At the end of 2015, Matt revealed that he is having romantic love affairs with Lily James as his girlfriend. Lily James is also an actress from England. During that time he also expressed his desire to get married to her and have her as his wife.
Matt's childhood dream was football and he also saw him as a professional footballer. He received is formal education from Northampton School for Boys. As a youth player, he also played for Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest, and Leicester City in their youth team. However, during that time he suffered a serious back injury and this turned his interest in acting. He joined National Youth Theatre. There he appeared in several theater shows like Murder in the Cathedral and The Master and Margarita. After completing his secondary education, he joined University of East Anglia where he majored in drama and creative writing. He graduated from there in 2005. After appearing in several and stage shows, he played the role of Paul Danzinger in the play On the Shore of the Wide World. He made his big screen debut in 2006 by starring the role of Jim Taylor in The Ruby in the Smoke. In 2008, he appeared in the comedy drama movie In Bruges. His breakthrough role came in 2010 after he began starring the role of The Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who. For this role, he earned the salary of £200,000 a year and his net worth is said to be around $6 Million.