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Home and Away, The Matrix star Matt Doran reveals his surprising day job

The Matrix and Home and Away star Matt Doran reveals his VERY surprising day job he uses to ‘take the financial pressure off’ between acting gigs

He’s the former Home and Away star who landed memorable roles in The Matrix and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

But despite his success in Hollywood, Matt Doran has revealed he still has a day job that helps pay the bills in between acting gigs.

‘I also do building work to keep myself busy and to pay the bills,’ the Australian actor, 46, told Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

Australian actor Matt Doran (pictured) has revealed his very surprising day job that helps pay the bills between acting gigs, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph

‘It does take that pressure off,’ added the father-of-two.

He also revealed he still takes acting jobs whenever they arise, describing it as ‘my main passion.’

‘When something comes along now then great, I would love the opportunity but if it is not there, no worries, I have other stuff to do and things to keep myself busy with so it keeps me grounded,’ said Doran.

'I also do building work to keep myself busy and to pay the bills,' the 46-year-old told the newspaper on Wednesday. Pictured in The Matrix (1999)

‘I also do building work to keep myself busy and to pay the bills,’ the 46-year-old told the newspaper on Wednesday. Pictured in The Matrix (1999)

Doran is best known to Australian audiences as Damian Roberts on Home and Away, a role he played between 1991 and 1996.

His Hollywood break came in 1998 with the Terrence Malick drama The Thin Red Line, before a breakout role as ‘Mouse’ in The Matrix.

He is also known to international film fans as ‘Elan Sleazebaggano’ in Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Doran is best known to Australian audiences as Damian Roberts on Home and Away, a role he played between 1991 and 1996

Doran is best known to Australian audiences as Damian Roberts on Home and Away, a role he played between 1991 and 1996

Closer to home, Doran has recently made appearances in TV shows like Doctor Doctor and Rake, as well as the 2019 feature film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Closer to home, Doran has recently made appearances in TV shows like Doctor Doctor and Rake, as well as the 2019 feature film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

He describes the three US blockbusters as ‘special films’ and says he considers himself ‘lucky’ to have worked on them.

Closer to home, Doran has recently made appearances in TV shows like Doctor Doctor and Rake, as well as the 2019 feature film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.

He can be seen at the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming convention, to be held at Sydney Showground Homebush this weekend.

He is also known to international film fans as 'Elan Sleazebaggano' in Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Pictured in 2002 with co-star Ewan McGregor

He is also known to international film fans as ‘Elan Sleazebaggano’ in Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Pictured in 2002 with co-star Ewan McGregor

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