The actor playing The Sheriff of Nottingham in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood has remained a mystery up until today. We knew of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood himself, Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, and we even knew who had been cast as Robin’s Merry Men. However the actor’s name has now been revealed, with the official website for Matthew Macfayden confirmed his casting today:
Matthew’s agent, Christian Hodell, has confirmed that he will be playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in the new Robin Hood movie. Shooting for Matthew will occur in May and June.
Matthew Macfayden is probably best known for playing Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightly. He also had a role in Frost/Nixon.