Matt Kennard

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Matt Kennard
Born (1982-02-12) February 12, 1982 (age 33)
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Residence London
Other names Matthew Kennard
Occupation Television Actor

Matthew "Matt" Kennard (born 12 February 1982 in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire[1]) is an English television actor, best known for starring in UK daytime drama Doctors, as nurse Archie Hallam.[2]


Kennard has had several notable roles in British drama series, including Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and The Bill.[3] He also starred as Manchester United footballer Duncan Edwards in a BBC dramatisation of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.[1] One of Matt's earlier roles was in the series 'Love in the 21st Century', broadcast on Channel 4 in 1999, created by Red Productions, who were previously responsible for the acclaimed Queer as Folk. Kennard's character is seduced by a school teacher who believes she is giving him experience, although it later transpires he had made a bet that he could sleep with her.

Kennard left Doctors on 27 April 2009,[4] to concentrate on film work, including featuring in Born of Hope with his brother Sam.

Kennard starred in the seventh series of Waterloo Road as Craig O' Leary, he played a con-man who pretended to be interested in "Janeece Bryant" (Chelsee Healey).

Kennard will appear as Dave in the movie Bula Quo!, released in 2013. [5] Also in 2013, he had a short stint in Emmerdale as shady businessman, Kirk Stoker.

In 2015 Kennard appeared with his brother Sam Kennard playing twin brothers David and Gabriel Meyer in the BBC TV series WPC 56 series 3.

Personal life[edit]

Kennard lives on the same road as his twin brother Sam, who is also an actor,[3] in London.[1]


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