Matthew has two sons, Connor and Finn.
Matthew supported himself at University by selling shoes on a market stall in Birmingham.
Matthew has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Matthew supports West Bromwich Albion football club.
Matthew is 6'2" (1.88 m) tall.
In the late 1990s, Matthew had numerous hit singles as a pop singer.
Played Chris Collins in British soap 'Coronation Street' from 1997 to 1998 and if memory serves he played a mechanic.
Matthew: (Talking about issues that come about from his height) When I did the movie Shiner, I worked with Michael Caine, who was very tall, so that wasn't a problem. When I do auditions with female actors, sometimes I feel like I have the role until they ask me to stand next to the woman.
Matthew Marsden: (About his acting career) Growing up on the Yew Tree I had dreams of becoming an actor but when I used to say that people would just laugh at me. But my mum and my friends always believed in me though. I've had loads of knock backs, and especially after Corrie people seemed desperate for me to fail but you just have to get on with it.
Matthew: (On life in L.A) I live like a hermit. In the insanity that can be Hollywood it is great to have your own little castle. There is nothing more important than your family.
Matthew: (On his hometown Walsall) I don't get to come home as much as I'd like, about twice a year. It's always lovely to come back home but I'm still the same person I always was, if it all ended tomorrow I would be happy working on the market in West Brom.
Matthew: (On his role of Schoolboy in Rambo) I was the first actor to be cast for the film and Sly told me to build up my stamina and work on my forearms as I would be lugging a huge gun around. And he wasn't wrong, it was enormous and so heavy.