Mcleod's Daughters: cast profiles

Craig McLachlan as Kane Morgan

Kane is 34, the eldest of five brothers. He is a handsome and strikingly charismatic alpha male, the kind of man who can persuade others to do outrageous things by sheer force of personality.

People are drawn to this kind of power and Kane is used to being popular and well liked by strangers. However, those who fall under his spell soon get burned; Kane is a master manipulator with one eye permanently on the main game. He is intelligent and quick-witted, thinking on his feet and taking risks as a matter of course.

Under other circumstances he might be a leader of industry. However, his roughness is not the roughness of a rough diamond—it is the real thing. There is a hardness and a ruthlessness beneath his smiling confidence.

Having four brothers Kane has no real need of friends, though he likes the attention and action that a diversity of contacts gives him. Coming from a home where the old man was absent for long periods, Kane has taken on the role of father figure to his younger brothers. Like a father, he demands their respect, not above giving them one over the ear if they step out of line.

Kane is closest to Luke, the youngest and most sensitive Morgan brother. While the other Morgan boys have gone their own way, Kane feels duty bound to bring Luke up “right”, to keep him on the straight and narrow. Duly, Kane is extra hard on Luke, ensuring that he keep his nose clean. It is very much a case of “do as I say, not as I do.”

Kane can turn on the charm with women but he is not a real lover of women like Alex is. He is confident in his sexuality and is not cruel or game playing—he simply lives much more for the moment than many people do, and that includes relationships. He is attracted to tough women who know how to take care of themselves. Kane fears the vulnerability a relationship brings; he is terrified of finding out something about himself.