Plays Hugo Austin
Melbourne native Bernard Curry has swapped the city for the sand joining HOME AND AWAY as HUGO AUSTIN, Tony Holden’s (Jon Sivewright) nephew.
Bernard comes from a close-knit successful entertainment family with three brothers and one sister and is no stranger to the small screen with appearances in Blue Heelers, The King, Out of the Blue, MDA, Crash burn, Stingers, RAW FM, Neighbours, Halifax FP and most recently Satisfaction and Packed to the Rafters.
Bernard has also starred in feature films Puppy, The Dish and Junction Boys and various theatre productions including The Rocky Horror Show. Bernard draws from a wide range of creative talents, counting 14 years as a member of the band Jonny Wonderpants and even held the title of Victorian Air Guitar champion of 2002.
Bernard has had his share of adventures during his career including running away to join the circus after meeting his partner. He travelled and worked with the Spiegeltent in October 2005 and 2006 for various festivals in Australia and the UK.
Bernard’s character Hugo decides, after years of travel and a passion for diving that saw him working with Greenpeace and teaching reef conservation, that its time to stop running away from his family responsibilities and settle in Summer Bay with his younger brother Xavier (David Jones-Roberts).
“Hugo is a complex character. He’s a bit nomadic and likes to travel the world and be in the heart of the action. He comes back because he has not had a lot of contact with his family over the last few years; he feels a sense of duty and that he needs to make up for lost time.”
Bernard, similar to Hugo, loves travelling and diving – every year he heads to a beach house with family and friends to go diving, fishing and play sports. He has walked the Kokoda trail for charity and in his spare time likes to play tennis, cricket and write and produce music at his home studio. He also loves the water and counts surfing, snowboarding, and snorkelling amongst his passions.
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