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Emily of New Moon 

An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.

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Marlene Matthews
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2000   1999   1998  
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Series cast summary:
Martha MacIsaac ...  Emily Byrd Starr 47 episodes, 1998-2000
Sheila McCarthy ...  Laura Murray 47 episodes, 1998-2000
Stephen McHattie ...  Jimmy Murray 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Jessica Pellerin Jessica Pellerin ...  Ilse Burnley 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Susan Clark ...  Elizabeth Murray / ... 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Kris Lemche ...  Perry Miller 32 episodes, 1998-2000
Richard Donat ...  Dr. Burnley 25 episodes, 1998-2000
Mackenzie Donaldson Mackenzie Donaldson ...  Jenny Strang 27 episodes, 1998-2000
Linda Thorson ...  Isabel Murray 25 episodes, 1998-2000
Emily Cara Cook Emily Cara Cook ...  Rhoda Stuart 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Shawn Roberts ...  Teddy Kent 23 episodes, 1998-2000
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ...  Ian Bowles 19 episodes, 1998-2000
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Set in Prince Edward Island at the turn of the century, "Emily of New Moon" follows Emily Starr, an imaginative young girl who aspires to be a famous writer. When her beloved father dies, her happy life is turned upside down. Her deceased mother's relatives draw lots to determine who would have the burden of taking Emily into their home. It is decided that Emily would live at New Moon with rigid Aunt Elizabeth, timid Aunt Laura and odd Cousin Jimmy. Helped by her overactive imagination and some new friends, Emily slowly adjusts to life at her new home. Written by Orson Wright <orwright@hotmail.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-G
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Sheila McCarthy and her real-life husband, Peter Donaldson, play fictional husband and wife, Laura Murray and Ian Bowles. Their daughter, Mackenzie Donaldson plays Jenny Strang. See more »

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Version of Kaze no Shoujo Emily (2007) See more »

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The Darker Vision
12 November 2010 | by suessisSee all my reviews

After having enjoyed Kevin Sullivan's foray into the works of L.M. Montgomery, I was interested to see what Salter Street Films would do. The Emily series is the darker, more realistic vision of life Rural Prince Edward Island and much closer to the life Montgomery herself lead. While the series captures that darker element, there are moments of light and color that make the series charming and delightful. The performance of the regular actors in the series were all very well done. Stephen McHattie, who plays Cousin Joe, was especially a standout for me because I'm used to seeing him play heavies and bad guys. The actress playing the lead character is certainly well cast. She is almost a little too intense.

It would be interesting if the producers did an update movie with the same cast based on the last book in the Emily series. It would be a great closer for a series that didn't last too long.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1998 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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