Matthew trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama and has since played Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, Ricky Roma in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and Pablo Picasso in Alberto Bona’s Salvador. Matthew has also played a number of Shakespearean characters including Frank Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the title role in Macbeth, the latter prompting London reviewers to call him ‘… superb … a powerful onstage force …’.
In Jason Moore’s one-man adaptation of Diary of a Madman by Gogol – the story of a frustrated lowly civil servant in 1830s St Petersburg who gradually loses his mind – Matthew played troubled clerk Aksenty Poprishchin.
The play sold out at London’s Pleasance Theatre and received glowing praise from the Fringe Review:
‘… hilarious … Matthew Jure is captivating as the doomed Poprishchin … more charming than the Belvoir Street production with Geoffrey Rush … humour beautifully balanced with horror …’