Matthew Le Nevez
|Partner(s)||Michelle Monique Smith|
Matthew "Matt" Le Nevez (born 10 January 1979) is an 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.
Le Nevez was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in 1979 and attended The French-Australian Preschool, Telopea Park School and St Edmund's College, Canberra before accepted into NIDA aged 17. He graduated in 1999.
Le Nevez took a small role in an Australian-made sci-fi series, Farscape, followed by a part in teen drama Head Start. In 2002 he appeared in his first feature film Garage Days playing a drug-fuelled rock star. He then played Aaron Reynolds, accomplice to the notorious Brenden James Abbott the Post Card Bandit, in the TV miniseries of the same name.
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.
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 (convicted of the murders of his mother Margaret Wales-King and stepfather Paul King) 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.
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.
In 2010, he appeared in Legend of the Seeker as Leo, the new Seeker. In 2011, he became a regular in the Network Ten comedy/drama Offspring as anaethetist Dr Patrick Reid, and continued in season 3 (2012), 4 (2013) and after his characters death in dream sequences during season 5 (2014). His character was killed off due to his choice to leave the show in 12th episode of season 4 on the 7 August 2013, and made Australian headlines following an outpouring of grief from Offspring fans.
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.
In 2014, Le Nevez and his partner Michelle Smith welcomed their son Levi Le Nevez.
|2005||A Family Legacy||New Zealand batsman||Short film|
|2005||Man-Thing||Sheriff Kyle Williams|
|2007||What They Don't Know||Stan||Short film|
|2008||The Tender Hook||Art Walker|
|2017||Australia Day||Detective Mitchell Collyer|
|2000||Farscape||Cavemen Crichton||Episode: "My Three Crichtons"|
|2001||Head Start||Terry Vaughan||3 episodes|
|2001||All Saints||Andy Barton||Episode: "Law of the Jungle"|
|2002||MDA||Sam Livingstone||4 episodes|
|2003||White Collar Blue||Larry Drevo||1 episode|
|2003||The Postcard Bandit||Aaron Reynolds||Television film|
|2003||Marking Time||Bullet Sheater||Television film|
|2004||Blue Heelers||Matt Procter||Episode: "Reasonable Doubt: Live"|
|2004||Love My Way||Jai||Episode: "Spin Cycle"|
|2006||The Society Murders||Matthew Wales||Television film|
|2007||Sea Patrol||Jullian Wiseman||Episode: "What Lies Beneath"|
|2010||Legend of the Seeker||Leo||3 episodes|
|2010||Cops L.A.C.||Ben Ellis||Episode: "Ghost House"|
|2011–2016||Offspring||Patrick Reid||Main role|
|2012||Howzat! Kerry Packer's War||Dennis Lillee||Television miniseries|
|2013||The Glades||Alexanders Barnes||Episode: "Gallerinas"|
|2014||Parer's War||Damien Parer||Television film|
|2015||The Kettering Incident||Brian Dutch||8 episodes|
|2015||The Lizzie Borden Chronicles||Bat Masterson||2 episodes|
|2015||Love Child||Jim Marsh||8 episodes|
|2016||Brock+||Peter Brock||Television miniseries|
|2017||Unit Zero||Dave Trace||Television film|
|2019||The Widow||Will Mason||TV Series|
|2019||Absentia||Cal Isaac||TV Series|
Awards and nominations
|2004||AFI Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy||Marking Time||Won|
|2007||Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor||The Society Murders||Won|
|2013||Logie Award for Most Popular Actor||Offspring||Nominated|
|2014||Logie Award for Most Popular Actor||Nominated|
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- Haddow, Nicole (22 July 2011). "Offspring's Matthew Le Nevez charms in the spotlight". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012.
- "Cricket tragic Matthew Le Nevez has a mo to rival Dennis Lillee in Nine network's new miniseries Howzat". Herald Sun. 8 May 2012.
- "Offspring star Matt Le Nevez returns to TV with Elizabeth Debicki in The Kettering Incident". news.com.au. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "Le Nevez shows a dark side in The Kettering Incident". dailytelegraph.com.au. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Matthew Le Nevez to play Peter Brock in Ten's new miniseries". mediaweek.com.au. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- Van Der Meer, Erin. "It's a boy! Offspring star Matthew Le Nevez announces the name and sex of his newborn and reveals he misses playing dreamy Dr Patrick". dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- "Actor Matthew Le Nevez springs to life for Triple M's Hot Breakfast". triplem.com.au. Triple M. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Doherty, Megan. "Man of the match scores off the field". Canberra Times. Canberra Times. Retrieved 13 August 2014.