John Wood on Neighbours

By David Knox on August 27, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 13

John Wood makes his debut on Neighbours next week.

The Gold Logie winner plays Dr Martin Chambers, who is a golfing buddy of Karl Kennedy and also the head of the surgical program which our newbie doctor, Rhys Lawson (played by Ben Barber) is desperately trying to get in to.

According to ELEVEN’s info, ChambersĀ takes his role very seriously and doesn’t suffer fools which Dr Lawson finds out pretty quickly.

You can catch itĀ 6:30pm Thursday September 1st.


  1. Craig(Buzz) August 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm -

    This show is doing great business on Channel 11,very good to see.I’m not a Collingwood supporter but they do have 3 players appearing next week on the show as well

  2. Ronnie August 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm -

    Not very original of me I know – but not everyone remembers Rafferty’s Rules LoL

  3. David Knox August 28, 2011 at 9:27 pm -

    Back to being a judge?

  4. Ronnie August 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm -

    There’s something a bit sad about this. Surely he’d work pn Crownies as a judge or something? It’s about choices – and I don’t think John Wood has made a good one here. He shoud get his agent to ring a few high profile producers. That said, he was miscast in Offspring as well.

  5. Tas Cameraman August 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm -

    Australian actors require work and I really dont care what anyone says about Neighbours I enjoy the show but I dont bag anyone out for liking other shows, To each his own I say.

    If you dont like it dont watch it, if you think that people that watch are stupid well, as i say if you have not watched for at least 6 months you have no right to criticise it and any people that watch the show.

    It gives work to camerapeople, actors technicians, as having been involved in the tV game it is hard sometimes to find work

  6. John Jackson August 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    @Steve – people would say the same of Guy Pearce, etc when he was a part of Neighbours.

  7. J Shaw August 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm -

    Neighbours will get more ratings than TENS 6:30pm

  8. Steve August 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm -

    @ Andrew just watch his credibility go down the drain. Anyone who still watches Neighbours has got some serious problems.

  9. Andrew August 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm -

    @Rubar: Actors still have bills to pay just like the rest of us, and work opportunities are not easy to come by. Sometimes they just have to take whatever work they can get.

  10. Rubar August 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm -

    Didn’t think John Wood would stoop this low, a veteran actor of his calibre going onto Neighbours, are they serious? Next we’ll be hearing Lisa McCune is taking up a role on Neighbours after her new show gets axed given Ten’s appalling track record with Australian dramas.

  11. Bruce Banner August 27, 2011 at 10:30 am -

    Look forward to seeing Wood on Neighbours!

    Side note, is it just me or does Ben Barber bare a striking resemblance to Guy Pearce?

  12. Joe August 27, 2011 at 8:02 am -

    Oh dear Lord, this show only gets worse and worse.

  13. J Bar August 27, 2011 at 7:45 am -

    Excellent news.

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