Nick Ryan (Myles Pollard)
Nick is Alex's younger brother. He has inherited his father's head for business and has a double degree in Agronomy and Business. Despite a permanent limp, Nick is an active farm manager and in 2005, continues to negotiate the difficult terrain of the partnership with his father at Killarney.
Nick's relationship with Harry Ryan has always been problematic. But in the end Harry admires his son's independence and ability.
Nick is a quiet, intelligent man with a steely will. Although it can be said that the course of true love never runs smooth, Nick and Tess McLeod have had more than their fair share of obstacles in their tumultuous relationship. In 2004 the couple finally acknowledged their feelings and publicly declared their love in one of the most anticipated weddings of the year.
But Nick's happiness turned to shock when Sally, his ex-girlfriend, turned up soon after the wedding heavily pregnant with his child. Nick, however, is determined to make sure his marriage to Tess survives this twist of fate.
As 2005 pans out they will face even greater challenges together as their families bring heartache for them both.
Myles grew up in remote communities in Western Australia where his father was a school principal and his mother taught music. Although they moved every two to five years, Myles spent the latter part of his high school years in Perth.
After graduating from university with a communications degree, Myles moved to Sydney to begin an acting career. He performed King Lear at the New Theatre and realised he needed training. He auditioned for NIDA and was accepted into their three-year program.
Wildside was his first job and then he toured with Bell Shakespeare in a version of Romeo and Juliet which explored themes of racism in Australia.
He was packing veterinary products at a wholesale factory when he found out he had the role of Nick Ryan. Myles was "stoked to be given something very Australian with Australian themes", especially in a rural environment, as he loves the country. "I'm an action guy, and doing this series I get paid to go and play on motor bikes and horses."
Pollard graduated from NIDA in 1998. In addition to Wildside his television credits include Invincibles, Water Rats, and All Saints.