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Where the stars of McLeod's Daughters are now

Where the stars of McLeod's Daughters are now

Fans couldn't get enough of the tragedies and turmoils at Drovers Run.

And it seems beloved drama McLeod's Daughters may be returning to TV screens, with Channel Nine confirming they are looking at rebooting the series. 

Nine years after the show ended, Daily Mail Australia looks at where some of your favourites are now - from Claire and Tess McLeod to Alex Ryan and Jodi Fountain.

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Back to Drovers Run! Nine years after McLeod's Daughters ended, Daily Mail looks at where some of the cast are today - from Claire and Tess McLeod to Alex Ryan and Jodi Fountain
Back to Drovers Run! Nine years after McLeod's Daughters ended, Daily Mail looks at where some of the cast are today - from Claire and Tess McLeod to Alex Ryan and Jodi Fountain

Back to Drovers Run! Nine years after McLeod's Daughters ended, Daily Mail looks at where some of the cast are today - from Claire and Tess McLeod to Alex Ryan and Jodi Fountain

On Thursday, a Channel Nine spokesman told News.com.au the network was considering a remake of McLeod's Daughters.

'We are talking to (creator) Posie Graeme Evans about how we could tackle it,' they said in a statement.  

'We know how much everybody loves McLeod's Daughters, it's an important part of our heritage. Nothing is commissioned, or set in stone.'

Reunion? Michala Banas (pictured) and Simmone Jade Mackinnon have both dropped hints on Instagram the show might return. Pictured with former McLeod's Daughters star Brett Tucker
Reunion? Michala Banas (pictured) and Simmone Jade Mackinnon have both dropped hints on Instagram the show might return. Pictured with former McLeod's Daughters star Brett Tucker

Reunion? Michala Banas (pictured) and Simmone Jade Mackinnon have both dropped hints on Instagram the show might return. Pictured with former McLeod's Daughters star Brett Tucker

Meanwhile, Michala Banas and Simmone Jade Mackinnon have both dropped hints on Instagram recently that the program might return.

Sharing an image of their characters from McLeod's Daughters, they both wrote: 'Watch this space...'

Michala has also posted a photo of herself posing with former co-star Brett Tucker.

New horizons: Since McLeod's Daughters ended in 2009, the cast  pursued new projects, from starring in Hollywood blockbusters to releasing albums. Pictured: Lisa Chappell, Bridie Carter and Jessica Napier in 2002
New horizons: Since McLeod's Daughters ended in 2009, the cast  pursued new projects, from starring in Hollywood blockbusters to releasing albums. Pictured: Lisa Chappell, Bridie Carter and Jessica Napier in 2002

New horizons: Since McLeod's Daughters ended in 2009, the cast pursued new projects, from starring in Hollywood blockbusters to releasing albums. Pictured: Lisa Chappell, Bridie Carter and Jessica Napier in 2002

Lisa Chappell (Claire McLeod)

Lisa Chappell, now 48, played one of McLeod's Daughters most loved characters, Claire McLeod, before her character was killed off in an emotional episode in 2003.

Since leaving the show, the two-time Logie winner has appeared in a number of films, including Coffin Rock, and television series Stingers, The Cult, Rescue: Special Ops and Cops LAC.

She also released an album, When Then Is Now, in 2006 and has appeared in several musicals, TV movies and theatre productions in New Zealand.

Lisa was married in 2001 to a man named Chris Taylor, who she met at a co-star's party, but the couple divorced in 2005.

She was most recently be seen in Netflix docuseries Roman Empire: Reign of Blood.

Iconic role: Lisa Chappell, now 48, played one of McLeod's Daughters most loved characters, Claire McLeod, before her character was killed off in an emotional episode in 2003
Iconic role: Lisa Chappell, now 48, played one of McLeod's Daughters most loved characters, Claire McLeod, before her character was killed off in an emotional episode in 2003

Iconic role: Lisa Chappell, now 48, played one of McLeod's Daughters most loved characters, Claire McLeod, before her character was killed off in an emotional episode in 2003

Still acting: Since leaving the show, the two-time Logie winner has appeared in a number of films and TV shows including Stingers and The Cult. Pictured in 2004
Still acting: Since leaving the show, the two-time Logie winner has appeared in a number of films and TV shows including Stingers and The Cult. Pictured in 2004
Still succeeding: Lisa is pictured with her award at the 2010 Qantas Film & Television Awards in Auckland
Still succeeding: Lisa is pictured with her award at the 2010 Qantas Film & Television Awards in Auckland

Still acting: Since leaving the show, the two-time Logie winner has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including Stingers and The Cult (pictured left in 2004 and right in 2010)

Latest project: The actress was most recently seen in Netflix Docuseries Roman Empire: Reign of Blood. Pictured in 2016
Latest project: The actress was most recently seen in Netflix Docuseries Roman Empire: Reign of Blood. Pictured in 2016

Latest project: The actress was most recently seen in Netflix Docuseries Roman Empire: Reign of Blood. Pictured in 2016

Bridie Carter (Tess McLeod)

She rose to fame as the third daughter of Jack McLeod, Tess, and remained on the program until March 2006.

After leaving the show, Bridie Carter, now 46, continued as an actress and appeared in several TV shows, including Rescue: Special Ops, Wild Boys and 800 Words.

Her role on 800 Words was arguably her biggest since McLeod's Daughters. 

She has also appeared in several short films, played Mrs Doyle in Emo the Musical and, in 2004, married designer Michael Wilson. The couple shares two children.

Another McLeod! Bridie Carter rose to fame as the third daughter of Jack McLeod, Tess, and remained on the program until March 2006
Another McLeod! Bridie Carter rose to fame as the third daughter of Jack McLeod, Tess, and remained on the program until March 2006

Another McLeod! Bridie Carter rose to fame as the third daughter of Jack McLeod, Tess, and remained on the program until March 2006

Success: After departing the show, Bridie Carter, now 46, continued as an actress and has appeared in several television shows. Pictured in 2002
Success: After departing the show, Bridie Carter, now 46, continued as an actress and has appeared in several television shows. Pictured in 2002
Big time: Bridie is pictured at the 58th Annual Logie Awards in May 2016
Big time: Bridie is pictured at the 58th Annual Logie Awards in May 2016

Success:  After leaving the show, Bridie Carter, now 46, continued as an actress and appeared in several TV shows. Pictured left in 2002 and right in May 2016

Comeback: Bridie's role on 800 Words was arguably her biggest since McLeod's Daughters
Comeback: Bridie's role on 800 Words was arguably her biggest since McLeod's Daughters

Comeback: Bridie's role on 800 Words was arguably her biggest since McLeod's Daughters

Jessica Napier (Becky Howard)

Jessica Napier played Becky Howard, the station hand at Drovers Run until 2003, when her character left to go to college.

Following her departure, Jessica, now 38, appeared in a handful of short films and had roles in countless TV shows including All Saints, Sea Patrol, and The Alice.

In 2010, she starred in Savages Crossing alongside John Jarratt and Chris Haywood.

Jessica married her partner David Adler in 2009. The pair share a daughter, Emily.

Early days: Jessica Napier played Becky Howard, the station hand at Drover's Run, until 2003 when her character left to go to college
Early days: Jessica Napier played Becky Howard, the station hand at Drover's Run, until 2003 when her character left to go to college

Early days: Jessica Napier played Becky Howard, the station hand at Drover's Run, until 2003 when her character left to go to college

Still in TV: Following her departure, Jessica (pictured in 2002), now 37, had roles in countless television shows including All Saints and Sea Patrol
Still in TV: Following her departure, Jessica (pictured in 2002), now 37, had roles in countless television shows including All Saints and Sea Patrol
Busy: Jessica is pictured at a movie premiere in 2013
Busy: Jessica is pictured at a movie premiere in 2013

Still in TV: Following her departure, Jessica, now 38, had roles in countless television shows including All Saints and Sea Patrol. Pictured left in 2002 and right in 2013

Rachael Carpani as Jodi Fountain  

Rachael Carpani played Jodi, the youngest child of Jack McLeod, until 2007.

While she was still filming the show, Rachael, now 36, appeared in the films Hating Alison Ashley alongside Delta Goodrem and Triangle, alongside Liam Hemsworth. 

Following the show, Rachael appeared in a number of shows including Cane, Scorched, NCIS: Los Angeles and Against the Wall. 

Rachael was in a long-term relationship with co-star Matt Passmore until they split in 2011.

Jodi: Rachael Carpani played Jodi, the youngest child of Jack McLeod, until 2007
Jodi: Rachael Carpani played Jodi, the youngest child of Jack McLeod, until 2007

Jodi: Rachael Carpani played Jodi, the youngest child of Jack McLeod, until 2007

Keeping busy: Following the show, Rachael appeared in a number of shows including Cane, Scorched and NCIS: Los Angeles (pictured in 2005)
Keeping busy: Following the show, Rachael appeared in a number of shows including Cane, Scorched and NCIS: Los Angeles (pictured in 2005)
Out and about: Rachael is pictured at the opening night of Australian Theatre Company's Ruben Guthrie in June, 2016
Out and about: Rachael is pictured at the opening night of Australian Theatre Company's Ruben Guthrie in June, 2016

Keeping busy: Following the show, Rachael appeared in a number of shows including Cane, Scorched and NCIS: Los Angeles. Pictured left in 2005 and right in June, 2016 

Simone Jade Mackinnon as Stevie Hall  

Simmone, now 44, played Stevie, a part owner of Drover's Run and the wife of Alex Ryan. 

She remained on the show until the finale and went on to appear on shows including The Cut, Rescue: Special Ops and Cops L.A.C.

She also presented alongside Karl Stefanovic in Random Acts of Kindness and in 2012, took up a role in Neighbours as Zoe Alexander. 

Early days: Simmone, now 43, played Stevie, a part owner of Drover's Run and the wife of Alex Ryan
Early days: Simmone, now 43, played Stevie, a part owner of Drover's Run and the wife of Alex Ryan

Early days: Simmone, now 43, played Stevie, a part owner of Drover's Run and the wife of Alex Ryan

Not stopping: She remained on the show until the finale and went on to appear on shows including Rescue: Special Ops and Cops L.A.C
Not stopping: She remained on the show until the finale and went on to appear on shows including Rescue: Special Ops and Cops L.A.C
Times have changed: Simmone is pictured in 2016
Times have changed: Simmone is pictured in 2016

Not stopping: She remained on the show until the finale and went on to appear on shows including Rescue: Special Ops and Cops L.A.C. Pictured left in 2001 and right in 2016 

Simmone was also set to marry Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa in 2007 but the pair abruptly ended their relationship after seven years together. 

She now shares a son with former Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist Dominic James, but is no longer in a relationship with him.

The self-confessed 'gypsy' also has a blog, the Wandering Ozzie, where she shares snaps of herself, her son and their dogs as they travel around Australia in their Airstream.

Blogger: The self-confessed 'gypsy' also has a blog, the Wandering Ozzie, where she shares snaps of herself, her son and their dogs as they travel around Australia in their Airstream
Blogger: The self-confessed 'gypsy' also has a blog, the Wandering Ozzie, where she shares snaps of herself, her son and their dogs as they travel around Australia in their Airstream

Blogger: The self-confessed 'gypsy' also has a blog, the Wandering Ozzie, where she shares snaps of herself, her son and their dogs as they travel around Australia in their Airstream

Called it quits: Simmone was also set to marry Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa in 2007 but the pair abruptly ended their relationship after seven years together
Called it quits: Simmone was also set to marry Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa in 2007 but the pair abruptly ended their relationship after seven years together

Called it quits: Simmone was also set to marry Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa in 2007 but the pair abruptly ended their relationship after seven years together

Aaron Jeffrey as Alex Ryan  

Aaron, now 46, remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree. 

After departing the show, Aaron took up roles in Beautiful alongside Deborra-Lee Furness, Turbo Kid alongside Munro Chambers and Hollywood blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine, alongside Hugh Jackman.

He also appeared in TV shows Outrageous Fortune, Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away, Underbelly: Badness, Neighbours and popular drama series Wentworth, as Matt Fletcher. 

Aaron will next appear on TV as infamous criminal Chopper Read in the next series of Underbelly, with filming currently underway.  

Early days: Aaron remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree
Early days: Aaron remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree
Early days: Aaron remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree
Early days: Aaron remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree

Early days: Aaron remained on the show as the McLeods' neighbour Alex until 2008 when his character was killed after being crushed by a tree. Pictured left on the show and right in 2004

Aaron started dating his McLeod's Daughters co-star, Zoe Naylor, in 2010 who he shares two children with.

Prior to his relationship with Zoe, Aaron was married for two years to Melinda Medich, who he also shares a daughter with. 

In 2005, Aaron was charged with one count of committing common assault and one count of threatening life after an alleged incident involving his then wife.

Coveted role: Aaron will next appear on TV as infamous criminal Chopper Read (pictured) in the next series of Underbelly, with filming currently underway
Coveted role: Aaron will next appear on TV as infamous criminal Chopper Read (pictured) in the next series of Underbelly, with filming currently underway

Coveted role: Aaron will next appear on TV as infamous criminal Chopper Read (pictured) in the next series of Underbelly, with filming currently underway

Long-term: Aaron started dating his McLeod's Daughters co-star, Zoe Naylor, in 2010 who he shares two children with
Long-term: Aaron started dating his McLeod's Daughters co-star, Zoe Naylor, in 2010 who he shares two children with

Long-term: Aaron started dating his McLeod's Daughters co-star, Zoe Naylor, in 2010 who he shares two children with

Myles Pollard as Nick Ryan  

Myles Pollard played Nick Ryan on the show until 2006, when his character moved to Argentina. 

Since leaving the show, Myles, now 44, appeared in a number of movies including fit films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Drift, alongside Sam Worthington. 

He also stayed in television and was on Home and Away, Double Trouble, Underbelly, Rescue: Special Ops and Sea Patrol.

Fresh faced: Myles Pollard played Nick Ryan on the show until 2006, when his character moved to Argentina
Fresh faced: Myles Pollard played Nick Ryan on the show until 2006, when his character moved to Argentina

Fresh faced: Myles Pollard played Nick Ryan on the show until 2006, when his character moved to Argentina

The popular Drover's Run cowboy married his long-term girlfriend and TV presenter, Brigitta Wuthe in 2006 and shares a son, Ronin, with her. 

Myles will also appear in the 2016 movie Jasper Jones as Pete Wishart.

The upcoming movie is based on the best-selling Australian book, Jasper Jones.

Off to Hollywood: Since leaving the show, Myles, now 44, appeared in a number of movies including fit films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Drift, alongside Sam Worthington. Pictured centre in 2013
Off to Hollywood: Since leaving the show, Myles, now 44, appeared in a number of movies including fit films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Drift, alongside Sam Worthington. Pictured centre in 2013

Off to Hollywood: Since leaving the show, Myles, now 44, appeared in a number of movies including fit films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Drift, alongside Sam Worthington. Pictured centre in 2013

 Brett Tucker as Dave Brewer  

Brett Tucker, now 45, was the beloved local vet, Dave Brewer, until 2006. 

After departing the show, Brett took up a regular role on the hit soap Neighbours as Daniel Fitzgerald. 

He then travelled to the US and appeared in CSI:NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Off the Map, NCIS and Spartacus: Vengeance.  

Heartthrob: Brett Tucker, now 45, was the beloved local vet, Dave Brewer, until 2006
Heartthrob: Brett Tucker, now 45, was the beloved local vet, Dave Brewer, until 2006

Heartthrob: Brett Tucker, now 45, was the beloved local vet, Dave Brewer, until 2006

Determined: He then travelled to the US and appeared in CSI:NY, Off the Map, NCIS and Spartacus: Vengeance
Determined: He then travelled to the US and appeared in CSI:NY, Off the Map, NCIS and Spartacus: Vengeance
Successful: Brett is pictured in 2015 at AOL Studios
Successful: Brett is pictured in 2015 at AOL Studios

Determined: He then travelled to the US and appeared in CSI:NY, Off the Map, NCIS and Spartacus: Vengeance. Pictured left in 2006 and right in 2015

In 2013 he scored a role in the popular show Mistresses, alongside stars Alyssa Milano and Yunjin Kim. 

Brett has also worked in film and in 2013, was in Thor: The Dark World alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman.

Brett Tucker is not openly dating anyone.

Brett can be most recently seen in a recurring role on Cold War Showtime series The Americans. 

Making it in the US: Brett (pictured in 2009) has also worked in film and in 2013, was in Thor: The Dark World alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman 
Making it in the US: Brett (pictured in 2009) has also worked in film and in 2013, was in Thor: The Dark World alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman 

Making it in the US: Brett (pictured in 2009) has also worked in film and in 2013, was in Thor: The Dark World alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman 

 Luke Jacobz as Patrick Brewer  

Luke Jacobz was on the show until the finale as the farm hand at Killarney. 

Luke, now 36, immediately took up a regular role on Home and Away until 2011 and during that time appeared on Dancing with the Stars. 

He has also taken up TV hosting roles for Beauty and the Geek and on The X Factor.

Just starting out: Luke Jacobz was on the show until the finale as the farm hand at Killarney
Just starting out: Luke Jacobz was on the show until the finale as the farm hand at Killarney

Just starting out: Luke Jacobz was on the show until the finale as the farm hand at Killarney

Still on TV: He has also taken up TV hosting roles for Beauty and the Geek and on The X Factor (pictured in 2004 at the Popstars finale)
Still on TV: He has also taken up TV hosting roles for Beauty and the Geek and on The X Factor (pictured in 2004 at the Popstars finale)
Chic: Luke is pictured at the 2015 Prix de Marie Claire Awards
Chic: Luke is pictured at the 2015 Prix de Marie Claire Awards

Still on TV: He has also taken up TV hosting roles for Beauty and the Geek and on The X Factor. Pictured in 2004 at the Popstars finale and right in 2015

Luke hosted The X Factor until 2015, but it was recently announced that he will be replaced with model Jason Dundas.

Luke split with his girlfriend Katie Hansen in 2015, shortly after he moved to LA in an attempt to reignite his acting career. 

They had been dating for two years and are said to have called it quits after struggling with long distance. 

Calling it quits: Luke split with his girlfriend Katie Hansen in 2015, shortly after he moved to LA in an attempt to reignite his acting career
Calling it quits: Luke split with his girlfriend Katie Hansen in 2015, shortly after he moved to LA in an attempt to reignite his acting career

Calling it quits: Luke split with his girlfriend Katie Hansen in 2015, shortly after he moved to LA in an attempt to reignite his acting career

Zoe Naylor as Regan McLeod  

Zoe Naylor, now 40, played Regan McLeod, Jack McLeod's niece.

Zoe went on to work in radio and on television as a presenter and journalist on A Current Affair, The Footy Show, Gladiators, MTV and Nine News. 

She has also appeared in a number of films including Australian horror film, The Reef and science fiction film, Robotropolis. 

Younger days: Zoe Naylor, now 40, played Regan McLeod, Jack McLeod's niece
Younger days: Zoe Naylor, now 40, played Regan McLeod, Jack McLeod's niece

Younger days: Zoe Naylor, now 40, played Regan McLeod, Jack McLeod's niece

TV dreams: Zoe went on to work in radio and on television as a presenter and journalist on A Current Affair, The Footy Show, Gladiators and MTV (pictured in 2007)
TV dreams: Zoe went on to work in radio and on television as a presenter and journalist on A Current Affair, The Footy Show, Gladiators and MTV (pictured in 2007)
Ageing well: Zoe is pictured at the AACTA Awards in 2015
Ageing well: Zoe is pictured at the AACTA Awards in 2015

TV dreams: Zoe went on to work in radio and on television as a presenter and journalist on A Current Affair, The Footy Show, Gladiators and MTV. Pictured left in 2007 and right in 2015

Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016. 

In July, Zoe opened up about her battle with heroin addiction on The Daily Edition, in her twenties. 

'It’s funny, when you fall to your knees and ask for help, people actually show up and help. I started to change: I was 32 and I was ready for a different life,' she said. 

'Here I am today, a very different woman. I was so driven to go to Hollywood, and now I couldn’t give two rats!'  

Many hats: Zoe is pictured at the Hot In The City lingerie show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival in 2009 alongside model Erin McNaught (right)
Many hats: Zoe is pictured at the Hot In The City lingerie show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival in 2009 alongside model Erin McNaught (right)

Many hats: Zoe is pictured at the Hot In The City lingerie show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival in 2009 alongside model Erin McNaught (right)

Happy days: Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016
Happy days: Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016
Happy days: Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016
Happy days: Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016

Happy days: Zoe has been dating her co-star, Aaron Jeffrey, since 2010, and shares two children with him - their son, Beau, born in May, 2016

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