Gyton Grantley as Kane Albert
Funny, empathetic, loyal and self-deprecating, Kane makes a great mate and a great pie. He can appear a little uptight, nervous and a tad over-involved in his daughter’s life. That’s because he is.
Kane is president of the P and C and the first to put his hand up for any fundraiser. He sends group emails to parents organizing presents for teachers. His kid raises the most for the walk-a-thon.
Kane spent his twenties moving from resort to resort, working as a waiter and kitchen hand, trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. This was partly a reaction to his high achieving sister Abi, who went straight to uni to study medicine. It was mainly to escape his conservative, over-bearing father. Next thing Kane knew he was twenty-six.
When Kane met his partner, Tom, he found gravity, support, someone who could allow him to calm down and think about what he really wanted to do with his life, which turned out to be a cook. He even started training to become a chef. Then, an unexpected gift arrived: a child. After Tom’s sister died in a car accident, eight-month-old Stella fell into their care. And Kane’s plans to become Jamie Oliver were shelved. Kane never thought he’d be a dad. But now he is one, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Kane is kind and sincere. He spends a lot of time worrying about his capacity to do just about anything, but in fact he is stronger than a lot of men, who are full of bravado. His ability to admit his weaknesses is his strength.