Ashleigh is currently starring as Kate Ramsay in Australia’s longest running drama Neighbours. In 2010 her work on the series was recognised with a Logie nomination for most popular new talent. Prior to this Ashleigh is best remembered for her work on Sleep Over Club, Blue Heelers and H20 Just Add Water series 1 and 2.
Luke Mitchell is without question an actor that everyone is excited about. Prior to his Logie Award Winning role starring as Romeo on Seven Network drama series Home & Away, Luke starred on H20 Just Add Water Series 3 and Neighbours. Since becoming one of Australia's most talked about actors there has been much positive speculation about what lies ahead for Luke. 2013 is already looking promising for Luke who landed a lead role in the CW Drama pilot The Tomorrow People only 3 weeks after arriving in Los Angeles. The Tomorrow People has since gone to series and will air in October, 2013. Luke will play the leading role of John Young, a gifted member of The Tomorrow People. Luke will also be staring as Sam in his first US feature film, Seven Minutes.
Luke is co-managed internationally by Management 360 & United Talent Agency (UTA).
Simone Buchanan is best known for her stunning portrayal of Lizzy Curtis on internationally acclaimed feature film Shame starring alongside Debra-Lee Furness. But it was her years on Sitcom Hey Dad that hold the fondest of memories in the hearts of most Australians when she played wacky Debbie Kelly. After many years of stage work Simone returned to our screens in various guest roles on almost every Australian television drama until once again taking a title role on iconic Australian drama Pacific Drive. Simone’s more recent fans would know her as Samantha Fitzgerald on Neighbours, a role she has been enjoying playing for many years. She has also just completed filming on the much anticipated Australian feature film Patrick, starring Rachael Griffiths.
Simone supports many charities and is the Patron of Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali www.careforkidsbali.com and one of the Ambassadors of Bravehearts.
Andrew Morley first came to the lime light playing the Brandon in Network Ten’s hit C class drama series Lightning Point. Once completing on the series Andrew dabbled in the USA market for a short period of time and secured a management deal with one of the largest firms in Los Angeles. Upon returning home to Melbourne Australia, Andrew continued his training at the Film & Television Studio International until he auditioned and went on to win the role of Spencer in Australia’s number one soap Home & Away. Andrew will be seen in Summer Bay for some time to come.
Christopher began his career working on HBO series The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. After 12 long months of filming he landed his current role as the rebellious Kyle Canning on smash hit drama series Neighbours. In 2010 while on break, Christopher switched networks to star in ABC/BBC series Dead Gorgeous filming in and around Melbourne. He also won roles in Rush and Winners and Losers before returning home to Neighbours. In 2012 Chris was nominated for a UK inside Soap Award for most outstanding daytime actor for his role on Neighbours. Christopher is co-managed by Management 360 in Los Angeles.
Taylor is one of our most promising emerging teenage actors, who is now Melbourne based after graduating from the Film & Television Studio International (12 month professional screen program) in Brisbane. In 2012 Taylor starred as Boges in the Melbourne based television series Conspiracy 365. Directly after finishing work on C365 Taylor headed back to his hometown of Brisbane to commence work on ABC's The Strange Calls. 2013 will mark Taylor's entrance into iconic soap Neighbours, a role that will see him in Ramsay Street for some time and will no doubt make him a household name. Taylor is co-managed throughout Los Angeles and New York by Principal Entertainment.
Lester Ellis Jr is fast becoming one of our most exciting and respected emerging performers. The son of world champion boxer Lester Ellis, Lester began training at Film & Television Studio International in 2010, approaching the acting process with the same focus and determination as the legend before him and soon making his own mark in the industry. Lester took time off from his simultaneous boxing & teaching careers to study intensively at Film & Television studio International in 2011, enrolling in the Foundation year and later auditioning for the Professional (Full-Time) Acting for Television Program, which he has since graduated from. Lester is currently starring in the ABC series The Lost Boys and Ja’mie: Private School Girl where he plays Mitchell, the love interest of Chris Lilley’s hilarious character, Ja’mie.
Daniel O’Connor is an accomplished performing artist who first came to the attention of the Australian public as one of the 12 finalists in Australian Idol. From there, he went on to star in Neighbours for 3 years and was nominated for a Logie Award for Best New Talent. After his tenure on Neighbours Daniel was invited to write and produce music in the United Kingdom. As an actor he went on to star in the BBC's Death in Paradise, which was filmed in the Caribbean, but it was his series regular role on UK hit series, Hollyoaks that gained him wide recognition. Since returning home to Australia Daniel has been simultaneously filming Winners & Losers and Network Ten's new flagship drama for 2013, Mr & Mr Murder. Daniel is co-managed in the United Kingdom by one of Londons most prestigious talent agencies, AGR Management.
An outstanding and respected Australian actor, Ross Newton is best known for playing Greg Marshall in the television soap opera Home & Away for many years. Ross graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1989 and has many local and international credits under his belt including: Cops LAC; Farscape; Family and Friends; The Fast Lane; All Saints; The Flying Doctors and Pacific Drive.
For over a decade now Melinda Schneider has been a leading light of the ‘new-breed’ of Australian entertainers. In a career which began with a stage debut at the age of three, she has kept her family tradition alive by becoming one of Australia’s most sublime singers and popular live performers. But it is through her assured and accomplished song writing that she has really discovered her true voice. With nine albums under her belt, she has earned two Gold records and won numerous awards, including six CMAA Golden Guitars. Melinda’s songs have also been recorded by artists as diverse as John Farnham, Billy Thorpe, Jimmy Little, Olivia Newton-John, Ricky Skaggs and Paul Kelly.
In 2011 and 2012 Melinda starred in her brand new stage show DORIS Doris Day – So Much More Than The Girl Next Door. Co-written by Melinda and David Mitchell (of Dusty/Shout fame), the show is a musical homage to Melinda’s idol and celebrates, like Doris Day, just what a triple threat Melinda Schneider is. Hot on the heels of a sell out season at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two huge weeks at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, DORIS opened at The Lyric Theatre, Sydney on November 3rd 2011 to rave reviews. In early 2012 DORIS toured regional dates and finished for 2012 with a Sydney encore performance at Sydney Opera House to a packed house.
2013 sees a revisiting of Melinda’s love of acting, a love unexplored since her teenage role on A Country Practice as on screen daughter of Terry Donovan, Stacey Lee Reilly.
Watched on a weekly basis by an audience into the millions, Sam (or "Smiley" as his fans call him) is enjoying an abundance of success on Seven Networks hit cooking show, My Kitchen Rules (MKR). Sam devotes much of his time working for various charities throughout Australia. The future is looking bright for this young reality star who is looking to cross over into the acting world and has many additional projects in development that will certainly keep him in the public eye and keep his massive fan base happy.
Louise Harris is an exceptional Australian actor not afraid to tackle challenging and multi-layered characters. Its this tenacity that won her the supporting role of Elizabeth Harvey in Australian feature film Snowtown, based around the Snowtown murders. Louise won an Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts Award for best supporting actress for this memorable role and was nominated for a Film Critics Circle for Australia Award also for best supporting actress. This year Louise makes her television debut on Australia's newest and most talked about cable drama Wentworth playing inmate Ronnie Katsis. Louise has left her home town of SA and now calls Melbourne home.
Melissa is a talented and multi-layered performer. She is best known to us for her outstanding work playing Rebecca in popular ABC/BBC series Dead Gorgeous for which she was an AFI contender for outstanding young actor. In this fantastic series, she played a complex yet quirky character. An exceptional actor with great promise, Melissa's work also extends to challenging roles in Twenty Something, Rush and Satisfaction.
Emma Harrisons breakout role and one she will always be best loved for around the world was playing Joanne on iconic Australian-series Neighbours. Her work on the show earned her a Logie nomination for Best New Talent. In the ensuing years Emma would become a mainstay of various "Most Sexy" lists, being chosen as one of FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women, one of Inside Sports' Sexiest Sports Models, and one of Australian Playboy's 10 Sexiest Women In The World. After finishing Neighbours Emma headed to the USA appearing on Ally McBeal & Just Shoot Me. Her biggest break came when cast in feature films Intolerable Cruelty & The Company. Her other credits include Style Court for E! Entertainment television and on Curtis Stones Take Home Chef. Emma currently resides back in Australia.
Alex first came to the attention of his peers with much praise starring in feature film Dungoona alongside Kat Stewart but is also known for his work on Rescue: Special Ops & Beyond the Darklands. Alex has also worked on various television projects, including his most recent work on ABC series TwentySomething, alongside Jess Harris & Hamish Blake. He is currently developing various film projects, including his upcoming project working alongside Tim Ferguson (Fat Pizza; Good News Week) as well as working in theatre productions such as Electronic City (Directed by Iain Sinclair – Our Town, Sydney Theatre Company).
After a successful career in Australia starring in Paradise Beach, The Man from Snowy River and Power Rangers (The movie), Gabrielle relocated to Los Angeles and has enjoyed a massive career starring in Lost, North Shore, 24, Providence, Inferno, Frasier, Roar, The Young & the Restless, Mr Nice Guy and NYPD Blue to name a few.
Melissa shot to public awareness starring as Nikki Spencer in popular drama series E Street that saw her receive a Logie nomination for most popular new talent. Melissa went on to release an ARIA award winning single Read My Lips that shot to number one in Australia in 1991 and was the highest selling single by an Australian artist. This incredible success was followed by several other chart stopping singles and successful albums. Melissa continued her successful career as an actor starring in Paradise Beach and Pacific Drive playing Australia’s first ever long term HIV positive character. Roles followed including Medivac, Echo Point, All Saints, Revolution and more recently Swift and Shift Couriers for SBS television.
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