Matt Bardock

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Matthew Arthur Bardock was born in 1969 in Coulsdon. He is an English actor who is known for playing Jeff Collier in Casualty, DS Clive Barnard in A Touch of Frost, DS Davey Higgins in The Coroner, Albie in The Lakes and Mark Craig in New Blood.


Bardock made his television debut in 1992, when he appeared in Prime Suspect and the following year, he appeared in Casualty as a leading gang member who set fire to the ED. In 1995, Bardock appeared in the stage production of 'Mojo' by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre.

Bardock came to notice for his role as D.C. Clive Barnard in the British television series A Touch of Frost. Bardock's character was the nephew of the Chief Constable. While many believe he had only got into CID through his family connections, Frost sees beyond that and takes Barnard under his wing. He was later promoted to Detective Sergeant, but was killed in the 1997 episode "No Other Love." July and August 2000 saw Bardock play the role of Danny Weir in the short-lived TV comedy Pay and Display.

Bardock also appeared as murder suspect Scott Burnett in The Bill in 2004. His character was developed and he began a relationship with P.C Honey Harman and later married her though the marriage was short-lived after it was discovered that he had murdered his first wife. His character later died in prison having hanged himself. He also appeared in Prime Suspect as the sadistic pornographer, Jason Reynolds as well as the Channel 4 series No Angels, in which he played registrar Peter Compton. Bardock had a small part in ITV's Midsomer Murders and in May 2005, Bardock played DI Tom Wilson in New Tricks.

Bardock re-joined the BBC television series Casualty as paramedic Jeff Collier in February 2007 for three months, before returning to the programme in September of that year. On 30 June 2014, it was announced that Bardock would be leaving his role as Jeff - a role he played for 7 years - and he was killed off in October that year.[1]

In 2008 Bardock turned on the Christmas lights in Newbury. He flicked the switch at 5:00pm on Friday 28 November in The Market Place.[2]

Between 31 July and 27 September 2014, he appeared in comedy play My Night With Reg at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in the West End.[1]

As of 2016 he played Mark Craig in BBC Drama New Blood.

Notable roles[edit]


  • All or Nothing (2002) … Man at Bar (director: Mike Leigh)
  • Bollywood Queen (2001) … Facer (director: Jeremy Wooding)
Year Film Role Director Notes
1999 Topsy-Turvy Mr Benjamin Trip Mike Leigh
1999 This Year's Love David
Billy's mate
David Kane
2000 Honest Cedric Paul Weiland
2001 Jimmy Fizz Drew Tony Maylam
2006 Sixty Six Mr Grieg Paul Weiland
2007 Cassandra's Dream Finn
Jaguar Owner
Woody Allen



  • My Night With Reg; Donmar Warehouse, London; 17 January - 11 April 2015 (director: Robert Hastie)[3]
  • The Dark … Barnaby; Donmar Warehouse, London; 23 March – 24 April 2004 (director: Anna Mackmin)
  • Frame 312 … Tom and Roy; Donmar Warehouse, London; 2002 (director: Josie Rourke)
  • Kick For Touch … Joe; Crucible Theatre, London; 2002 (director: Josie Rourke)

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (30 June 2014). "Casualty: Matt Bardock leaving Jeff Collier role". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Ben (29 November 2008). "Casualty star switches on Newbury Christmas lights in front of thousand-strong Market Place audience". Newbury Today. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Past productions: My Night With Reg". Donmar Warehouse. 2015.

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