6×60 minutes – Drama Mini-series Release date: September 25, 2017 Originating Network: CBC & Netflix Production Company: Halfire Entertainment
Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning true crime novel, Alias Grace is a six-hour mini-series that tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who – along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) – finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). The international cast contains many Canadian actors in supporting roles.
Grace Marks Dr. Simon Jordan Jeremiah Pontelli James McDermott Thomas Kinnear Nancy Montgomery Jamie Walsh Mary Whitney Grace’s Mother Lydia George Parkinson Agnes Mrs. Honey Mr. McDonald Effie Immigrant Mrs. Quenell Inmate Keeper Katey Marks Hotel Manager George Marks Claire Marks Street Urchin
Tory Ferry Passenger Asylum Doctor Patron Street Drunk Man on Ship Michael Ship’s Doctor Ferry Passenger Simon’s Sister Annie Ferry Passenger Patron (uncredited)