Birthday – March 8th, 1972

Matthew “Matty” Nable is a former Rugby League footballer and boxer turned actor and writer. Nable grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and also, as a young boy, spent two years at Portsea, Victoria when his father, a soldier, was stationed there. His father had also worked as a trainer for the Australian national rugby league team and his brother, Adam Nable, would become a professional player as well.

Matt rose through the junior ranks at the Manly-Warringah club and made half-a-dozen appearances for the first-grade team, later switching to the South Sydney Rabbitohs for a stint. He then went to England where he played for Carlisle before moving to the London Broncos.

Nable quit football aged 23 and then tried his hand at boxing, fighting for the state light-heavyweight title as an amateur. He then worked as a beer salesman and personal trainer, but eventually decided to leave paid employment to become a writer.

After encouragement from his mentor, Booker Prize-winning novelist Thomas Keneally, Nable wrote a screenplay for The Final Winter based on his unpublished novel of the same name. With friends he also managed to raise the $1.6m and they worked together to make the film which was released in 2007. Thus starting his acting career.

Matt is married, and they have 3 kids together.

Matt goes into specific detail about his childhood, life now, and living with bipolar disorder (video – 30 min)

Published Novels :

• We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2009)
• Faces In The Clouds (2011)
• Guilt (2015)


Matty and his mentor, Tom Keneally, launching We Don’t Live Here Anymore” at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival in 2009.


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