History Creator / MatthewWaterhouse

25th Nov '17 10:04:59 AM ClintEastwood
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Towards the end of episode four of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]'', the viewer can see Adric running behind the Doctor before disappearing behind a tree. This could be attributed to Adric not being in a good state after being held captive by The Master, but in actual fact Waterhouse was suffering a terrible hangover during filming and really ''had'' to be sick behind that tree.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite the ill-repute of Adric and Waterhouse within the fandom, people who have actually met Waterhouse on the convention circuit conclude that he is a nice man, if rather [[ShrinkingViolet shy]].
* OneOfUs: Aside from being an ascended fan of ''Doctor Who'', he's also apparently a fan of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', and in his youth he loved to watch shows such as ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'' as well as read Creator/MarvelComics. He's also a massive literature nerd with a taste for [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and [[Creator/MarcelProust Proust]] among ''many'' others.
* PlayingAgainstType: Though Briarley (from ''To Serve Them All My Days'') and Adric are both smart-mouthed, edgy characters, they wouldn't be classified as ''bad''. However, Waterhouse's casting in the 1986 art film ''The Killing Edge'' turns this around completely - [[spoiler:he plays the knife man]].
* PromotedFanboy
* RealitySubtext: When Waterhouse was sixteen, his older brother Nicholas committed suicide after a proposal to his girlfriend was rejected. Waterhouse then used the situation to express Adric's pain over the death of his brother Varsh in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]]''.
* ReclusiveArtist: Though Waterhouse hasn't exactly hidden away from the public (he contributes commentaries, performs a bit and he's made the odd convention appearance), he isn't as active as his fellow ''Doctor Who'' alumni and he doesn't particularly like giving interviews or talking about his personal life. So much so that when ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' announced an interview with Waterhouse in mid-2010, that article was second only to Amy and Rory's marriage in terms of how much it was promoted and featured.
** He seems to have smashed this perception of him in subsequent years, as now he has an [[http://matthewwaterhouse.com/site/ official website]] with a blog, and as of November 2014, a [[https://mobile.twitter.com/MinettaLane a Twitter account!]] He's now pretty much shaping up to be Doctor Who's answer to Creator/WilWheaton.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: His novels often involve aspiring creators, British expats, young gay men and the setting of New York City.
2nd Jul '17 11:40:25 AM nombretomado
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According to TheOtherWiki, Matthew Waterhouse was born on the 19th of December, 1961 (prior to this, some sources list his birthdate as 1962) in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. He was also a great fan of ''Doctor Who'' in his childhood and teenage years, collecting every bit of [[TheMerch merchandising]] under the sun and later joining The Doctor Who Appreciation Society.

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According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Matthew Waterhouse was born on the 19th of December, 1961 (prior to this, some sources list his birthdate as 1962) in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. He was also a great fan of ''Doctor Who'' in his childhood and teenage years, collecting every bit of [[TheMerch merchandising]] under the sun and later joining The Doctor Who Appreciation Society.
5th Mar '17 9:26:25 AM nombretomado
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* OneOfUs: Aside from being an ascended fan of ''Doctor Who'', he's also apparently a fan of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', and in his youth he loved to watch shows such as ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'' as well as read MarvelComics. He's also a massive literature nerd with a taste for [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and [[Creator/MarcelProust Proust]] among ''many'' others.

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* OneOfUs: Aside from being an ascended fan of ''Doctor Who'', he's also apparently a fan of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', and in his youth he loved to watch shows such as ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'' as well as read MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. He's also a massive literature nerd with a taste for [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and [[Creator/MarcelProust Proust]] among ''many'' others.
12th Jan '16 7:11:19 AM bwburke94
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Since ''Doctor Who'' he's gone on to have a few small acting roles (his bigger ones were concentrated in theatre) and has written and published the novels ''Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York'', ''Vanitas: A Comedy of New York'' and ''Precious Liars'' - a {{trilogy}} centred around intertwining events taking place in New York City. More relevantly in terms of fans, he has also authored a memoir entitled ''Blue Box Boy'' about his time on ''Doctor Who''. Beginning in 2014, he will reprise the role of Adric for a series of audio plays for BigFinish. He has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1998.

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Since ''Doctor Who'' he's gone on to have a few small acting roles (his bigger ones were concentrated in theatre) and has written and published the novels ''Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York'', ''Vanitas: A Comedy of New York'' and ''Precious Liars'' - a {{trilogy}} centred around intertwining events taking place in New York City. More relevantly in terms of fans, he has also authored a memoir entitled ''Blue Box Boy'' about his time on ''Doctor Who''. Beginning in 2014, he will reprise reprised the role of Adric for a series of ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio plays for BigFinish.plays. He has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1998.
22nd Dec '15 6:38:48 AM SilentHunterUK
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22nd Dec '15 6:38:22 AM SilentHunterUK
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Adric's reputation probably wasn't helped by the fact that Matthew Waterhouse was an eighteen-year-old with his only prior acting experiences in the form of a few evening drama classes and a bit part in the John Duttine miniseries ''To Serve Them All My Days''. Waterhouse ''himself'' even attracted controversy after some of his colleagues expressed their impressions that he was perhaps a little ''too'' much like the character he was meant to be portraying in RealLife (Lalla Ward's expressed sentiments about him are a prime example).

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Adric's reputation probably wasn't helped by the fact that Matthew Waterhouse was an eighteen-year-old with his only prior acting experiences in the form of a few evening drama classes and a bit part in the John Duttine miniseries ''To Serve Them All My Days''. Days'' - in particular Equity kicked up a fuss as he wasn't a member. Waterhouse ''himself'' even attracted controversy after some of his colleagues expressed their impressions that he was perhaps a little ''too'' much like the character he was meant to be portraying in RealLife (Lalla Ward's expressed sentiments about him are a prime example).
example). While filming [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda "Kinda"]] he decided to advise Creator/RichardTodd (an Oscar-nominated actor) on acting.
5th Nov '14 9:51:03 PM emiveritas
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* JewishAndNerdy / NiceJewishBoy: [[AmbiguouslyJewish If his Wikipedia article is to be believed.]]

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* JewishAndNerdy / NiceJewishBoy: [[AmbiguouslyJewish If his Wikipedia article is LighterAndSofter: ''Vanitas'' to be believed.]]''Fates, Flowers''.
2nd Nov '14 7:26:50 PM emiveritas
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** He seems to have smashed this perception of him in subsequent years, as now he has an [[http://matthewwaterhouse.com/site/ official website]] with a blog. He's now pretty much shaping up to be Doctor Who's answer to Creator/WilWheaton.

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** He seems to have smashed this perception of him in subsequent years, as now he has an [[http://matthewwaterhouse.com/site/ official website]] with a blog. blog, and as of November 2014, a [[https://mobile.twitter.com/MinettaLane a Twitter account!]] He's now pretty much shaping up to be Doctor Who's answer to Creator/WilWheaton.
2nd Nov '14 7:24:42 PM emiveritas
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: His novels often involve aspiring creators, British expats, young gay men and the setting of New York City.
4th May '14 8:51:23 PM emiveritas
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* PeripheryDemographic: Waterhouse has a large [[LGBTFanbase gay fanbase]] due to the fact he is openly gay. He's also really popular with ''Doctor Who'' fans from Generations Y and Z who are introduced to the show via the new series.
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