Ex-Neighbours star Felix Mallard in new Netflix productions

Ben Kirk in Neighbours
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From Ramsay Street to Hollywood. Ex-Neighbours star Felix Mallard, who played Ben Kirk, is busy with lots of new TV projects.

Ex-Neighbours (opens in new tab) star Felix Mallard, who played Karl and Susan Kennedy's grandson Ben Kirk, has been a busy boy since leaving Ramsay Street behind in 2018.

After moving to the US, Felix played a popstar in American sitcom Happy Together - which was loosely based on the life of ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles.

Unfortunately the comedy was cancelled after just one season. But the good news is, Felix is now attached to three new Netflix productions.


First up, there's romantic drama All The Bright Things, based on the young adult novel by Jennifer Niven.

The film adaptation, due for release later this year, is about two troubled teenagers Violet Markey (played by Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) brought together by an attempted suicide. Felix plays a high school bully, Roamer.

The Aussie actor has also been filming a role in the forthcoming Netflix adaptation of comic book series, Locke & Key, which follows the dark and scary adventures of three siblings who inherit a haunted house after the murder of their dad.

In the 10-part first season, Felix plays high school student Lucas Caravaggio, who in the comic books gets possessed by a demon!

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And just announced is a young adult drama, Ginny & Georgia, about the relationship between a mum and daughter living in a New England town.  According to Variety (opens in new tab), Felix will play Marcus, the edgy bad boy from across the street.

The series will launch on Netflix in 2020.

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.