Francis Matthews (September 2nd, 1927- June 14th, 2014) was a British actor. He was best known for his work in the British-German television series Paul Temple, playing the character of the same name.

He voiced Captain Scarlet in the series of a similar name, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons. He was originally contacted to provide guest voices for Thunderbirds, but refused - being replaced by either Matt Zimmerman or John Tate.