Oban star makes debut on TV soap
ARGYLL actor Donnie Baxter made his debut in Ozzie soap
Neighbours on Monday. The Oban-born 33-year- old actor and model, who travelled to Australia in 2007 and now lives in Brisbane, Queensland, is playing the character Roger Cross in his first episode of the long-running soap opera.
The daily drama, which screens on Channel 5 and is set in the fictional cul- de-sac of Ramsay Street in Erinsburgh, has given a big break to many actors in its 32-year history, including Kylie Minogue and Russell Crowe.
Donnie’s friends are also expecting great things, following his many other roles across TV, film and theatre, such as Macbeth, The 39 Steps, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Thor: Ragnarok and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
One mate, looking forward to a‘ Neighbours binge’, exclaimed: ‘Next stop Tinsel Town.’ Others, congratulating the ‘talented’, ‘hilarious’ and ‘awesome guy’ on his first Neighbours episode, advised viewers: ‘You can’t miss him, he is the one with the Scottish accent.’