Filming begins on Love Child

2013-06-25_1327Nine’s next drama series Love Child, set in 1969 Kings Cross, began filming last week in Sydney.

Jessica Marais stars as Joan Miller, a smart and sophisticated midwife who returns home from London to take a job at the Kings Cross Hospital and find a new life for herself, at a time when Australia is coming of age and the new generation believes anything is possible.

Jonathan LaPaglia  (pictured) plays Dr Patrick McNaughton, a charismatic head of obstetrics at Kings Cross Hospital, and Mandy McElhinney plays Frances Bolton, described as the tough matron who also controls the running of Stanton House, a home for unwed pregnant young women.

Their lives intersect between Kings Cross Hospital, Stanton House and the wild streets of Darlinghurst beyond the hospital walls.

The cast also includes Ryan Corr, Ella Scott Lynch, Sophie Hensser, Miranda Tapsell, Gracie Gilbert and Harriet Dyer.

Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, joint Heads of Drama at the Nine Network, said: “A powerful and uplifting series, Love Child tells the stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system in a world on the brink of change.

“We are thrilled to join forces again with Playmaker Media to bring Love Child to the Australian audience and showcase a superb cast.”

David Maher and David Taylor, from Playmaker (House Husbands), said, “Love Child is an exciting project and it’s fantastic to be working together again with the Nine Network on such a bold new drama.”


  1. I just hope that Anthony’s character doesn’t end up playing second fiddle to the female characters. He is much to good an actor for that.

  2. Obviously the Retro theme is in, I am loathe to call it a Period drama, although that may be it’s perception. I didn’t watch Downtown Abby or Underbelly franchises. However I am enjoying A Place to Call Home.

    It appears to have a good cast. I hope it is well written and it will not compete with existing drama (probably will).
    But good to see more Aussie Drama on the way!

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