Matt first came to prominence in SHOOTING STARS with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Together with David Walliams, he reaped massive success with the smash hit series LITTLE BRITAIN. The three BBC series and 2 Christmas specials won nearly every award for which they were nominated including 3 BAFTAs. LITTLE BRITAIN LIVE was one of the world's largest comedy tours ever and ran for over 2 years in the UK and Australia. This was followed by LITTLE BRITAIN USA for HBO in the U.S. and BBC1 in the UK, and COME FLY WITH ME for BBC1 which was the most viewed TV comedy that year. Matt also completed two series of THE MATT LUCAS AWARDS for BBC1, and POMPIDOU for BBC2.
Matt has played Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in both Disney ALICE IN WONDERLAND films. He also played Gil in BRIDESMAIDS and appeared in the hit adaptation PADDINGTON. His latest film roles include the sci-fi comedy HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES and A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE. He has appeared on a number of US comedies including COMMUNITY, PORTLANDIA and FRESH OFF THE BOAT. Back in the UK, Matt recently starred as the series regular Nardole in DOCTOR WHO series 10. He fulfilled a lifetime ambition to appear in LES MISERABLES playing Thenardier in both the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena, and for a run in the West End. His memoir LITTLE ME was published by Cannongate this Autumn. This past summer, he starred as the lead in the revived version of the classic British musical ME AND MY GIRL, at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and can now be seen in Jonas Åkerlund’s 2019 feature film POLAR on Netflix.