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Matthew Le Nevez
Born (1979-01-10) 10 January 1979 (age 37)
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]


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]

In 2016 he is going to be starring in Brock, a Channel 10 miniseries, starring as Peter Brock. [11]


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485 news items

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:35:49 -0800

He has settled into Sydney over the past six months to film his upcoming television roles. And now Matthew Le Nevez has been reunited with his partner Michelle Smith and 18-month-old son Levi just in time for Christmas. The 36-year-old actor struggled ...


Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:03:12 -0700

As a child, Matthew Le Nevez not only avidly watched Peter Brock's Bathurst races, one of the actors' favourite toys was a miniature Brock car. So when he was approached to take on the role of the motoring legend in Ten's upcoming telemovie Brock, it ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:17:26 -0800

Love, crime and politics ... where would television's narrative be without those three vital ingredients? Despite the tendency to imagine television is a realm of ever-diminishing returns for the audience, this year looks promising. Even the commercial ...

The Australian

The Australian
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:02:01 -0800

... world behind the placid political facade of Canberra, starring Anna Torv and Jacki Weaver; and The Kettering Incident is an eight-part otherworldly murder mystery set in the dank forests of Tasmania, featuring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez.

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 ...


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 ...

The Sunshine Coast Daily

The Sunshine Coast Daily
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 ...

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 ...

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