Offspring The Cast
Asher Keddie as Nina Proudman
Nina is a thirtysomething obstetrician who is used to expecting the unexpected. Her career delivering babies is constantly full of surprises. Her deliciously chaotic family is never short of emergencies. And Nina is the lynchpin; the person they all turn to for help in the midst of their crises.
Kat Stewart as Billie Proudman
Billie Proudman is Nina’s boisterous elder sister. An apprentice in their father’s real estate business, Billie is a force to be reckoned with. Bold, brassy and incapable of lying. While Nina was good as gold, Billie was the wild child; the black sheep who strayed from the flock. But the clock is ticking for Billie, who is determined to put her wayward youth behind her, to straighten up and fly right, to make something great of her life.
Matthew Le Nevez as Patrick Reid
Patrick is a mid-thirties anaesthetist. With patients, he’s known for being very skilled and decisive, but among staff, he’s enigmatic, wry and moody.
Eddie Perfect as Mick Holland
A hard-working, fun-loving bloke, Mick is a talented musician and songwriter dedicated to his wife Billie Proudman. Once a part-time landscape gardener who gigged around town, Mick has finally realised his dream to become a full-time musician. His collaboration with Rosanna Harding has continued to grow and make an impact on the indie music scene.
Richard Davies as Jimmy Proudman
A loyal friend, brother, son and now father, Jimmy is playful and warm. Times are always exciting when Jimmy is around. An imaginative young man with a thirst for experiences, Jimmy took a gap year after high school that turned into a ‘gap life’. But Jimmy’s unexpected venture into fatherhood changed everything and made him grow up fast.
Jane Harber as Zara Perkich
A nurse and midwife in her late 20s, Zara is ambitious and focused. The popular girl at high school, Zara has grown into a hardnosed woman who knows how to play the game and always keeps part of herself separate. Flirtatious, highly sexual and open to a good time, Zara’s been known to mix work with pleasure. As Zara embarks on parenthood with Jimmy, the couple negotiate their unique relationship and her natural urge for independence.
Linda Cropper as Geraldine Proudman
Mother of Nina, Billie and Jimmy, Geraldine is a creative, intelligent woman who earns her living as an architectural model maker. Young at heart but with a keen insight into the ways of the world, Geraldine refuses to succumb to society’s expectation that women of a certain age should fade away and surrender their sexuality.
Garry McDonald as Philip Noonan
A respectable GP, Doctor Noonan is an anxious man who, like his daughter Nina, is prone to over-thinking. Susceptible to infatuation but desperately unsure what to do with it, Noonan’s mid-seventies affair with Geraldine Proudman was one of the few times he threw caution into the wind, and was guided by his heart not his head.
John Waters as Darcy Proudman
Darcy Proudman is charming, devoted and passionate. He also loves women. He was never the type of man who could settle down forever with one person. Darcy’s philosophy of life is to live vigorously and with élan, principles he puts into practice in his career.
Deborah Mailman as Cherie Butterfield
Bright and vivacious, Cherie also has her feet on the ground. The mother of Darcy’s child – a baby boy they call Ray – binds Cherie to the Proudman clan, which in spite of its challenges provides her with something she has never really known: a warm and loving family.
Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg
Director of Obstetrics and Senior Obstetric Specialist and St Francis Hospital, Clegg is a man of contradictions. In his mid-40s, unpredictable and a man of extremely high intelligence, Clegg is sometimes baffled by people’s negative responses to him. He knows that he has a unique set of priorities and his own way of doing things.
Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt
A nurse in her early 30s, Kim loves gossip and a filthy joke. Astute and direct, Kim is a brave and loving woman. Sensitive and funny, she often looks to Nina for support and guidance, while also dishing out her own advice.
Ido Drent as Dr Lawrence Pethbridge
Late 20s. As a counsellor, Lawrence is noted for being calm, rational, composed and constructive. There’s something hypnotic about his attentive listening and his considered observations. In fact, his personal life is quite chaotic—beset by tumultuous relationships and a dysfunctional family.
Caren Pistorius as Eloise Ward
Mid 20s. A shy young registrar who’s cool exterior masks a great deal of insecurity. All throughout medical school, while her fellow students partied hard, Eloise kept a tight focus on her schedule and her studies. She’s never been in a fully-fledged romantic relationship, and has always been too reserved to form a tight circle of friends.