A new family is headed to Home and Away‘s Summer Bay.
The Morgan family comprises L to R: Mason (Orpheus Pledger), Justin (James Stewart), Tori (Penny McNamee) and Brody (Jackson Heywood).
James Stewart plays mechanic Justin, the eldest sibling of the Morgan family who takes the role of head of the family very seriously.
“I’m super excited to be joining the team at Home and Away and Channel Seven. I have always been a fan of the show and am really looking forward to working with everyone at Summer Bay,” he said.
“Justin’s strengths are his love for his family and the lengths he’ll go to, to protect them from their past. His weakness is his impulsive and aggressive nature. He still hasn’t grown out of the alpha mentality he grew up with. He also believes he is ‘good with the ladies’. Whether that is a strength or a weakness, only time will tell.”
Penny McNamee plays the second eldest sibling, a successful doctor and friend to everyone. Her character has already debuted on screen.
“Tori has grown up with three brothers so she is quick with a comeback and knows how to laugh at herself. She is highly intelligent and driven, successfully working her way up through the medical profession. She is admired by her co-workers for her professionalism and her kindness. Those who meet Tori enjoy her warmth and sense of humour, but find it hard to reach a deeper level with her as she tends to deflect personal questions,” she said.
Jackson Heywood plays Brody a successful chef who struggles to let people get close to him.
“I love Brody! Although he can come off quite jaded and somewhat pessimistic at times, deep down he always has the best intentions and a true heart of gold. Brody is a passionate, ambitious and extremely loyal character, with a wonderful complexity of emotions and I’m having an absolute blast playing him. I look forward to bringing everyone along for the ride of Brody and the Morgan Family,” he said.
Orpheus Pledger plays the youngest of the Morgan family.
“Mason’s positive outlook on life has him approaching every situation with a passionate sense of truth and adventure. He is studying medicine which leaves him little time to juggle between training in the gym and maintaining a social life. Whilst thinking logically with a scientific approach, Mason leads with his gut and stands up for what he believes in and will always stick up for the little guy. He in undoubtedly a hopeless romantic, but no matter what, family comes first,” he added.
James Stewart, Jackson Heywood and Orpheus Pledger first appear on Tuesday 7th June on Seven.