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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, he was also best known for his film role in Man-Thing and Parer's War.

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]

In 2005 Le Nevez star in his first american film in one Marvel feature film Man-Thing as Sheriff Kyle Williams.

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Garage Days Tobey
2004 Peaches Brian
2005 A Family Legacy NZ Batsman 1 short film
Man-Thing Sheriff Kyle Williams
Feed Nigel
2006 Emulsion Actor short film
2007 What They Don't Know Stan short film
2008 The Tender Hook Art Worker
2011 Deserted Boyfriend short film

Televison[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Farscape Cavemen Crichton 1 episode
2001 Head Start Terry Vaughan 3 episodes
All Saints Andy Barton 1 episode
2002 MDA Sam Livingstone 4 episodes
2003 White Collar Blue Larry Drevo 1 episode
The Postcard Bandit Aaron Reynolds TV movie
Marking Time Bullet Sheater TV movie
2004 Blue Heelers Matt Procter 1 episode
Love My Way Jai 1 episode
2006 The Society Murders Matthew Wales TV movie
2007 Sea Patrol Jullian Wiseman 1 episode
2010 Legend of the Seeker Leo 3 episode
Cops LAC Ben Ellis 1 episode
2011-2014 Offspring Patrick Reid Main role
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Dennis Lilee mini-serie
2013 The Glades Alexanders Barnes 1 episode
2014 Parer's War Damien Parer TV movie
2015 The Kettering Incident Brian Dutch 8 episodes
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Bat Masterson 2 episode
Love Child Jim Marsh 8 episodes
Runner Adam TV movie
2016 Brock Peter Brock TV movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
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

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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461 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 ...

NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
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 ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:22:30 -0700

Brock: The story of an Australian legend - promo0:19. Matthew Le Nevez will bring to life the story of one of Australia's greatest and most complex sporting heroes, Peter Brock, in the highly anticipated television event Brock. Courtesy: Network Ten ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:26:23 -0700

Actor Matthew Le Nevez announced he will be starring in season two of Love Child at a post Logies brunch on Monday. Speaking at Nine's post-Logies brunch on Monday in Melbourne he told TheFIX: 'I'm really excited. 'The show's a big hit. I've been ...

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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