Originally Alexander Lopahkin
Grew up here where his drunken, abusive father was a farm-worker. He was a bright, observant child and keen to learn. Louisa and her late husband used their connections to get him a sports scholarship at a boarding school such as Dilworth, where he’s flourished. He’s been successful in business and is now relatively wealthy. Although he’s forever grateful to this family – and well-liked by them - he always feels a bit gauche and awkward in their company. He’s more than a little in love with Louisa – but not so comfortable around women who are his contemporaries. He’s smart enough to begin to understand the injustices his people have had to endure in the past. Deep down he wants to redress the balance.