Zoe Bertram guest stars in Neighbours

By David Knox on July 26, 2011 / Filed Under News 14

Actress Zoe Bertram steps onto the Neighbours set this week to begin a four week role playing a Polish cleaner, Lorraine Dowski, who works for Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis).

Bertram’s CV has a number of soaps and dramas, dating back to her role as Olivia Baxter on The Restless Years in 1977.

She has also appeared in Prisoner, A Country Practice, Blue Heelers, The Flying Doctors, Home & Away, Rush and City Homicide.

Playing the less than diplomatic cleaner, Bertram had to perfect a distinct Polish accent.

“She certainly isn’t like any of the characters I’ve played before and the accent was fun,” she said.

Her episodes will begin on air in late September.

14 Comments »

  1. Mr. Do-Bee July 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm -

    TEN has a very poor record of preserving their history. Grundy would own the rights but if TEN were entrusted with storing the master tapes I’d say they suffered the same fate as many of the Number 96, Young Talent Time and Wonder World tapes.

  2. koverstreet July 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm -

    I’m in complete agreement! The last time I remember it being rerun was in the 80′s. If Seven can rerun Sons & Daughters then 10 can rerun TRY on one of it’s new digi chs.

  3. Stephen July 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm -

    Yes I would love to see Restless Years given a re-run somewhere!!

  4. Marie July 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm -

    How long has The Restless Years not been on for? I think it’s time channel 10 dusted it off the shelf and show it on one of their digital channels pronto!

  5. koverstreet July 26, 2011 at 10:57 am -

    As I’ve said before The Restless Years is my all time favourite oz soap & Olivia was one of my favourite characters,so this is just awesome news!

  6. pietro July 26, 2011 at 9:15 am -

    What Polish? Mr Sheen?

  7. Jake July 26, 2011 at 8:26 am -

    Another wonderful underused actress! Great to see her back….even if it’s on Neigh-bores…not that I’ll be watching though……

  8. Kate July 26, 2011 at 8:15 am -

    It’s Prisoner’s Randi Goodlove back from the dead.

  9. Tim Kingston July 26, 2011 at 7:57 am -

    Good to hear, even better to see, I agree let us hope the stint is made longer or even permanent, we really need some one of substance to take the place of a few departures. Let us hope she is more than a match for Paul, who I must say seems to be enjoying playing the devious again, he does do it well !

    We also need a new “Donna” who really lit up our screens with a great role and played well as she found her feet so to speak.

    All in all as I say much to ‘Home and Away” fans disgust and angst “Neighbours” is the thinking person’s “Home And Away”

  10. stevieg July 26, 2011 at 7:23 am -

    There was a nice surprise on Neighbours last night. a sneaky bit of backside action from the best looking guy in the cast, in the first few minutes of the show. If you see this post in time, you can catch the re-run at 8.30am. Love Zoe, btw.

  11. daveinprogress July 26, 2011 at 6:37 am -

    She is such a beautiful woman, and doesn’t look 33 years older than she was when she appeared in the Restless Years. Her APIA ads belie her age, i reckon. Great that she will be back on the screen.

  12. Webby July 26, 2011 at 6:36 am -

    I was talking to her once many many years ago back in the eighties , and all I can say was what a lovely lady she is !!

  13. John July 26, 2011 at 6:26 am -

    Now that is spooky!
    I was just thinking about ZB (not 5 mins ago) & what she is doing these days.
    She was always one of my faves..in that special catergory of actresses along with Sandy Gore,Tina Bursill & the wonderful wonderful Jeanie Drynan (so good to see her again in Prisoner recently).

  14. pete July 26, 2011 at 5:26 am -

    Lets hope she’s made permanent!

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