Matthew Waterhouse was born the son of a company solicitor. He joined the BBC as a clerk, working in the news and information department, while also pursuing an acting career. His first TV role was as a public schoolboy in “To Serve Them All My Days” (1980). He had not even started working on that programme when he auditoned for and won the role of Adric in Doctor Who. Since his departure in the series he has worked mainly in the theatre, appearing as Puck in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, as Peter Pan in “Peter Pan”, and as Edmund in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” He has also starred in a one-man show, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, adapted by him from Mark Twain’s novel.