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Matthew Waterhouse

publicity shot of Matthew Waterhouse

Born 19 December 1961 Matthew Waterhouse portrayed the Alzarian boy Adric from the beginning of Full Circle (1980) through the end of Earthshock (1982) Age during show: Full Circle 18 years .. Earthshock 20 years 1999 birthday: 38th

Matthew was born in Hertford, England on December 19, 1961. He went to school at St. Wilfrid's Primary School and then at Shoreham Grammer School. After taking his A levels and O levels, Matthew worked in temporary jobs before he finally joined the BBC working in the news and information department. His first acting role was in To Serve Them All My Days (1980) as Briarily, a public schoolboy.

Matthew had not started working on the show when he auditioned for the role of Adric in Doctor Who. He was recommended for the part by Jenny Jenkins of the Casting Advisory Service for the BBC. Producer John-Nathan Turner wanted a novice in the role who was basically unknown. It was agreed that Matt was the best of those audtioning for the part and on February 26, 1980 a public announcement was made that he had the part.

Since leaving the show, Waterhouse has worked in the theatre, appearing as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, as Peter in Peter Pan and as Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In 1989 he appeared in a one-man show, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which he adapted from Mark Twain's novel. His most ambious role was probably that of Hamlet. Why not read (an unfortunatly rather bad) review of the production?

Recent reports suggest Waterhouse is currently living in the US with someone he met at a Doctor Who convention......

I've had information from two people to the effect that Matthew is back in Sussex, so we've got him back again, ya! :-)

Matthew has recently become involved in a TV production callled "Ghostlands". So far only a pilot has been produced, the company is apparently still looking for a buyer. The details are sketchy, but Matthew plays a character called Tom. You can see two publicity shots of him from the show in the Adric Gallery. The website for the production can be found at:

This is all the info I've been able to find out about Matthew's work since leaving Doctor Who, but I would really like to find out more. If you know any more details *please* email me and let me know what he's been up to recently. I haven't even got any dates for the stuff I know he's done!