Matt Blair who is known for his work on The HR Department (2020) and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (2011) as per IMDB is the son of Lionel Blair, an English actor, choreographer, tap dancer, and television presenter. Blair died on the morning of 4 November 2021, at the age of 92.
Besides his work on the two TV shows, no further details are available about Matt. His sister, Lucy Blair is an actress, known for Just Visiting (2001), Melissa (1997), and Clock Tower 3 (2002). Lionel Blair and Lucy appeared in The British Soap Awards at the Hackney Emire, Londo in May 2014. There is also a mention of another sibling whose name is currently not in the public domain.
Matt Blair Parents – When did they Get Married
Matt Blair’s parents, Lionel and Susan Blaire were married in 1967 at Kensington Registry Office in London. At the time, Lionel was 38 years old and Susan was 21. The couple had been happily married for 54 years until Lionel’s death in 2021. Blair once told The Guardian: “The secret of a successful marriage is memories… that’s why my dad insisted that we went everywhere together, so we could talk about things.
“I’m so lucky to have a wife who is a nest builder. Her nest is the most important thing in the world to her.”
Matt’s mom had a small role as an actress in the 1968 movie Salt and Pepper. Blair once revealed on ITV’s Loose Women how he had stolen his future wife from a friend after a “Cupid’s arrow” moment at a dinner party. He said: “I walked in the room and honestly, I took one look at her and it hit me. I thought, ‘That’s the girl I am going to marry’… six weeks later we were married.”
The two have three children together, and three grandchildren, with Blair saying his family held the secret to his happy life. “We’ve got a very, very normal family, and for me, everything comes back to the family. If they’re sad, I’m sad. I want them to be happy all the time,” he said.
Lionel Blair Death & Cause
Blair died early on Thursday morning, November 4, 2021, at the age of 92. The actor whose stage and screen career spanned eight decades was best known as a team captain on the game show Give Us A Clue. In recent years he acted in Ricky Gervais’s Extras and also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
He was born in Canada in 1928 before moving to the UK as a young boy and began performing in air raid shelters in World War Two. He grew up in Stamford Hill, north London, and was evacuated to Oxford when the war broke out.
His father died when he was 13 and the following year Blair began working as an actor, appearing in musicals with his elder sister Joyce.
RIP Lionel Blair. It's easy to forget how brilliant Lionel was. Here he is performing with Sammy Davis Jnr in 1961. He was a phenomenal dancer and entertainer, he was also very good at charades. #RIP #LionelBlair pic.twitter.com/yiP8qbPqhl
— The Sting (@TSting18) November 4, 2021