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Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network! Your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You might know him from "Rust and Bone" for which he won a César Award for Most Promising Actor. Our aim is to provide fans around the world an up-to-date and comprehensive source for Mr. Schoenaerts with the latest news, high quality photos and in-depth information.
Matthias Schoenaerts is a Belgium actor. He is best known for his roles in "Loft" (2008), "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012). He can next be seen in "Suite Française" & "A Little Chaos".
April 18th, 2015   Gallery, Media Alerts No Comments

Matthias is featured in the current issue of the French Première magazine. We have added the magazine scans in our gallery. Many thanks to Alexandra for the heads up!


April 17th, 2015   Gallery No Comments

The digital magazine scans of Matthias’ Victoire cover (April 4, 2015) have been added in our gallery. Be sure to check our previous post if you missed the photoshoot outtakes.


April 16th, 2015   Gallery, Maryland No Comments

Mars Distribution released a new production still of “Maryland“, also reportedly titled “Close Protection“, and we have added it in our gallery. The official plot can be found below (Via Google Translator):

Back from Afghanistan, Vincent, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, is responsible for ensuring the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his “Maryland” property. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on “Maryland” Vincent perceives an external threat …

It was announced earlier today that the movie has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

April 16th, 2015   Maryland, Movie News, News & Rumors No Comments

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival just announced (part of) their line-up for this year’s festival. It was announced that Alice Winocour’ “Maryland” is selected for the festival as part of their Un Certain Regard selection. It was previously reported that the movie was retitled “Close Protection” but looks like they changed it back. The running time for the movie is 1h40 according to the official website. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Diane Kruger. The festival runs from May 13-24.

April 16th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery No Comments

We have added over 100 high quality additions of Matthias attending last night’s world premiere of “Far From The Madding Crowd” in London. He joined co-star Carey Mulligan and director Thomas Vinterberg on the red carpet. The movie will be released on May 1st in the U.S. and U.K.


Be sure to head over to our partner site Carey Mulligan Online for their coverage on Matthias’ lovely co-star.

April 15th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery No Comments

Matthias and co-star Carey Mulligan and director Thomas Vinterberg attended the world premiere of “Far From The Madding Crowd” earlier today in London. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery, but we hope many additions will follow soon. Many thanks to our friend Celyn from Carey Mulligan Online and Felicity Jones Fan for her donations.


Matthias and “Far from the Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg are expected to attend a screening and Q&A panel at the Film Society Lincoln Center in New York on April 28. Tickets are available right now so be sure to head over to Filmlinc.com for additional information.

Sneak Preview | Q&A with Thomas Vinterberg and actor Matthias Schoenaerts
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. A rarity in Victorian times—financially autonomous, beautiful, and headstrong—she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance. A Fox Searchlight release.

The U.K. premiere for the movie will be held tomorrow in London. Matthias and co-star Carey Mulligan are expected to attend the premiere so be sure to come back later for our premiere coverage!

April 13th, 2015   Gallery, Media Alerts No Comments

Matthias is featured on the cover of the French Illimité Magazine to promote the release of “Suite Française“. We have added the digital scans in our gallery. The magazine is on newsstands in France right now.


April 11th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery 1 Comment

We are getting closer to the U.S. and U.K. release of “Far from the Madding Crowd” so the promotion coverage for the movie has started. The movie is both featured in Entertainment Weekly and USA Today’s Summer Movie Previews. We have added the additional production stills as well as the new (international) posters in our gallery. The movie will be released on May 1st in the U.S. and U.K. and Ireland.


Far From the Madding Crowd
STARRING Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge
DIRECTED BY Thomas Vinterberg
RATED PG-13
RELEASE DATE May 1

Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel is an oft-adapted classic, and it was that prestige that gave star Carey Mulligan pause. “The costume drama is always an easy box to put British actors into,” she says. “I’ve avoided them—all those stuffy interiors and mahogany-paneled rooms in grand estate buildings. But this one starts with her turning down a proposal, as opposed to devoting her life to finding a husband. That was a very modern idea to begin a story with.” The proposal that she turns down is from a quiet shepherd named Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts). Their paths continue to cross in fate-driven ways as she’s wooed by a repressed neighbor (Michael Sheen) and a seductive soldier (Tom Sturridge).

Mulligan’s director was also conscious of breathing fresh air. Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) shot two-thirds of the movie outdoors, amid the same verdant, sea-breeze surroundings in southwest England that Hardy described in the book. “There was so much beautiful stuff to show,” he says, while noting the pitfalls of nature: too much noise. “Horses and boars and frogs and dogs and sheep—they can be a tough ride,” he says. The gorgeous scenery and light—including a sunset-drenched doozy of a climactic scene—were worth all the barking and bleating.

April 11th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd No Comments

Hello Magazine released the first exclusive movie clip of “Far From The Madding Crowd” featuring Matthias and his co-star Carey Mulligan.

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Current Projects
Lewis and Clark (2016)
Matthias as William Clark
Writer: Stephen Ambrose (Novel)
Genre: History
Status: Pre-Production
Release: TBA 2016
HBO min-series of American explorers Lewis and Clarke as they lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.

The Danish Girl (2016)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Tom Hooper
Genre: Drama/Biography
Status: Filming
Release: TBA 2016
Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife with ddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander

A Bigger Splash (2015)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
In Italy, an American couple, Marianne and Paul, spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. Marianne invites former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter, Penelope to stay.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Matthias as Gabriel Oak
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Genre: Drama
Status: Completed
Release: May 1, 2015
A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men. Currently in post-production.

Maryland (2015)
Matthias as Vincent
Director: Alice Winocour
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

Suite Française (2014)
Matthias as Bruno von Falk
Director: Saul Dibb
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: March 13, 2015 (UK)
A story centered around a romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation of France.

A Little Chaos (2014)
Matthias as Andrè Le Notre
Director: Alan Rickman
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: April 17, 2015 (UK)
A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versaillers, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV.

Rumored Projects/In Development
  • Galveston (TBA)
  • The Faithful (TBA)
  • Untitled Florent-Emilio Siri mini-series (TBA)
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    Released Projects
    The Loft (2014)
    Matthias as Filip
    Director: Erik Van Looy
    Genre: Thriller
    Status: Now Playing
    Release: January 30, 2015
    Five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the murdered body of an unknown young woman is found in the property.

    The Drop (2014)
    Matthias as Eric
    Director: Michaël R. Roskam
    Genre: Crime
    Status: On DVD/Blu-Ray
    Release: September 12, 2014
    Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

    Other Projects
    Louis Vuitton Menswear (2014)
    Matthias as Model/spokesperson
    Photographer: Mikael Jansson
    Release: Spring/Summer 2014

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