channel 4 on 20 October 2006 and released on DVD on 3 September 2007. It features comedians Richard Ayoade and Matthew Holness. Originally called Deano's After Dark, the show features Dean Learner chatting to a range of guests including Merriman Weir and Garth Marenghi.
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Darkplace Illuminatum
Title: Darkplace Illuminatum
Character: Todd Rivers
Released: October 16, 2006
Type: Movie
Garth Marenghi, Dean Learner and Todd Rivers are interviewed about working on Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
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Horrificata Illuminata
Title: Horrificata Illuminata
Character: Todd Rivers
Released: October 16, 2006
Type: Movie
Garth Marenghi, Dean Learner and Todd Rivers are interviewed about working on Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
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Title: Saxondale
Character: Geoff
Released: June 19, 2006
Type: TV
Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant named Raymond who lives in a spare room in Tommy's house, a live-in girlfriend named Magz who owns a T-shirt business, and a receptionist named Vicky who has a tendency to drive him up the wall.
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Title: Snuff Box
Released: February 27, 2006
Type: TV
Snuff Box is a BBC Three British dark comedy starring and written by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher with additional material by Nick Gargano. It first aired on Monday 27 February 2006. Both actors use their real names for their main characters. Berry plays a hangman, and Fulcher his assistant. The majority of the programme is set in a "gentlemen's club for hangmen", although the show is also interspersed with sequences of sketches, often featuring different characters. Berry and Fulcher met whilst working together on another BBC Three comedy, The Mighty Boosh. The series 1 DVD was released on 16 June 2008. On 11 October 2011, Severin Films released the series on DVD with a bonus CD of music and other exclusive extra features in the North American market.
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Title: The IT Crowd
Character: Himself
Released: February 3, 2006
Type: TV
UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
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Title: The IT Crowd
Character: Douglas Reynholm
Released: February 3, 2006
Type: TV
UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
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AD/BC: A Rock Opera
Title: AD/BC: A Rock Opera
Character: Innkeeper / Tim Wynde
Released: December 21, 2004
Type: Movie
An all-singing, all-dancing, star-spangled musical leap around the biblical story of the Nativity, set in 1972. With a comic twist, this familiar story is brought to life through the eyes of the innkeeper. Despairing after a bad year, he contemplates suicide but his attempt is stalled by a voice from above who points out that King Herod is coming to town.
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Title: The Mighty Boosh
Released: May 18, 2004
Type: TV
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in different genres, such as electro, heavy metal, funk, and rap. The show has been known for popularising a style called "crimping"; short a cappella songs which are present throughout all three series. Julian Barratt wrote the music within the show, and performs it with Noel Fielding. Fielding also designed many of the show's graphics and artwork. The TV series has many animated sequences, puppets and special effects. Barratt has said that he approached Fielding with the idea of doing a show like The Goodies, as if it were a complete "world" rather than simply a sketch show. Barratt and Fielding play many of the recurring and one-off characters themselves, with other characters being played by other Boosh members Rich Fulcher, Dave Brown, and Michael Fielding.
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Title: The Mighty Boosh
Character: Dixon Bainbridge
Released: May 18, 2004
Type: TV
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in different genres, such as electro, heavy metal, funk, and rap. The show has been known for popularising a style called "crimping"; short a cappella songs which are present throughout all three series. Julian Barratt wrote the music within the show, and performs it with Noel Fielding. Fielding also designed many of the show's graphics and artwork. The TV series has many animated sequences, puppets and special effects. Barratt has said that he approached Fielding with the idea of doing a show like The Goodies, as if it were a complete "world" rather than simply a sketch show. Barratt and Fielding play many of the recurring and one-off characters themselves, with other characters being played by other Boosh members Rich Fulcher, Dave Brown, and Michael Fielding.
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Title: Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Character: Todd Rivers / Dr. Lucien Sanchez
Released: January 29, 2004
Type: TV
A maverick doctor battles with the evil forces lurking beneath a hospital in Romford, engaged in a desperate struggle against poor production values, awful dialogue and unrealistic violence...
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One Last Thing
Title: One Last Thing
Released: January 1, 2001
Type: Movie
A night in London accompanied by a free jazz solo. Hilton Earl’s camera follows the late-night walk of one of its habitants that shares with us his love of London, its ambiance, its frivolity, and its people. He observes. Then he observes himself and confides in us his questions on the meaning of life. Isn’t life but a moment, unique amongst others, a pause between other moments, a moment like no other with death as an inevitability?
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The Inventor
Title: The Inventor
Character: Pope Leo X (Voice)
Released: December 31, 1969
Type: Movie
Inventing flying contraptions, war machines, and studying cadavers, Leonardo da Vinci takes on the grand meaning of life itself with the help of French princess, Marguerite de Nevarre.