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Stephen Peacocke’s latest TV role in Oz

Home again!

Brax is back! Well, kind of. Actually, Stephen Peacocke, the actor who played the River Boy in Home and Away has returned to Australia to star in new Network Ten comedy-drama Five Bedrooms

Stephen, 37, was last week spotted on the set of the new series, which is filming in Melbourne. Also on set were former Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan, 33, and Offspring favourite Kat Stewart, 46.

Dressed casually in shorts, T-shirt and shirt, Stephen stood alongside his co-stars outside
a house in a scene from the new show. The eight-part series centres on a group of strangers who meet at a wedding sitting at the “singles table”.

This is Stephen’s first TV role since filming Channel Seven drama Wanted in 2017. The actor rose to fame playing the bad boy with a good heart, Darryl “Brax” Braxton, in Home and Away. He left the series in 2016, alongside actress wife Bridgette Sneddon, to chase his Hollywood dreams.

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Stephen quickly landed roles in movies Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Me Before You.

But he hasn’t turned his back on Australia. Last year, Stephen shot Australian movie Danger Close in Queensland.

And Stephen and Bridgette attended a Dollars For Dust fundraiser in Sydney, in August, to help raise money for drought-stricken farmers.

“I’m so glad to be able to be a part of an event like Dollars For Dust,” Stephen, who was born and raised in Dubbo in country NSW, told New Idea last year. “Having grown up in the Central West, it’s a cause that means a lot to me.”

Five Bedrooms will air on Ten later this year.

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