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Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)

Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are ... See full summary »


Kevin Sullivan


Lucy Maud Montgomery (characters), Kevin Sullivan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Older Anne Shirley
Rachel Blanchard ... Louisa Thomas
Shirley MacLaine ... Amelia Thomas
Ron Lea ... Gene Armstrong
Bernard Behrens ... Gabriel Blake
Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Young Anne Shirley
Natalie Radford ... Bertha Shirley
Ben Carlson ... Walter Shirley
Joan Gregson ... Hepzibah Leach
Kyra Harper ... Nellie Parkhurst
Mike Beaver ... Doctor Thomas
Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Violetta Thomas (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Tyler Stevenson Tyler Stevenson ... Jock Thomas
Aiden Locke Aiden Locke ... Keith Thomas
Rex Southgate Rex Southgate ... Reverend Jones


Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts. Still haunted by her early childhood, the impact of this difficult period has a far-reaching effect on this older woman, once she discovers the truth about her real parents. She begins a delicate search for her birth father. It is a journey through a past fraught with danger, uncertainty, heartache and joy. In the parade of humanity Anne encounters she also faces the root of her desire to find true "kindred spirits", an inspired imagination and the impetus to use her talents as a... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family


Did You Know?


Ben Carlson who plays Walter Shirley is the real life son of actress Patricia Hamilton, who plays Rachel Lynde. See more »


Anne Shirley: It's so much nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than to be Anne of nowhere in particular.
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Follows Anne of Avonlea (1987) See more »

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Like going from Star Wars 8 to 9
24 March 2021 | by sketchatronSee all my reviews

Remember when you watched Anne The Continuing Story and thought "well this is kind of dumb, and totally goes against the books, and pretty much common sense, and those continuity issues of their ages, and on and on"? Well that was kind of like Star wars 8 and you thought it destroyed everything. Then came this new movie and you thought there might be some sort of redemption...but just like Star wars 9, it turned out to be an even bigger dumpster fire, and it spat in the face of the previous story. I'm guessing 90% of this movie is basically false and impossible. I was kind of expecting Anne in this story to come out of the shower at the end like Bobby Ewing and the whole thing was just a dream.

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14 December 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ana de las Tejas Verdes: un nuevo comienzo See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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