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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.

Career


Major's acting debut was playing Murray on Home and Away in the 1990s. He played a student in the comedy series Late For School in 1992 and then joined the cast of Neighbours in 1993 as the original Darren Stark.[2] and

Major became a regular cast member in Heartbreak High as Peter Rivers from 1994–1995. In 1998 he appeared in an 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 had a major role the Australian drama, Always Greener as Tom Morgan, 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. Spending two years in the UK, he appeared in an episode of the BBC soap Doctors in 2007 and also starred in the first episode of the second series of Love Soup, a BBC comedy starring Tamsin Greig.

Major returned to Australia and began appearing in Neighbours from July 2008 as Lucas Fitzgerald.[2] On 1 July 2013, it was announced that Major had left the show.[3]

In December 2010, the actor revealed that he has been directing some episodes of Neighbours with the help of an existing television director.[4] 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."[4] 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."[4]

Major directed two episodes of the 2018 drama series Playing for Keeps.[5]

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