Matt Smith - Biography
Born: October 28, 1982
Famous for: Stepping into Dr Who's shoes at the tender age of 26
While fans of cult sci-fi series Dr Who were surprised when Northampton-born Matt was named the 11th incarnation of the famous TV time traveller, the actor had already come to the attention of theatre goers in a number of well-received stages roles. The most notable was Swimming With Sharks opposite Christian Slater, which Matt, who originally planned a career in professional football, followed with a role alongside Billie Piper in the TV film The Ruby In The Smoke.