Harold Bishop joins Madame Tussauds

Ian Smith shares his verdict on Ramsay Street alter ego Harold being immortalised in wax at the recently opened Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

Ian Smith (right) stands guard over the waxwork of Harold Bishop (left)

Will the real Harold please step forward?

Ian Smith aka Harold Bishop, one of Neighbours' most revered characters, has joined a plethora of Australian and international stars immortalised in wax at the recently opened Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

Ian Smith has been immortalised in wax at Sydney's Madame Tussauds attraction250 precise measurements were taken of the Ramsay Street icon at a sitting last year, and another 800 hours were needed to sculpt the final waxwork. The results are astounding and the subject is equally impressed.

'I’ve told my wife Gail when I drop off the perch she can take this home,' jokes Ian, who joined Neighbours in 1987 as the caring, kindly coffee shop owner. Ian signed off from the long-running soap in 2009 and, to the delight of its worldwide audience, returned for a guest appearance last year.

Ian's waxwork stands alongside other famous Aussies such Dame Edna Everage, Bert Newton, Rolf Harris, Jimmy Barnes, and former Neighbours co-stars Guy Pearce and Delta Goodrem.

Comments (7)

  • Amy-Rose

    2 years ago


    I can't tell which one is real too!! I thought it was one then thought it was the other - now I can't tell!! :-D

  • Martin Isles

    2 years ago

    Martin Isles

    How about a few more Neighbours stars? Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburn?

  • Calum Brown

    2 years ago

    Calum Brown

    I agree with Traci Carbino, Which one is the real Harold Bishop?

  • Traci Carbino

    2 years ago

    Traci Carbino

    Blimey! Which one is the real Ian Smith?? Lol Well done to him...truly deserved. Txx

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  • Juliette Bendell

    2 years ago

    Juliette Bendell

    Brilliant no one deserves this more than Ian Smith he's a lovely man and an amazin actor congrats to him xx

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