MCM: Matt Berry


While Matt Berry has a pretty impressive list of British surrealist comedy shows to his name, he doesn’t have a whole lot of historical flicks … yet. With the overwhelming popularity of Hulu’s What We Do in the Shadows, in which Berry plays vampire Laszlo Cravensworth, that is sure to change in the future.


AD/BC (2004)

I haven’t tracked this one down yet, but I really want to watch it. It has a significant number of cast members from The Mighty Boosh, which means it is sure to be seriously weird.

AD/BC (2004)


Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

His scene was apparently cut from the film “due to an off putting bulge,” according to the actor himself. So, instead, I am substituting a photo of Matt Berry as Laszlo Cravensworth’s alter ego on What We Do in the Shadows, Jackie Daytona, Regular Human Bartender:

What We Do in the Shadows


Christopher Robin (2018)

Policeman, cool.

Christopher Robin (2018)


Year of the Rabbit (2019)

I recently reviewed this single-season historical murder-mystery frock flick, so click the link to read all my thoughts.

Year of the Rabbit (2019)


What We Do in the Shadows (2019-)

We haven’t done a full review of the costumes on the show yet, but even though the show is set in the current year, the costumes of the three main vampires all take direct inspiration from historical silhouettes. Matt Berry’s character, Laszlo, is perhaps the most “historically accurate” of them, sticking to a fairly strict Victorian aesthetic.

What We Do in the Shadows (2019-) What We Do in the Shadows (2019-) What We Do in the Shadows (2019-)


Great Expectations (2022)

This is due to be released later this year, as I understand it. The limited series also co-stars Olivia Coleman as Miss Havisham, while Matt Berry plays as Mr. Pumblechuck.

Great Expectations (2022)



6 Responses

  1. Mist x

    Love his work but… that voice! I sigh just thinking about it. (PS: He did a Letters Live (it’s on Youtube)… It’s quite funny & you get to see him smile -NSFW due to the subject matter-)

  2. Gretchen

    That Dickensian weskit! He was born to play a Dicken’s character, clearly.

  3. florenceandtheai

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love me some Matt Berry!