Mcleod's Daughters: articles

When three into one does go

THEY are the cute-as-a-button triplets who play little Charlotte on hit television show McLeod's Daughters.

However, Brooke, Tahlia and Kaitlyn Stacey-Clark, 2 1/2, are no longer the show's youngest stars.

In Wednesday's season finale on Channel 9, infant twins Connor and Alicia Randall will make their debut as baby Harrison – the illegitimate son of Nick Ryan (Myles Pollard), who got former girlfriend Sally (Kathryn Hartman) pregnant before marrying Tess McLeod (Bridie Carter).

A spokeswoman for McLeod's said it was "commonsense" for triplets or twins to play one character at such a young age.

"If you have one child who gets sick or grizzly, it's very expensive holding up production waiting for a child to perform," she said.

Connor and Alicia's mother, Tracey Randall, from Keswick, said the twins, now five months old, were born four weeks premature and shot their first scenes in July – two days before they were due.

Connor has played "99.9" per cent of the baby Harrison scenes and already is proving an acting natural.

Charlotte is the daughter of the late Claire McLeod (Lisa Chappell) and niece of Tess McLeod (Bridie Carter) and the triplets who play her have been on the show for almost 18 months.

By Simon Yeaman
November 20, 2004
The Advertiser