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Matthew Le Nevez
Born (1979-01-10) 10 January 1979 (age 36)
Canberra, Australia
Occupation Actor

Matthew (Matt) Le Nevez (born 10 January 1979 in Canberra) is an award-winning Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Dr Patrick Reid in the TV series Offspring.

Early life[edit]

Le Nevez was born in Canberra in 1979 and attended The French-Australian School, Telopea Park School and St Edmund's College, Canberra before accepted into NIDA aged 17. He graduated in 1999. In 2014, Le Nevez and his partner Michelle Smith welcomed their son Levi Le Nevez.[1]

Le Nevez is an avid supporter of Richmond[2] in the AFL and Canberra Raiders in the NRL.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] He won the Most Outstanding Actor on Australian television Logie Award in 2006.[6]

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.

Matt has also recently appeared as the boyfriend of "Kate" (Sibylla Budd) in the Come Walkabout commercial for Tourism Australia, directed by Baz Luhrmann.[7]

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).[8] 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 2012 he played the part of former Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee in the miniseries Howzat! Kerry Packer's War about Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket.[9]

He played the part of Damien Parer in the 2014 television film Parer's War.

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.[10]

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NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
Tue, 19 May 2015 02:01:26 -0700

IT'S the next best thing to Offspring returning to our screens, we get Matthew Le Nevez instead. Calm yourselves, ladies. He won the nation's heart playing Dr Patrick Reid on Ten's beloved drama and will return to Australian television tonight, playing ...

Geeks of Doom

Geeks of Doom
Sun, 24 May 2015 19:15:00 -0700

Charlie Siringo's (Cole Hauser) pals (in the forms of Chris Bauer and Matthew Le Nevez) found where Lizzie was after she was discovered by a soon-to-be-poisoned-reporter. Shooting up Fall River didn't work, but they lucked out anyway (if you could call ...
 
Herald Sun
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:17:42 -0700

FORMER Offspring star Matthew Le Nevez says his role on the hit drama, which sent a nation into mourning, has changed the way he behaves in public. Le Nevez played Dr Patrick Reid, partner to the show's leading light Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie), ...
 
Woman's Day
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:23:40 -0700

Related: Jessica Marais and Matthew Le Nevez on location for the filming of Love Child. Matt, 35, announced the arrival of Levi on social media in June this year, a week after Michelle, 34, had given birth. “Every day he looks slightly different and he ...
 
NEWS.com.au
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:24:09 -0700

Back on TV ... actors Matthew Le Nevez and Elizabeth Debicki who will both. Back on TV ... actors Matthew Le Nevez and Elizabeth Debicki both star in The Kettering Incident. Source: News Corp Australia. And it's likely Le Nevez's co-star Elizabeth ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 04:02:53 -0700

He's currently playing the role of a ghost father on Offspring, but actor Matthew Le Nevez has become a dad in real life. The 34-year-old announced to the world on Sunday night that he and partner Michelle Monique had welcomed a baby. He shared the ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:12 -0700

But we'll soon see more of hunky Matthew Le Nevez on our TV screens than ever before. Not only will the 35-year-old appear on Channel Nine's Love Child, he is starring in yet another series as well - new missing-persons drama The Kettering Incident ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:58:21 -0700

There was weeping and wailing in lounge rooms across Australia when Matthew Le Nevez's character Dr Patrick Reid died unexpectedly last year on the hit TV series Offspring, leaving partner Nina Proudman (played by Asher Keddie) alone to raise their ...
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