A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Frances McDormand ...  Olive Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Richard Jenkins ...  Henry Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Ken Cheeseman ...  Harmon Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Ann Dowd ...  Bonnie Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Adam J. Freeman Adam J. Freeman ...  Doyle Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Donna Mitchell ...  Louise Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Martha Wainwright ...  Angela O'Meara 4 episodes, 2014
John Gallagher Jr. ...  Christopher Kitteridge 3 episodes, 2014
Peter Mullan ...  Jim O'Casey 3 episodes, 2014
SerahRose Roth SerahRose Roth ...  Mrs. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Nancy E. Carroll Nancy E. Carroll ...  Lois Granger 2 episodes, 2014
Sean Vincent Sean Vincent ...  Manhattan Child 2 episodes, 2014
Rosemarie DeWitt ...  Rachel Coulson 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick French Patrick French ...  Mr. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Marianna Bassham Marianna Bassham ...  Penny 2 episodes, 2014
Devin Druid ...  Christopher (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Zoe Kazan ...  Denise Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
JoJo Whilden ...  Aid Rite Passerby 2 episodes, 2014
Brady Corbet ...  Henry Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Calder Melvoin Calder Melvoin ...  Stan the Man 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Murray ...  Jack Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Jesse Plemons ...  Jerry McCarthy 2 episodes, 2014
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ...  Linda Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Katie Elinoff ...  Stock Girl 2 episodes, 2014
John T. Mullen ...  Kevin (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Moira Driscoll ...  Mrs. Howe 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Good Hennessey ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2014
Anabel Graetz ...  Mrs. Merriman 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Collins Amanda Collins ...  Nurse Patricia 2 episodes, 2014
James McMenamin ...  Tony Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Carroll ...  Dr. Ted 2 episodes, 2014
Maureen Keiller ...  Irene O'Casey 2 episodes, 2014
Rhet Kidd ...  Pig Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Richard Yarborough Paul Richard Yarborough ...  Ski Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Zillah Glory ...  Marlene Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
John Vincent Mason John Vincent Mason ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Jon Gombos ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Frank Ridley ...  Mr. Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Dee Nelson ...  Mary Blackwell 2 episodes, 2014
Sam Pannier ...  Sister-In-Law / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Adrianne Krstansky Adrianne Krstansky ...  Cynthia Bibber 2 episodes, 2014
Lucas Caleb Rooney Lucas Caleb Rooney ...  Cooper Foster 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Snee Richard Snee ...  Robert Larkin 2 episodes, 2014
Celeste Oliva ...  Morning Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Oliveira Joseph Oliveira ...  Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

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There's no such thing as a simple life.

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Drama

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Frances McDormand bought the rights of the novel years before she could make it into anything. Her involvement extended to the point of hiring writer Jane Anderson, director Lisa Cholodenko and co-star Richard Jenkins. See more »

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Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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This is so good it almost defies words
7 November 2014 | by natalierosenSee all my reviews

There will, I think, never be a film series that even approaches this film's excellence. It is one of the most uniquely cast and expertly played works of art I will probably ever experience. The performances were staggeringly riveting. Frances McDormand and the rest of her supporting cast were magnificent. I did not want it to end and I surely will not describe the minutiae of it for fear I would give away its essence.

Brava to Frances McDormand acting in and producing a film made for her and Bravo to Richard Jenkins, with whom I fell in love. Three cheers to all the other actors who made this film great.

This series brings the complexities of living to the screen. Life, as Olive says, confounds her and it does me as well. I'll bet most of us in our small worlds can say that too as life does not always live up to one's expectations of it and we are often trapped by those who came into our lives through no fault of our own. There were WONDERFUL performances all around. See it. It is a must.


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English

Release Date:

2 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Olive Kitteridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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