Shane Connor cast in Wentworth

Former Neighbours star & production company move on from past differences.

One of the more interesting casting inclusions in the upcoming season of Wentworth is former Neighbours star Shane Connor.

Connor played Joe Scully on the TEN soap from 1999 – 2003 until he was fired by producers. A nasty lawsuit followed which tarnished the squeaky-clean image of the show. Connor successfully sued Grundy Television for $230,000.

Grundy was later bought out by Pearson Television which became FremantleMedia who produce Wentworth. Any mutual bitterness was doubtless buried when he appeared in 2010’s Killing Time.

Connor, who has a minor recurring role as partner of Leah Purcell’s character, was last seen in Nine’s House Husbands.

Wentworth returns 8:30pm Tuesday on Showcase.

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  1. That’s certainly an interesting development, but I guess we won’t be seeing a Scully reunion any time soon, especially if Connor is still bitter about the ordeal and with Carla Bonner having departed recently. I doubt Valance would return (isn’t she married to a billionaire now?), Bunyan has moved on to the U.S., and the younger daughter (her name escapes me) seems to have moved on from acting, and I can only assume has reverted to a low-key life of Jane citizenry.

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