Luke Mitchell is without question an actor that everyone is excited about. After only 3 weeks of being in Los Angeles Luke landed a starring role in the CW’s new drama series The Tomorrow People, playing John Young, the cool rebel leader with a troubled past who is searching for his place in the world. Originally wanting to be a professional tennis player, Mitchell began his acting career in Melbourne, Australia. He has trained exclusively at Film & Television Studio International, since the age of seventeen. In his first professional acting role, Mitchell played the part of Chris Knight in the long running soap Neighbours. He then moved to the Gold Coast, after he was hand-picked to play the lead role, Will Benjamin, in the third series of internationally acclaimed children’s drama series H20: Just Add Water. Following his impressive start in the Australian Television industry, Mitchell then moved to Sydney to join the main cast of Home and Away playing resident heart-throb, Romeo Smith. In 2010, he won the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award for his portrayal. Mitchell recently played the lead role of Sam in an Independent Movie titled Seven Minutes, which was shot in Seattle, Washington, and has just landed the leading role in Members Only, a prime time Television Series produced by ABC Studios (USA) in conjunction with CBS Television. This 13 part series was created by BAFTA and Oscar nominated writer, Susannah Grant, known for writing the screenplay to the critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich. Luke will star as a young man from the wrong side of the tracks alongside Breaking Bads Betsy Brandt. Luke is co-managed internationally by Management 360 and 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 roles on almost every Australian television drama including McLeod's Daughters, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, All Saints, G.P, Push, A Country Practic, Sons and Daughters, The Flying Doctors, A Good Thing Going, Secret Valley, Pacific Drive, and award winning feature film My Brilliant Career (Directed by Gillian Armstrong). Simone’s more recent fans would know her as Samantha Fitzgerald on Neighbours, a role she has been enjoying playing for many years. She also completed filming on Australian feature film Patrick, starring Rachael Griffiths, and guest starred on hit ABC Comedy Upper Middle Bogan. Simone is a semi-regular guest host on Network Ten's popular morning talk-back show Studio 10. 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.
Candice Alley stormed onto the Australian music scene with her debut single “Falling". As one of the hits of 2003, “Falling” claimed a Top 5 spot in the charts and Candice became the Number 1 Australian Artist to feature on the National Airplay, charting for 32 weeks. Not bad for a song that took her 20 minutes to write! On the back of the success of “Falling” and her debut album “Colorblind”, Candice supported Enrique Iglesias’ Australian Tour. She also opened at the 2003 ARIAs on the same night she was nominated for Best New Artist Single.
Candice consolidated on the success of her debut album – this time as an independent artist. Candice's second album was produced by Michael Szumowski. The first single from this album, “Before You Go” received radio airplay and spent 11 weeks in the Australian Singles Chart, peaking at number 16. The second single was "I Belong” which marked an up-tempo change of pace for Candice, with a chugging guitar line which compliments her immediately identifying vocals. When asked what “I Belong” is about Candice replies, "it is about moving on and being optimistic, about letting go of old things. It’s a positive song.” Through Candice's success on her second album a US label approached her to do a remix of the 2003 hit single 'Falling' which climbed the USA Billboard Dance Charts and was a top 40 single, January 2009. Playing acoustically or with her band, Candice is a natural live performer. Candice plays the piano and guitar. With mature, emotional lyrics, catchy melodies and a unique voice, Candice Alley is an instantly recognisable talent.
Taylor is one of Australia's most promising emerging young actors. After graduating from drama school Taylor moved straight to Melbourne from Brisbane to take a co-starring role in family drama Conspiracy 365. Upon completing work on this series he went on to guest star in ABC comedy The Strange Calls. Soon after, he auditioned for a guest role in Neighbours. So impressed were the producers, they created a series regular role for Taylor playing Mason Turner. Taylor left Neighbours in 2013 and will soon be seen in Mako Mermaid series 2 and upcoming Australian feature film No Two Snowflakes. Taylor is co-managed in the US by Station 3.
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, Mr & Mr Murder. Daniel is co-managed in the United Kingdom by AGR Management.
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.
Benita is a multi-talented performer who starred in her first feature film at the age of 10. Since then she has gained professional theatre experience including performing alongside Bert Newton, Rachel Beck and Rob Guest in Gordon Frost’s production of The Sound of Music, as well as several operas with Opera Australia. She recently appeared in the SBS hit series Danger 5 and presented Season 1 of Illest TV. Benita has just commenced production on Australian feature film No Two Snowflakes.
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 and Beyond the Darklands. Alex has also worked on various television projects, including his most recent work on Wentworth on Foxtels SOHO Network and 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).
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.
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