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Paul Ellis


After joining Shortland Street in 1996, Paul Ellis’ role quickly morphed into that of Fergus Kearney, runaway son of the clinic boss. Over seven years the character dabbled in cults and kidnapping, before ditching Waverley Wilson at the altar, tailed by police. Ellis went on to play a nasty agent on Brit soccer drama Dream Team. The one-time Celebrity Treasure Island runner-up continues to act, while also working as a photographer. 

He was a bad guy with a good heart, and that’s such a great character, because you’ve got all the good stuff to play - you really want him to succeed but he just continually fails. Paul Ellis, recalling his role in Shortland Street