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Grace Kingston (Abi Tucker)
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Grace Kingston (Abi Tucker)

Daughter of Jack McLeod’s brother Hugh, and younger sister of Regan McLeod, Grace took her mother’s maiden name after her parents divorced. She’s a woman who knows her own mind - she’s feisty and independent with a dry, laconic sense of humour. And gorgeous, of course, in a natural, never-even-has-to-try kind of way.

Grace is fun loving and sociable, the type that people naturally flock to. But part of her always remains private and locked away. She tends to have lots of acquaintances, rather than a few close friends and has never really put down roots, preferring to live the semi-nomadic life, alternating between farm work and travelling the country on the campdrafting circuit.

Grace is an expert horsewoman, and champion campdrafter. It’s a rough and tumble life, in stark contrast to her sister Jaz’s career as a show jumper on the highfalutin international circuit. Grace’s early campdrafting career overlapped with the end of Stevie’s, and the rivalry between them was intense. Stevie and Grace have enormous respect for each other, and it comes as a huge shock to both of them when they realise their connection via Drovers Run.

In short, Grace is not a whole lot like her sister, Regan, and this is part of the reason they haven't had much to do with each other in recent years.

The sisters were teenagers when their parents divorced. After the split, Grace and Regan were both sent to boarding school. Grace has never been the scholarly type - which is not to say she's not bright; but she'd prefer to learn through doing, rather than sitting in a classroom for long hours. She was always the one who had her hand in the air, asking the teacher "Why do we need to know how do this? How is this relevant in the real world?"

Regan, on the other hand, loved having her head buried in a book and would've adored everything about being at school. The sisters had a falling out when Grace tried to help Regan impress the tough girls who’d been bullying her, but the attempt failed when Regan chickened out at the last minute. Grace was caught and expelled. Grace felt betrayed - as far as she's concerned, Regan is her sister and should've stuck by her, no matter how scared she was. Loyalty is everything to Grace. Grace never finished high school, while Regan excelled and went on to study geology at University.

Their lives collide again when Grace inherits part of Drovers Run. Nobody loves a challenge more than Grace Kingston, but living and working on Drovers will prove to be the biggest challenge Grace has ever faced. It’s also here that the woman who swears she’s never been in love, scarred by the experience of her parents’ troubled marriage, will fall hard and fast for the first time in her life.

Abi Tucker

In 1994, Abi Tucker starred as Jodie in Australian drama series Heartbreak High. During her time on the series, Abi, an accomplished singer/songwriter, released the CD single ‘Breathe In’ which featured on the series soundtrack.

Following her departure from Heartbreak High, Abi took a break from acting to pursue her passion for music in the UK.

In 1999, she returned to Australian and landed a guest appearance in Water Rats, and then joined the cast of ABC TV’s Wildside. In 2000, she appeared in the hit comedy film The Wogboy and played the lead role in the film, Angst in which she also performed two songs on the soundtrack. From 2001 to 2003, Abi played the role of Miranda in TV Series of The Secret Life of Us.

She has also appeared in the telemovie My Husband My Killer, and in the Fox 8 TV series Love Bytes. Her theatre work included The Music & Lyrics of Sean Peter, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the Melbourne International Festival and the Vagina Monologues. In 2006, Abi Tucker began filming her role of Grace Kingston, in McLeod’s Daughters.

User comments
Hey Abi, HI my name is Belinda (age13)and i live on a sheep farm in southwest victoria australia Mcleods daoughters is the Best show ever! My favourite character used to be Jodi but scince you've come on the set my Favourite has turned to you. I love the way you act and also your singing. It breakes my heart to think that there not producing any more episodes. I really hope you send somthing back to me. Belinda.
hi! i think you are a great actor!!!!! i live in africa and i am 11. i luv mcleods daughters!!!
Hey bye
Can i Comment you next Summer
Goodbye Abi see you next Summer
Heyy Abi, im Emily and im 12 years old. I live in Victoria Australia & i am a massive fan. Jodie (Rachel Carpani) was my no. 1 fave until you came along! You are a fabulous actress and a fantastic rider. I ride horses myself (i own a horse) and after a bad showjumping fall in August 2006 i saw how confident you were in McLeods. You have made me see the confidence in my passion for horses, and riding. THANKYOU SOOOOO MUCH!!! ? Emily, No.1 Fan of Grace (aka Abi Tucker)
Hey Abi, I think that you are a brilliant actor and an even better singer! I absolutely love your songs "Wild Hearts" and "Happiness". I want to buy your whole album some day! I hope you do some more acting, seen as McLeods is now finished =[ (it brings me to tears!) And that your life is filled with happiness....just like your song's title! =D Luv Ya!!!!
Hi Abi I think your a great actor and singer i really look up to you and admire you. I've got one question for you on episode 222 "The show must go on" The song you sing with doris simmone (ect) called forever is a really beautiful song i was wondering where i could get a copy of the song cause it's just a great song. Please send back and let me know xxxxx
HEY ABI!! Happy Birthday for yesturday! I hope all your birthday wishes come true, and that you had an amazing day!! Love one of your biggest "MCLEODS" fans! Rachel Your music rocks! ~ my favourite "HEY YOU" ~
dear abi, i think you are an amazing singer and actrice, and even though i live in Dubai i havent missed an episode of Mcleouds!! the show reminds me soo much of australia, since i am australian born, i just wish i could be on my farm again!! Your amazing abii x

Posie Graeme-Evans
Posie Graeme-EvansPosie Graeme-EvansIn this special video interview, the creator of McLeod's Daughters, Posie Graeme-Evans reminisces about life on Drover's Run, and says a special thank you to fans of the show.
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