Matthew Macfadyen Avoided Period Pieces Because He ‘Felt Like a Middle-Aged Dad’ After ‘Pride & Prejudice’

Matthew Macfadyen Avoided Period Pieces Because He ‘Felt Like a Middle-Aged Dad’ After ‘Pride & Prejudice’
Matthew Macfadyen is riding high right now. “Succession” continues to be one of the biggest shows on television, and appears to be cruising towards another successful award season campaign. His role as Tom Wambsgans, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2020, is one of the show’s most talked-about characters following the shocking Season 3 finale.

The role of Tom is the latest example of Macfadyen carving out a career as a character actor after early lead roles such as Mr. Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in 2005’s “Pride & Prejudice.” While his starring role in Joe Wright’s Jane Austen adaptation was the most high-profile moment of his career at the time, it brought the actor a great deal of stress. And in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Macfadyen opened up about the toll the part took on him.

“But I did feel pressure—maybe it was a self-imposed pressure of,
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