Matthew Gravelle

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Matthew Gravelle
Born Matthew Ian Gravelle[1]
(1976-09-24) 24 September 1976 (age 40)
Porthcawl, Wales
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Mali Harries (1999-present)

Matthew Ian Gravelle (born 24 September 1976) is a Welsh television and film actor.[2]


Gravelle was born in Porthcawl. In 2003, Gravelle appeared in the UK drama series Holby City and was a regular in the acclaimed BBC Wales show Belonging for two series. His other TV appearances include Casualty, Caerdydd and Judge John Deed. He appeared in "End of Days", the first series finale of Torchwood as a medical Doctor dealing with cases of the Black Death.[3] He later provided voice acting for the Torchwood Radio Play "The Dead Line" which broadcast on BBC Radio Four in July 2009.

From 2007, he played the lead character of Gangster Lyn Edwards in the Welsh-language television series Y Pris, dubbed "'The Sopranos' by the sea".[4] The role earned him a BAFTA Cymru nomination for best actor in 2010.[5]

Gravelle starred in the 2010 film Patagonia and in BBC Wales series Baker Boys as Rob, the co-manager of Valley Bara and the fiancée of Sarah (Eve Myles). In 2013, he was cast in the hit ITV crime drama Broadchurch as Joe Miller, husband of Olivia Colman's character.[6] Later that year he guest-starred in the Welsh detective drama Y Gwyll, in which his real-life wife Mali Harries stars.

Personal life[edit]

Gravelle is married to Welsh actress Mali Harries. The couple have played each other's on-screen spouse/partner in several TV shows.[7]

In 2009, The Western Mail listed him as the 24th sexiest man in Wales.[2]


Year Work Role Notes
2014 Son of God Thomas
Year Show Role Notes
2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel Joseph Mallard William Turner 1 episode
2001 Hearts and Bones Meridith 1 episode
2003 Holby City Dean Shepherd 1 episode
2003-2004 Belonging Andy Owen[8] Series 4 & 5
2005 Con Passionate Eurof
Love Soup Paul Gilpin 1 episode
2006 Caerdydd Gareth Pritchard 2 episodes
Casualty Phil Radcliffe 1 episode
2007 Torchwood Doctor 1 episode, "End of Days"
Judge John Deed Corporal Dewi Jones 2 episodes, "War Crimes" Parts 1 & 2
Y Pris Lyn Edwards 6 episodes
Nominated - BAFTA Cymru Best Actor
2008 High Hopes Adam Mosley 1 episode
2009 Collision DS Anthony Braydon 1 episode
2010 All Shook Up! Simon Fuller
Pen Talar Steffan Watkins 5 episodes
2011 Baker Boys Rob 5 episodes
The Bible Thomas 3 episodes
2011-2013 Teulu Huw Series
2013 Reit tu ol i ti Dewi S4C drama
Y Gwyll Wyn Bratton Episodes 5-6 (3 in English version)
2014 35 Diwrnod Pat
2013-present Broadchurch Joe Miller 3 series
2016-present Byw Celwydd Harri James
2016 New Blood Gwynn Hughes 1 episode
2016 Ordinary Lies Aaron 1 episode, series 2
Year Work Role Notes
2009 Torchwood: Asylum Security guard BBC Radio 4
2010 The LL Files BBC Radio Wales
2011 Wedding of the Year BBC Radio Wales
2012 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Mr Jervas BBC Radio 4[9]
2013 Deep Country Narrator BBC Radio 4
2015 Ring Mitchell Hooper BBC Radio 4
Video Games
Year Work Role Notes
2013 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Surly
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Abelas
2015 Jaws of Hakkon Ameridan
2015 Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces Sapper[10]
2015 The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone Ewald Borsodi


  1. ^ {England & Wales births 1837-2006}
  2. ^ a b Rees, Claire (14 November 2009). "Wales 50 Sexiest men 2009". The Western Mail. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Russell T Davies, Chris Chibnall, Ashley Way (1 January 2007). "End of Days". Torchwood. BBC Three. 
  4. ^ Marsh, Gary (27 November 2007). "TV writer Tim Price is becoming a big deal". Pontypridd Observer. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Price, Karen (21 May 2010). "Why Bafta Cymru 2010 is a family affair". The Western Mail. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Broadchurch actor Matthew Gravelle on keeping one of TV's biggest secrets". Western Mail. 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Wedding of the Year pair look back". The Western Mail. 9 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Belonging Characters: Andy Owen - BBC Wales
  9. ^ "15 Minute Drama: The Diary Of Samuel Pepys". BBC. 
  10. ^ "COH2: The British Forces - Audio & Voice Recording (Dev Diary)". YouTube. 

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