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What happened to the stars of The Castle? Meet the cast 24 years later

The Castle premiered 24 years ago, winning legions of fans and cementing its place in Australian cinematic history.

After carving out its own vernacular, the story of a Melbourne family trying to save their beloved home from government and airport authorities became a cult classic.

With arguably one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled in the history of Australian film, here’s what the actors from The Castle are doing now.

Iconic: The Castle premiered 24 years ago, winning legions of fans and cementing its place in Australian cinematic history. Here’s what the cast are doing now

Michael Caton

The 78-year-old actor played the Kerrigan family patriarch Darryl, who is forced to fight for his home after developers attempt to acquire it to expand the airport.

Michael is a well-known name both in Australia and overseas, having also appeared in Packed to the Rafters, Strange Bedfellows, The Animal and All Saints.

Last year, he appeared alongside Sam Neill in Rams, and will also feature in the upcoming Packed to the Rafters reboot, Back to the Rafters.

Dad Darryl: Michael Caton played the Kerrigan family patriarch Darryl, who is forced to fight for his home after developers attempt to acquire it to expand the airport

Dad Darryl: Michael Caton played the Kerrigan family patriarch Darryl, who is forced to fight for his home after developers attempt to acquire it to expand the airport

Star: Last year, he appeared alongside Sam Neill in Rams, and will also feature in the upcoming Packed to the Rafters reboot, Back to the Rafters. Pictured in January 2016 in Los Angeles

Star: Last year, he appeared alongside Sam Neill in Rams, and will also feature in the upcoming Packed to the Rafters reboot, Back to the Rafters. Pictured in January 2016 in Los Angeles

Anne Tenney 

Anne, 67, portrayed the the Kerrigan family matriarch, Sal, beloved wife to Darryl, and queen of crafts and cooking.

Her stellar acting career encompasses roles in shows such as All Saints, Always Greener, Water Rats and A Country Practice. 

Anne will appear in the upcoming TV series Back to the Rafters, and is married to her A Country Practice co-star Shane Withington.

Keeping mum: Anne Tenney portrayed the the Kerrigan family matriarch, Sal, beloved wife to Darryl, and queen of crafts and cooking

Keeping mum: Anne Tenney portrayed the the Kerrigan family matriarch, Sal, beloved wife to Darryl, and queen of crafts and cooking

Real-life love: Anne will appear in the upcoming TV series Packed to the Rafters, and is married to her Country Practice co-star, Shane Withington

Real-life love: Anne will appear in the upcoming TV series Back to the Rafters, and is married to her A Country Practice co-star Shane Withington

Stephen Curry

The 45-year-old actor played Dale Kerrigan, the youngest son and the film’s narrator, who tends to be a bit simple-minded.

Following his appearance in The Castle, Stephen went on to star in films and TV shows such as Neighbours, The Wog Boy, The Nugget and The Secret Life of Us.

Most recently, he appeared on last year’s Drunk History: Australia, as well as this year’s Spreadsheet.

According to Dale: Stephen Curry played Dale Kerrigan, the youngest son and the film's narrator, who tends to be a bit simple-minded

According to Dale: Stephen Curry played Dale Kerrigan, the youngest son and the film’s narrator, who tends to be a bit simple-minded

Acting up: Most recently he appeared on last year's Drunk History: Australia, as well as this year's Spreadsheet

Acting up: Most recently he appeared on last year’s Drunk History: Australia, as well as this year’s Spreadsheet

Anthony Simcoe

Anthony, 52, played Steve, one of the Kerrigan sons, who worked as an apprentice mechanic.

Following his appearance in The Castle, Anthony found international fame starring in the TV series Farscape.

He also appeared in Rogue Nation and Underbelly in 2009, but hasn’t acted since 2014’s The Inbetweeners 2.

Part of the family: Anthony Simcoe (far left) played Steve, one of the Kerrigan sons, who worked as an apprentice mechanic

Part of the family: Anthony Simcoe (far left) played Steve, one of the Kerrigan sons, who worked as an apprentice mechanic

Taking a break: He also appeared in Rogue Nation and Underbelly in 2009, but hasn't acted since 2014's The Inbetweeners 2

Taking a break: He also appeared in Rogue Nation and Underbelly in 2009, but hasn’t acted since 2014’s The Inbetweeners 2

Wayne Hope

Wayne played Wayne Kerrigan, the misfit of his family, who was jailed for seven years for armed robbery.

The Castle was his first film, and he then went on to appear in Blue Heelers, Stingers, The Librarians and Upper Middle Bogan.

Most recently he appeared in last year’s Love in Lockdown, and also works behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer.

Behind bars: Wayne Hope played Wayne Kerrigan, the misfit of his family, who was jailed for seven years for armed robbery

Behind bars: Wayne Hope played Wayne Kerrigan, the misfit of his family, who was jailed for seven years for armed robbery

In the arts: Most recently, he appeared in last year's Love in Lockdown, and also works behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer

In the arts: Most recently, he appeared in last year’s Love in Lockdown, and also works behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer

Sophie Lee

The 53-year-old actress starred as Tracey Petropoulous (née Kerrigan), the family’s only daughter and Darryl’s favourite.

Sophie carved out an impressive acting career, with roles in Muriel’s Wedding, Bootmen, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand and Puberty Blues.

She now lives in London with her businessman husband, Anthony Freedman, and their three children.   

Golden girl: Sophie Lee (second from left) starred as Tracey Petropoulous (née Kerrigan), the family's only daughter and Darryl's favourite

Golden girl: Sophie Lee (second from left) starred as Tracey Petropoulous (née Kerrigan), the family’s only daughter and Darryl’s favourite

Expat: She now lives in London with her businessman husband, Anthony Freedman, and their three children. The couple are pictured on June 27, 2017, in London

Expat: She now lives in London with her businessman husband, Anthony Freedman, and their three children. The couple are pictured on June 27, 2017, in London

Tiriel Mora

Tiriel, 62, played Dennis Denuto, the Kerrigan family’s lawyer, who is hired to save their home from developers.

His already notable career really took off after The Castle, with Tiriel going on to appear in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, King Kong and Happy Feet.

Tiriel’s most recent film role is in this year’s romantic comedy This Little Love of Mine.

On trial: Tiriel Mora (right) played Dennis Denuto, the Kerrigan family's lawyer, who is hired to save their home from developers

On trial: Tiriel Mora (right) played Dennis Denuto, the Kerrigan family’s lawyer, who is hired to save their home from developers

Still acting: Tiriel’s most recent film role is in this year’s romantic comedy This Little Love of Mine. Pictured on September 25, 2018, in Melbourne

Eric Bana

The Castle gave Eric, 53, his breakthrough role as Con Petropoulous, the amateur kickboxer husband of Tracey.

Eric went on to become the film’s biggest star, with subsequent roles in blockbusters such as Chopper, Black Hawk Down and Hulk.

He’s also starred in The Nugget, Finding Nemo, Troy, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Time Traveler’s Wife and last year’s The Dry.  

Lovable lad: The Castle gave Eric Bana his breakthrough role as Con Petropoulous, the amateur kickboxer husband of Tracey

Lovable lad: The Castle gave Eric Bana his breakthrough role as Con Petropoulous, the amateur kickboxer husband of Tracey

Star power: He's since starred in The Nugget, Finding Nemo, Troy, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Time Traveler's Wife and last year's The Dry. Pictured in Sydney in December

Star power: He’s since starred in The Nugget, Finding Nemo, Troy, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Time Traveler’s Wife and last year’s The Dry. Pictured in Sydney in December


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