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Seeing double! Every actor who’s been on both Home and Away and Neighbours

Summer Bay and Ramsay Street have been home to some of Australia’s most famous faces!

Iconic Aussie soaps Home and Away and Neighbours have long been the breeding ground for some seriously major talent with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Melissa George all starting out on one of these famed shows.

However, some Australian actors have managed to appear in both Neighbours Erinsborough and Home and Away’s Summer Bay over the years.

These iconic Australian soap operas, which have hosted everyone from Jodi Gordon to Guy Pearce, seem to be a rite of passage for some of the country’s most famous actors. Continue scrolling to see which actors have landed roles in both Home and Away and Neighbours.

Bonner, Harley
Harley Bonner starred as Josh Willis on Neighbours from 2013 to 2016, a show that made his mother Carla Bonner famous. Fans rejoiced when it was announced in 2021 that the actor would be joining Home and Away.

JR Reyne

Think Home and Away’s newest cast member JR Reyne looks familiar? Well, you can stop scratching your head about where you recognize him from! JR once played Taj Coppin on Neighbours from 2002 to 2004 and was a memorable love interest for Delta Goodrem’s character Nina Tucker.

Johnny Ruffo

Johnny Ruffo fast became Summer Bay’s resident loveable larrikin when he broke onto the screen as Chris Harrington in 2013. Three years later, he bid goodbye to the Bay – but not to TV altogether…

In June 2020, Ten announced that Johnny would be a guest star on Neighbours. He said of filming his scenes at the time, “You can’t mess around.” “[Neighbours and Home and Away] are just Australian royalty. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I now consider myself fortunate to have appeared on both shows.”

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce is one of the most well-known faces to frequent both the sandy shores of Summer Bay and the Ramsay Street cul de sac. Guy first appeared in Neighbours in 1986 as Mike Young. Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Mitchell were Mike’s friends (Kylie Minogue). The guy played David Croft in Home And Away in 1991. The guy was on-screen for about six weeks and had a romance with Sophie, played by Rebekah Elmalogou.

Andrew Morley

Andrew joined the Summer Bay residents in 2013 as Spencer Harrington and stayed on the show for two years before leaving. After an accident that affected his memory, the actor returned to Neighbours in April 2016 as ‘John Doe.’ Andrew’s character Jack realized he was a priest after rediscovering his identity.

Kip Gamblin

Kip Gamblin won the TV WEEK Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent in 2004 for his role as Scott Hunter on Home and Away for nearly three years until 2005. Moving on to Ramsay Street, the actor played Brad Willis, a father-of-five in Neighbours.

Rebekah Elmaloglou

On Neighbours, actress Rebekah Elmaloglou plays Brad’s (Kip Gamblin) ex-wife Terese. Rebekah is best known to soap fans for her role as Sophie Simpson, a teen tearaway on Home And Away. She appeared on H&A for two seasons, from 1990 to 1993, and again from 2002 to 2005.

Bernard Curry

Bernard Curry played Luke Handley in Neighbours in 1995. Luke had a brief affair with Libby Kennedy (Kym Valentine) while on Ramsay Street! Bernard joined the cast of Home And Away as Hugo Austin in 2009, more than a decade later, and won Martha’s heart (Jodi Gordon).

Jodi Gordon

On Home and Away, Jodi Gordon played Martha, a Summer Bay resident and beloved granddaughter of Alf (Ray Meagher), for five years. Martha and Hugo left the bay in 2010. Jodi later went on to play Elly Conway on Neighbours, which she joined in 2016. Her character marries Mark Brennan in one of her most memorable storylines (Scott McGregor).

Ashleigh Brewer

From 2009 to 2014, Ashleigh played Kate Ramsay until she was killed off. Kate was shot shortly after accepting her boyfriend Mark’s proposal. Yes, this is the same Mark as the one mentioned above – he just can’t seem to get a break! Ash returned home to join Home And Away in 2018 after a stint on The Bold and the Beautiful in the United States. Chelsea, Colby’s love interest, was played by her (Tim Franklin)

Bobby Morley

In 2006, Bobby Morley was cast in Home And Away. He was nominated for the TV WEEK Most Popular New Male Talent Award for his portrayal of Summer Bay teen Drew Curtis. Bobby was cast as Aidan Foster in Neighbours in 2011, and he stayed in the role for two years.

Rhiannon Fish

Rhiannon Fish had a small role as Lisa Jeffries in Neighbours before her Summer Bay days. During her time on Home And Away, Rhiannon became a household name. April Scott was played by the actress for three years until she left in 2013.

Lincoln Lewis

Lincoln appeared in a small guest role in Neighbours in 2011 as a Queensland marine biologist who swept Kate (Ashleigh Brewer) off her feet while on vacation. When he was cast as Geoff Campbell in Home and Away in 2007, the actor made a name for himself on the small screen.

Christie Hayes

Christie played Kirsty Sutherland on-screen from 2000 to 2005, and then again from 2008 to 2009. She was well-known for her role in one of the most contentious storylines, in which she knowingly began a relationship with Kane, a man who had sexually assaulted her sister.

Christie was cast in a new role on Neighbours in 2019, according to reports.

“I’ve always played girls who are a little bit mischievous,” she explained. “She comes in hot, and there’s going to be a lot of drama ahead, but it all stems from a place of love.”

Jackson Gallagher

Playing troublesome teen Josh Barrett from 2013 to 2016, Jackson Gallagher made quite the exit from Home and Away! Josh shot and fatally wounded Charlotte King (Erika Heynatz) in the 2015 season finale and fled town to avoid 20 years in prison.

Jackson later headed to Ramsay Street to play a love interest for Bea (Bonnie Anderson) who found  himself caught in a love triangle with Levi (Richie Morris).


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