A Doctor, schoolteacher, an electronics expert and a rocker – Craig McLachlan has played them all on screen in his long-running television career.
Early stints in Sons and Daughters and The Young Doctors made way for Craig’s Gold Logie winning role in Neighbours. Craig played the iconic Henry Ramsey in more than 800 episodes before moving onto playing teacher Grant Mitchell in Home and Away.
In the 90s, Craig starred in three series of the popular BBC series Bugs and appeared in the telemovie Catherine the Great with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Omar Sharif. In 2002 he starred as Jack Skidder in the US produced Superfire, the telemovie directed by Steven Quale.
Back in Australia he had recurring roles in some of the most popular drama series on television – McLeod’s Daughters, Always Greener, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue Special Ops,City Homicide and the award-winning drama’s, House Husbands and Redfern Now. He has portrayed Michael Chamberlain in the tele-movie Through My Eyes, and Stuart Diver in the critically acclaimed Heroes’ Mountain. Showing his versatility, Craig has also appeared in the award-winning ABC programs, At Home with Julia, and Lowdown.
In 2012 Craig managed to squeeze in a guest starring role for the US hit TV show NCIS: Los Angeles before returning to Australia to star in the title role of The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Series 1 and 2 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries were embraced by Australian audiences, and have since appeared on TV in the UK, New Zealand, the US and Europe. The third series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries aired on Australian TV in February 2015.