G'day! I've flown 12,000 miles to be your new Neighbour; Nicola remodels her life.
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A beautiful young English girl falls for a handsome Aussie, follows him half-way round the world - and lands a role in the show which made her boyfriend's name.
Nicola Charles Nicola Charles (born January 5 1970 in Worcestershire, England) is an actress.
Whilst travelling around Australia she landed the part of Sarah Beaumont on the soap opera Neighbours. She was voted in FHM's list of the 100 sexiest women in 1998 and 1999. met Scott Michaelson Scott Michaelson (born 12 September 1968, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actor and manager who is most famous for playing Brad Willis in Neighbours. He took over the role from Benjamin Mitchell who had been a guest character, and had later played Brad's cousin Cameron in London, shortly after he had quit starring in Neighbours.
"We met in a nightclub a couple of years ago," explains former model Nicola, 26. "We haven't been apart since.
"It was very romantic. I kept looking at him - though I didn't really realise who he was - and he kept looking at me.
"In the end a friend introduced us - and that was it!"
All was going wonderfully for the couple until Scott, 27, who played hunky hun·ky 1
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Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a laborer, from east-central Europe. Brad Willis Bradley "Brad" Willis was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by first by Benjamin Mitchell in two episodes in 1989 as a guest character. When Brad returned to the show in 1991, Scott Michaelson took over the role. in Neighbours, returned home to produce a movie.
That's when Nicola decided to make a new life for herself Down Under.
And what a life it turned out to be. For the model-turned-actress landed a role in Neighbours.
From next Monday she plays Sarah Beaumont Sarah Beaumont (née Shakira O'Brien, previously Hannay) was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Nicola Charles. She first appeared in 1996 until the character's departure in 1999. , half-sister to Stonie's girlfriend Catherine, who arrives in Erinsborough trying to escape a tortured past.
"It's very exciting," says Worcester-born Nicola, who is now happily settled in Melbourne.
"At home in England I was a big fan of the show. I used to rush home from school to watch Jason and Kylie."
After school Nicola went to drama college where she trained as an actress and dancer.
"Acting was always my first love," she explains, "but I modelled for six years."
She made TV commercials for beauty products, chocolates and soft drinks and currently appears in the Pantene shampoo ads.
She also appeared in a clutch of pop videos for David Essex David Essex OBE (born David Albert Cook, 23 July, 1947, in Plaistow, East London (now Greater London),  is an English actor and singer, who has enjoyed a varied show business career. , Five Star and Soul 11 Soul.
"It hard to give up the modelling because the money's so good," says the star. "But it's very stressful. The pressure to look good is soul destroying.
"So I'm very excited about being able to move into acting. It's brilliant." In Neighbours Nicola will be playing a character who has an English and Brazilian background - a bit of real-life the writers have woven in from Nicola's own biography.
Her writer father was born in Brazil.
"I'm often homesick home·sick
Acutely longing for one's family or home.
homesick for England," she admits.
"I miss my dad and mum, though I'm hoping they'll be out for a visit soon.
"I also miss my cat, Uncle Reg, and seeing my favourite football team - Liverpool.
"But the great thing about being in Australia is being in Neighbours - and being with Scott.
"We are very much in love." So will they marry?
"I think we will one day but as far as I'm concerned marriage is a state of mind. It's about commitment and respect. It's not a piece of paper.
"But maybe I'll change my mind when I want to start a family. I love kids - I'd like six.
"But a palm reader told me I'll have four, so maybe I'll have to settle for that!"
Nicola plans to stay in Australia for the foreseeable future.
She has a residency visa that allows her to work there as long as she is in a permanent relationship - and insiders say that the makers of Neighbours have high hopes for her.
A spokesperson says: "Nicola has real star potential. We think she's going to be a big hit."