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Home and Away’s Luke Mitchell nabs huge Hollywood role less than a week after wife Rebecca Breeds announces new US gig

“This is gonna be fun!!”

By Erin Doyle
The Aussie Hollywood success stories continue!
In more exciting news for ex-Home and Away stars rolling the dice trying to make it in America, Luke Mitchell has scored a new gig.
The 34-year-old, who played Romeo on the long-running soap from 2009 to 2013 has been cast in US pilot Republic of Sarah, Variety reports.
According to the publication, Luke will play a character called Danny, the brother of rebellious school teacher Sarah Cooper (played by Stella Baker).
His character is described as someone who had "endured a difficult upbringing at the hands of his mother" and is set to head back to his hometown and face the ghosts of his past.
Sharing the news on social media, Luke wrote: "This is gonna be fun!!"
Luke has nabbed a role in new US pilot, Republic of Sarah. (Image: Getty)
The announcement comes less than a week after Luke's wife and former Home and Away co-star Rebecca Breeds scored the lead role in the Silence of the Lambs reboot, Clarice.
Since moving to the US in 2014, Luke has had a string of roles including on The Tomorrow People, The Code, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Blindspot.
The actor credits Rebecca as being behind his success, telling TV WEEK last year: "I don't think I could have done what I've done overseas if it weren't for Bec."
Of his success, Luke added: "These last 10 years have kind of just flown by.
"But Home And Away has set it all up. I learnt so much from that show. I grew as a person, as an actor, as a professional. It has a very special place in my heart."
WATCH: FLASHBACK: Home and Away's Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds on the TV WEEK Logies red carpet. Story continues below...
Luke credits wife Bec as being behind his success. (Image: Image @lukemitchell17)
Luke and Bec aren't the only Australians scoring new gigs.
Also announced today was TV WEEK Logie nominee Ashley Zukerman's new role .
The actor, known for Rush and The Code has been cast as Robert Langdon in Langdon, which is based on Dan Brown's best-selling book The Lost Symbol, Variety reports.
It comes after former Home and Away star Lincoln Younes also revealed his new role as Kiether Sutherland in a new Lost Boys pilot.
Aussie Ashley Zukerman has been cast as Robert Langdon in Langdon. (Image: Getty)
Lincoln's new job in The Lost Boys pilot was announced last week. (Image exclusive to TV WEEK)

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