Craig McLachlan sheds the ageing rocker tag for The Dr Blake Mysteries

The Herald Sun reports…Starring as Dr Lucien Blake in The Dr Blake Mysteries has given the 49-year-old a whole new level of popularity and respect.

McLachlan has always been a favourite with Aussie TV audiences. In 1990, he won the Gold Logie for his work as Henry Ramsay in Neighbours. After more than 800 episodes on Ten’s soapie, he switched to Seven’s Home and Away to play schoolteacher Grant Mitchell.

McLachlan’s music career also took off, with Mona topping the charts in Australia and the UK. He also shone on stage, playing Danny Zuko in the West End revival of Grease and Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show.