Friends star Matt LeBlanc in Sri Lanka

Friends star Matt LeBlanc was in Sri Lanka to film a video for the BBC’s Top Gear programme.

Images posted on Instagram showed LeBlanc on the streets in Kandy while he was also seen posing with local fans who recognised him.

LeBlanc attracted international recognition and acclaim for his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani on the popular NBC sitcom Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004; for his work on Friends, LeBlanc received three Emmy Award nominations.

LeBlanc has also starred as a fictional version of himself in the BBC/Showtime comedy series Episodes (2011–2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received four additional Emmy Award nominations.

Since 2016, LeBlanc has hosted the BBC series Top Gear, based on the 1977 series of the same name, and portrays Adam Burns in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan. (Colombo Gazette)