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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 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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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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In the novel, it is stated that Grace's trial begins on November 3rd. The series aired on Netflix on November 3rd 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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Beyond Stunning
3 November 2017 | by johnwiltshireauthorSee all my reviews

I have just had the extreme pleasure of watching this series, based on Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace. Contrary to some reviewers on this site who claim that Atwood isn't known much outside her native Canada, I'd point out that she was compulsory reading on any English Lit course in the 70s in England. Oryx and Crake, The Handmaid's Tale, were speculative fiction ahead of their time (much like Orwell's 1984). Alias Grace is a more approachable novel and highly suitable for an adaptation to television. The leads of this series are superb, especially Sarah Gadon, who almost inhabited Grace to the endangerment of her sanity! A quite mesmerising performance. But the Oscar must go to the set dressers of this stunning work of art. As Grace tells her story, she is always working: sewing, beating rugs, scrubbing laundry, churning butter... and every single utensil, every button, every slip of thread is utterly real and compelling. Watch this series and marvel at just how good television can be. Now, having done this and The Handmaid's Tale, producers need to turn their attention to Cat's Eye, Attwood's most disturbing novel of all.


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