`Boring' role forced Jesse to quit Neighbours - and the truth behind Star Wars rumours.
Byline: Roz Laws
NEIGHBOURS heart-throb Jesse Spencer Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor known most recently for his role as Dr. Robert Chase in the medical drama House. Biography
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Jesse Spencer was born in Melbourne, Australia. has revealed why he quit the Australian soap.
The star decided to leave because his role became "boring and disappointing."
He has also revealed the truth behind the rumours linking him with the next Star Wars film.
Jesse was speaking on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. of his first appearance on stage in the Midlands, in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.
He left his role of Bill Kennedy Bill Kennedy can refer to:
He says: "I'd been in Neighbours for five years and I'd had enough. The storylines were boring and I wasn't enjoying it any more.
"When I said I was leaving, I hoped they would make Bill's departure interesting - but he just moves away from Erinsborough, there's no drama to it.
"It's disappointing and typical of the last two years of storylines. Bill's one-off relationship with Anne has been dragged out too long - they get back together and then split up again.
"The door has been left open for me to return but I won't - though I suppose I might if I haven't had any work for six months.
"I will miss some of the people I worked with, especially Jackie Woodburne Jackie Woodburne (born 5 February 1956, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Australian actress who has appeared in many of Australia's most popular soap operas. and Alan Fletcher For the graphic designer of the same name, see .
Alan Fletcher (born 30 March, 1957 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian actor, best known today for his role as Karl Kennedy in long-running soap opera Neighbours. who play my parents."
Jesse will still be seen on screen in Britain until next summer. Also leaving the soap are Brooke Satchwell Brooke Kerith Satchwell (born 14 November 1980 in Melbourne) is an Australian actress best known for playing Anne Wilkinson in the soap opera Neighbours.
She first appeared on Australian television on 19 November 1996. , who plays Anne, Jacinta Stapleton Jacinta Stapleton (born June 6, 1979 in Malvern, Victoria) is an Australian actress. Her most notable acting role was Amy Greenwood in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours from 1997 to 2000. (Amy), Ailsa Piper (Ruth), Ian Rawlings (Phil) and Rebecca Ritters (Hannah).
Some of them are coming to Britain to star in pantomime, so Jesse won't be short of friends during his time in Wolverhampton. Other Neighbours stars treading the boards are the actors who play Amy, Madge, Harold, Paul, Joel and Phil.
Alan Fletcher (Karl) is also here and is planning to spend Christmas Day in Birmingham with relatives.
Jesse, who celebrates his 21st birthday in February during the panto panto
pl -tos Brit informal short for pantomime (sense 1)
Noun 1. panto - an abbreviation of pantomime run, says: "I expect I'll join Alan. I had heard of Birmingham when I was offered this job but I had no idea where Wolverhampton was. I had to look it up on the map.
"The Black Country accent is really strange. Before I arrived here I was in London for a week, where no-one recognised me because they rush around in blinkers blinkers
1. rigid pieces of leather fitted to a head harness at a point where they will obstruct the horse's lateral vision.
2. a more sophisticated piece of harness worn by expensive horses consisting of a canvas head-covering with holes for the ears to protrude and two .
"That's great for me, as I find British fans are full-on compared to those in Australia - you have some really strange girls here who are obsessed ob·sess
v. ob·sessed, ob·sess·ing, ob·sess·es
To preoccupy the mind of excessively.
v.intr. with Neighbours.
"I can't believe all the traffic here and the amount of people they cram into one place. But I love the British countryside and the history, all the big old castles. I'm looking forward to visiting Stratford-upon-Avon."
Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs from Thursday until February 27, is Jesse's second pantomime.
He hopes to do more theatre work, but a Hollywood career may have to wait, despite rumours that he is to play Anakin Skywalker in the next Star Wars film.
"I'd heard that I was having talks with Steven Spielberg but sadly it's rubbish. I would love to be in Star Wars as I'm a huge fan. I have the trilogy at home and I know almost every line."
SOAP STAR... in Neighbours PANTO PLAYER... Jesse gets ready for the Jack and The Beanstalk panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, a month after quitting his role as Bill Kennedy in Neighbours