Hermes Endakis from Ship to Shore is making a comeback
THE man who played Hermes Endakis in Ship to Shore has some very exciting news. He is bringing the character back to life.
Greg Carroll, who currently studying film and television at Melbourne University, said he been asked many times over the years to play Endakis again, but this time he finally given in.
of the students in my class said to me, don you do a Hermes Endakis stage show? said Carroll.
convinced me and my lawyer convinced me as well so I started writing a Hermes Endakis stage show, a musical actually.
wrote the first seven pages last night. Good to go? Great. Read on)
Carroll landed the gig on the TV show when he was spotted by a well known TV casting agent more than 20 years ago as he was touring a stage show around Victoria.
saw me in the play and said, have you been for most of your career? said Carroll.
had me audition for six shows in six weeks and I had a choice.
were checking me out to be the carpenter on that home show that Shirley Strachan ended up doing (Our House), because I got a building trade.
another one was Round the Twist. They asked me if I wanted to be the villain on that show or have a go at it at least.
was supposed to be a drama adventure and I thought, comes across like a paedophile said Carroll.
I made him funny instead and it really panicked the ABC and all sorts of people until they showed it to some kids and the kids couldn stop laughing. show was a hit in Australia and overseas in countries like China, Germany, Iceland and Israel, but it failed to get renewed for a fourth season with production coming to an end mini hermes kelly bag replica
(the producers) came to me at the end of the third series and they said to me that the Germans wanted another three series and a movie but it all just disappeared into a puff of smoke, said Carroll.
After Ship to Shore, Carroll did a few movies and appeared in other TV shows like Blue Heelers, Neighbours and Stingers but he became frustrated as his roles became more and more reduced.
Greg’s family. Nawww. isn’t that nice. Picture By Julie KiriacoudisSource:News Corp Australia
always been a theatre director and designer so as soon as the TV and movie industry decided they didn want me anymore I just thought, well, I just go back to theatre which is what I always done, said Carroll.