May. 1st, 1987
London, England, UK
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Matt Di Angelo(born 1 May 1987)in London,England is an English actor and singer.
He is mostly known for playing fictional character Deano Wicks in the popular British soap EastEnders, and for his current role of Sean Kennedy in the BBC series Hustle.
He attended Southgate School, and started studying Acting, Singing and Dancing, at Boden Studios (Enfield/Barnet), and then went on to Sylvia Young Theatre School. He started a BTEC in Performing arts, however didn't finish.
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 also appeared in the film Telling Lies in 2006.
That same year he got his most well-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. He has also been a hider on Hider in the House on CBBC.
Di Angelo's portfolio also includes a few TV commercials and modeling, and he has also 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, The Weakest Link and The Friday Night Project'.
In 2007 he appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing. His dance partner was Flavia Cacace. He appeared in the final, in which he was runner-up to singer Alesha Dixon.
Di Angelo also 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).
From 11 December 2008 until 31 January 2009 he played the character of Hal in the play Loot in north London's Tricycle Theatre, then at Theatre Royal, Newcastle 3–7 February 2009.
He played "Sean" in all six episodes of the 2009 series of the hit BBC1 series, Hustle. He also played Fitz Kreiner in the Doctor Who audio play The Company of Friends.
Di Angelo confirmed on Something for the Weekend his participation in the upcoming film Function at the Junction. The status of this is unknown but according to the Brit Flick website he is still attached to the project.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 also 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.
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
Earlier in the year Di Angelo supported 'A Night Less Ordinary' a free ticket scheme for young people launched by the Arts Council for England in February 2009.
Di Angelo is also a supporter of the 'Connected to British Films and TV Campaign' urging internet users to pay for their downloads.
In May 2010 Di Angelo was filming Whiskey Robber for Parallel Pictures and series 7 of Hustle
- Appeared in the fifth series of _"Strictly Come Dancing" (2004)_ (qv) in 2007 with 'Flavia Cacace' (qv) as his dance partner. He made it to the finals, but was named runner-up to singer 'Alesha Dixon' (qv).
- From January to February 2008 he competed in the live "Strictly Come Dancing" Tour alongside former _"EastEnders" (1985)_ (qv) co-stars 'Letitia Dean' (qv) and 'Louisa Lytton' (qv). He won more shows than anyone else, coming first overall sixteen times and second a further ten times.
- Has attended Southgate School, Bodens Studios School of Acting Singing and Dancing, and the prestigious 'Sylvia Young' (qv) Theatre School.
- Is of Greek and Irish descent.
- Portrays the character of Hal in the play "Loot" held at London's Tricycle Theatre from December 2008 to January 2009, before taking the play to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle in February 2009.
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