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Michael Galvin on meeting the triplets

Web (Extras) – 2017

Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) debuted in Shortland Street on the very first episode, when the young doctor got sweaty with an aerobics instructor. Over 25 years the character has been through his share of drama (including five marriages and counting, by 2017). In this short interview, Galvin reflects on his favourite storyline while playing Warner: the shock 2016 arrival of three adult children (triplets!) that he fathered as a sperm donor in the show’s second year. In the accompanying Shortland St clips, Sass Connelly (Lucy Lovegrove) tells Warner that he was "the Dad I never knew".  

I think there's something just weird but also neat about the fact that that really was a storyline 24 years ago — that Chris was a sperm donor for these triplets, and then 24 years later they turn up...
– Michael Galvin on the overpowering soap opera logic of the triplets storyline

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Galvin

As: Chris Warner

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Luke Patrick

As: Frank Connelly

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Lucy Lovegrove

As: Sass Connelly

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Ben Barrington

As: Doctor Drew McCaskill

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Lukas Whiting

As: Doctor Finn Connelly

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Jo Raj

Director - Interview

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