Brett Tucker (Neighbours' Daniel Fitzgerald) Interview

Brett Tucker plays schoolteacher, Daniel Fitzgerald, who has recently returned to Neighbours after a seven-year absence. “Daniel‘s a regular, all-round good guy,” says Brett. “He‘s also become a bit of a hero and is constantly saving people. One minute he’s pulling youngsters out of a building after a roof collapses, the next he’s rescuing Steph and Dan from a mine-shaft. Oh, and he saves little Ben after he gets stuck in a drain.”

At 6ft 2 inches tall, Brett fits perfectly into the role of a Ramsay Street hero.

“It’s great being back,” he says. “Being part of an iconic drama is a real pleasure that I’ll never take for granted.

“What also makes it really interesting for me is that Daniel has some great new stories coming up. He’s thrown into his own personal turmoil when he falls for Susan Kennedy’s daughter, Libby.

“He’s in emotional turmoil because he’s really attracted to her, but her past relationship hasn’t been resolved. Daniel wants to move forward with her, so it’s traumatic for him when it doesn’t happen as quickly as he‘d like.”

Brett was a pupil at Melbourne's National Theatre Drama School.
He made his acting debut in: Snowy River; The McGregor Saga but is best-known for playing country vet, Dave Brewer, in the TV drama, McLeod's Daughters.

Brett also lived in L.A for a while to work on American productions, such as The Great Raid, starring Benjamin Bratt, and The Outsider, directed by Randa Haines and starring Naomi Watts.

Brett's theatre credits include the Victorian Thriller and The Woman in Black.

Neighbours makes its debut on Five on Monday 11th February 2008 in its traditional slots of 1.45pm and 5.30pm every weekday.