How old is Matt Smith, how long has The Crown star been dating Lily James and when’s he playing Charles Manson?

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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…

Matt Smith has landed a ‘key role’ in Star Wars Episode IX
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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.

He rose to fame as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor in the hit BBC series

What has he been in and when’s he playing Charles Manson?

Matt is best known for his role as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who.

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.

Matt has since found further international fame for his portrayal of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the hit Netflix royal drama The Crown.

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.

He has recently sparked rumours that he’s engaged to long-term actress girlfriend Lily James
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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.

Lily sparked engagement rumours at the 2018 Baftas when she seemed to be sporting a huge ring on her engagement finger.

Matt has recently finished his run as Prince Philip in Netflix’s The Crown
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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.

Sources claim the ex- Dr Who has been signed up to Star Wars: Episode IX which is currently in production in the UK and Ireland.

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.

Matt joins returning cast members Daisy RidleyJohn Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, as well as newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie.