The role of goofy boyfriend, Brice, in Muriel's Wedding, established Matt Day as a film
actor, after a string of tv appearances on shows such as A Country Practice, and in
theatre. But it was Bill Bennett's acclaimed Kiss or Kill which gave Matt the opportunity
to play his first serious adult role, and now Muggers shows his comedic side.
"I felt it was the right time to turn to comedy because the last few films I've
appeared in have been emotionally charged and very intense." One of these was the
dark drama, The Sugar Factory, directed by Robert Carter. Matt also co-starred with
Miranda Otto and Richard Roxburgh in Chris Kennedy's Doing Time for Patsy Cline, with Guy
Pearce and Claudia Karvan in Dating the Enemy and with Radha Mitchell in Love and Other
Catastrophes, directed by Emma Kate Croghan.
Trained in Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Matt began his
career on the stage. On television he is well known as Luke Ross in A Country Practice and
has also appeared in House Rules, The Bob Morrison Show, The Man from Snowy River, Beast
and Water Rats.
In Muggers, Matt plays Brad, a highly skilled and talented medical student who has the
potential to become a gifted surgeon. But he spends more time avoiding a crazy loan shark
than studying. When he and his cousin Gregor stumble across a black market scam in human
organs, they think it's a quick and easy way of making some cash. Wrong.
"I enjoy comedy," says Matt. "I find it easy to ham it up. And the
script is just so clever. It's based on one of those urban myths…."
Matt Day was a Best Actor Nominee in the 1997 AFI Awards for his role in Kiss or Kill.