Alex’s pearls of wisdom – June 2005

Alex O´Loughlin ~ An Intense Study

The Canberra Times, 28 June 2005

16 June 2005

Alex O’Lachlan, 28, says that when he received the script for the feature film Oyster Farmer, he knew nothing about it. He didn’t even read the script, by writer-director Anna Reeves, for some time, but when he did, “I read it twice – it was such a cracker. It was effortless, full of truth about what I knew Australian people to be like. They were true, full, comprehensive characters that I could care about immediately.”

Jack - Oyster Farmer

In Oyster Farmer, which will be released on Thursday, O’Lachlan plays Jack Flange, a young Sydney man whose sister is recovering from a car accident in a private hospital near the Hawksbury River. Desperate for money to pay her bills, he robs the Sydney Fish Markets, posts the cash to himself upriver and waits for it to arrive.  Meanwhile, he works for oyster farmer Brownie (

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