Matthias Schoenaerts Network • Your Premiere Source On Matthias Schoenaerts
Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network! Your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You might know him from "Rust and Bone" for which he won a César Award for Most Promising Actor. Our aim is to provide fans around the world an up-to-date and comprehensive source for Mr. Schoenaerts with the latest news, high quality photos and in-depth information.
Matthias Schoenaerts is a Belgium actor. He is best known for his roles in "Loft" (2008), "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012). He can next be seen in "Suite Française" & "A Little Chaos".
April 27th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery, Press Archive Comments Off on The Sunday Times Interview: Take Three

Matthias is featured in yesterday’s edition of The Sunday Times to promote the U.K. release of “Far From The Madding Crowd“. We have added the photoshoot outtakes in our gallery and the full interview can be found in our press archive.

With a trio of big films out at the same time, he is the hottest thing to come out of Belgium — ever

For some weeks now, Britain’s billboards have been valiantly struggling with Matthias Schoenaerts’s name: all those vowels spelt out on adverts for Suite Française, released last month; A Little Chaos, earlier this month; and next up, Far from the Madding Crowd. In Thomas Vinterberg’s luscious take on the Thomas Hardy novel, released on Friday, Schoenaerts’s Gabriel Oak shadows Carey Mulligan’s impetuous Bathsheba. Not that he has seen any of the media blitzkrieg: the Belgian actor, 37, has only just arrived at his London hotel for the film’s premiere. “I’m like the Space Invader all of a sudden,” he says, miming a spaceship hovering over us all.

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April 23rd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on “Far From The Madding Crowd” Additions & BTS Article

Even more additional images of “Far From The Madding Crowd” have been added in our gallery. Links and previews can be found below. The Telegraph (U.K.) also published a very interesting article on the behind the scenes process of the movie. Excerpts related to Matthias can be found after the jump.

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April 23rd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on Vogue US Magazine Scans (May 2015)

The digital magazine scans of Matthias’ Vogue US May 2015 editorial with “Far From The Madding Crowd” co-star Carey Mulligan have been added in our gallery. Be sure to check out our previous post in case you missed the photoshoot outtakes.

April 23rd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on “Far From The Madding Crowd” Special NY Lunch

Matthias and his lovely co-star Carey Mulligan attended a special lunch hosted by Fox Searchlight to honor “Far From The Madding Crowed” in New York. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.

April 20th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery, Media Alerts Comments Off on Vogue US Editorial Feature (May 2015)

Matthias is featured in Carey Mulligan’s beautiful cover photoshoot for May edition of Vogue (US). The photoshoot outtakes were released today and we added them in our gallery. We will add the magazine scans as soon as possible and be sure to head over to to read Carey’s interview.

Matthias on Carey: “There’s a tender strength that she has. A gentleness and a softness but an extreme force that comes with it.”

Carey on fainting during a scene: “Matthias thought I was acting. I dropped to my knees, then sort of keeled over to the side. It’s quite hard to faint in a corset.”

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April 18th, 2015   Gallery, Media Alerts Comments Off on Première Magazine Scans (April, 2015)

Matthias is featured in the current issue of the French Première magazine. We have added the magazine scans in our gallery. Many thanks to Alexandra for the heads up!

April 17th, 2015   Gallery Comments Off on Victoire Magazine Scans

The digital magazine scans of Matthias’ Victoire cover (April 4, 2015) have been added in our gallery. Be sure to check our previous post if you missed the photoshoot outtakes.

April 16th, 2015   Gallery, Maryland Comments Off on “Maryland” Stills & Official Plot

Mars Distribution released a new production still of “Maryland“, also reportedly titled “Close Protection“, and we have added it in our gallery. The official plot can be found below (Via Google Translator):

Back from Afghanistan, Vincent, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, is responsible for ensuring the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his “Maryland” property. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on “Maryland” Vincent perceives an external threat …

It was announced earlier today that the movie has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

April 16th, 2015   Maryland, Movie News, News & Rumors Comments Off on “Maryland” (Close Protection) Selected For Cannes 2015!

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival just announced (part of) their line-up for this year’s festival. It was announced that Alice Winocour’ “Maryland” is selected for the festival as part of their Un Certain Regard selection. It was previously reported that the movie was retitled “Close Protection” but looks like they changed it back. The running time for the movie is 1h40 according to the official website. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Diane Kruger. The festival runs from May 13-24.

April 16th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on “Far From The Madding Crowd” World Premiere Additions

We have added over 100 high quality additions of Matthias attending last night’s world premiere of “Far From The Madding Crowd” in London. He joined co-star Carey Mulligan and director Thomas Vinterberg on the red carpet. The movie will be released on May 1st in the U.S. and U.K.

Be sure to head over to our partner site Carey Mulligan Online for their coverage on Matthias’ lovely co-star.

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Current Projects
Lewis and Clark (2016)
Matthias as William Clark
Writer: Stephen Ambrose (Novel)
Genre: History
Status: Pre-Production
Release: TBA 2016
HBO min-series of American explorers Lewis and Clarke as they lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.

The Danish Girl (2016)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Tom Hooper
Genre: Drama/Biography
Status: Filming
Release: TBA 2016
Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife with ddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander

A Bigger Splash (2015)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
In Italy, an American couple, Marianne and Paul, spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. Marianne invites former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter, Penelope to stay.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Matthias as Gabriel Oak
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Genre: Drama
Status: Completed
Release: May 1, 2015
A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men. Currently in post-production.

Maryland (2015)
Matthias as Vincent
Director: Alice Winocour
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

Suite Française (2014)
Matthias as Bruno von Falk
Director: Saul Dibb
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: March 13, 2015 (UK)
A story centered around a romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation of France.

A Little Chaos (2014)
Matthias as Andrè Le Notre
Director: Alan Rickman
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: April 17, 2015 (UK)
A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versaillers, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV.

Rumored Projects/In Development
  • Galveston (TBA)
  • The Faithful (TBA)
  • Untitled Florent-Emilio Siri mini-series (TBA)
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    Released Projects
    The Loft (2014)
    Matthias as Filip
    Director: Erik Van Looy
    Genre: Thriller
    Status: Now Playing
    Release: January 30, 2015
    Five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the murdered body of an unknown young woman is found in the property.

    The Drop (2014)
    Matthias as Eric
    Director: Michaël R. Roskam
    Genre: Crime
    Status: On DVD/Blu-Ray
    Release: September 12, 2014
    Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

    Other Projects
    Louis Vuitton Menswear (2014)
    Matthias as Model/spokesperson
    Photographer: Mikael Jansson
    Release: Spring/Summer 2014

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