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Occupation
  
Actor

Spouse
  
Brett Smith (m. 2008)

Role
  
Actress

Name
  
Simone Buchanan

Years active
  
1978–present


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Full Name
  
Simone Louise Buchanan

Born
  
11 March 1968 (age 55) (
1968-03-11
)
Sydney, Australia

Siblings
  
Beth Buchanan, Miles Buchanan, Susanne Chapman

Children
  
Tane Buchanan-Webb, Remy Makoto Smith

Parents
  
Jo Buchanan, Tony Buchanan

Movies and TV shows
  
Hey Dad!, Patrick, Shame, Pacific Drive, The Mystery at Castle Ho

Similar People
  
Sarah Monahan, Beth Buchanan, Robert Hughes, Miles Buchanan, Julie McGregor

Hey Dad cast members on 'Where Are They Now' 2007


Simone Louise Buchanan (born 11 March 1968), is an Australian actress of film and television, she is best known for her television roles as Debbie Kelly in the situation comedy Hey Dad..! and Samantha Fitzgerald in the soap opera Neighbours.

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Early life

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Buchanan is the daughter of musician Tony Buchanan and teacher Jo Buchanan. The second of three children, she attended Avalon Primary School. Her older brother Miles and younger sister Beth are also actors – Beth is well known for her roles in Neighbours and Blue Heelers, and Miles was in A Country Practice, Sons and Daughters, The Sullivans and The Secret Valley (all of which were either notable Australian ensemble or children's TV series of the era).

Career

Buchanan was born in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville in 1968. She has appeared in several films, including playing a rape victim in Shame and as Laura Harris – and eventually Anna Dodwell – in the Australian drama series Pacific Drive.

In 2008, Buchanan played Samantha Fitzgerald, the bipolar-suffering estranged wife of Dan Fitzgerald (Brett Tucker), in the long-running soap opera Neighbours. Originally appearing for three months, from March to June, the character's introduction was considered a success, leading to her return for a second three-month stint from November to February 2009. The character appeared for a four-week guest role in late 2010, to coincide with the 6,000th episode celebrations.

Personal life

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Buchanan has been married to Brett Smith since 2008. She has a son, Tane (born 1998), from a previous relationship. In August 2009, it was announced that Buchanan was expecting her second child, due in early 2010. The pregnancy was achieved with IVF treatment. Buchanan gave birth to a son, Rémy, via caesarean section.

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In March 2010, Buchanan supported Sarah Monahan, a co-star on the Hey Dad..! television show, over allegations that fellow star Robert Hughes had engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviour on the set of the show. Buchanan claimed she had approached the show's producer about the alleged assaults but that he instructed her to keep quiet. She testified at Hughes' 2014 trial that she only heard allegations about his inappropriate behaviour and never saw it for herself.


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Filmography

Actress
2022
Girl at the Window as
Christina Ellis
2021
The Possessed as
Carissa
2008
Neighbours (TV Series) as
Samantha Fitzgerald
2017
Boar as
Debbie
2014
Upper Middle Bogan (TV Series) as
Kirby
- Occupation Hazards (2014) - Kirby
2013
Patrick: Evil Awakens as
Patrick's Mother
2006
End of Town (Short) as
Mother
2006
McLeod's Daughters (TV Series) as
Amy Tanaka
- The Trouble with Harry (2006) - Amy Tanaka
2005
Push (Short) as
Susan
2005
Forced Entry (Short) as
Julie
2004
Swimming to the Boy (Short) as
Mum
2003
Stingers (TV Series) as
Cathy Pearson
- Daddy's Little Diamond (2003) - Cathy Pearson
2000
Blue Heelers (TV Series) as
Nurse Angie Cohen / Angie Cohen
- Trust Accounts (2003) - Nurse Angie Cohen
- Wheeling and Dealing (2000) - Angie Cohen
1999
Water Rats (TV Series) as
Jenny Spiro
- Santiago: Rain 27 (1999) - Jenny Spiro
1998
All Saints (TV Series) as
Mitchie Bell
- Truth or Dare (1998) - Mitchie Bell
1996
Pacific Drive (TV Series) as
Laura Harris
1987
Hey Dad..! (TV Series) as
Debbie Kelly
- Nothing's Changed (1994) - Debbie Kelly
- Island of Work (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Think Pig! (1991) - Debbie Kelly (credit only)
- Funnel Trouble (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Forget Me Not! (1991) - Debbie Kelly (credit only)
- Flickering Flame (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Formally First (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Pedal Power (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Lucky Nudge (1991) - Debbie Kelly
- Get Rich Quick (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Rating TV (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Out for the Count (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Would You Buy a Used Half Car from This Man? (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Bulk Bill Dill (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Play It Again Sam (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Betty Had a Little Lamington (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- What an Experience (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- The Nudge File (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Eternal Quadrangle (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- The Write Stuff (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Testing Time (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Game Set and Match (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- All Washed Up (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Age Old Tradition (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- High Flying (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Time's Up (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- If the Cap Fits (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Writing Wrongs (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Jobs for the Boys (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Lovesick (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- The Donkey Vote (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Seducer in the Kitchen (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Left at the Post (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- The Bald Facts (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Nostradamus Nudge (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- A Mind for Business (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Ask Me No Questions (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Power Crazy (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Credit Where Credit's Due (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Love Stinks (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Vive la différence (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Welcome to Our Lovely Home (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Doctor Betty I Presume (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Type-casting (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Debbie Does Taurus (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Scratch My Back (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- The Fax of Life (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- You May Quote Me (1990) - Debbie Kelly
- Knocked Off (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Colour My World (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Time Out (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Cluck of the Draw (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- A Finite Romance (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Room to Let (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Finders Speakers (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- In the Name of Art (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Here's Mud in Your Eye (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Say a Little Prayer for Me! (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Stop Thief! (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Crime and Punishment (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Name Rings a Bell (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Time Healeys All Wounds (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Ol' Black Thumb Is Back (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Never an Idol Moment (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Democracy Rules K.O. (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Phantom on the Roof (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Kiss and Makeup (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Visiting Rights (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Family Law (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Banana Republic Blues (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Beat Goes Wrong (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Double Date (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Betty's Wedding - Part 2 (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Betty's Wedding - Part 1 (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- That's Shoe Biz (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Job for the Boy (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Betty's Better Letterhead (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Kissing Cousins (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- For the Love of Martin (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Three's a Crowd (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- May the Farce Be with You (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Generation Scrap (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- A Question of Royalty (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Late Miss Kelly (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- The Girl on the Cutting Room Floor (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- A Losing Battle (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Trees Company (1989) - Debbie Kelly
- Once a Knight Is Enough (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Timely Fashion (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Keep Taking the Meditation! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Out of Sight - Out of Mind (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- My Affair Lady (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Up the Well Known Creek (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- VW for Sale (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Share and Share Alike (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Up, Up and Away (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Keeping Mum (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Shopping for Love (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Just Being Neighbourly (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Home Sweet Home (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Chain of Iron (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- The Black and White Blues (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- How Green Is My Volksy? (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Strike Me Lucky (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Simon Says!! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Bash and Trash (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Designer Love (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Make My Day (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- For the Love of Art (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Safety Last! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Feast or Famine (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Paris or Bust (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Get Crook Soon (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- The Party! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- With Love - Nudge (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Tycoon Debbie (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Turning Japanese! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Suspicious Stan (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- The Love Triangle (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Follow That Wave! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Sorry! Wrong Answer (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Phone Home - If You Can! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Working Bee (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Cat-astrophie (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Plumbers Do It Better! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- Home at Last! (1988) - Debbie Kelly
- One for the Road I (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Pilot (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Affairs of the Heart (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Everything Must Go (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- A Friend Indeed (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Debbie's Debut (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- A Laws Unto Himself (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Not the Volvo (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Tall Tales But True (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Tycoon Nudge (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Cyberphobia (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Horror Scope (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Mumps the Word (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- As Time Goes By (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Nun Today Thank You (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Panda Monium (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Democracy at Work (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Jono & Dano Meet Nudgo the Magnificent (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Nudge the Love God (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Cop This Lot (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Mum's the Word (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Matinee Idle (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Do the Right Thing (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Leader of the Pack (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Stan the Man (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Sulky Jenny, Flipper and Hamlet (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- The Dating Game (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- In the Mode (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Justice I Suspected (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- One for the Road (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Fair Cop (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Licence to Kill (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Sick in Transit (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Battle Stations (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Meet Hector the Piano (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- The Firing Line (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Nudge Nudge Wink Wink (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Home from the Hills (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Post Early for Charisma (1987) - Debbie Kelly
- Just a Formality (1987) - Debbie Kelly
1993
R.F.D.S. (TV Series) as
Rebecca Owens
- End of the Road (1994) - Rebecca Owens
- Outback Justice (1994) - Rebecca Owens
- Poor Wandering One (1994) - Rebecca Owens
- Loss of Faith (1994) - Rebecca Owens
- Cave In (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- Dragged from the Wreckage (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- Head on Collisions (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- Call Sign Cowboy (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- Public Relations (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- The Wisdom of Solomon (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- Heartbreak (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- A Different World (1993) - Rebecca Owens
- The Hill (1993) - Rebecca Owens
1993
G.P. (TV Series) as
Mickey Davis
- Square Pegs (1993) - Mickey Davis
1984
A Country Practice (TV Series) as
Sara Kennedy / Sharon Barnes
- As Time Goes By: Part 2 (1991) - Sara Kennedy
- As Time Goes By: Part 1 (1991) - Sara Kennedy
- A Fair Hearing: Part 2 (1984) - Sharon Barnes
- A Fair Hearing: Part 1 (1984) - Sharon Barnes
1988
Shame as
Lizzie Curtis
1985
Sons and Daughters (TV Series) as
Donna Palmer / Donna Jackson
1985
The Flying Doctors (TV Mini Series) as
Lucy Daniels
- Part 3 (1985) - Lucy Daniels
- Part 2 (1985) - Lucy Daniels
- Part 1 (1985) - Lucy Daniels
1984
Runaway Island (TV Series) as
Jemma McLeod
- The Treasure of the Conquistadores Part 2 (1985) - Jemma McLeod
- The Treasure of the Conquistadores Part 1 (1985) - Jemma McLeod
- The Bushrangers Part 2 (1985) - Jemma McLeod
- The Bushrangers Part 1 (1985) - Jemma McLeod
- The Exiles Part 2 (1985) - Jemma McLeod
- The Exiles Part 1 (1984) - Jemma McLeod
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 2 (1984) - Jemma McLeod
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 1 (1984) - Jemma McLeod
1983
Carson's Law (TV Series) as
Rose Gunn / Melanie Creswell
- The Lesson (1984) - Melanie Creswell
- Falling Star (1983) - Rose Gunn
- Orphans Of The Storm (1983) - Rose Gunn
- Deceptions (1983) - Rose Gunn
1984
High Country (TV Movie) as
Debbie Lomax
1984
Run Chrissie Run! as
Cathy
1983
Platypus Cove as
Jenny Nelson
1980
Secret Valley (TV Series) as
Simone
- Lost in the Bush (1983)
- The Worm Turns (1983)
- Battle Stations (1982)
- Secret Weapon (1982)
- Big Plans (1982)
- I spy (1980)
- Save the bunyip (1980)
- The Trojan bull (1980)
- Spider McGlurk meets his match (1980)
- Super scoop (1980)
- Spanish gold (1980)
- The horse who could dance (1980)
- The Bildara bank bust (1980)
- Big city (1980)
- The Runaway (1980) - Simone
1982
Mystery at Castle House as
Kate
1982
Runaway Island (TV Movie) as
Jemma McLeod
1981
Run Rebecca, Run as
Rebecca
1981
Doctors & Nurses as
Jane Gilmour
1979
My Brilliant Career as
Mary Anne
1978
A Good Thing Going (TV Movie) as
Cathy Harris
Director
2019
Neighbours (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #1.8093 (2019)
- Episode #1.8092 (2019)
- Episode #1.8091 (2019)
- Episode #1.8090 (2019)
- Episode #1.8089 (2019)
- Episode #1.8088 (2019)
- Episode #1.8009 (2019)
- Episode #1.8008 (2019)
- Episode #1.8007 (2019)
Self
2018
Boar: Bloopers (Video short) as
Self
2018
Boar: Cast Interviews (Video documentary short) as
Self
2018
Boar: Director Chris Sun (Video short documentary) as
Self
2014
A Current Affair (TV Series) as
Self
- The Cast of "Hey Dad..!" Break Their Silence (2014) - Self
2008
9am with David & Kim (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 9 October 2008 (2008) - Self - Guest
2007
Where Are They Now (TV Series) as
Self
- Hey Dad (2007) - Self
1994
Hey Dad..! (TV Series) as
Self - Curtain Call
- What a Blast! (1994) - Self - Curtain Call (uncredited)
Archive Footage
2011
Today Tonight (TV Series) as
Debbie Kelly
- Episode dated 8 March 2011 (2011) - Debbie Kelly
2011
A Current Affair (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 7 March 2011 (2011) - Self
1987
Hey Dad..! (TV Series) as
Debbie Kelly
- Country Cousin (1987) - Debbie Kelly

References

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