Oliver Mellor

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Oliver Jacob Mellor
Born30 January 1981 (age 32)
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom
OccupationActor, personal trainer
Years active2003–present
 
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Oliver Jacob Mellor
Born30 January 1981 (age 32)
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom
OccupationActor, personal trainer
Years active2003–present

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.

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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006The RoyalDr. Guy Fitzgerald
2006Hollyoaks: In the CityDetective MonroeThree episodes
2006Doctor WhoMattEpisode Army of Ghosts
2007SkinsMatt
2007EmmerdaleRicky WalshThree episodes
2007EastEndersGeoff
2009DoctorsJack Smith
2010–13Coronation StreetDr. Matt CarterRecurring character
2011Midsomer MurdersJulian Woodley

Stage[edit]

YearTitleRoleVenue
2003WidowsCaptainLiverpool John Moores University
2003Cause CelebreTonyWebber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
2004Twelve Angry MenJuror Seven
2004TerrorismMan
2004Scenes from an ExecutionUrgentino
2004PericlesPericles
2004Man of ModeYoung Bellair
2004Cyrano de BergeracCyrano de Bergerac
2004The Little MermaidPrince FlorestanSphinx Theatre Co
2013A Murder Has Been ArrangedMaurice MullinsGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Audio[edit]

YearTitleRoleCompany
2006Doctor Who: No Man's LandPrivate TaylorBig Finish Productions
2007Dalek Empire IV: The FearlessEgan Fisk

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