Annie Jones Returns To Ramsay Street.

Annie Jones, one of Neighbours’ most iconic and adored actress’s from the very early years of thhe show  is returning to Ramsay Street to reprise the role that made her a household name later this year.

In 1989, Jones won a TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for her portrayal of Jane Harris, the character she played from 1986 to 1989. She was nicknamed “Plain Jane Superbrain”, starting out as a nerdy book worm then blossoming into a beauty who would become best friends with Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) and Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan). Her character went on to fall in love with Mike Young, played by a then 19-year-old Guy Pearce.

Annie Jones said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to return to Neighbours. As an actor, the best thing you can be is a working actor. I’ve done a lot of guest roles but usually very short-lived, so this has been lovely to come back for an extended period and really get my teeth into a part.”

Jones returned to the set of Neighbours in December last year, the first time since a brief appearance for the series’ 20th and 30th anniversary specials. Her character arrives back on the famous street on a mission to rectify the past and raises some eyebrows in the process.

Jason Herbison said: “Annie is a beloved star from the golden era of Neighbours and we are honoured to have her back on the show. She had a very interesting take on what her character Jane might be up to nowadays and we incorporated it into the storyline. There’s warmth and nostalgia yet also a very fascinating character journey.”

While her Neighbours character remains her longest ongoing role, Jones has made guest appearances in dozens of Australian productions during her three-decade long career including The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Winners & Losers, Wentworth, The Worst Year Of My Life Again, City Homicide and Underbelly: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here.

Stefan Dennis, who plays Paul Robinson, the only remaining member of the cast from 1986, said this about his former co-star: “This is going to sound terribly gushy, but Annie is just the same as she was on the show 30 years ago, kind, funny and just a beautiful person to be around. I’ve loved having her back on set,”

Jane Harris returns to Ramsay Street in early April.

Neighbours airs 6:30pm weeknights on Eleven