Matthew Marsden

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Matthew Marsden (born 3 March 1973) is an English actor, martial artist, model and singer. In the United States he is best-known as a film actor, having appeared in Helen of Troy, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Tamara, Resident Evil: Extinction, Rambo, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Atlas Shrugged. Marsden was born in Sandwell General Hospital and brought up on the Yew Tree Estate, Walsall. His father abandoned the family when Matthew was ten years old and he and his sister were brought up by their mother, Ann. He was a pupil of Manor High School, Wednesbury, before leaving to go to Dartmouth High School in Great Barr. After leaving school he took up acting and joined the National Youth Theatre. He later found work as a model in London with "Models 1", Paris with "Men of Karin" and Milan with "Beatrice" and featured in commercials for products such as Jacobs Coffee, Punica, Vimto and Impulse body spray. Marsden has since commented "I was at college in London and when you're a struggling student it doesn't take a genius to work out that it's easier to model for a few hours each week and earn thousands of pounds than work in a bar for a pittance.
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