Mathew Horne

Mathew Horne

Date of birth: 06-09-1978
Mat Horne studied drama at the University of Manchester, where he met Bruce Mackinnon, and formed a comedy double act, making the final of the So You Think You're Funny new act competition at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival.

His first TV appearance was in the obscure E4 show Noble and Silver: Get Off Me! in 2001, and he had a number of small roles until landing the part of RE teacher Ben Birkett in Channel 4's Teachers in 2004. He was a regular in the third series of The Catherine Tate Show in 2006, and starred in the BBC sitcom Roman's Empire the following year.

However his big break came with BBC Three hit Gavin & Stacey in 2007, which earned him a best male newcomer nomination at that year's British Comedy Awards. On the show, he struck up a friendship with co-star (and co-writer of the series) James Corden. They have since hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth together, as well as various awards ceremonies. Latterly they have been working together on a BBC sketch show, and a movie Lesbian Vampire Killers.

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Mathew Horne joins The Miser

As do Katy Wix, Andi Osho and Ellie White

Mathew Horne has joined Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack in the West End revival of Moliere comedy The Miser.

Katy Wix, Mack’s co-star in Not Going Out, has also joined the cast along with stand-up Andi Osho and comedy regular Ellie White, most recently seen in The Windsors.

The play, directed by Sean Foley, is Rhys Jones’s first West End role in five years, and Mack’s debut.

First performed in Paris in 1668, the satirical farce revolves around a paranoid old spendthrift Harpagon (Rhys Jones). Fiercely protective of his fortune, he is attempting to secure wealthy spouses for his children.

It will be presented at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre on Wednesday March 1.

Also in the cast are Saikat Ahamed, Ryan Gage, Simon Holmes, and Michael Webber.

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DVD (2010)
Horne & Corden

Book (2008)
Gavin & Stacey

Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Mat and Mackinnon: One

Edinburgh Fringe 2002

Mat and Mackinnon

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Gizmo Love


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