Margot scores her first US gig!!

In her first U.S. gig, young Australian actress Margot Robbie has landed a lead role on ABC’s drama pilot Pan Am, a sexy soap set against the Jet-Age about pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airline in the 1960s. Robbie will play Laura, a radiantly beautiful new stewardess whose candid graduation shot is on the cover of Life Magazine.

Source:deadline.com

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Donna’s Wedding Dress up for Grabs!

Donna Freedman’s wedding dress will go under the hammer for the Channel Eleven launch in January, and the lucky winner will be able to walk down the aisle in an original design by one of Neighbours’ costume designer’s Nicole Coppi.
Worn by Donna Freedman (Margot Robbie) when she married the love of her life Ringo Brown in 2010, the beautiful princess design wedding dress will be auctioned off on ebay and all the money raised from the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The dress features a fitted bodice, a belt with a diamonte buckle, finished off with a billowing skirt made from strawberry pink tulle. Furthermore, the dress comes with matching veil, earrings and shoes, all worn by Donna on her special day.

How To Bid

The ebay auction will start on 6th January, 2011 and conclude on the day of it’s launch on Channel Eleven, January 11th, 2011. A link to the ebay auction and details on how to bid will be available on the Neighbours website once the auction has commenced.

Source: neighbours.com.au

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Aussie stars stick together in LA

Several young, aspiring expat actors, trying to crack the big time, have taken up residence in the same Los Angeles apartment block.

Former Neighbours stars Dichen Lachman, Caitlin Stasey and Margot Robbie have set up base in the West Hollywood complex, along with Trilby Glover, Sophie King, Les Chantery and Matthew Newton’s former fiancee, Rachael Taylor.

Glover, who appeared in the film Righteous Kill alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, said the antipodean takeover of the block was gradual.

“Dichen lived here first and then everyone else just flocked to this apartment block,” said Glover, 29.

“My apartment door is literally one metre from Dichen’s, so I can actually lean through my window and chat with her.

“Les and Rachael Taylor live upstairs, Caitlin lives across the garden and Margot’s staying with her at the moment; it’s like an Aussie Melrose Place.”

Lachman, 28, who has won roles in Hawaii Five-O and sci-fi series Dollhouse, said her home life often reminded her of her days on Neighbours.

“All of Ramsay Street pretty much comes through,” she said.

Source: heraldsun.com.au

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Brewer: Losing Margot was hard

Ashleigh Brewer has admitted it was tough to say goodbye to her Neighbours co-star Margot Robbie.

Ashleigh, who plays Kate Ramsay, used to share a flat with Margot, who has filmed her final scenes as Donna Freedman.

With several Neighbours departures on the cards, Ashleigh said: “The hardest person to let go of was Margot.”

But she said her colleague, who hopes to pursue a career in the US, was given a “really impressive” send-off by everyone at the soap.

“Everyone from the building, from the producers to the wardrobe department, came into the studio to watch her final scene. She was a really respected colleague and friend.

“It was hard to say goodbye but she’s on to bigger and better things.”

Ashleigh added: “She lived with me last year but not now I’m on my own and she decided to move in with her boyfriend but we remained really close at work. I miss her.”

Erin Mullally, Jane Hall and Matthew Werkmeister – who play Declan Napier, Rebecca Napier and Zeke Kinski respectively – are all set to leave the soap too.

Source: The Press Association

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Stefan Dennis on Margot Robbie

Here is what Stefan Dennis had to say about Margot & her leaving the show:

There are a few departures on the cards at Neighbours. Are you sad Margot Robbie, who plays Donna, is leaving?

Yes, she’s a darling. We call her Maggot. She’s great. She’s kooky. She’s Goldie Hawn kooky.

Do you think she’ll be a success in the US?

I don’t know. I like to think she’s got what it takes to crack it over there, or anywhere. She’s got the looks, the talent but more than anything she’s got great comedy timing. Whether she knows it or not, I don’t know. I can quite easily see her in a sitcom, almost a Dharma and Greg type thing. Something vague and kooky.

Also added a new photoshoot picture to the gallery:

Source: five.tv

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Clark tips Robbie for US success

Neighbours star Sam Clark has tipped co-star Margot Robbie for success in the US, claiming fans will see her name in lights.

Sam and Margot are loved by fans as screen couple Ringo Brown and Donna Freedman, but both have other career plans to pursue.

The actor said: “I think she will do very well. She’s a very talented young actress. She has the looks and the work ethic to match. If she keeps her head on her shoulders and stay focussed, we’ll definitely see her name in lights soon.”

Sam has already said goodbye to Ramsay Street and is currently touring the UK to promote his music career.

Although Margot’s departure from the soap will follow, he said she was not spurred on by his exit.

“She has own journey planned out by herself. This was always going to be the time for her to make that trek. All the best to her.”

I think us fan definatly agree!

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Margot Robbie quits!

Ramsay Street starlet Margot Robbie has confirmed rumours that she is leaving Neighbours after almost three years of playing Donna Freedman to pursue Hollywood dreams.

“I want to go to America; it’s always been my goal to work in Hollywood. It’s the one stage in my life where I have absolutely nothing holding me down,” she says.

Rumours have been swirling for months about her departure after on-screen husband Sam Clark (Ringo Brown) quit back in July to pursue his music career, following in the footsteps of other Neighbours stars who turned to pop, like Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, Holly Valance and Delta Goodrum.

Margot will no doubt be hoping L.A. isn’t already at saturation point with other Aussie soap starlets, although she says she is optimistic of her future career goals.

“I have plenty of friends over there so I’ll have plenty of couches to crash on” she laughs.

Donna Freedman will be seen on our screens until early 2011, which is also when the long-running show will be shafted to Network Ten’s digital channel, Eleven.

Source: tvweek.ninemsn.com.au

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Face of Specsavers, 2010

Margot Robbie is the new face of specsavers for 2010! She looks absolutely beautiful, making eyewear look sexy and fashionable for people who need to wear perscription glasses! Specsavers have a competition for Spectacle wearer on the year, you can enter now here: http://competition.specsavers.com.au/celebrity

Margot Robbie, the face of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year award, celebrity specs-wearer and actress says, “Fashion is all about looking and feeling good, so picking the right glasses is just as important as choosing the perfect shoes or handbag – they’re a key feature of your face!

“I don’t need prescription glasses, so for me they’re a great fashion accessory and the perfect way to spice up my outfit and transform my look. I’m definitely not alone in realising the fashion potential of specs, so I encourage everyone else who make frames work for them to enter.”

Photos from the site have been added to the gallery, enjoy:

Source: Specsavers.com.au

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Neighbours filmed in Springvale

Actors Alan Fletcher (Karl), Margot Robbie (Donna) and Stefan Dennis (Paul) film a scene outside Springvale City Hall. Picture: Guy Thayer.

JUST what was Ramsey St rogue Paul Robinson scheming when he visited Springvale last week?

That was the question on everyone’s lips when the cast and crew of Neighbours dropped in to film scenes at the Greater Dandenong council chambers.

Erinsborough favourites Karl, Donna, Toadie and Steph – otherwise known as Alan Fletcher, Margot Robbie, Ryan Maloney and Carla Bonner – were among the cast members on site.

Kelly Davis, of Fremantle Media, said the location was used for an upcoming courtroom battle.

“The City Hall building was perfect for the exterior shots and the council chambers converted beautifully into the courtroom interior,” Ms Davis said.

The Springvale episode is due to air in late October.

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Newspaper confirms Margot Robbie is leaving Neighbours!

Well sad news for Neighbours/Margot/Donna fans, confirmed in a newspaper Margot will be finishing up on her popular role as “Donna Freedman” on Australian TV show “Nieghbours” at the end of the year to try her luck in the US! Which I don’t think will be that hard since she is a natural beauty and a very talented actress! So hopefully we’ll see her follow the footsteps from past Neighbours actors such as Guy Pearce, Jesse Spencer, Liam Hemsworth to name afew!

I have posted the scan in the gallery for visitors to read (credit to Neighbours1fan on twitter). Now all their is to wonder is how will the popular couple exit the show?

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