Matthew Lotter, the actor/model, who can belt a tune, and break out dance moves when it’s needed, was once that overlooked thing: a waiter. An Events and Meetings waiter mind you, in Claridges and The Savoy London’s grand dames of hotel luxury. Lotter, who is an bilingual-speaking South African but has inherited all that floppy haired charm of waitron England, is a graduate Cum Laude of the University of Pretoria’s drama department where in his honours year he wrote, directed and starred in Reader/(H)er Theory – a postmodern look at South Africa’s past through its domesticated present.
An experienced actor he has a versatile career: Musicals, voice overs, industrial theatre, physical theatre, modern drama, Russian comedy, the classics, even a run in children’s theatre. He began working in a contemporary rug store on his return to Johannesburg, which began a fascination with artisanal home grown art. It’s a world not too far from entertainment, it speaks of modern sensibilities and freedom in a way that is fresh and slick; a rough balancing companion to his refined nature. A balance that is his work too, he has played Lockwood in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, but also the drug addict son of infamous serial killers in the miniseries Innocent Times.
Best remembered as a Reality-TV host of Rat Race, Lotter is a keen writer and director, expressing his passion for artistic expression in words and visuals. With copy appearing in Habitat and Home & Garden and studying towards a Masters in Screenwring, he is as accomplished on the boards and screen as his is off. And he can even silver serve a roast dinner. In Afrikaans.
Height: 1.85m Waist: 30 Shoe: 9 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue