DAVIES ROLLS WITH THE PUNCHES

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

THE char­ac­ters on Off­spring are reel­ing from the death of pa­tri­arch Darcy Proud­man (John Wa­ters) and the rev­e­la­tion he had a se­cret child, Will Bowen (TJ Power). Richard Davies (left), who plays Jimmy Proud­man, says his char­ac­ter is one of the most deeply af­fected by the sur­prise turn of events.

All of a sud­den, he has to cope with the death of his fa­ther and the ar­rival of a half-brother, and there is more pain to come.

Jimmy’s mar­riage to Zara (Jane Har­ber) is un­der mount­ing strain and he will have to con­front some dif­fi­cult truths about his restau­rant’s fi­nances. This sea­son, Jimmy could reach break­ing point.

“When we meet Jimmy in sea­son six, he’s un­der more pres­sure with work, his re­la­tion­ship and the pass­ing of Darcy and the intro of Will,” Davies says.

“Jimmy loved his dad so much and now there is this gap­ing hole in his life … now he has got to weather that storm at a time when Zara is busy, they’ve got two lit­tle boys and he’s got a floun­der­ing busi­ness.

“It does in a way [con­sume him] but he can only push for­ward be­cause other­wise he’s go­ing to go un­der.

“We are go­ing to see a dif­fer­ent side to Jimmy this sea­son and that is re­ally ex­cit­ing to play.”

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