April Rose Pengilly, daughter of INXS’s Kirk Pengilly & designer Karen Hutchinson, has joined the cast of Neighbours.
She will play Chloe Brennan, who arrives unexpectedly later this month, much to the surprise of her brothers Mark and Aaron, played by Scott McGregor and Matt Wilson.
“I am so excited to be joining the Neighbours family. Chloe Brennan is one of the most fun, interesting roles I’ve ever been offered and I’m already having a ball playing her. The cast and crew have all been so welcoming and my on-screen brothers already feel like the siblings I never had,” she said.
Pengilly has been an ambassador for David Jones and the face of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and appeared in Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Brock, LBF and various short films. Neighbours marks her first series role.
Executive Producer Jason Herbison said: “We have hinted at a Brennan sister for a while now and we’re delighted that she has finally arrived, and even more thrilled to have April playing her. She has brought a fantastic energy to the character and we have a lot in store for young Chloe, who will certainly keep her brothers on their toes.”
She makes her debut on Tuesday, 27 March on ELEVEN.