Meet the Astoni family, Summer Bay’s newest residents.
New Idea caught up with Rohan Nichol – who plays patriarch Ben Astoni and he gave us an exclusive chat.
‘We decide city life is full of complications, and we’ve had a gutful. It’s very spur of the moment, but we like the look of Summer Bay and take the plunge,’ Rohan says of his character and his family on the show.
While Rohan arrives in the Bay alongside Kestie Morassi as Maggie – Ben’s wife, and mother to their two teenage daughters, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) and Coco (Anna Cocquerel) – he reveals he’s been on the hit Channel Seven drama in the past!
‘This is my second go on Home And Away. I played a guy called Stafford McRae – what a name! That’s the only memorable thing about what I was doing,’ he says, laughing.
‘No offence to the character, but I sucked...’ Rohan said about his performance in his younger years.
Between then and now, Rohan has landed roles on All Saints, Headland and A Place To Call Home.
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