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Mathew Horne

Mathew Horne is an English actor, comedian and comedy writer best known for his role as Gavin Shipman in the BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey (2007-) which gained him a nomination for Best Male comedy at the British Comedy Awards in 2007.

He studied Drama at the University of Manchester where he met Bruce MacKinnon with whom he later collaborated with to become the comedic stage duo Mat and MacKinnon, which debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival in... Read more >>

Mathew Horne

Mathew Horne Overview

Mathew Horne is an English actor, comedian and comedy writer best known for his role as Gavin Shipman in the BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey (2007-) which gained him a nomination for Best Male comedy at the British Comedy Awards in 2007.

He studied Drama at the University of Manchester where he met Bruce MacKinnon with whom he later collaborated with to become the comedic stage duo Mat and MacKinnon, which debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2000.

On the stage Mathew has undertaken a diverse range of roles, from the title character in Oscar Wilde’s gothic masterpiece Dorian Grey in 2000, to Raymond in Dennis Potter’s drama Blue Remembered Hills (2001) and Sloane in Joe Orton’s black comedy Entertaining Mr. Sloane at Trafalgar Studios in 2009. His most recent stint on stage was as Fancourt Babberley in the Brandon Thomas’s farce Charley’s Aunt (2012) at the Theatre Royal Bath which was directed by Ian Talbot.

In addition to playing Gavin in Gavin & Stacey he has appeared in a number of popular sketch shows including 20 Things to Do Before You’re 30 (2003), The Catherine Tate Show (2004-2009), Horne and Corden (2009) alongside his long time collaborator James Corden, and as Fraser in BBC Three comedy Bad Education (2012). Most recently Mathew played Johnny in the quirky and dark comedy Hey Diddly Dee (2013) which was part of the successful Playhouse Presents series on Sky Arts.

Mathew has also dabbled in feature films voicing Vesklin in the animated Planet 51 (2009) and as the dad in the children’s comedy Horrid Henry (2010).

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