Career Goode may be best known for his role as Mandy Moore's romantic interest in the 2004 film Chasing Liberty. Beforehand, Goode had played the brother of Inspector Lynley in the BBC production Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance and had parts in the TV-movie Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the Shakespeare play The Tempest. In recent years he has appeared in the films Match Point, Imagine Me & You, My Family and Other Animals, opposite Imelda Staunton, Copying Beethoven, opposite Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, and The Lookout. Standing the test of time is his whimsical take on Brooke Burgess in the BBC serial based upon Anthony Trollope's "He Knew He was Right."
He most recently played the character of Adrian Veidt in the Watchmen film, directed by Zack Snyder. He also played Charles Ryder in the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited, the role previously taken by Jeremy Irons in the hugely popular 1980s serial.
He is the face of Hackett, the Spanish Gentleman's outfitters. Hackett also sponsor Jonny Wilkinson.
Vogue announced on the 29 October that he will play a significant role in ex-fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut, titled "A Single Man", based on the eponymous novel.
Personal life Goode was born in Exeter, Devon, the youngest of five siblings (he has a brother, two half brothers and his half sister from his mother's other marriage is Sally Meen); he grew up in the village of Clyst St. Mary in Devon with a geologist father and a nurse mother who was also an amateur theatre director. Goode studied at the University of Birmingham and London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Goode became a father in 2009. He and his long-term partner, Sophie Dymoke, welcomed Matilda Eve Goode on the 1st of March, 2009.