Says Smith : "I've always had an enthusiasm for poetry and creative writing, having studied it at university, and as an actor it is so vital to my art to have an understanding and appreciation for classic literature."The show is meant to encourage the joys of literacy in youngsters and will include other such UK stars including Britain's Got Talent judge David Williams and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. Matt will take part in the second series of A Poem Is, also starring Twenty Twelve star Jessica Hynes and veteran actor Richard Briers.
Reportedly their readings will be done to classic Disney animations, giving "a whole new generation of young minds a way of learning and sharing poetry, and the fact that it's set to some of the most iconic Disney animations just makes the whole experience so enjoyable" said Smith.
Source : The Press Association