Stefan Dennis, who plays Stefan in the television series Neighbours, has an unexpected link to Glasgow, which spans from Ramsay Street to Dear Green Place.
From 1985 till the present, with a significant break during the 1990s while the Australian soap was not airing, the Australian star portrayed the evil businessman Paul Robinson.
Shortly after taking a vacation from Neighbours in 1992 and coming back in 2004, he traded the humid climate of Australia for the gloomy sky of Scotland.
It’s said the star adored his new home and lived in Livingston, 9,000 miles from his Australian roots.
He briefly appeared on River City while he was still living in the nation, playing Dr. Marcus McKenzie, another nasty character.
The Scottish Sun quoted former co-star Libby McArthur as saying that the cast and crew of the Glasgow-based drama were always able to make him laugh.
Stefan was “an instant hit” with everyone on the BBC hit, as it is remembered with affection.
The 63-year-old also fell in love and wed Gail Easdale, a fellow performer from Glasgow.
With the joyful couple getting married close to Borthwick Castle and relocating here with three children.
I consider Scotland my second home, he admitted to the Sunday Post. My wife and her family are from there.
When I visited the UK to make appearances in the 1980s, I especially enjoyed visiting Scotland.
“I lived in the UK for 12 years, and right before we made the decision to return to Australia, I got a call offering me a role in River City.
“We felt it was too fantastic an opportunity to pass up when we realised it meant spending six months in Scotland.”