Matthew Le Nevez Biography
Matthew Le Nevez, born on 10th January 1979 in Canberra is an award-winning Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Doctor Patrick Reid in the TV series Offspring and as Detective Brian Dutch in the Tasmanian Gothic sci-fi television show The Kettering Incident.
Matthew Le Nevez attended The French-Australian Preschool, Telopea Park School and St Edmund’s College, Canberra before accepted into NIDA aged 17. He graduated in 1999. In 2003 came a break-through role, that of rough and ready Bullet Sheather in the ABC Television miniseries Marking Time, for which Le Nevez won an AFI Television Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy.
Matthew Le Nevez stars in the Australian film The Tender Hook. Written and directed by Jonathan Ogilvie, it is the story of Iris (Rose Byrne) and a love triangle that includes her roguish English lover, McHeath and Art (Matt Le Nevez), an earnest young boxer. The film also stars his previous acting colleague, Hugo Weaving.
The film Peaches saw him sharing a screen with Hugo Weaving and Jacqueline McKenzie, but it was the role in 2006 of notorious Mathew Wales in the TV movie The Society Murders that won Le Nevez critical acclaim. He won the Most Outstanding Actor on Australian television Logie Award in 2006.
He appeared in Legend of the Seeker as Leo, the new Seeker in 2010 and became a regular in the Network Ten comedy/drama Offspring as anaethetist Dr Patrick Reid in 2011 and continued in season 3 (2012), 4 (2013) and after his characters death in dream sequences during season.
In 2012, Matthew Le Nevez played the part of former Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee in the miniseries Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War about Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. In 2014 despite leaving Offspring to pursue acting in America it was reported that Le Nevez was joining the cast of Australian T.V. series Love Child. It was announced in July 2014 that he would be co-starring in upcoming drama series The Kettering Incident.
Matthew Le Nevez Movies
- The Tender Hook
- Man – Thing
- Parer’s War
- The Society Murders
- The Postcard Bandit