It was announced on Sunrise that Lincoln Lewis is leaving Summer Bay to join the cast of a new Australian feature film TOMORROW: WHEN THE WAR BEGAN based on John Marsden's best-selling book.
It was a well kept secret and is sure to shock Home and Away fans who have come to love his portrayal of the affable Geoff Campbell.Lincoln admits he will be sad to leave the cast and crew, "I will be filming my last scenes and Geoff Campbell tomorrow, and I am going to miss Summer Bay so much - the cast and crew have become my family over the last two and a half years. Ray Meagher has been a mentor and I have learnt so much from my time at Home and Away.
I cannot thank the fans and viewers enough for their support over my time on the show, hopefully they will enjoy Tomorrow: When the War Began.
I'm really excited about this project. My brother Mitchell and I loved the books when we were growing up and playing Kevin is my dream role."
Director Stuart Beattie has cast his four young male leads. Chris Pang has been cast as Lee, Deniz Akeniz as Homer Yannos, Andy Ryan as Chris Lang and Lincoln Lewis as Kevin Holmes.
Stuart Beattie added: "The talent of these four young actors is truly formidable and I feel honoured to work with them. Their energy, passion, and commitment is astonishing."
Watch the interview with Lincoln on Sunrise.
Check out the gallery of Lincoln Moments.
The following cast will be heading to Perth for the 2009 telethon. Rebecca Breeds, Jon Sivewright, Luke Jacobz, David Jones Roberts and Todd Lasance.
Unfortunately Esther Anderson, Bernard Curry and Lincoln Lewis are not able to go this year.
Sam Atwell's play Bondi Dreaming has returned. Playing at the Seymour Centre from 16th September - 10 October it features Toby Levins (Home and Away), Marcel Bracks (Packed to the Rafters) and Greg Hatton (The Square).
It's a powerful and thought provoking play and is the story of three young Australian men who have made one big mistake. Now they sit in jail, about to pay the ultimate price. As they face death, they explore their pasts and what may have been their future. It was inspired by the story of the 'Bali Nine.'For more information go to www.seymourcentre.com.au