Matej “Matt” Paprciak is an actor, model and ex-professional footballer born in Prague and based in London. He graduated from acting in London and was nominated for Best Actor in Maine Student Film Festival for the role of Yans in Quiet Crossing. Matej Paprciak was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He started his career as a sportsman in Taekwondo and then football as a professional.
After that, he went for studies of International Economy and Law at University in Prague. During this time he was scouted by a model agency and started a new career when he has become a model for such brands like Armani, Versace, Dolce Gabbana and shot editorials for Esquire, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and appeared in TV commercials like Coca Cola, Budweiser, United Colours of Benetton, Bohemia Sekt. After a while full of traveling he moved to London to chase his new dream of becoming an actor. He firstly attended a couple of short courses and performed in an amateur theatre and then took one year course in Richmond Drama School.
After that, thanks to his monologues of Hamlet and Biff, he successfully went to study a full-time course in one of the toughest drama schools in London focused mainly on method acting for the next two years at GFCA, where he was taught under Giles Foreman and another one of the greatest teachers in the UK, who taught stars like Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, Anthony Hopkins and Colin Firth. As a part of the school theatre, he appeared in roles of Treplyov in Seagull, as Orsino in Twelfth Night, as Angelo in Measure for Measure, as Marco and Eddie in A View from the Bridge and as Soleni in Three Sisters. He also appeared in a couple of short and student films, when the most noticeable is award winning film Quiet Crossing by Patrik Krivanek, which also got him a nomination for Best Actor in the Maine Student Film Festival in the USA. Matej is very much appreciated for his dedication to the role and also for the physical and mental preparation.