|Home and Away character|
|Portrayed by||Luke Jacobz|
|First appearance||8 July 2008|
|Last appearance||21 June 2011|
|Introduced by||Cameron Welsh|
Restaurant owner (2010–2011)
Angelo Rosetta is a fictional character from the Australian Channel Seven soap opera Home and Away, played by Luke Jacobz. He debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 8 July 2008. He has been central to many notable storylines including shooting dead Jack Holden, his time working as a Sergeant of Summer Bay's Police Force and his relationship with Charlie Buckton. In 2011 it was revealed that Jacobz had been written out of the serial when producers felt there was "nowhere else to go" with Angelo. Angelo departed on 21 June 2011.
Jacobz joined the cast of Home and Away in June 2008, following the axing of McLeod's Daughters, with which he had a recurring role. The Courier-Mail reported that Jacobz had moved from South Australia to Sydney and was going to sign up to work as a labourer, when he received the offer to play Angelo. Jacobz was originally signed to the show for six months.
In February 2011, a writer for TV Week announced that Jacobz had left Home and Away. They said Jacobz would be seen on screen for a few more months, but the actor had finished filming. On his departure from the show, Jacobz said "I've thoroughly enjoyed playing Angelo. I've worked with some amazing people - and, as they say, when one door closes, another door opens. So I'm looking forward to what's next... here or abroad." The following month Jacobz revealed that it was not his decision to leave Home and Away and that the show's bosses decided to write his character out as they felt he had "nowhere else to go." Jacobz explained, "When they said the character was leaving I was upset, because I love working on the show. It was really that the character had reached all the different goals that the show wanted him to, and it worked out really well with storylines having the River Boys come in so that Angelo could go."
The serial's official website describe Angelo stating: "Growing up in a close-knit family; with three brothers, Angelo was generally perceived as the loudmouth, boofhead kid who would never amount to much." They also state that his passion to solve crimes lead him to step over the line Angelo has been portrayed as having a very confident manner, during an interview with Yahoo Jacobz describes his characters stating: "He's a cheeky cop. He's very confident. He's not arrogant at all, it's not as if he's got attitude. He's a confident guy, and he knows what he's doing in the police force. He like the ladies. He's outgoing and he's always in a good mood." Jacobz also spoke of how on his arrival he searching for love stating: "He's looking for the right one – He's shopping around". He initially finds love with Charlie Buckton (Esther Anderson), they split, he later begins dating May Stone (Alin Sumarwata), Charlie becomes jealous. Of the storyline commented on Angelo stating: "She admits part of her wanted to cause trouble, but Angelo is still attracted to Charlie and they sleep together." However Angelo doesn't want to reunite with her straight away, Anderson comments that Angelo is left wanting to do the right thing and stand by May.
Angelo replaces Jack Holden (Paul O'Brien) at Yabbie Creek Police Station when he takes time off to deal with Martha MacKenzie's (Jodi Gordon) cancer diagnosis. He flirts with Charlie Buckton on an assignment and asks her out but she rejects him. He then turns his attention to Belle Taylor (Jessica Tovey) who refuses at first but only goes out with Angelo to make her boyfriend Aden Jefferies (Todd Lasance) jealous. When Belle is held hostage by Aden, Angelo rescues her. They form a friendship which develops into something more. The first test in the relationship is when Angelo is forced to arrest Belle when she protests at a development site but convinces Charlie to drop the charges. Belle later receives threats from the developers, which become a reality when Angelo is attacked. After Belle reunites with Aden, Angelo is incensed and loses his temper, trashing the beach house. That evening, Belle is attacked and Angelo is a suspect. He becomes a pariah in Summer Bay and turns to developer Tim Coleman (Kieran Darcy-Smith) for help. In exchange for clearing his name, Angelo switches the soil samples to get the investigation against the developers dropped. Belle's attacker Eric "Nobby" Nobbes (Mark Casamento) is arrested and Angelo pays his bail. Nobby is later killed in a confrontation with Tim and Angelo is warned to back off. Angelo then saves Belle's life when a gunman menaces them.
Angelo receives a phone call from Tim, who tells him to meet him at the site. Jack has a feeling that Angelo might know something about some alleged toxic waste around the site and follows him there. Jack arrives and Angelo calls out Tim's name several times, but receives no reply. While Jack watches Angelo from behind a tree, a shot is fired in Angelo's direction. Frightened, Angelo draws his revolver and hears a second shot which is even closer, and points his gun ahead. He hears a noise behind him, turns around and shoots twice, resulting in Jack being hit in the chest. Angelo hears Jack fall and thinks it is Tim but realises it is Jack and runs away in shock, leaving him dying at the site. He tries to cover up the killing but Charlie is suspicious and sets up a plan to catch Angelo out. At Jack's wake, Angelo is exposed Martha who tells Jack's father Tony, who lashes out Angelo but is restrained by several friends. Angelo confesses to killing Jack. He is then arrested and charged. However, he returns several months later under a special investigation into people smuggling as part of the Marine Area Command division of the police. His return upsets and angers Jack's friends and family. Angelo uncovers Jack's cousin Hugo Austin (Bernard Curry) is the mastermind behind the operation. Hugo refuses to admit anything and he is escorted to a city police station. Hugo is shot and Angelo fabricates a story to Hugo's family that Hugo is dead but in reality Hugo has made a deal. Angelo and Charlie are later promoted to Sergeant and Leading Senior Constable, respectively, which causes jealousy on Charlie's part as Angelo is now her superior. They later split and agree to be just friends.
Angelo then discovers Hugo is in hiding with Martha and Detective Gordon Eaves (Lewis Fitz-Gerald) is a corrupt police officer bent on bringing Hugo down. Angelo and Charlie arrest Eaves. Angelo then arrests Hugo and Martha but lets them get away before they can be charged. As a result, Angelo is dismissed from the force and Charlie takes his position. He then starts his own restaurant, Angelo's, in the upper floor of the Surf Club. Angelo's younger brother, Paulie (Ryan Johnson), is upon his arrival, mistaken as a food critic by Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) and Colleen Smart (Lyn Collingwood). It becomes clear that Angelo bears a grudge towards Paulie when he greets his brother with a frosty reception. It also annoys Angelo that everybody, including Charlie all seem taken by Paulie's outgoing nature and charming ways. The reason for Angelo's resentment is because Paulie inherited the family restaurants and Angelo had taken the blame for a fire when they were younger. It emerges Paulie is in some hot water with loan sharks and Angelo agrees to help him. Charlie tries to assist with some illegal money left by Hugo but Angelo refuses. He borrows $3,000 from the bank and tells Charlie the debt is paid. After finding out Angelo and Paulie have gambled the money, Charlie is angry and forces them to call their parents and they bail out Paulie. The brothers then mend their feud.
In 2011, Angelo hosts a singles' night at the restaurant, which is gatecrashed by the River Boys. After they get drunk, they begin a brawl. Angelo goes into business with Darryl Braxton (Steve Peacocke), after Darryl helps the restaurant make a profit. Angelo later become uneasy with his new partnership, especially when Darryl changes the menu. Angelo becomes good friends with Nicole Franklin (Tessa James) and he helps deliver her son, George. They then begin a relationship. When Angelo discovers a large marijuana crop being harvested in the forest, he calls Charlie to let her know, before being knocked out by Heath Braxton (Dan Ewing). Angelo is taken to the hospital where he remains unconscious. He wakes up and tells Charlie that he does not remember what happened, but when he warns Nicole, she realises that he does. Brodie Upton (Guy Edmonds) holds Nicole hostage and Angelo helps talk him down. Angelo discovers that Charlie is seeing Darryl and try to warn her about him. Angelo manages to blackmail Darryl into buying him out of the business and he and Nicole leave Summer bay with George. Angelo and Nicole later meet up with Marilyn (Emily Symons) in the city when she comes to visit George.
Jacobz received a nomination for 'Most Popular Actor' at the 2010 Logie Awards for his portrayal of Angelo. In the same year, he was also nominated for "Best Daytime Star" at the Inside Soap Awards. Holy Soap recall Angelo's most memorable moment as being: "Shooting Jack Holden, of course!"
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