Were you a fan of Neighbours before joining, and have you ever watched the show since?
I was a fan of the very early show - particularly Geoff Paine's character Clive Gibbons. And of course I still watch it now - mostly to see my own actors performing. I'm a theatrical agent and I represent quite a few people who've been in the show - Sweeney Young who played Riley Parker and Danielle Horvat who played Taylah Jordan to name a couple.
Do you ever get recognised from your Neighbours role these days?
Not in Australia - but I suspect I would still in the UK.
Would you ever consider a return to the show?
Not as an actor - those days are over!
Where did your acting career take you after leaving Neighbours?
I actually worked in the UK for a couple of years - mostly doing theatre - but when I returned to Australia I decided to change careers and went back to university.
What are you up to these days?
As I mentioned before I work as a theatrical agent and put my own experience as an actor to use in helping young actors on their way in the business. I also write and am just about to publish my second young adult novel.
What do you think is the reason for Neighbours' long running success?
I wish I knew! I think it might have something to do with its accessibility and ordinariness. The characters aren't rich or overly glamorous - they are just ordinary people with ordinary problems. They really are the people living next door. I think people find that kind of reassuring.
Interview by Steve. Added on 30th August 2008