Three Neighbours fan favourites are returning to Ramsay Street along with a brand new family, in 2013.
Steph Scully (Carla Bonner) and Sarah Beaumont (Nicola Charles) both return to Ramsay Street, along with Detective Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor) -who was even killed off.
Brennan’s character left the series under witness protection and was killed in off-screen storylines. The new casting release indicates he was “believed” to have been killed. A classic soapie twist it seems….
Nicola Charles’ character created dynamic storylines between Susan and Karl Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher) whilst Carla Bonner is one of the show’s most enduring fan favourites.
Also joining the cast is Kate Kendall (Stingers) as as Lauren Turner, daughter of Lou Carpenter (Tom Oliver). Josef Brown will play her husband, Erinsborough’s newly appointed police sergeant Matt Turner and their teenage children are Mason (Taylor Glockner), Amber (Jenna Rosenow) and Bailey (Calen MacKenzie). The Turner family is pictured below…
TEN Executive Producer of Drama and Production, Rick Maier, said: “Neighbours is always at its most compelling when fans are rewarded for their commitment. Next year’s new stories and all-star cast just look and feel fantastic. Steph Scully back on Ramsay Street? Sarah Beaumont? And some people thought Erinsborough was such a quiet place to live…
“We are thrilled that they are returning to Ramsay Street and equally excited to be introducing a new family with original ties to the neighbourhood.”
Taking on the role of Lauren Turner, Kate Kendall added: “It’s exciting to be joining Australia’s longest running drama and to be working with such an array of experienced actors. To be playing a character such as Lauren Turner who is deeply embedded in the storyline and who of course is Lou Carpenter’s daughter is such a wonderful opportunity.”
Sarah Beaumont was the hospital receptionist, who had an affair with married man Karl Kennedy in 1997. It was the affair that left Ramsay Street in tatters. Sarah was also friends with Karl’s wife Susan who was left devastated. All the details of their tryst were eventually brought to light when Sarah returned to Erinsborough in 2005.
It all seemed to come undone for Steph after falling pregnant to best friend Libby’s husband Dan and then pretending the baby was Toadie’s and then finally getting married to cover up the infidelity. With Paul Robinson finally outing the shocking truth, Steph’s friendship with Libby was destroyed and in turn, a
misguided and fatal decision saw her tragically hit Ringo while riding her motorbike. Steph was charged with manslaughter and reckless driving. She was sent to prison for six years before being moved to a low security prison in Bendigo.
Detective Mark Brennan
Our hearts melted when Kate Ramsay and Detective Mark Brennan finally got together. They were the perfect couple, so it seemed, and the residents of Ramsay Street relished seeing them both find happiness. It didn’t last long though after Detective Brennan blew the whistle on a corrupt colleague, he was forced to go into witness protection and, when Kate didn’t make it in time to flee with him; their relationship came to a sudden end. Kate was left to grieve months later when Toadie discovered Brennan was supposedly killed whilst in hiding.