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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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A message from our patron, Australian Actor, Matthew Le Nevez.

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1653 news items

Perth Now

Perth Now
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:18:49 -0700

Jessica Marais and Matthew Le Nevez pictured filming Love Child in Kings Cross this morning. IT was business as usual for Jessica Marais this week with the newly single actor looking upbeat and happy as she spent time with on-screen love interest ...

The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:56:15 -0700

If you never really got over TV series Offspring finishing up, never fear, our two favourite Offspring leading men are coming back to both the TV and big screen over the coming months. Patrick Reid, aka Matthew Le Nevez stars in this season of Aussie ...

Central Queensland news

Central Queensland news
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:56:15 -0700

But they share some similarities, Matthew Le Nevez being one of them. The Australian heartthrob rose to fame as the beloved Dr Patrick on Ten's quirky romantic drama Offspring. Just as he brought something new to the acclaimed Offspring cast in the ...

NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
Tue, 19 May 2015 02:02:31 -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 ...
 
TV Series Finale
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:01:56 -0700

Other characters are played by Olivia Llewellyn, John Ralston, Dylan Taylor, Bradley Stryker, Jeff Wincott, Jessy Schram, Rhys Coiro, Adrian G. Griffiths, Chris Bauer, and Matthew Le Nevez. The limited series debuted in April and ran for eight episodes.

NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:03:45 -0700

... pair got engaged in October 2009 and announced they were expecting their first child in November 2011. Scout was born in May 2012. Marais, 30, is currently in Sydney filming scenes for the new season of Nine's Love Child with co-star Matthew Le Nevez.
 
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

The pair are staying in Hobart while Matt films TV series The Kettering Incident and are loving their new roles as parents, and looked more besotted than ever as they cuddled and held hands. Related: Jessica Marais and Matthew Le Nevez on location for ...
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