In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Gadon ...  Grace Marks 6 episodes, 2017
Edward Holcroft ...  Dr. Simon Jordan 6 episodes, 2017
Rebecca Liddiard ...  Mary Whitney 6 episodes, 2017
Zachary Levi ...  Jeremiah Pontelli 6 episodes, 2017
Kerr Logan ...  James McDermott 6 episodes, 2017
David Cronenberg ...  Reverend Verringer / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Paul Gross ...  Thomas Kinnear 6 episodes, 2017
Anna Paquin ...  Nancy Montgomery 6 episodes, 2017
Sarah Manninen ...  Mrs. Humphrey 5 episodes, 2017
Stephen Joffe ...  Jamie Walsh 4 episodes, 2017
John Tench ...  Keeper #1 4 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Koensgen ...  Keeper #2 4 episodes, 2017
Alice Snaden ...  Lydia 4 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Saunders ...  Mrs. Honey 4 episodes, 2017
Martha Burns ...  Mrs. Parkinson 3 episodes, 2017
Will Bowes ...  George Parkinson 3 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Goad ...  Grace's Father 3 episodes, 2017
Mag Ruffman ...  Diane 3 episodes, 2017
Claire Armstrong ...  Cook 3 episodes, 2017
Samantha Weinstein ...  Effie 3 episodes, 2017
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ...  Mrs. Quenell 3 episodes, 2017
Kate Ross ...  Agnes 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Therriault ...  Mr. McDonald 3 episodes, 2017
Christian Smith ...  Orderly 3 episodes, 2017
Sylvia Zuk ...  Immigrant / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Scott Edgecombe Scott Edgecombe ...  Tory #1 2 episodes, 2017
Evan Sabba ...  Tory #2 2 episodes, 2017
John Mallett John Mallett ...  Asylum Doctor 2 episodes, 2017
Kyle Cameron ...  Reformer #1 2 episodes, 2017
Alden Adair ...  Reformer #2 2 episodes, 2017
Dylan Trowbridge ...  Ship's Doctor 2 episodes, 2017
Laila Kharouba ...  Inmate 2 episodes, 2017
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In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Alias Grace See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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The original novel is based on factual events, but it's historical fiction. Several characters, including Dr. Simon Jordan, were created by author Margaret Atwood. See more »

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When Grace is beside Mary's bed, just before the cemetery scene, the 'corpse' can be seen gently breathing (torso moving). See more »

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Superbly made true crime story and Sarah Gadon is luminous
13 November 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

What a well made, superbly acted and completely fascinating series this turned out to be. A true life murder is always interesting but the details here are not too well known like Lizzie Borden's story. An Irish maid emigrates to Canada but gets caught up and convicted of the murder of her employer and housekeeper. The psychological and emotional insights are so well incorporated they ring true. The dialog is such that you listen for every word though some of the accents are a bit thick.

Acting is superb. Sarah Gadon is luminous and perfectly cast. Deserves an Emmy. Her facial expressions are just right for the complexities of the role. Anna Paquin is good too in a difficult role. Zachary Levi is kind and surprisingly not out of place in the time period. The supporting cast are good too.

The directing is precise and shows you what you need for the story. The horrific and painful parts of the story are such that it could not have been shown in such detail if it was adapted many years ago. What a perfect balance of beauty and horror.

The series is 6 episodes. Just the right length - neither too long to have any draggy moments or too short to feel short changed in any way. This series shows CBC more than matching the best BBC can produce.


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