From Harry Potter to Home and Away: Get to know newcomer Kirsty Marillier

Meet the newest resident of Summer Bay.
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Car crashes, explosive fires, divorce: there are many varied ways characters leave the drama-filled town of Summer Bay. But the real excitement comes when new residents arrive, bringing fresh life and plotlines to Home and Away.

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The newest resident is Rose, played by Kirsty Marillier. Theatre fans may recognise Kirsty, who has had roles in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne, and Home, I’m Darling and The Cherry Orchard in Sydney. She also briefly appeared on Home and Away with a small appearance as Rhea in 2018.

Taking her theatrical talents to Summer Bay, Kirsty shared a sunny snap from the Palm Beach filming location last year, after the show celebrated her casting.

“In 2022, Summer Bay will be joined by a new character named Rose! Please welcome Kirsty Mariller to the Home and Away cast,” the production team wrote on the show’s official account.

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Kirsty Marillier joins the cast of Home and Away as Rose. (Credit: Seven)

Co-stars including Nicholas Cartwright and Home and Away hair and make-up artist Laura Vazquez were among those to celebrate her new gig.

When the news was first revealed, Kirsty said she was “ecstatic” to share her latest role with fans.

“Can finally come clean about this hot piece of news I’ve been harbouring for the last 2 months,” she wrote on Instagram. “Ecstatic to announce I’ve been welcomed as a series reg on Home and Away. Woah.

“Getting to be a part of this Aus icon-of-a-show is a bit wild. It’s been a gorg 6 weeks of shooting as I embrace the bay as new resident brown girl, Rose.”

Kirsty Marillier in her Harry Potter robes with fellow actor Gyton Grantley.
Kirsty in her Harry Potter robes with fellow actor Gyton Grantley. (Credit: Instagram)

Her character Rose has also been revealed to be a secret sibling of Summer Bay favourite Jasmine after she shows up unexpectedly with her brother Xander, played by Luke Van Os.

After arriving in the Bay, Rose looks to begin work as a police officer and soon develops the hots for a prospective colleague, the only problem is he’s dating her new half-sister.

Their sudden arrival also raises the question as to what brings them to Summer Bay in the first place, and whether Jasmine will accept Rose and Xander into her life.

Home and Away airs Monday to Thursday at 7.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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