- Writer / Actor
Matt is a writer and gifted actor. He starred alongside Vin Diesel in the Box Office hit, “Riddick,” whichhit USD $100M in sales at the Box Office. He had a busy 2013 schedule, having worked with Ewan McGregor in “Son of a Gun,” due for release in 2014 and recently completed filming in LA on “Incarnate” alongside Aaron Eckhart.
Matt has starred in The Killer Elite alongside Clive Owen and Robert De Niro and 33 Postcards alongside Guy Pearce. He wrote and starred in The Final Winter (2007), an independent Australian film that has since been released internationally, and appeared in the series of East West 101 (SBS Television).
Matt played the lead in the recent Australian TV series Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms (2012) on Network 10 and Underbelly: Badness (2012) on the Nine Network – both of which were hugely successful in Australia. Matt divides his time between Sydney and Los Angeles. He is the author of the novels We Don't Live Here Anymore (2009) and Faces in the Clouds (2011). He is one of the writers on the feature film “True Spirit”, the Jessica Watson story.
In 2014, Matt, 42, has been signed to play Ra's al Ghul, the leader of the "League of Assassins" in the TV hit series “Arrow”. Ghul is considered one of DC Comics' most iconic villains and, in the pages of the comic books at least, is a major nemesis of Batman. In Arrow, however, he will not meet Batman but rather goes head to head with the show's star character, Arrow, played by Stephen Amell. The deal, which puts Matt on a major US television series and on the payroll of a major US studio, Warner Bros, comes as he has finished filming on the Nine Network's Gallipoli miniseries.
Matt wrote the screenplay for A Sunday In The Village - which is a Feature Film in Development with Sunstar. Matt is playing the lead-role.
Matt's profile continues to rise.