Steve Peacocke is one of Home and Away’s biggest draw cards but how did he get his start in the industry?
Steve Peacocke knew he wanted to be an actor at the age of 16 however he didn’t pursue acting until he was 19 after spending a year as a Jackaroo. During his time at university Steve was in many theatre productions.
He entered television with a guest role in All Saints in 2007 and guested in the 2008 telemovie Emerald Falls as a bushwalker. He has also had small roles in Packed to the Rafters and Rake.
His big break came in 2011 when he was cast in a lead role in Home and Away as Darryl Braxton – a character that has been extremely popular.
In 2012, Peacocke won the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie for his portrayal of Brax. He followed that up in 2013 with a Most Popular Actor Win and his first Gold Logie nomination. In late 2013 he stepped away from the sandy shores of Summer Bay to take part in the big screen adaptation of Hercules where he will play the Supporting Role of Stephanos alongside Dwayne Johnson. The film is scheduled to be released in 2014.
On Sunday Peacoke will have a good chance at being Most Popular Actor for the first time and has his second shot at TV’s most coveted award.