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Birth name  Matt Lacey
Years active  2009-present
Movies and TV shows  Cuckoo, Puja Nights
Nationality  British
Medium  Television
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Matt Lacey (born 1987) is a British actor and comedian. He is best known for his recurring role as Ben in the BBC television series Cuckoo and as Orlando in the Gap Yah viral comedy sketch.

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Life and career

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Lacey was born in the United Kingdom in 1987 to Irish immigrant parents and studied at the Whitgift School, South Croydon, as a child. He went on to study modern history at Oriel College, Oxford University. At Oxford he was a founder member of the Unexpected Items, a comedy group who would perform in pubs and later at festivals and comedy nights. He was working in his family's construction business as recently as 2010 to support his comedy and acting work.

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His break-through was in the role of Orlando in the viral comedy sketch Gap Yah, produced and directed by Lacey's Unexpected Items team and VM Productions. The video became a viral hit on YouTube, with 660,000 views in its first month and around 50,000 "fresh hits a day" in late March 2010. As of early 2017 the video has over 6 million views, while follow-ups part 2 and 3 have over 1.5 million views combined.

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Lacey joined the cast of Cuckoo on BBC Three in 2014 and was a recurring character in seasons 2 and 3 alongside Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Twilight star Taylor Lautner.

Film

  • Life Goes On as Burgundy
  • Television

  • EastEnders E20 as Party Guy 3
  • EastEnders as Dr. Bruce Field
  • Cuckoo as Ben

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    References

    Matt Lacey Wikipedia


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