MATT Smith has already proven himself one of the biggest stars of the small screen thanks to Doctor Who and The Crown.
Now the popular English actor is travelling back across the galaxy, but this time, he may be equipped with a lightsaber, not a sonic screwdriver. Here’s everything you need to know…
Who is Matt Smith and how old is he?
Matthew Robert Smith, 35, was born October 28, 1982, in Northampton.
His grandfather was a professional footballer for Notts County, and Matt himself aspired to follow a career in football before he obtained a serious back injury that resulted in spondylosis.
Matt went on to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia before landing theatre roles as part of the National Youth Theatre.
His first television roles came as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of the Sally Lockhart quartet books before he landed a major role in BBC drama Party Animals.
What has he been in and when’s he playing Charles Manson?
At 26-years-old at the time of casting, he not only became the youngest actor to play the role but also the first to be BAFTA nominated for Best Actor.
In film, Matt played the embodiment of Skynet, in 2015’s Terminator Genisys, and this year, he starred as infamous twisted cult killer Charles Manson in Charlie Says.
How long has The Crown star been dating Lily James?
Matt has been dating Mamma Mia 2 star Lily James since 2014.
Whenever they are not working, they try to spend as much time together as possible.
Matt revealed in March 2018 that he’s desperate to become a dad.
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Who does he play in Star Wars?
On August 29, 2018, it was revealed Matt had been cast in Star Wars Episode IX.
It’s unknown at this time whether he will be on the side of Princess Leia’s hesitance fighters or Kylo Ren’s evil First Order.