Alias Grace (2017)
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Convicted murderer Grace Marks claims she has no memory of the events surrounding the murder.

Director:

Mary Harron

Writers:

Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by), Sarah Polley (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Gadon ... Grace Marks
Edward Holcroft ... Dr. Simon Jordan
Rebecca Liddiard ... Mary Whitney
Zachary Levi ... Jeremiah Pontelli (credit only)
Kerr Logan ... James McDermott
David Cronenberg ... Reverend
Paul Gross ... Thomas Kinnear (credit only)
Anna Paquin ... Nancy Montgomery
Jonathan Goad ... Grace's Father
Kirstin Rae Hinton ... Grace's Mother
Martha Burns ... Mrs. Parkinson
Sarah Manninen ... Mrs. Humphrey
Claire Armstrong ... Cook
Elizabeth Saunders ... Mrs. Honey
Samantha Weinstein ... Effie
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Grace Marks, incarcerated for 15 years in Kingston Penitentiary for her part in a grisly double murder, is interviewed by a mental specialist hired by a group trying to secure her release. She tells him the story of her emigration to Canada from Ireland with her family, and of her mother's death on board ship. Written by hutch48

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3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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[first lines]
Grace Marks: [narrating] I think of all the things that have been written about me: that I am an inhuman female demon; that I am an innocent victim of a blackguard, forced against my will and in danger of my own life; that I was too ignorant to know how to act and that to hang me would be judicial murder; that I am well and decently dressed, but I robbed a dead woman to appear so; that I am of a sullen disposition with a quarrelsome temper; that I have the appearance of a person rather above my ...
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Pre-credits title card: One need not be a Chamber - to be Haunted - One need not be a house - The brain has Corridors - surpassing Material Place - ourself behind ourself, concealed - Should startle most - Assassin hid in our apartment Be Horrors least. - Emily Dickinson See more »

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Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Traditional, Arr. By Neil McColl and Kate St. John
Performed by Anne Briggs
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A Series Worth Watching
4 March 2018 | by jparsons-106-257792See all my reviews

Although this series is purportedly based upon a true story, it is a very loose adaptation of that story. Nevertheless, the series will probably keep you watching once you get started with episode one because even if it were total fiction, it is entertaining, captivating, and thought provoking. The dialogue as written is excellent as is the acting. As the series neared the ending, I kept thinking that somehow the writer or director would mess up the story with some kind of odd plot device; that did not happen. The final story held together well and concluded in a manner consistent with the previous story elements and propositions. This series turned out to be one of the best I have seen, and at some point I will probably watch it again.


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