Kath & Kim cast: Then and now – 9Honey Celebrity

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This month marks 20 years since Kath & Kim hit television screens and became one of Australia's most beloved comedies.
Here's what the hilarious cast have been up to since the show ended.
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It's the evolution of all evolutions! Fans have been indulged with news of "how it's going" for Kath, Kim and little Epponee-Rae.
The beloved TV show's Instagram page shared an adorable then-and-now post, which sees actresses Jane Turner, Gina Riley and Zara Harrington reunited.
Turner played Kath on the beloved Aussie sitcom, while Riley played Kim and 18-year-old Harrington played Kim and Brett's baby, Epponnee-Rae.
The caption for the post, of course, could not be more Kath & Kim.
"Our little Epponnee Rae is all growed up," it read.
The post has seen some impressive reactions from fans, including Kath & Kim alum Magda Szubanski, who reacted with an "Awwww ❤️❤️❤️".
Szubanksi played Sharon Strzelecki on the show.
Aussie author and podcaster Meshel Laurie joked, "She's the living spit of Brett isn't she?"
Another joked, "Seems like only yesterday she was performing at bubs idol."
At three months old, Melbourne baby Zara Harrington won the honourable role of playing little Epponnee-Rae Craig on Kath & Kim.
Epponee-Rae, who was frequently nicknamed on the show – sometimes as 'Eps', other times as 'Baby Eps', or just plain old Epponnee – was the daughter of Kim and Brett Craig.
Not many people can say one of their most memorable life experiences took place when they were a newborn. But for 18-year-old Zara Harrington, it's her fascinating reality.
The Melbourne teen, who is just finishing up her final year of schooling, played Epponnee-Rae from ages three to six months.
In her first-ever media interview, Harrington told 9Honey in June this year that it was only when she got a little older, that she learnt she'd performed the role at all.
"I really had no choice, I was kind of just placed there," Harrington laughed, adding she was "so glad" it happened.
"Years down the track, my parents told me and that's how I found out all about it."
Read the full interview here.
Suburban mum Kath Day-Knight has had her fair share of wild escapades throughout the show's episodes. Although failing to have a full-time job, she has had a wide range of careers, ranging from acting to real estate.
She is married to Kel Knight in the series.
Turner became a representative for the United Nations during and after the show, travelling to refugee camps and assisting charity efforts in Africa.
She made her theatrical debut in London in 2010, performing in the Australian play, Holding the Man.
Turner's real-life personality isn't much like that of her character on Kath & Kim: "I'm actually quite a shy person, quite reserved," she told The Age in 2004.
"I hate seeing myself on film and hearing my voice … It's quite hard to be yourself, I think. Maybe that's why a lot of actors are actors – because they get to cover up and hide."
Turner, 61, is married with three children, the youngest, Anna Denton, is a successful fashion model in Australia.
Kim Craig is the self-indulgent daughter of Kath Day-Knight and wife of Brett Craig.
She is very lazy – often slacking off and making her "second-best friend" Sharon do all her work for her.
Post-Kath & Kim, Gina Riley appeared in the drama series The Beautiful Lie and the comedy Please Like Me.
She starred in a stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller North by Northwest in 2015, in Melbourne. She's also appeared in stage adaptations of Into the Woods and Chicago.
In 2013, Riley revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As it was detected early, she made a full recovery after undergoing treatment.
This 61-year-old is married to Rick McKenna, and they have a daughter, Maggie McKenna, who is also an actress.
Sharon is obsessed with sport, demonstrating skill in netball and cricket – wearing her netball uniform in most episodes.
She appears to be a great person on the inside, always caring for others. However, she is very unlucky in love.
Szubanski went on to star in the popular Hollywood film, Babe, and voice Miss Viola (the teacher) in the children's animated movie, Happy Feet.
Szubanski came out in a statement supporting same-sex marriage in 2012. She was an advocate for voting 'Yes' in the same-sex marriage law postal survey in 2017.
In 2015, she released her memoir, titled Reckoning. It was awarded Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Three years later, she starred in Neighbours for 11 episodes, and in 2019, she was appointed an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for her "distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, comedian and writer, and as a campaigner for marriage equality".
That same year, Szubanski, 61, starred in an UberEats ad campaign with reality star Kim Kardashian.
Kel Knight is married to Kath-Day Knight and is portrayed as an honest, respectable and reliable man throughout the series.
Kel is four months younger than Kath and had previously had four of his past girlfriends/fiancées taken away from him.
He works as a gourmet butcher, but had previously been in the Navy.
In 2003 and 2004, Robbins was nominated for Most Popular Actor at the Logies, for his role in the Kath & Kim series.
He has made guest appearances on reality favourites Australian Idol, Dancing with the Stars and True Story with Hamish and Andy.
The 64-year-old currently resides in Melbourne with his wife, Selina, and hosts a weekly one-hour radio segment.
Brett Craig is married to Kim Craig and is father to Epponnee-Rae Craig.
Brett's relationship with Kim is dysfunctional as they can't agree on anything. Throughout the series, Kim threatens to divorce Brett.
Because their relationship contains no actual bond, Brett is usually seen cheating on Kim on multiple occasions.
Rowsthorn, now 59, continued to work in comedy after Kath & Kim, making several appearances on the improv comedy show, Thank God You're Here, and hosted the factual series, Can We Help?
Being a huge AFL fan, he was the face of a campaign in 2006.
He currently lives with his wife and four children in Perth and does support work for several charities including Oxfam.
Epponnee-Raelene Kathleen Darlene Charlene Craig is the daughter of Brett and Kim Craig. Her name is frequently shortened to Eps, Baby Eps or just Epponnee.
She is portrayed by Kylie Minogue in the episode, '99% Fat Free', where she is getting married.
Kylie Minogue went from acting to pursuing her career in music, releasing 15 studio albums and embarking on 19 concert tours.
Minogue has received a number of music awards, including a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards, 17 ARIA Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards and six Mo Awards, including the Australian Performer of the Year in 2001 and 2003.
Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 when she was 36. Then-Prime Minister John Howard issued a statement of support, and the intense media coverage resulted in what was called the "Kylie effect".
"Doctors now even go as far as saying there is a 'Kylie effect' that encourages young women to have regular checks," French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel said in 2008.
In 2011, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, and in 2019, she was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia.
During the coronavirus pandemic, she worked on her 15th studio album while in lockdown, learning to use music software Logic Pro. The pandemic also gave Minogue, now 53, time to reflect, and hinted that after 30 years living in London, she's relocating back to Australia.


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