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LACHY Hulme worked hard to por­tray Kerry Packer ac­cu­rately. He read widely, watched old footage and talked to peo­ple who knew Packer to get a sense of the man. But Hulme says play­ing Packer was less daunt­ing than his role on Off­spring. ‘‘I felt no more pres­sure in play­ing Kerry than I do in play­ing any role,’’ he says. ‘‘A fic­tional char­ac­ter is so much harder be­cause there’s so much more prepa­ra­tion to be done in build­ing the in­te­rior world of a fic­tional per­son.

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