Home (and Away) on the ranges
THE show may be called Home and Away, but it lived up to the “away” part this week when the popular soapie headed to the Flinders Ranges, filming episodes for next year’s season.
Among the actors shooting on location were Patrick O’Connor, Sophie Dillman, both pictured, Tim Franklin and Courtney Miller.
“Filming in the Flinders Ranges was absolutely incredible,” Sophie says.
“We filmed in a lot of different locations that were all as beautiful as each other.
“I have never seen Australia look so beautiful and diverse before. The colours and the shapes of the mountains and the valleys is something I’ll never forget.”
Sophie, 25, who plays Ziggy Astoni, had only been to SA twice before, but managed to cope with the scorching heat.
“I’m originally from Queensland so heat is something I’m used to but it did reach the mid-40s a couple of times which meant everyone was working extra hard,” she says.
“Our fantastic crew and nurses kept everyone cool with wet towels and umbrellas and lots of water.”
The cast and crew also had some fabulous hospitality, thanks to the locals.
“We stayed in Parachilna at the Prairie Hotel which is one of the best pubs I have ever been to,” Sophie says.“The staff and patrons and everyone involved were so welcoming and helpful – and the food was epic.”
Yesterday, the cast headed to Adelaide Oval to cheer on the Aussie cricket team and with Home and Away airing its 2018 finale this Thursday, a Christmas break is now on the cards, Sophie says. Call on 8206 2459 or drop me a line at matt.gilbert[email protected] or twitter.com/matt_gilbertson facebook.com/TiserEntertainment
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