Matt King

Active - 1988 - 2010  |   Genres - Crime, Fantasy, Children's/Family

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British film and television actor Matt King specialized in characterizations with a slightly wild, hyperkinetic bent, often to great comedic effect. A stand-up comedian by stock and trade, King initially emerged as a star in Britain as the nutty, crack-addled Super Hans, a multiseason turn on the irreverent English mockumentary sitcom Peep Show (2003). Its success spurred King on to greater heights, including extensive big screen work for such directors as Guy Ritchie (as a hooligan in that helmer's 2008 crime comedy RockNRolla) and Nicolas Winding Refn (in the same year's biopic of British criminal Charles Bronson, Bronson). Also in 2008, King signed on to work with Iain Softley in the big screen children's fantasy Inkheart (2009). Off camera, the comedian/actor sustained a reputation for his caustic wit and irreverent, occasionally profane jests.

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