Where are the Neighbours cast now? (2023)

It's been home to Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth - but today Australia's long-running soap Neighbours is officially axed after 37 years on-air.

Network 10 and Fremantle, the show's producer, confirmed the news today and said the final episode of the iconic programme will be filmed in June.

Since Kylie made the leap from soap sweetheart to popstar, this long-running series has produced top singers, Hollywood hunks, TV stars and world-renowned beauties.

But while some have used the show as a springboard to worldwide fame, othershave opted to fade from the limelight after leaving Ramsay Street.

Here, FEMAIL reveals those who have turned their soap star beginnings into super stardom and those who have chosen a more sedate path.

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS WHO BECAME GLOBAL STARS...

KYLIE MINOGUE: CHARLENE ROBINSON

The pint-sized songstress is arguably the show's most famous export after finding worldwide fame as a singer when she left the soap.

She initially won hearts with her on-screen romance with Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan.

The Kylie and Jason public obsession reached fever pitch when the couple got together in real life and they had a hit record together, Especially For You.

But superstardom beckoned for Kylie, now 53, as she enjoyed hit after hit on the music charts.

The wedding of Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charleen (Kylie Minogue) is one of the best-loved moments from Neighbours history

Kylie recently relocated to her home city of Melbourne, Australia, after living in the UK for more than three decades.

The formerly London-based singer is believed to have quietly arrived back in Australia at the end of January.

Kylie revealed she was leaving the British capital after 30 years to return to Melbourne after spending time there during the pandemic.

When asked in October about rumours she was returning to her home country permanently, Kylie confirmed it to BBC 2 radio.

Home sweet home:Kylie revealed last year that she was leaving London after 30 years to return to Melbourne after spending time there during the pandemic

Making a move: Her boyfriend, Paul Solomons (right), won't be joining her but they intend to continue a long-distance relationship

'It is true, I will be basing myself in Australia,' she said. 'I can't believe the reaction it's had. I've had friends call me.' I spent a lot of time with my family this year in Australia and it felt really good... I've been talking about that for a while.'

Kylie reassured Brits she 'won't be a stranger' and will still visit regularly. 'Of course I've lived here for 30 years. I'm always going to be back,' she said.

Kylie told friends she wanted to live closer to her family, including her parents Carol and Ron, siblings Brendan and Dannii and nephew Ethan.

Her boyfriend, magazine executive Paul Solomons, won't be joining her in Australia, but they intend to continue a long-distance relationship.

GUY PEARCE: MIKE YOUNG

British-born Guy, another original cast member, had a four-year stint as Mike in Neighbours before hitting the big time.

The 54-year-old hasappeared in hit films including L.A. Confidential, Memento and The Hurt Locker and has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

In 2015, he split from his wife, psychologist Kate Mestitz - his childhood sweetheart who he married in 1997.

He later welcomed a son, called Monte, in 2016 with his partner Dutchactress Carice van Houten.

Guy Pearce (left) as Mike Young and his best mate in Erinsborough Scott Robinson aka Jason Donovan

After his stint on Neighbours as bad boy Mike Young (left) Guy Pearce has forced a successful career in Hollywood, starring in films such as Memento and The Hurt Locker

And while they keep details about their four-year-old's upbringing in Carice's home country of The Netherlands private, Guy has admitted that being a father in his 50s has its challenges.

He candidly told Who magazine in October: 'Having a young child at the ripe old age of 53 is a lot.'

'But I am focused on spending all the time I can with him and being the best dad I can be,' the Melbourne-raised star added.

He welcomed a son, called Monte, in 2016 with his partner Dutch actress Carice van Houten

JASON DONOVAN: SCOTT ROBINSON

Like his on-screen wife Kylie, Jason left the soap to pursue a pop career and while he may not have been quite so lucky, lucky, lucky with his recording career he too topped the charts in the Eighties.

He's starred in stage productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.

The actor hit a rough patch due to alcohol and drug abuse, suffering a cocaine-induced seizure at Kate Moss's 21 birthday party in 1995.

But he has since regained an image befitting of his alter Neighbour's ego Scott Robinson with a regular DJ gig on Heart FM.

And last year, he made his pantomime debut in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

A year ago, Jason revealed he wouldn't 'still be standing' today without his long-term wife Angela Malloch.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, much-loved characters Charlene and Scott, were a couple in real life

The actor has a regular DJ gig on Heart FM (pictured in London on February 23, 2022)

In a candid interview, the singer - who once dated his Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue - gushed over his wife of over 13 years as he admitted that she 'saved' him from cocaine addiction.

He told The Mirror: 'Had it not been for her [Angela], I doubt I'd still be standing. She was my saving grace and set to become the real love of my life.'

Jason went on to explain that he believes Angela was sent to him 'for a reason', after the pair met in 1998 while Jason was starring in the Rocky Horror Show UK tour.

He continued: 'Ange gave me my life back, made me see what love really was and to the day I die I will be grateful to her for that.'

The smitten couple tied the knot in 2008 and share three children together - Jemma, 21, Zac, 20, and Molly, ten.

'She saved me': Jason previously revealed that he wouldn't 'still be standing' today without his wife Angela, who saved him from cocaine addiction (pictured in April 2018)

RUSSELL CROWE : KENNY LARKIN

Another Neighbour to hit the big time is megastar Russell Crowe, 57, who won an Oscar for his role in Gladiator.

He is one of Hollywood's leading male stars but before he was rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ridley Scott, he played ex-con Kenny Larkin in four episodes in the Eighties.

His career shows no sign of slowing down and he's currently filmingblockbuster thriller Poker Face,along with co-stars Liam Hemsworth and rapper RZA.

The big budget action flick was put on pause last year after a number of crew members tested positive to Covid.

Russell Crowe on screen with Jason Donovan as Scott Robinson in 1985

Russell Crowe, pictured in 2018, went on to win an Oscar for his role in Gladiator and his career shows no sign of slowing down

Crowe is directing and starring in the high octane outing which is set inside the glamorous world of high-stakes poker and also features a cameo from Hemsworth's sister-in-law Elsa Pataky.

The film will be produced by Australian actor Addam Bramich and Gary Hamilton.

Shot both at Fox Studios and across a number of NSW landmarks, the film was originally due to wrap in September last year.

LIAM AND CHRIS HEMSWORTH: JOSH TAYLOR AND JAMIE KANE

Star of the Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth launched his career playing wheelchair-bound hunk Josh Taylor on the street from 2007 to 2008.

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He's since taken Hollywood by storm in his role as Gale Hawthorne and is currently filming for blockbuster thriller Poker Face.

Liam's brother Chris Hemsworth, star of Thor, also made a brief appearance in Neighbours as Jamie Kane before heading for Hollywood.

He shot to fame for his role as the superhero in the 2011 Marvel Studios film Thor and sequels, including The Avengers.

Chris also starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman and in 2014, was namedPeople Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

He began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in early 2010 who he later married.They share three children: daughter India Rose and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha.

In 2015 they moved from their Los Angeles home to Byron Bay, where they now remain.

Star of the Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth (left) launched his career playing wheelchair-bound hunk Josh Taylor (right) on the street from 2007 to 2008

Chris Hemsworth, star of Thor, followed his brother Liam to Ramsay Street playing Jamie Kane in one episode (pictured right) before heading for Hollywood

MARGOT ROBBIE: DONNA FREEMAN

Margot Robbie, who started her on screen life in Neighbours in 2008, has since hit the big time starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street and Will Smith in Focus and Suicide Squad.

She married British film producer Tom Ackerley in 2016 after meeting on the set of Suite Francaise and is in major demands for film roles.

As well as having starred as Harley Quinn in a Suicide Squad spin-off, she also portrayed the figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

Margot's Birds Of Prey was the eighth instalment in the DC Extended Universe and servesd as a spin-off and sequel to Suicide Squad (2016).

It grossed $201 million worldwide and was mostly well-received, with critics praising Margot's performance as Harley.

In total, Margot has made four appearances in her critically acclaimed role: Suicide Squad (2016), Birds Of Prey (2020),Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) and The Suicide Squad, a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad (2021).

Margot Robbie (pictured in Neighbours, right) has since hit the big time starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street and was one of the stars of the Oscars red carpet (left)

Margot Robbie played Donna Freedman in Neighbours in 2008 (centre) a student at Erinsborough High

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA: BETH BRENNAN

Natalie Imbruglia, 47, left her role as Beth Brennan and kissed goodbye to her onscreen surfer-dude husband Brad Willis to launch a singing career in 1997.

The album Left In The Middle sold seven million copies and her single Torn became an instant hit.Other albums followed although they weren't as commercially successful as her first.

In 2015, she made a comeback with the album Male, featuring cover versions of songs made famous my male lead singers, which reached number 20 in the UK album charts.

She made her first film debut in the 2003 film Johnny English alongside Rowan Atkinson.

The singer has since appeared in films Closed for Winter, Underdogs and Among Ravens as well as continuing her music career.

She appeared on The X Factor Australia as a judge in 2010 but didn't return for the third season and in 2014 signed with Sony Masterworks for her first album in six years.

The London-based star divorced her Australian husband of five years, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns in 2008 saying the distance between them was too much.

More recently, she was crowned the winner of The Masked Singer 2022 earlier this month after being revealed as Panda.

Natalie Imbruglia, 47, left her role as Beth Brennan (pictured right) and kissed goodbye to her onscreen surfer-dude husband Brad Willis to launch a singing career in 1997

Beth Brennan played by Natalie with her onscreen surfer husband, Brad Willis at their 1993 TV wedding

The songstress beat Charlotte Church who was unmasked as Mushroom in second place and Westlife star Mark Feehily who was revealed to be Robobunny in third place.

Natalie impressed judges Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Joss Stone on the night when she sang Taylor Swift's hit Blank Space, before performing a duet with comedian Jason Manford, who was Hedgehog in series one.

Elsewhere, Natalie revealed she is 'ready to play the fame game again' after winning The Masked Singer.

The star told The Sun she 'just doesn't care anymore' and added: 'It's good to be in a place where you can do a show like this and embrace the fun of it and not take yourself so seriously.'

DELTA GOODREM: NINA TUCKER

Delta Goodrem, 37, rose to fame in 2002 as school girl and aspiring singer Nina Tucker on the soap.

Her song Born to Try premiered on the show, re-launching her music career and contributing to her 2003 Logie for Most Popular New Talent.

In 2003, at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and was forced to leave work for treatment, but after announcing her remission, soon began work on her second album.

In March 2005, Goodrem starred in Hating Alison Ashley, her first film role, however her acting career was short-lived.

In November 2011, Goodrem was announced as a judge on The Voice Australia alongside Keith Urban, Joel Madden, and Seal.

She hasn't aged a day! Delta Goodrem now and as Nina Tucker in Neighbours

She spent eight seasons as a coach on the Channel Nine version of the singing competition before stepping back in 2021.

She's had nine number one singles and five number one albums in Australia and sold over nine million albums worldwide.

However, she's often hit the headlines for her love life thanks to relationships with a number of high profile men.

In 2004, she dated Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis and then had a long-term relationship with former Westlife singer Brian McFadden.

They got engaged but split up in 2011 after which Deltra than had a year-long relationship with singer Nick Jonas of boy band the Jonas Brothers.

She's since dated musician Matthew Copley, with the couple, who are famously private, confirming their relationship in January 2018.

HOLLY CANDY: FLICK SCULLY

Holly Valance (left) left her role as Felicity 'Flick' Scully in 2002 to pursue a music career and scored a hit with Kiss Kiss

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Holly Valance left her role as Felicity 'Flick' Scully in 2002 to pursue a music career.

Her first album Footprints, in 2002, was a success, with her single Kiss Kiss peaking at number one and Naughty Girl at number three in Australia.

Her album State of Mind in 2003 didn't do as well and she returned to acting in 2004 in the USbut has not yet managed to crack America like Margot Robbie.

Valance appeared in CSI: Miami, Entourage and CSI: NY, as well as guest-starring in Prison Break in 2006. In 2008, she had a role in Taken alongside Hollywood star Liam Neeson.

In 2012 Valance married billionaire property developer Nick Candy in Beverly Hills and in 2013 gave birth to their first child, Luka Candy, in London.

Holly, 38, and her husband Nick Candy, 48, were seen enjoying a low-key date night as they joined a slew of stars for the VIP re-opening of Winter Wonderland in November 2021 in London

JESSE SPENCER : BILLY KENNEDY

Jesse Spencer, 43, who become a teenage heart throb when he played Billy Kennedy in the soap from 1994 to 2000, left the show with high hopes to crack Hollywood.

He went on to star in hit US series House alongside Hugh Laurie and played a leading role in Chicago Fire as well as taking on film parts.

The star is also a keen musician and plays violin in the charity cover group Band From TV, with his former co-star Hugh Laurie.

Jesse Spencer, 43, who become a teenage heart throb when he played Billy Kennedy (pictured right) in the soap from 1994 to 2000, left the show with high hopes to crack Hollywood

CRAIG MCLACHLAN: HENRY RAMSAY

Another original cast member, Craig McLachlan, 51, who played Mike's curly-haired buddy Henry Ramsay from 1987-89, had a brief singing career.

He had a Number Two hit, Mona, and appeared in Grease on the West End stage.

But he went back to his first love of soap by playing school teacher Grant Mitchell on rival Oz show Home & Away and also stayed on TV screens down under in The Dr Blake Mysteries.

Another original cast member, Craig McLachlan, 56, who played Mike's curly-haired buddy Henry Ramsay from 1987-89, had a brief singing career

ALAN DALE: JIM ROBINSON

Alan Dale played Jim Robinson from when the first show aired till his departure in 1993 when his character famously suffered from a heart attack.

He appeared in 869 episodes and was the head of one of the show's most popular families.

It took a few years for him to put Jim behind him and resurrect his acting career but in 2000 he found success in the US hit shows The OC and then Ugly Betty.

The 74-year-old also appeared in 24 and Lost and worked on Dominion and NCIS, as well as The West Wing, Entourage and Once Upon a Time.

His film roles include Detective Isaksson in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Councilman Rockwell in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Dale has been married to former Miss Australia Tracey Dale since 1990.

Alan Dale played Jim Robinson (pictured right) from when the first show aired till his departure in 1993 when his character famously suffered from a heart attack

IAN SMITH: HAROLD BISHOP

As Harold Bishop, Ian Smith, 83, became one of the show's most legendary characters.

He was there from day one and his relationship with Madge Bishop was a focus of numerous plots while his friendship with Lou, who nicknamed him 'jelly belly', often added comedy to the show.

He was infamously killed off in 1991 - or so we thought - as he then made a miraculous return to appear in the show on and off from the Nineties until 2015.

Speaking on Network 10's Studio 10 in 2018, the much-loved character admitted that he wished he would have quit the series sooner.

Ian Smith, left, has been a Neighbours stalwart as Harold Bishop after first appearing as Madge's (Anne Charleston) husband, right. He even came back from the dead when he was killed off in the Nineties

Ian, with co-star Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter, have added comedy to the soap over the decades

While trying to branch outside of his character into alternative acting roles, the star said he was turned down from various opportunities because of his long-standing association to Harold.

The famous face said that during an audition for an entirely dissimilar role, he was told: 'Oh you were Harold. You couldn't possibly be a murdering paedophile.'

Following a series of attempts, Ian decided that he had had enough and wanted to retire the role.

When asked about his dream role, Ian admitted to wanting to play one as far away from Harold as possible.

While he said he still loves Harold, he expressed the importance of venturing beyond those constricted territories for himself as an actor.

'I would like to go as far from Harold as I can, not to prove it to other people, but to prove it to myself,' he explained.

ANNE CHARLESTON: MADGE BISHOP

Anne Charleston is another Neighbours legend after playing Madge Bishop from 1985 to 1992.

Now 79, she has appeared in various other shows and stage productions since leaving the soap but thanks to her long-enduring appeal, she'll always be now known as Madge.

Though leaving in 1992 to re-locate to Ireland, she later accepted the offer to return to Neighbours reprising her role from 1996. Her character Madge died in 2001 of pancreatic cancer.

In 2013 Charleston played a role in the Prisoner remake, Wentworth, which saw her portray the mother-in-law of prisoner Lizzy Birdsworth.

In 2005, she had cosmetic surgery performed, live on British television for the show Cosmetic Surgery Live and late in 2014 she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Redditch Palace Theatre.

Anne Charleston, left, and as Madge in Neighbours back in the Eighties with Kylie, right

SIANOA SMIT-MCPHEE: BREE TIMMINS

Sianoa Smit-McPhee, 30, played the introverted, confused and briefly gothic character of Bree Timmins from 2005 - 2007.

She later appeared in children's television series As the Bell Rings as DJ, which aired on the Disney Channel and in 2008, appeared as Desma in the short film Hugo alongside Tessa James and Georgia Flood.

From 2009 to 2011, she starred in the HBO series Hung as Darby Drecker and appeared inIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2012.

These days, it appears as though Sianoa calls Los Angeles home, where she spends a lot of her time working on her music in the recording studio.

Sianoa Smit-McPhee, 30, played the introverted, confused and briefly gothic character of Bree Timmins (pictured) from 2005 - 2007

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From 2009 to 2011, she starred in the HBO series Hung as Darby Drecker and appeared in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2012

BRETT TUCKER: DANIEL FITZGERALD

Brett Tucker, 49, played the role of teacher Daniel Fitzgerald from 1999–2000 - a role which he returned to in late 2007.

In 2009 he left the show and moved to the US where he appeared in multiple high-profile shows including CSI: NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS.

In 2013, Tucker briefly appeared in Thor: The Dark World as an Einherjar Guard. He then appeared asHarry Davis in Mistresses where he starred alongsideAlyssa Milano until 2016.

More recently, he joined the cast of Fox's dance dramedy The Big Leap in a recurring role.

Brett Tucker, 49, played the role of teacher Daniel Fitzgerald (pictured) from 1999–2000 - a role which he returned to in late 2007

He then appeared as Harry Davis in Mistresses where he starred alongside Alyssa Milano until 2016

DICHEN LACHMAN: KATYA KINSKI

Dichen Lachman, 40, played the role of Katya Kinski on the show from 2005 to 2007, before heading to Los Angeles to advance her career.

Since, she has played the role of Sierra in television series Dollhouse, appeared in NCIS: Los Angeles and took up the role of Suren in TV series Being Human.

She also played the role of Tani Tumrenjack in TV show Last Resort, Anya in The 100, Angela in Shameless and Jiaying in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Dichen Lachman, 40, played the role of Katya Kinski (pictured left) on the show from 2005 to 2007, before heading to Los Angeles to advance her career

Anya:Lachman starred on hit show The 100 in 2014

JANET ANDREWARTHA: LYNN SCULLY

Janet Andrewartha, 69, is best known for her role as Lynn Scully on Neighbours, where she maintained the role from 1999 to 2011.

Though leaving the show in 2006 to pursue family life and other roles, she returned in 2008 for a brief stint and again in 2009, where she stayed until 2011.

During that time, Andrewartha worked in London on theatre projects and as an ensemble member in the play All My Sons at the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Janet Andrewartha, 69, is best known for her role as Lynn Scully on Neighbours, where she maintained the role from 1999 to 2011

Holding on:Though leaving the show in 2006 to pursue family life and other roles, Andrewartha (pictured in 2005) returned in 2008 for a brief stint and again in 2009, where she stayed until 2011

ANNE WILKINSON: PLAYED BY BROOKE SATCHWELL

Brooke Satchwell played the role of Anne Wilkinson from 1996 - 2000 and went on for a brief stint as Sophie Ferguson in Water Rats before working on White Collar Blue until 2003.

She was later cast as a lead role in the film Subdivision and in 2012, joined the cast of television series Packed to the Rafters as Frankie.

In 2013, she worked on the show Dirty Laundry Live as a panellist and later joined the cast of Wonderland as lawyer Grace Barnes.

Brooke Satchwell played the role of Anne Wilkinson (pictured right) from 1996 - 2000

Still acting: In 2013, she worked on the show Dirty Laundry Live as a panellist and later joined the cast of Wonderland as lawyer Grace Barnes

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS WHO TURNED THEIR BACK ON FAME

Vivean Gray as Mrs Mangel

VIVEAN GRAY: MRS MANGEL

Vivean Gray was another Neighour's legend as gossipy old woman of Ramsay Street, Mrs Mangel.

She could always be trusted to ruin the young people's fun and lay down the moral high ground.

Before Neighbours, she had a long-running role in Australian soap The Sullivans but became much more famous thanks to her time in Erinsborough.

But the actress didn't seem comfortable with the worldwide fame and devoted fans Neighbours brought and left in 1988 when she retired from acting.

Sadly, she died in Australia in July 2016 at the age of 92.

ANNIE JONES: PLAIN JANE

Annie Jones played 'Plain Jane Superbrain' from 1986- 1989 and shed her nerdy image by ditching her glasses

Annie Jones, now 55, played 'Plain Jane Superbrain' from 1986 to 1989 and was love interest to Guy Pearce's Mike.

She famously transformed from a nerd to a beauty by losing her glasses and letting her hair down and won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress in 1989.

Despite her popularity then, Annie never went on to be as famous as her co-stars.

She had a few small roles including in The Flying Doctors after leaving Neighbours but work took a back seat so she could care for her ill mother.

Despite her popularity, Annie never became as successful as her co-stars like Guy Pearce, pictured with her as Mike in 1986

PAUL KEANE AND ELAINE SMITH: DES AND DAPHNE

Des and Daphne played by Paul Keane and Elaine Smith were Neighbours original happiest couple.

Daphne lent her name to the popular cafe for a time that was a regular haunt of the characters while Des was her lovable husband and they had a child together on the show.

Des and Daphne played by Paul Keane and Elaine Smith, were Neighbours original happiest couple - until she was killed off in a car crash in 1987. Neither went on to pursue acting careers

But as this is soapland, their happy marriage was not to last as Daphne was killed off in a car crash in 1987 - the show's first big tear-jerking departure.

Elaine went on to have small roles on other shows before stepping back from her career to be a mother.

Paul stayed on the soap for a few years and left in 1990.He quit acting altogether and instead took a job in a pub.

MARISA SIKETA : SUMMER HOYLAND

Marisa Siketa joined Neighbours as Summer Hoyland from 2002 - 2007 after playing Melanie Atwood on The Saddle Club.

After departing the show, she appeared in various commercials before taking up DJ work at 95.5 K-ROCK radio station, where she remained until 2014.

She then became an ambassador at Geelong Animal Welfare Society.

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Summer Hoyland: Marisa Siketa won the hearts of thousands in the role of Summer Hoyland from 2002 - 2007

Other priorities: While Siketa starred in verious ads (pictured) following her departure, she is now an ambassador at Geelong Animal Welfare Society

CAITLIN STASEY: RACHEL KINSKI

Caitlin Stasey was part of at neighbours as Rachel Kinski from 2005 - 2009 before starring in the hit Australian film Tomorrow, When the War Began, as Ellie Linton.

After appearing in American television series Reign, as Kenna, Stasey was also in comedy-horror film All Chearleaders Die as Maddy.

Recently, Stasey has made a name for herself in social activism after using social media to draw attention to the Free the Nipple movement.

Rachel Kinski: Caitlin Stasey (right in 2015) played Rachel (left) from 2005 - 2009 before becoming successful in the Australian film industry withTomorrow, When the War Began

Taking a stand:Stasey has made a name for herself in social activism after using social media to draw attention to the Free the Nipple movement

DAN PARIS: DREW KIRK

Dan Paris bagged his first acting role as Neighbours hunk Drew Kirk in 1998.

Known for his long 'hippy' hair, Drew began a relationship with established character Libby Kennedy, which eventually saw them marry and have a child together.

Known for his long 'hippy' hair, Drew began a relationship with established character Libby Kennedy, which eventually saw them marry and have a child together

However, in 2002, Dan decided to leave the show and pursue new challenges. His character was killed off but returned three years later in the dreams of Stephanie Scully.

Dan, 48, moved into television presenting, hosting various natural history and travel programmes.He then set up an award-winning photography business.

Neighbours' most memorable storylines

Scott and Charlene's wedding

Perhaps the most famous Neighbours moment, 20million people tuned in to watch Scott and Charlene Robinson, played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, get married in November 1988.

The pair's friend and family were seen in floods of tears as Charlene walked down the aisle to Angry Anderson power ballad Suddenly, with neighbour Nell Mangel catching the bouquet.

Mark leaves Annalise at the altar

Mark Gottlieb and Annalise Hartman's nuptials didn't go to plan in 1994. While both parties were nervous on the day, Mark left Annalise at the alter, saying he couldn't marry her.

However, it wasn't totally down to Annalise as he decided marriage wasn't for him and decided to become a priest.

The death of Helen Daniels

Helen Daniels, played by the late Anne Haddy, established herself as the grandmother of Ramsay Street.

Embroiled in some gripping storylines, over the years she saw her life stolen by a conman, she had an affair with her daughter's fiancé, and she fell down some stairs before suffering a stroke.

In a bid to bring the warring Ramsay and Robinson families together, she gathered them round to watch Scott and Charlene's wedding together but, as they bickered over their differences, she quietly passed away on the sofa in her sleep.

The Lou, Madge and Harold love triangle

Madge Ramsay (Anne Charleston), Harold Bishop (Iain Smith) and Lou Carpenter's (Tom Oliver) lives were entangled before the show even hit screens, with the trio knowing one another from their school days.

Madge fell head over heels for 'Jelly Belly' Harold but was also strongly attracted to cheeky Lou.

However, Madge's life took an unexpected turn for viewers when she marriedFred Mitchell, with their relationship soon becoming troubled.

Madge and Harold later got back together and he proposed much to the distaste of Lou who attempted to win Madge over. Madge eventually married Harold in 1988.

After Harold's death, Lou set his sights on Madge once more and the pair planned to marry but they called it off when he realised he wasn't a match for Harold.

Harold returns from the dead

Harold was killed off on the soap when he was swept out to sea when Madge's back was turned, leaving nothing behind other than his glasses.

However, he made a shock return to Erinsborough five years later, declaring he'd suffered from amnesia, withHelen Daniels running into him by chance while browsing in a Salvation Army shop.

He returned to Ramsay Street to be reunited with Madge.

Madge's death

Madge appeared on the show from 1986 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2001 as a much-loved character.

After Harold's return, the pair renewed their marriage vows and fostered a child but she was later diagnosed withpancreatic cancer.

Doctors told her she had just months to live but further tragedy struck when her life was shortened even further after shedeveloped septicaemia after cutting her finger.

Before her death, Lou confessed his undying love for her and she died in the arms of Harold.

Susan's memory loss

In typical soap style, Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) totally lost her memory after slipping on the milk from a spilled bowl of cereal in 2002.

She was convinced she was 16 years old again, a situation that left her incredibly confused when she found herself by chance at a 70s-themed birthday party.

Toady's heartache

Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi, played byRyan Moloney, found was first heartbroken just hours after his wedding toDee Bliss (Madeleine West) in 2003 when he lost control of their car and drove it off a cliff, with her body never being found.

In 2010 he leftSteph Scully (Carla Bonner) at the alter when he realised she didn't love him and during his third wedding toSonya Mitchell (Eve Morey) in 2013, a gas bottle exploded during the reception, destroying their marquee and leaving Sonya with a fractured skull and no memory of the wedding. Characters Priya Kapoor and Rhys Lawson were also killed in the blast.

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Who is the longest serving cast member of Neighbours? ›

The current longest-serving cast member is Stefan Dennis, who has played Paul Robinson on and off from the start of the series in 1985.

Who is still in Neighbours 2022? ›

The confirmed list of names returning to the soap from the 80s cast includes Kylie Minogue as Charlene Mitchell, Jason Donovan as Scott Robinson, Guy Pearce as Mike Young, Ian Smith as Harold Bishop, Peter O'Brien as Shane Ramsay, Mark Little as Joe Mangle and Paul Keane as Des Clarke.

Are there any original cast members still in Neighbours? ›

Stefan is the only character on the show that has remained on Neighbours the whole time during its period on screen. He did take a break from the show in 1990, but returned in 2004 and has been on ever since.

Who is coming back for Neighbours Finale 2022? ›

The long running Australian soap will come to a close with a double-episode special on Friday night in the UK after 37 years on screen. The special will feature many familiar famous faces returning to Erinsborough, including stars Kylie Minogue, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan and Natalie Imbruglia.

Why did Sheila leave neighbors? ›

Sheila's final on-screen appearance aired on 16 February 2022 in Australia. The character was later removed from the opening credits. In an interview with New Idea, Mann revealed that she had quit the role and that the character had not been written out by producers, something that has not yet been clarified.

Is the actor who plays Kyle in Neighbours leaving? ›

The actor successfully auditioned for the six-week recurring role of Kyle and he made his first on screen appearance on 26 November 2008.
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Kyle Canning
Last appearance28 July 2022
ClassificationFormer; regular
Introduced bySusan Bower (2008) Jason Herbison (2019)
Spin-off appearancesNeighbours vs Zombies (2014)
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Is Chloe leaving Neighbours 2022? ›

Pengilly's final appearance as Chloe is in the final episode of Neighbours, which aired on 28 July 2022.

Is Amy pregnant in Neighbours 2022? ›

Amy is taking the brunt of it all and feels totally wiped out by it all. She did not see this coming. She starts to feel off and begin noticing little changes in herself that suggest whatever is going on, it's not just her break up. Then Amy is hit by the realisation – she's pregnant.

Which actors returned to Neighbours? ›

Returning Neighbours finale cast members:

Kylie Minogue as Charlene Robinson. Jason Donovan as Scott Robinson. Margot Robbie as Donna Freedman.

Who is the new girl in Neighbours 2022? ›

The 2022 season of Neighbours began airing from 3 January, following the first Christmas transmission break since 2018, and ran until the series concluded on 28 July 2022. Zara Selwyn was introduced in the first episode of the season, and Freya Wozniak and Sadie Rodwell made their debuts three weeks later.

Who is the richest person in Neighbours? ›

Holly Valance - $1.1bn (£822.7m)

She has £15million of her own money thanks to her acting and music, but the majority of her wealth comes from her husband Nick Candy, a British property mogul she married in 2013.

Is Daphne from Neighbours still alive? ›

In 1988 Daphne died in a car accident. Daphne was played by Elaine Smith.

Why did Kylie not speak in Neighbours finale? ›

Kylie Minogue's lack of dialogue in Neighbours finale was 'due to her and Jason Donovan's super busy schedules only aligning for half a day for filming'

Is Lou Carpenter coming back to Neighbours? ›

Yet despite Ian Smith returning as Harold for the soap's final episodes, fans were sad to see that Lou Carpenter would not be there with him.

Is Neighbours ending for good? ›

On March 3, Fremantle Media announced Neighbours — Australia's longest-running drama series with a whopping 9,000 episodes since first airing in 1985 — would cease production in June 2022, citing funding problems following Channel 5's departure as its UK broadcaster (Channel 10 airs it in Australia).

Why did Colette Mann suddenly leave Neighbours? ›

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Mann for comment about the details of her exit from the show. Her sudden departure comes after it was revealed Ireland's RTÉ is 'in talks' with Neighbours' production company Fremantle about the future of the Australian soap.

What is wrong with Carl's hair in Neighbours? ›

He wrote on Instagram in May: "There's been concern expressed on the web that I am unwell. I can assure you I am fit and well and very busy filming the last episodes of Neighbours EVER! "I have a disorder called alopecia areata that causes patchy hair loss.

Is Charlene and Scott coming back to Neighbours? ›

Scott and Charlene are back! Neighbours' most iconic couple rode into Ramsay Street after a three-decade absence, and they did so in an incredibly meta way, with Especially For You blasting on the radio.

Is Roxy on Neighbours pregnant? ›

Roxy is shocked when Gemma helps her realise she's pregnant. Paul is immediately suspicious of Montana and Leo's relationship.

Where's Sheila gone in Neighbours? ›

The Canning family matriarch has stayed off screen since then, but viewers later learned that she was urgently travelling to Los Angeles to visit her daughter Naomi, whose partner had fallen ill.

Where did Roxy go in Neighbours? ›

Tuesday's episode on Channel 5 (April 12) sees Roxy bow out from Ramsay Street after three years, heading off for a fresh start in Darwin with her husband Kyle Canning. Speaking to Digital Spy about her departure, Zima revealed: "I had done my three years. On Neighbours, you mainly sign up for three years.

Why is everyone selling up in Neighbours? ›

In an even more surprising twist, Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) arranged to sell up as well! The catalyst for Toadie was overhearing bride-to-be Melanie Pearson (Lucinda Cowden) worrying that they would both be bound to their pasts forever. So, he revealed that he wanted them to start their marriage in a new home.

Is Naomi coming back to Neighbours? ›

She made her first screen appearance on 25 March 2014. The character departed on 2 October 2015, following O'Reilly's decision to pursue new acting roles. O'Reilly later reprised the role and Naomi returned on 7 May 2020 and appeared in the show's final episode on 28 July 2022. Frank Canning Jr.

Is Rebecca leaving Neighbours? ›

On 7 February 2013, it was announced that Elmaloglou had joined the cast of Neighbours as Terese Willis, a role she remained in until the show's final episode on 28 July 2022.

How old is Jacinta Stapleton? ›

Who is the new girl with Levi in Neighbours? ›

This week on Neighbours, a new arrival piques Levi's interest. Just who is Freya Wozniak, and what has brought her to Erinsborough? New character Freya Wozniak, played by Phoebe Roberts, was first teased back in November, and was described as “the ultimate mystery girl” who “keeps her cards close to her chest”.

Why did Neighbours replace Pierce? ›

Next week's UK episodes see Pierce make a return as Ben's character Hendrix Greyson visits his family in Sydney. Tim Robards has reclaimed the role of Pierce after nearly two years away. The part was recast to Don Hany in 2020 when Tim had to abruptly leave due to COVID-related travel restrictions in Australia.

Why is Neighbours ending and not home and away? ›

This spelled the end for the show, after its production company Fremantle failed to find a new UK partner and Ten declined to fund the production alone.

Is Margot Robbie coming back to Neighbours? ›

11 Years On, Margot Robbie Is Returning To 'Neighbours' For The Soap's Final Episode | British Vogue.

Who is new character in Neighbours? ›

Montana Marcel (Tammin Sursok) For weeks now, former Home and Away and The Young and the Restless actress Tammin Sursok has been teasing Neighbours fans with snippets of her filming escapades on Instagram. What is this?

Is Kylie returning to Neighbours? ›

The singer is returning for the show's farewell series

Kylie Minogue is returning to the last-ever series of Neighbours to reprise her role as Charlene - and we can't wait to see her back on Ramsay Street!

Who is most famous Neighbours actor? ›

Many know Guy Pearce as the household name he is today. But before he was a Hollywood heavyweight he played Mike Young on Neighbours. Best friends with Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson, Guy's character left Erinsborough in 1989 after nearly three years on the show.

How much do people on Neighbours get paid? ›

There are some perks to living on the same street where Neighbours is filmed. The real life residents of Ramsay Street are believed to be paid somewhere in the region of $33,000 (£18,000) to $50,000 (£27,000), according to The Herald and The Age.

Did Des and Daphne have a baby? ›

Jamie is born to Des and Daphne in July 1987. Shortly after his birth, Jamie suffers breathing problems, but recovers. Daphne dies several months before Jamie's first birthday and Des is forced to raise him alone.

What happened to Des and Daphne? ›

In 1987, Smith decided to leave Neighbours. She and the producers agreed that viewers would not accept a break-up between Des and Daphne, so they killed the character off. Daphne was left in a coma following a car crash, before she became the first regular character to die.

Why did Max Ramsay leave Neighbours? ›

A back injury and difficulty getting into character also influenced Bell's decision to leave the show. He found that the role was no longer a pleasurable experience, but later stated that he had no regrets about appearing in Neighbours. His sudden departure meant Max did not receive a farewell episode.

Who is the father of Nicolette baby in Neighbours? ›

The truth finally comes out, stunning David and Aaron, but there's more – as it turns out Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) is the biological father of the baby the couple have been raising. In upcoming scenes on 10 Peach via TV Week magazine, David and Aaron panic after newcomer Britney Barnes (Montana Cox) kidnaps the baby.

Why was Hendrix written out of Neighbours? ›

Monday's episode on Channel 5 featured a tragic turn of events, as Hendrix passed away in hospital after his lung transplant failed. In real life, Ben Turland – who played Hendrix – had decided to leave the show.

Why does Hendrix keep coughing in Neighbours? ›

Neighbours spoilers follow.

When Hendrix undergoes tests to see if his recent coughing fits have been caused by anything sinister, the results show that he has an autoimmune disease called sarcoidosis, which has attacked his lungs.

Who didnt return to Neighbours? ›

Craig McLachlan (Henry Ramsay)

The actor played Henry Ramsay - the brother of Kylie Minogue's character Charlene - from 1987 to 1989 but was not one of the many old cast members brought back.

Is Scott Robinson coming back to Neighbours? ›

For his portrayal of Scott, Donovan won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent (1987) and Most Popular Actor (1988). He was twice nominated for the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality. In 2022, Donovan agreed to reprise his role, alongside Minogue, as part of the serial's final episode.

Is Ryan Moloney leaving Neighbours? ›

Ryan said he felt now was the time to leave, though added: "But I have always said I want to ride the wave all the way to shore, so I am actually really grateful I got to do that."

Who is leaving Neighbours in 2022? ›

In the coming weeks, fans will see newlyweds Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) and Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) leave the programme. Colette Mann, who played the role of Sheila Canning, announced the pair's departures in a recent Isolation Interviews chat with Hospital Radio Reading.

Who's coming back to Neighbours 2022? ›

Familiar faces from the 2000s era of the soap are also set to make a return. They include Chris Milligan, who played Kyle Canning, Morgan Baker as Callum Rebecchi, and James Mason as Chris Pappas. In quotes released by Channel 5 ahead of the finale broadcast, Minogue said: “It feels amazing, surreal and very emotional.

Why is Neighbours being Cancelled? ›

Channel 5, which in recent years has been aiming for an older and more upmarket demographic, decided not to renew its contract so that it could spend more money on its primetime lineup.

Which actor has played a character the longest? ›

As of 2022, William Roache holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-serving actor in a television soap opera, having played Ken Barlow on Coronation Street since 1960.

How long was Chris Hemsworth on Neighbours? ›

Chris, 38, featured in just one episode of Neighbours as Jamie Kane in 2002. When it comes to Aussie soaps, the actor is better remembered for his time in Home and Away with his role as Kim Hyde in 2004.

How long was Liam Hemsworth in Neighbours? ›

Liam, Chris and Luke Hemsworth

Youngest brother Liam, 32, was in the show from 2007 to 2008, playing Josh Taylor, who was left paralysed following a surfing accident.

Why did Colette Mann leave neighbors? ›

Mann resigned from the role in March 1982 to pursue other projects and her final episode (episode 304) was broadcast in August 1982. She did however make guest appearances in 1983 and 1984.

Which actor has starred in the most TV shows? ›

1. Eric Roberts
  • Eric Roberts (401)
  • Richard Riehle (359)
  • John Carradine (351)
  • Mickey Rooney (335)
  • Danny Trejo (317)
  • Fred Willard (291)
  • Sir Christopher Lee (265)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (251)
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Do the actors get paid for reruns? ›

Residuals are financial compensations that are paid to the actors, film or television directors, and others involved in making TV shows and movies in cases of reruns, syndication, DVD release, or online streaming release.

What actor has the most movies ever? ›

The “Man of a Thousand Voices,” Mel Blanc is regarded as the actor who's racked up the most acting credits — more than 1,200 — voicing Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and many, many more cartoon characters since the 1930s.

Who is most successful Neighbours actor? ›

Many know Guy Pearce as the household name he is today. But before he was a Hollywood heavyweight he played Mike Young on Neighbours. Best friends with Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson, Guy's character left Erinsborough in 1989 after nearly three years on the show.

Who got famous off Neighbours? ›

One of the most successful actors, Russell Crowe once graced the Neighbours stage. Crowe didn't have a big role, with his character only lasting four episodes, but he's one of the biggest names who made it.

Why did the Neighbours get Cancelled? ›

On March 3, Fremantle Media announced Neighbours — Australia's longest-running drama series with a whopping 9,000 episodes since first airing in 1985 — would cease production in June 2022, citing funding problems following Channel 5's departure as its UK broadcaster (Channel 10 airs it in Australia).

Why is Neighbours ending after 37 years? ›

This year, Channel 5, the show's British broadcaster, announced that it was axing “Neighbours,” and the soap opera could not find another broadcaster to fund production. That led to the cancellation, despite appeals by fans — including a petition — to save the show.

Why was Sheila Canning written off Neighbours? ›

Neighbours has made huge changes to its opening titles in the wake of Sheila Canning's (Colette Mann) departure. Sheila left Ramsay Street in low-key off-screen scenes last week, after she received word that daughter Naomi's partner had taken ill.

Are Chris Milligan and Jenna Rosenow still together? ›

Chris Milligan & Jenna Rosenow

"I had no idea what he meant and then Jenna walked in and I was like… I think I'm in trouble here." In January 2021 the couple confirmed their engagement, after romantic Chris popped the question on a beach in Malibu, California.

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