Get ready to meet the folks of another Summer Bay resident, with the show set to introduce the oft-mentioned parents of Remi Carter (Adam Rowland). Graham and Nicola Carter will be played by real-life husband and wife Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Since Remi’s introduction to the show last July, it has been established that his mum and dad are classical musicians who are quite well-known in one of the city orchestras. Graham plays the oboe whilst Nicola plays violin, and the two have performed all over the world.
They are said to have amassed a respectable amount of fortune through their occupations given that they sent Remi to boarding school when he was younger (from which he was ultimately expelled).
Remi chose to apply his musical talents to a completely different genre of music when he formed Lyrik with his high school friends Kirby (Angelina Thomson), Eden (Stephanie Panozzo), and Bob (Rob Mallett), despite the fact that they undoubtedly would have preferred their son to follow in their own footsteps (having given him his first guitar at the age of 4 so he had something to do while he accompanied them on tour).
Eden came up with the suggestion that Remi seek his parents for a loan when Lyrik, now without Bob and with Theo (Matt Evans), were recently trying to fund an album, but he outright refused to consider it.
However, Remi did make use of his parents’ contacts in the business a few weeks earlier when they provided him with the contact information of a music lawyer he and Justin (James Stewart) could speak to after Kirby’s new producer Forrest (Elijah Williams) barred Lyrik from utilizing any songs that she had written.
Since Lyrik had no basis for argument after their off-screen meeting in the city, Remi and Eden decided to try writing their own original stuff. In an effort to spark creativity, Remi offered that they take a break to his parents’ vacation property, or “Castillo de Carter,” as Eden described it.
Although Graham and Nicola’s positions in the show have been confirmed via their resumes, we do not yet know with certainty when they will be shown on television.
We have now met the parents of the show’s more recent arrivals four times in the past year. It was just two weeks ago that Rose (Kirsty Marillier) met her biological father Samuel Edwards (Bert LaBonte), who was introduced last month as Mali’s (Kyle Shilling) mother Vicky Hudson by Ursula Yovich.
Peter Phelps made his acting debut as Gary Morrow, the foster father of Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) and Felicity (Jacqui Purvis), last year.
For three years, Kate Raison played Cathy Hayden in A Country Practice. From 2019 to 2020, she played Claudia Watkins, the mother of Finn Kelly, in Neighbours.
She and her husband, Brian Meegan, are both best known for their vast theatrical work, and they have shared the stage as a fictional pair at least three times.
The two are also Kirribilli’s Ensemble Theatre ambassadors, and you can see them in the video below from a recent campaign.
Kate is really making her third appearance on Home and Away in the role of Remi’s mother Nicola.
She played Jennifer Atkinson, Alf Stewart’s cousin, for five weeks in 1990, her first acting gig, which she had 33 years prior. Ray Meagher played Alf Stewart.
Jennifer had left her violent husband Daniel (Ken Radley) and returned to Summer Bay, where she had spent her formative years. She caused a stir when she was in town by having a brief romance with Steven Matheson (Adam Willits), unknowing that he was actually a 17-year-old schoolboy and not the 19-year-old TAFE student he claimed to be.
After a confrontation with Daniel and the end of her relationship with Steven, Jennifer left town and was quickly forgotten. Cousin Alf was never spoken or seen again, which was strange because she had always viewed him as her “big brother.”
Later, in two episodes in September 1998, Alf & Ailsa (Judy Nunn) approached Kate as lawyer Paula Rogers regarding suing the council after Duncan’s (Lewis Devaney) injury. Joy Smithers, who would subsequently reprise the part, had already performed the guest character.