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Tom

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Miranda

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Steve

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Dani

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Rob

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Colette

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Carlos

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Grace

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Maggie

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Steve Beaumont

Played by Tim Ross

Driven, yet cautious – Steve’s got it all under control. At least that’s what he’s constantly striving to do. But there’s good reason behind his frequent worrying. The death of his younger brother in a trail bike accident saw his family fall apart over their grief. Away at university when it happened, Steve blamed himself for not being there for his little brother. He’s never quite felt the same about life since – as this taught him a hard lesson on how swiftly and irrevocably the world can change… and added an edge of anxiety to Steve’s desire to have everything under control.

Following his brother’s death, Steve’s parents were unable to negotiate the shared blame and grief and they separated, leaving his mum to struggle alone, both financially and emotionally. As a result, Steve vowed he never wanted to be broke – never wanted to be vulnerable again. He’s proud that everything he has – including the flat he’s paying off – has come from hard work. He’s a real self-made man. Working in Business Development at one of the big four banks, Steve can mix it with the best of the corporate class, but he’s not entirely at home in that world.

Steve appreciates that Dani (a public relations chick) understands the corporate world – the language, the politics – and she looks glamorous and sexy on his arm at the functions he attends. And at the end of the day Dani brings out the fun, relaxed, romantic side in him. Above all, they have a good laugh together. Steve’s aware that if his brother hadn’t died, his life would be very different. And while it tore his family apart, it also brought him and Miranda together. For this reason, Steve can be overprotective of his sister at times, especially now that she’s moved into his apartment complex and living with his best friend, Tom.

He and Tom grew up together in Queensland until Tom was 12 and the Wilcox family moved to the Hunter Valley. Steve and Tom reconnected as adults when they both moved to Sydney just over 10 years ago. Tom was heartbroken after a failed relationship and Steve moped up the pieces and then watched Tom begin his life as a womaniser. Steve is determined not to let Miranda become one of Tom’s conquests.

Steve appreciates that Dani (a public relations chick) understands the corporate world – the language, the politics – and she looks glamorous and sexy on his arm at the functions he attends. And at the end of the day Dani brings out the fun, relaxed, romantic side in him. Above all, they have a good laugh together. Steve’s aware that if his brother hadn’t died, his life would be very different. And while it tore his family apart, it also brought him and Miranda together. For this reason, Steve can be overprotective of his sister at times, especially now that she's moved into his apartment complex.

Steve’s biggest contradiction is his love for his sister. She is everything he’s not – disorganised, flighty, passionate but rather than begrudge her erratic, unpredictable lifestyle, he adores her. He thinks she’s cool, beautiful and interesting and he couldn’t be more proud of her. That’s not to say she doesn’t frustrate the hell out of him at times.

Tim Ross

Originally from Adelaide, Tim was lured to Melbourne after an acceptance in to the VCA’s drama course. In 2011, Tim made his Melbourne Theatre Company debut playing Laertes in Simon Phillips' production of Hamlet, followed by MTC's world premiere of Return to Earth.

Since graduating from the VCA Tim has also appeared in various television commercials, several short films and television series’ with most recent credits including Neighbours, Rush, Underbelly and Mrs. Biggs. He is a core ensemble member of independent theatre group Red Stitch.

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