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Actor Profiles > Paul Keane
Played: Des Clarke
Appeared: 1985-1990, 2015
Paul Keane was born on 19th November 1956 in Sydney. He trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1983 and his first major television role was playing Des Clarke in Neighbours. Other TV credits
included Bliss (1985), Flight into Hell (1985) and Bullseye (1987).
Paul left Neighbours in 1990 and took a step back from acting. Numerous reports stated that Paul took up work in a pub and, after struggling to cope with the attention from appearing in Neighbours during its 1980s hey days, he developed a
drug addiction which he battled for ten years.
In November 2014, it was announced that Paul would be one of several former cast members returning to Neighbours, reprising his role of Des Clarke for the show's 30th anniversary. Paul also appeared in the
30th anniversary documentary Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in both Australia and the UK in March 2015.
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