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He sprang to fame in 1987 when he landed the role of Henry Mitchell/Ramsay, sister of Kylie Minogue's character Charlene, in Neighbours. Two years later, he defected to rival show Home and Away, playing schoolteacher Grant Mitchell.
McLachlan has also had success as a singer, capitalising on his popularity in Neighbours to score UK hit singles with lively pop tunes such as "Mona" (#2, 1990), "Amanda" (#19, 1990), and "One Reason Why" (#29, 1992).
In 1993 he married Australian actress Rachel Friend whom he met on the set of Neighbours. Their characters Bronwyn and Henry had also earlier married in the show. They divorced in 1994.
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