Home and Away newcomer Dr Bolton star’s life – co-star dad to Hollywood career
Home and Away’s newest ED doctor Dr Bolton has been having a tense time of it as drama escalates in the hospital between him and Xander.
As the newest recruit at the emergency department, it’s only natural for him to be having a few teething problems – but that isn’t the case for actor Septimus Caton.
Though he’s new to the world of Home and Away, he’s no stranger to show-business – and has a very famous father in real life to back him up.
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To commemorate his first appearance as Dr Bolton, Daily Star takes a look inside Septimus’ life away from the cameras, from gay marriage controversy to his Hollywood career.
Septimus is the son of Michael Caton, who has been in the acting business for 40 years starring in everything from The Castle to Back to the Rafters.
He made his name in Australian blockbuster The Castle, playing Darryl Kerrigan – but was only paid $3,000, the equivalent of £1,720, for the starring role.
The feature film had a budget of $778,000 (£446,000) and was shot over 11 days, though raked in more than $10million (£5.7million) at the box office.
Speaking of his dad’s role in the blockbuster, Septimus said: “Eleven-day shoot, $3000, but decades of career after. That's the real payment of The Castle."
Michael married Helen Esakoff, Septimus’ mum, in 2002 at the Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji.
Gay marriage comments
Septimus’ dad Michael admitted that he had no idea homosexuality existed when he finished high school.
The star campaigned for marriage equality in Australia in 2017, admitting in a video for The Equality Campaign: “I’m a child of the 40s and I finished my high school education not knowing that homosexuality existed even.
“It wasn’t until I joined the theatre that I started to meet gay people and I went through two or three years of amateur theatre meeting some great people. It was a bit of a confrontation to me, a conflict in myself because the word ‘poofter’ was obviously bandied around quite often.
“But then I started to see them as just people and they became good friends of mine.”
The star added that he met the husband of one of his co-stars, who have been together for decades.
Michael explained: “I met Alan’s partner, John. They were together then in 1969 and they’re together now. John is 95, Alan is 88, and they live in a nursing home not far from where I live now. When I think of marriage equality, I think of what it could mean to them.”
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Septimus’ career is already impressive enough to rival his father’s, as he has even starred in a Marvel movie.
The star got his big break in 2009, when he starred as a bartender in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – but he has also appeared in 2003 children’s film Peter Pan and animated flick Happy Feet 2.
Septimus even co-starred with his dad in Australian comedy Packed to the Rafters. While Michael appeared as Ted Taylor in the series and its sequel, his son played Tom Wallace.
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