LEAVING HOME IS NEVER EASY
Is there ever a right way to go when it comes to television farewells? For Stephen Peacocke, who played beloved Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton (above) on Seven’s Home And Away, the time to make his exit was as heart-breaking for him as it was for the fans who will mourn his disappearance from the Logiewinning soap (escaping after his prison transfer vehicle was run off the road and plunged into a river).
The Dubbo-born 33-yearold former tradie knows he has the Channel 7 series to thank for the Hollywood opportunities rolling out before him like red carpet to come.
He told Switched On: “I had no plans with my acting career, I just drifted along and trusted it would work out. I got offered Home And Away and it was completely unexpected...I turned up and it was an incredible experience. It’s where I learned to act in front of a camera.
“People say that it teaches you to show up on time and all this stuff but I don’t think you should have to learn that ... that had already been drilled into me from every other job I ever had. Home And Away has been a great place to learn scripts with 10-minutes notice or be able to do 12 scenes in a day and not complain about it.”
HOME AND AWAY, CHANNEL 7, MONDAY-THURSDAY, 7PM