Matt Devitt

11 Sep 2019

Matt began his career as a performer and director in 1982 at The Bubble Theatre Company. His theatre credits include an Olivier Award Nomination for creating the role of Cookie in the cult musical Return To The Forbidden Planet, and starring in and directing Bob Carlton’s West End transfer of From A Jack To A King.

Matt spent 18 years as an actor and associate director at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, during which time he directed over 70 productions and played numerous roles. Theatre credits include: The Merchant Of Venice (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); As You Like it (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Return To The Forbidden Planet and EAST (The Theatre Royal, Brighton). He also created the role of Lionel Bart in Chris Bond’s musical biography of the great man, It’s A Fine Life and has played the role of Harry Dangle before in Chris Jordan’s production of One Man Two Guvnors in Eastbourne. Matt also starred in and directed Aladdin in Fareham.

On screen he was a mainstay of BBC Children’s programming in the late 80’s / early 90, including Jackanory, Playaway and Melvyn & Maureen’s Music A Grams. Other Television credits include: Red Dwarf (BBC); Noah’s Ark (ITV); The Charmer (ITV); Down To Earth (BBC) and Campus (Channel 4). Film credits: Funny Man, Waking Ned Devine And The Honourable Rebel.