It’s been said that the world is a tiny place, and Summer Bay appears to be even smaller!
Senior Constable Cash Newman, Home and Away’s hottest new officer, is ready to arrive in Summer Bay on Monday night, but it’ll be a bit of a reunion for the actor who plays him.
Nicholas Cartwright, who plays the new constable on the block, has a connection to Ethan Browne, who plays Tane Parata on Channel Seven’s long-running program, as the two formerly attended NIDA, Australia’s finest performing arts institute.
Ethan took to Instagram ahead of Nicholas’s debut to pay tribute to his friend and wish him luck by sharing a series of photos of the actor.
Nicholas Cartwright will play Summer Bay’s sexy new constable on Home and Away.
“Thought I had rid myself of this guy after putting up with him for three years at drama school…now I gotta do more time with him at work FFS ? ? ??…” Ethan joked in the caption.
“When I heard there was a search for a new cop in the bay, I instantly thought of this man. Perfect for the role, and he bloody well got it! One of the hardest working people I’ve met and so deserving! Super proud of you brother!
“Tonight he joins us in the bay as Constable Cash Newman ?♀️. Tune in at 7pm and show the bro @nicholas_cartwright some love! ❤”
Nicholas responded with a happy and heartfelt caption, demonstrating to followers how close they are in real life.
Nicholas joked in the comments section, “I knew you’d never leave me bro xoxo.”
Before landing his role on Home and Away, the 33-year-old spent six years in the Australian Army as a rifleman, serving in East Timor and Afghanistan before deciding to pursue acting.
At NIDA, Ethan and Nicholas are pictured together.
In a conversation with Perth, Nicholas now admits that acting is filling the hole left by the defense force.
“You can kind of feel a little lost when you get out of the defense force, and no one wants to do a normal job,” he told the publication.
“So I thought, what’s the craziest thing I can do and decided to go to NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).”
Ethan Browne (pictured) is looking forward to seeing a friend from acting school join the ensemble.