The lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.


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Series cast summary:
Jessica Marais ...  Joan Millar 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Mandy McElhinney ...  Matron Frances Bolton 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Miranda Tapsell ...  Martha Tennant 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Sophie Bloom Sophie Bloom ...  Vivian Maguire 34 episodes, 2014-2017
Harriet Dyer ...  Patricia Saunders 29 episodes, 2014-2017
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ...  Simon Bowditch 28 episodes, 2015-2017
Jonathan LaPaglia ...  Dr. Patrick McNaughton 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Ella Scott Lynch Ella Scott Lynch ...  Shirley Ryan 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Gracie Gilbert ...  Annie Carmichael 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Jim Marsh 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Ben O'Toole ...  Pete 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Lincoln Younes ...  Chris Vesty 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Maya Stange ...  Eva McNaughton 16 episodes, 2014-2016


The lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.

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17 February 2014 (Australia) See more »

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Jessica Marais (Joan Millar) & Ryan Corr (Johnny Lowry) also worked together on Packed to the Rafters (2008) as Rachel Rafter & Coby Jennings respectively. See more »

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Watching Love Child series has been a education
12 July 2014 | by leos_monkeySee all my reviews

Set in 1969 in Stanton House and Kings Cross General Hospital, Sydney a fictional boarding house for young unwed teenage girls and young women when they fall pregnant and a place for them so as not to shame their families. The birth of Annie's (Gracie Gilbert) baby and the arrival of Sister Joan Millar played by the amazing and talented Jessica Marais back from London and one exam away from becoming a doctor marks the changing of times. Joan Millar the crusader ambitious nurse immediately makes an enemy with Matron Frances Bolton Mandy McElhinney) and Dr Patrick McNaughton (Jonathan LaPaglia) on how the patients and the babies are treated at Kings Cross General Hospital finds an ally in ex boyfriend in Philip Page (Ryan Johnson) a lawyer who helps fight Joan's cause. Bring on season 2!!

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