how perfectly lovely. matthew macfadyen reads yeats. and other things.

Before he became “The Darcy to End All Darcys” the ridiculously talented and RADA-trained Matthew Macfadyen contributed to the DVD ‘Essential Poems (To Fall In Love By)’.

A naughty little someone has posted his readings to YouTube.

I am very glad of it.

W.B. Yeats.
When You Are Old.
Read by Matthew Macfadyen.

William Carlos Williams.
This is Just to Say.
Read by Matthew Macfadyen.

William Shakespeare.
Sonnet 29.
Read by Matthew Macfadyen.

I close my eyes and sigh. What a voice.

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  • Flynn
    Nov 19, 2009 at 14:12

    McFadyen reading William Carlos Williams? Oh, geez. Swoon for reals.

  • steph
    Nov 19, 2009 at 18:10


  • Donna
    Dec 1, 2009 at 19:18

    I really enjoyed this video and his voice.

  • Archontia Katsoura
    Mar 7, 2010 at 13:50

    I wish all people had the talent and the voice to speak out poems this way. Thank you, its a sort of resistence in the ugliness of life