Oliver Mellor

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Oliver Jacob Mellor
Born 30 January 1981 (age 33)
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, personal trainer
Years active 2003–present
Partner(s) Kym Marsh
Rhian Sugden (since 2013)

Oliver Mellor (born 30 January 1981 in Windsor, Berkshire) is a British actor and former personal trainer, perhaps best known for playing the role of Dr. Matt Carter in ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 20 August 2010 but departed the show on 5 April 2013 after a 3 year stint on the show.

Personal life[edit]

Mellor grew up in Windsor, Berkshire with his father a hotelier,[1] his mother a flight attendant [2] and his older sister. He graduated from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in summer 2005.[3] Before he became an actor, Mellor was a personal trainer and a former county rugby player where he suffered many injuries.[4] He enjoys sports including Fencing, Fishing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding and Running.[5] He is currently dating glamour model Rhian Sugden.[6]

Career[edit]

Between 2003-2005 Mellor appeared many times on stage, starring in productions such as Twelve Angry Men, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Man of Mode and Pericles, Prince of Tyre.[7]

On television Mellor appeared in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" in 2006 as Torchwood Institute employee Matt in the penultimate episode featuring Billie Piper. In that same year he appeared as Det. Monroe in late night Hollyoaks spin-off Hollyoaks: In The City and as Dr. Fitzgerald in ITV's The Royal.

In 2007 he appeared in BBC soap EastEnders in the role of Geoff. In the same year he guest-starred in three episodes of ITV soap Emmerdale as Ricky Walsh as well as playing Matt in an episode of the second series of E4 drama Skins. The episode entitled Tony was broadcast on 17 March and focused on the character played by Nicholas Hoult.

In 2008 he guest-starred in BBC daytime soap Doctors as Jack Smith in the episode Love Will Find a Way. In February 2011 he guest-starred in an episode of Midsomer Murders playing the character Julian Woodley in the episode "Fit For Murder". The episode was broadcast on 2 February.

He currently stars as Dr. Matt Carter in ITV soap opera Coronation Street. He made his first appearance in the role on August 20, 2010. He signed for an initial four episodes during the exit storyline of Natasha Blakeman.[8] He then made further appearances which included firing Gail Platt from her job as medical centre receptionist for breaching the rules of patient confidentiality. He appeared during the soap's 50th anniversary week providing medical care and first aid to those injured by the tram accident. He appeared in the one-hour live episode which aired Thursday 9 December. He appeared again on December 27, 2010 briefly giving medical advice to John Stape. He appeared occasionally on screen throughout January and February 2011 during storylines involving John Stape and Peter Barlow and is now making more regular appearances. In 2011 he took part in a charity challenge from Get On Africa where he learnt to ride motorbikes to deliver lifesaving medical support in the mountainous and remote villages of Lesotho with other celebrities including his Coronation Street co-star Shobna Gulati.[9]

Credits[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Royal Dr. Guy Fitzgerald
2006 Hollyoaks: In the City Detective Monroe Three episodes
2006 Doctor Who Matt Episode Army of Ghosts
2007 Skins Matt
2007 Emmerdale Ricky Walsh Three episodes
2007 EastEnders Geoff
2009 Doctors Jack Smith
2010–13 Coronation Street Dr. Matt Carter Recurring character
2011 Midsomer Murders Julian Woodley

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
2003 Widows Captain Liverpool John Moores University
2003 Cause Celebre Tony Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
2004 Twelve Angry Men Juror Seven
2004 Terrorism Man
2004 Scenes from an Execution Urgentino
2004 Pericles Pericles
2004 Man of Mode Young Bellair
2004 Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac
2004 The Little Mermaid Prince Florestan Sphinx Theatre Co
2013 A Murder Has Been Arranged Maurice Mullins Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Audio[edit]

Year Title Role Company
2006 Doctor Who: No Man's Land Private Taylor Big Finish Productions
2007 Dalek Empire IV: The Fearless Egan Fisk

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