Meg Fountain (Sonia Todd)
moved to Drover's Run with her ex-husband in 1977 to work as the housekeeper and
nanny following the death of Jack's first wife. Her husband left when she became
pregnant with Jodi, but Meg had fallen in love with Drover's Run and decided to
Jack's death rocks Meg's world to the foundations. She thinks
maybe it is a sign to move on, perhaps to where there are more opportunities for
But things change when Tess and Claire decide
to manage Drover's Run. The spirit of adventure and a chance to stick it to
certain members of the community who say it can't be done draws Meg. Meg has
always served others, and now she can be an equal member, and part of a
Meg is the mother figure in the series. She's a warm-hearted person
who embraces life no matter which way it turns because she has a sense of duty
and a strong work ethic.
born in Adelaide but relocated to Sydney when she was two. She graduated from
NIDA in 1985 and worked on five series of Police Rescue.
extensive television credits include The Potato Factory, Halifax f.p., Water
Rats, Good Guys Bad Guys, Simone De Beauvoir's Babies, Mother and Son and
A Country Practice. She also played Sylvia in Scott Hicks' feature film
Sonia has had four AFI nominations, (winning one for her
work in Police Rescue) and won a silver Logie in 1994 for "Most Popular
Actress on Australian Television."
Taking the role of Meg in McLeod's
Daughters was a big commitment. "I knew what I was in for" she said.
"Police Rescue was so blokey, now I'm finding my feminine
Todd enjoys McLeod's Daughters because she likes being
active and working outdoors. She loves the land, and the smell of pepper trees
evokes happy childhood memories of holidays on her grandparents'
"After playing a dark character like Hannah in The Potato
Factory, she finds Meg life-affirming. "With Meg, the glass is always
half-full. She makes the best of situations and has a natural joy of
Sonia is similar to Meg in that she feels "happy personally"
with a great family life and two boys. "Meg accepts life's complexities. Not
everything is black and white, she knows there are shades of grey. Meg loves to
have a laugh and so do I."