Since graduating from the National Institute Of Dramatic Art in 1998 he has played lead roles in film, television and on stage. His feature films include 'Looking For Alibrandi', 'My Mother Frank', 'The Bet', 'Bitter and Twisted', 'Blurred', 'The Great Raid' and 'Queen Of The Damned'. He has worked extensively on television including the critically acclaimed mini-series 'Changi' (for which he was nominated for the Silver Logie Award). His theatre roles include Tony in 'Boy Gets Girl' (opposite Miranda Otto), Marcello in 'The White Devil' (opposite Hugo Weaving and Philip Quast), Mosca in 'Volpone' (opposite Barry Otto), Irwin in 'The History Boys' (for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award) and Jan in the Australian premiere of Tom Stoppard's 'Rock N Roll'.
Matthew was one of the most popular guests on the ground breaking improvisational television show 'Thank God You're Here' and reprized his role as Nick Driscoll in the second season of the cult comedy series 'Stupid, Stupid Man'.
As a singer he has performed on many national broadcasts including 'Carols By Candlelight', 'Studio A' and 'The Big Night In', and put himself through drama school working in the Sydney jazz scene.
Matthew's directorial debut, the underground feature 'right here right now', won Best Film at the Rebelfest International Film Festival in 2006 and his second feature 'three blind mice' (which he also wrote) won the prestigious FIPRESCI Critic's Award at the London Film Festival in 2008.
Name: Matthew Newton
Known for: Queen of the Damned
BirthDay: 22, Jan ,1977