b. Australia. One of a clutch of Australian soap opera actors to launch a career in the UK in the wake of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s breakthrough, Thomson was familiar to viewers of the Home And Away serial for his portrayal of the intellectually challenged character Martin Dibble. He used this celebrity to launch a solo career in tandem with his group, the Blue Blue World. A debut single was released in December 1990 ten months after he had left the series, but ‘I Want You To Want Me’ failed to chart. Despite his insistence that ‘music is what I’ve always wanted to do’, it failed to provide a launching pad to a successful career.
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