Matt Di Angelo
|Matt Di Angelo|
1 May 1987 |
London, England, United Kingdom
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Partner(s)||Flavia Cacace (2007-2010)|
Mario Angelo Constantinou, known as Matt Di Angelo (born 1 May 1987), is a British actor and singer best known for playing Dean Wicks in the popular British soap EastEnders, and for being a participant in Strictly Come Dancing.
Di Angelo was born in London, England, of Greek and Irish descent. He attended Southgate School, and started studying acting, singing and dancing, at Boden Studios (Enfield/Barnet), and went on to Sylvia Young Theatre School. He started a BTEC in Performing Arts but did not finish it.
Di Angelo's first acting role was as Robbie in the television series Harbour Lights in the episode: "Rites of Passage" which first aired on 28 May 2000. Then he played Felix in the CBBC musical comedy series I Dream in 2004. This resulted in him making a few appearances in the Sunday morning children's TV show Smile. He appeared in the film Telling Lies in 2006.
That same year he got his best-known role as Deano Wicks in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders where he made his first appearance on 2 January 2006. It was said that he was working in a shoe shop when he heard that he had got the part. It was announced on 18 August 2007 that Di Angelo would be leaving EastEnders following the departure of Phil Daniels (who played his on-screen father Kevin Wicks). He described his departure as "a shock". Di Angelo finished filming EastEnders 12 December 2007 and his last appearance in the series aired on 7 February 2008.
Di Angelo's portfolio includes television commercials and modeling, and he has been a guest on a number of programmes, such as The Paul O'Grady Show, Saturday Kitchen, Ready Steady Cook, Hole In The Wall, Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong, Weakest Link and The Friday Night Project.
Di Angelo competed with Cacace in the live tour of Strictly Come Dancing in January and February 2008. They won more shows than any other couple, coming first overall sixteen times and second a further ten times (out of a total of forty shows).
On 20 April 2009 Di Angelo's agent announced on their website  that he would be filming a guest lead in Casualty. This will be the series two-part finale 'No Fjords in Finland' which is due to air on Saturday 25 July and Saturday 1 August 2009. The agent advised that he was busy recording a new pilot show called Fried Brain Sandwich about a stand up comedian, to be directed by Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey).
On 21 July 2009 Di Angelo's agent announced on their website that he would be playing the lead role of Jack Stradler in the low-budget film Following Footsteps. He films throughout August for Perry Pictures.
Di Angelo is a supporter of the 'Connected to British Films and TV Campaign' urging internet users to pay for their downloads.
In April 2012, industry trade daily Screen International announced Di Angelo had been cast as the lead in British crime thriller Two Days in the Smoke alongside Stephen Marcus, Alan Ford, Lili Bordan and Velibor Topic.
|2006||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Male||Runner Up||EastEnders|
|2007||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Male||Runner Up||EastEnders|
|2010||Following Footsteps||Jack Stadler|
|2012||Two Days in the Smoke||Brad Walker|
|2000||Harbour Lights||Robbie||1 episode: Rites of Passage|
|2004||I Dream||Felix||Series Regular|
|2006–2008, 2014 – present||EastEnders||Dean Wicks||Series regular|
|2008||Dani's House||Delivery Man||1 episode: Luck|
|2009–2012||Hustle||Sean Kennedy||Series Regular|
|2009||Casualty||Tom||2 episodes: No Fjords in Finland (Parts 1 and 2)|
|2011||Death in Paradise||Darren Moore||1 episode: Episode Two|
|2012-2014||Borgia||Francesco Alidosi||Recurring character|
|2009||Doctor Who||Fitz Kreiner (voice)||1 episode: The Company of Friends|
- "Matt Di Angelo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
1st May 1987, London, UK
- "Hustle: Episode 1". Retrieved 11 January 2009.
- "Leaving Enders is a shock", MyParkMag.co.uk, 29 August 2007
- "Previous Winners". Strictly Come Dancing Live!. Retrieved 16 April 2008.[dead link]
- Tricycle Theatre. Tricycle.co.uk (2012-06-12). Retrieved on 2012-06-20.
- Rossmore Management. Retrieved on 2012-06-20.
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- News. Rossmore Management. Retrieved on 2012-06-20.
- Wilcock, Jessica. (2012-04-23) Matt Di Angelo to star in Two Days In The Smoke | News | Screen. Screendaily.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-20.
- Deano to return from Down Under.
Matt Dawson and Lilia Kopylova
|Strictly Come Dancing runner up
(with partner Flavia Cacace)
Series 5 (2007)
Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone