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4 July 1975 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Scott Major (born 4 July 1975) is an Australian actor and director, best known for his roles as Peter Rivers in the teen drama series Heartbreak High and Lucas Fitzgerald in the long-running soap opera Neighbours.
Major's acting début was playing Murray on Home and Away in the 1990s. He joined the Neighbours cast for a brief period in 1993 as the original Darren Stark. and then was a part of the Heartbreak High cast as Peter Rivers from 1994–1995. In 1998 Scott appeared in one episode of All Saints (Season 2 – "If these walls could talk"). In 1999 he was cast in the Aussie film Envy (titled as The New Girlfriend in the United States). Two years later he had a small role as a welfare officer in the book to film production He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, the novel was written by John Birmingham.
Major also played the part of Tom Morgan in the Australian drama, Always Greener, which was shown on the Seven Network between 2001 and 2003. He also wrote, produced, directed and starred in his own play called Both Sides of the Bar at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Major has since returned to Australia after spending two years in the UK. He resides in Melbourne and began appearing in Neighbours from July 2008 as Lucas Fitzgerald. On 1 July 2013, it was announced that Major had left the show.
In December 2010 the actor revealed that he has been directing some episodes of Neighbours with the help of an existing Neighbours television director, although it is currently unclear if he has been credited for the episodes. Major has admitted that he finds the directing part of his job "very tough to fit it in with the acting" because he is "running from location to location and getting the scene shot and then putting a different hat on and directing a scene." Of his decision to take on the new role, Major has said "I want to do it all. I also do a lot of writing. I write my own plays and put them on, direct and produce them. Australia is a very small industry acting-wise. I've been doing it professionally for 21 years and you just have to have more strings to your bow than acting."
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