Meyne Wyatt, a young actor who’s already been recognised on stage, TV and film, has been cast in a regular role as Nate Kinski on Neighbours.
Nate already has a connection with two of Ramsay Street’s longest residents, Susan and Karl Kennedy. Susan was previously married to Nate’s uncle. Exactly why Nate is in Erinsborough isn’t clear initially, but it becomes apparent he has a secret that he wants to resolve.
Earlier this year Meyne, 24, was nominated for the prestigious Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer at the Logie Awards, for his role in the award-winning series Redfern Now. He also completed the feature film Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Guy Pearce, due out in 2015. As well, he was named Best Newcomer in the 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards.
Born in the remote town of Kalgoolie in Western Australia, his passion for acting emerged when he was attended boarding school in Perth.
Myene said: “Playing footy was usually the first preference at school so I was in a very small group who pursued acting, although I still managed to play footy which I enjoyed too.’
The Guardian reports that Meyne is the first indigenous actor to have a regular role in Neighbours.
Meyne will make his debut in the Channel 5 soap in August.