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    Interview: Sarah Polley on 'Alias Grace'

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with celebrated actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley about her part in the making of the new CBC/Netflix Mini-series "Alias Grace".



    WHO: Sarah Polley


    WHAT: The new mini-series "Alias Grace"


    WHERE: CBC Television/Netflix


    WHEN: Monday September 25th at 9 p.m.

     

    WEBSITE: www.cbc.ca/aliasgrace 


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    ALIAS GRACE:


    Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, ALIAS GRACE is written and produced by Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away from Her) and directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol). The six-hour miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who - along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) - finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).

    ALIAS GRACE stars Sarah Gadon (Indignation, 11.22.63); Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolf Hall); Anna Paquin(True Blood, Bellevue); Paul Gross (Hyena Road, Due South); Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle); Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, London Irish); Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled); and David Cronenberg.

    A CBC and Netflix original production, ALIAS GRACE is produced by Halfire Entertainment and written by Sarah Polley. The executive producers are Sarah Polley, Mary Harron and Noreen Halpern. Producing alongside Polley is D.J. Carson.


    SARAH POLLEY:


    Sarah Polley is a Canadian actress, writer, director and political activist. Polley first garnered attention as a child actress for her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996). She has starred in many feature films, including Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Guinevere (1999), Go (1999), The Weight of Water (2000), My Life Without Me (2003), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Splice (2009), and Mr. Nobody (2009).


    Polley made her feature film directorial debut with Away from Her (2006), for which she won a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Polley's second film, Take This Waltz (2011), premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.


    Her film Stories We Tell (2012) is a feature-length documentary. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, and its North American premiere followed at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto Film Critics Association awarded it the $100,000 prize for best Canadian film of the year.


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    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.


    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm

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