Iconic Aussie soaps Home and Away and Neighbours, with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, and Melissa George all beginning from one of these popular series, have become the breeding ground for some seriously important talent.
And if you’re like Guy Pearce, then you’ve been lucky enough to make it to both shows.
It turns out that he isn’t the only one.
The television stalwarts, from Jodi Anasta to Andrew Morely, are the bread and butter for a variety of talented Aussie actors.
Keep scrolling as we take a look at the stars with their acting prowess who have graced Summer Bay and Erinsborough.
Johnny Ruffo-Away and Home
When he broke on the screen as Chris Harrington in 2013, Johnny Ruffo soon became Summer Bay’s resident loveable larrikin. He bid farewell to the Bay three years later, but not to TV entirely.
Ten revealed in June 2020 that Ruffo will join the cast of Neighbours in a guest role in Erinsborough, which is set to trigger a stir. “You can’t mess around,” he said of his scenes being shot. “It’s just [Neighbours and Home and Away] Australian royalty. It was such an awesome experience, and I’m lucky to have been on both shows now.”
Guy Pearce is one of the most popular faces for hanging out on both the sandy shores of Summer Bay and the cul de sac of Ramsay Street. In 1986, Guy first popped up as Mike Young in Neighbours. Mike and Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) were both good friends. With co-star Craig McLachlan, Man is pictured here.
Home And Away Guy Pearce
In 1991, Guy appeared as David Croft in Home And Abroad. Guy spent about six weeks on-screen and had a relationship with Sophie, the character of Rebekah Elmalogou.
Home And Away, Andrew Morley
In 2013, as Spencer Harrington, Andrew joined the citizens of Summer Bay and spent two years there before leaving.
Andrew Morley-The Neighbors
After an accident that impaired his memory, Andrew joined Neighbours in April 2016 as ‘John Doe’. Andrew’s character Jack realized he was a priest after rediscovering his identity!
Kip Gamblin-Away And Home
Kip appeared for almost three years as Scott Hunter until 2005. Kip picked up the TV WEEK Logie Award for Most Influential New Talent in 2004 during his tenure on Home And Away.
Kip depicted Brad Willis in Neighbours as a father-of-five.
Neighbors Rebekah Elmaloglou
Currently, Rebekah Elmaloglou plays Neighbours ‘Brad’s (Kip Gamblin) ex-wife Terese.
Home And Away Rebekah Elmaloglou
But for her work as teenage tearaway Sophie Simpson in Home And Away, Rebekah is well known to soap viewers. She did two H&A stints from 1990-1993 and a recurring period from 2002 to 2005.
Bernard Curry popped up as Luke Handley in Neighbours in 1995. Luke had a brief fling with Libby Kennedy (Kym Valentine) during his time in Ramsay Street!
Home And Away-Bernard Curry
In 2009, as Hugo Austin, Bernard joined the cast of Home And Away and won Martha’s heart (Jodi Gordon).
Jodi Anasta-Away & Home
Speaking of Martha, for five years, Jodi starred as the resident of Summer Bay and Alf’s beloved grandchildren (Ray Meagher). In 2010, with Hugo, Martha left the bay.
With her character recently tying the knot with Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor), Jodi has played the part of Elly Conway on * Neighbours * since 2016. While their marriage is on shaky ground at present, after she disclosed her affair at their [wedding reception] with Mark’s sister Chloe (April Rose Pengilly).
From 2009 to 2014, when she was murdered, Ashleigh starred as Kate Ramsay.
Soon after accepting a proposal from her boyfriend, Mark, Kate was fired. Yup, the same Mark as the one just above-the guy can’t take a break!
Brewer of Ashleigh-Home & Away
After a spell in the United States with The Bold and the Stunning, Ash returned home in 2018 to join Home & Away. She played tough cop Chelsea, Colby (Tim Franklin)’s the love interest.
Home And Away-Bobby Morley
In 2006, he cast Bobby Morley in Home And Away. He portrayed teenager Drew Curtis from Summer Bay and earned a TV WEEK Most Famous New Male Talent nomination for the role.
Bobby Morley-The Neighbors
In 2011, Bobby was cast in Neighbours as Aidan Foster, a role he spent two years portraying.
Rhiannon popped up in Neighbours in a small role as Lisa Jeffries before her Summer Bay days.
Fish from Rhiannon-Home And Away
During her time at Home And Abroad, Rhiannon Fish became a household name. For three years, the actress played April Scott before her departure in 2013.
Lincoln Lewis-The Neighbours
In 2011, as a Queensland marine biologist, Lincoln filmed a brief guest role in Neighbours that swept Kate (Ashleigh Brewer) off her feet during a holiday.
Home And Away Lincoln Lewis
In Summer Bay, actor Lincoln Lewis definitely spent a lot of time shirtless. After getting cast in Home And Away in 2007, he played teenager Geoff Campbell.
Home & Away Christie Hayes-
From 2000 to 2005, and then from 2008 to 2009, Christie starred as Kirsty Sutherland. She was famous for being part of one of the most controversial storylines in which Kane, a man who sexually abused her sister, deliberately began a relationship.
It was announced in 2019 that Christie will be playing a new Neighbours character.
“Girls with a mischievous side are the characters I’ve always played,” she said. “She definitely comes in with fire and a lot of drama is ahead of her, but everything comes from a place of love.”
Home and Away-Jackson Gallagher
The troubled teen made quite the way out of the show, playing heartthrob Josh Barrett from 2013 to 2016.
In the 2015 season finale, Josh shot and fatally injured Charlotte King (Erika Heynatz), after discovering that Charlotte was responsible for the death of Denny Miller (Jessica Grace Smith) and that she knew the part that Andy Barrett (Tai Hara) played in the death of Jake Pirovic (Fletcher Humphreys).
Josh, who was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, escaped and went on the run.
According to TVSoap, Jackson is heading for Bea (Bonnie Anderson) to play a possible love interest on Ramsay Street. But he may find himself stuck in a triangle of love with Levi (Rich).