I see nothing 'fresh' or 'edgy' about him at all.
Quite. But my remark was more refering to the rhetoric from the producers and how they spoke about things. Most actors tend to be nice bland middle-class boys so why are we surprised? I'm not at all.
And to be fair - Matt being a young lad has ruffled some feathers and to some that defines 'edgy'. E.g. pissing off fans. Jimmy Nesbitt is about as mainstream BBC as you can get.
Too young? It is early days and I will wait till I've seen him in action for now.