Lara Wade - Gerald Tippett

Gerald Tippett
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Harry McNaughton
Introduced by Jason Daniel (2007)
Steven Zanoski (2012)
Duration 2007–10, 2012
First appearance 7 September 2007
Last appearance 28 May 2012
Classification Former; regular
Date of birth 30 July
Occupation Receptionist at Shortland Street Hospital (2007–10)
Wife Morgan Braithwaite (2009)
Libby Jeffries (2010—)
Father Nigel Tippett
Mother Katie Tippett

Gerald Tippett was the flamboyant receptionist at the hospital. He replaced the murdered Claire Solomon (Emily Robins) and quickly got on the bad side of fellow receptionist Yvonne (Alison Quigan). The two soon became good friends and Gerald's flat mate Kieran (Adam Rickitt) encouraged Gerald to explore his sexuality. Despite experimenting with other men, Gerald became convinced he was straight but also asexual, meaning he had no sexual feeling. He began to date Morgan Braithwaite (Bonnie Soper) and the two married so that Morgan's children would have stable parents. Morgan gave the children away however and the two separated. Morgan died and Gerald ended up marrying best friend Libby Jeffries (Fleur Saville) so that she could have a green card into the United States and the two departed there to live. The two returned for Yvonne's (Alison Quigan) birthday in 2012 but a minor cold soon escalated and Gerald's heart ended up failing. He was forced to undergo heart surgery and whilst healing decided his and Libby's marriage was over. However the two reconciled and departed happily together.

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