Neighbours continues to draw big names to the street and their latest addition is no exception..With news today that much-loved and respected actor, Kerry Armstrong, is joining the cast of Neighbours in a guest role.
Multi-award winning, Kerry made history receiving two AACTA awards in the same year for her performances in lead roles, in the ABC television series Seachange and in the internationally acclaimed Australian film, Lantana.
Most recently, Kerry appeared as Mimi in the Network Ten series The Wrong Girl, plus reality series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and the role of Jennifer in Paul Ireland’s feature film, Pawno for which she received an AACTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Kerry’s sixth nomination.
Kerry will play Alice Wells, a demure and kind-hearted shortbread baking nanna. However, it quickly becomes clear that there is more to Alice than a mixing bowl and rolling pin, as she cooks up a shocking plan involving one of Ramsay Street’s favourite households.
Kerry Armstrong said: “It is not often you get to be so creative in your own backyard so when the producers asked me to play the role of Alice Wells in Neighbours it was simply irresistible.
“Alice is a character who pushes every boundary and is a force to be reckoned with. I was looking to challenge and stretch myself to the limits playing a phenomenal character and Alice is just that”.
Neighbours’ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison said: “Kerry is a legend of Australian film and television and we are honoured to have her in Neighbours. This character is one of my all-time favourites and she is the perfect actress to bring her to life. We had a lot of fun plotting the storyline and Kerry has the crew mesmerised with her performance.”
Network Ten Executive Producer of Neighbours, Sara Richardson, said: “We are so delighted to have Kerry on Ramsay Street. It has been so much fun watching her bring such a compelling energy to the character Alice. She is a force to be reckoned with.”
Kerry’s guest role follows recent appearances on Neighbours by industry icons Magda Szubanski who debuts next week and Debra Lawrance.
Kerry will appear on television screens in late October.