What happened to Home and Away star Mark Furze? Actor admits work has dried up 11 years after leaving the soap he starred in alongside successful Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas
He starred as the resident heartthrob during his time on Home and Away from 2004 to 2008.
But since leaving the soap in a bid to crack Hollywood, Mark Furze, who played bad boy Eric ‘Ric’ Dalby on the show, has admitted that work has dried up for the actor.
Having become accustomed to life in the spotlight, the now 33-year-old told Monday’s New Idea that things have been tough.
What happened to Home and Away star Mark Furze? Actor [right], 33, admitted to New Idea on Monday that work has dried up, 11 years after leaving the soap. Pictured with Rhys Wakefield
‘It’s a tricky thing realising the world doesn’t revolve around you – that’s been hard,’ he said.
Mark starred on the popular Australian series when it was at its best, alongside co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Sharni Vinson.
After leaving Home and Away, he landed a role in TV series Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010, and Australian film A Heartbeat Away in 2011.
He then left for the US, but failed to make a name for himself in Hollywood.
Household name: Mark played Eric ‘Ric’ Dalby on Home and Away from 2004 to 2008, before relocating to Los Angeles in a bid to crack Hollywood. Pictured with Sharni Vinson
‘I haven’t worked over here anywhere near as much as I’d have liked to,’ Mark told New Idea.
While his career Stateside did not go as planned, Mark’s personal life has gone from strength to strength.
Having formed rock band Shotgun Alley in New Zealand, it was there that he met his now-wife, model Laural Barrett.
Stateside: Mark failed to make a name for himself in Hollywood, telling New Idea: ‘I haven’t worked over here anywhere near as much as I’d have liked to’
The couple tied the knot in September 2015, and are are hoping to relocate to Sydney from Los Angeles sometime this year.
In December last year, Mark posted a heartfelt tribute to Laural on her 32nd birthday.
‘Love’s a hard thing to adequately put into words. The thought of growing old with her by my side warms my heart. What a blessing I have received,’ he wrote.
Loved-up: While his career Stateside did not go as planned, Mark’s personal life has gone from strength to strength. He wed model Laural Barrett [pictured] in September 2015