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The six-hour miniseries ALIAS GRACE is the screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel of the same title, and inspired by the true story of Grace Marks, who was convicted of murdering Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear. 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).

Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon, Indignation, 11.22.63, Enemy), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery (Academy Award®-winner Anna Paquin, True Blood, Roots) in 1843.

James was hanged for the crimes while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace was one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of her time for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, but was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder or merely an unwitting accessory.

Both the screen adaptation and the Atwood novel on which the miniseries is based, introduce a fictional young doctor named Simon Jordan who researches the case and begins to fall in love with Grace. He soon becomes obsessed with her as he seeks to reconcile his perception of the mild-mannered woman he sees with the savage murder of which she has been convicted.

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The six-hour miniseries ALIAS GRACE is the screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel of the same title, and inspired by the true story of Grace Marks, who was convicted of murdering Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear. 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).

Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon, Indignation, 11.22.63, Enemy), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery (Academy Award®-winner Anna Paquin, True Blood, Roots) in 1843.

James was hanged for the crimes while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace was one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of her time for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, but was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder or merely an unwitting accessory.

Both the screen adaptation and the Atwood novel on which the miniseries is based, introduce a fictional young doctor named Simon Jordan who researches the case and begins to fall in love with Grace. He soon becomes obsessed with her as he seeks to reconcile his perception of the mild-mannered woman he sees with the savage murder of which she has been convicted.

    • Episode 1

    Part 1

    Convicted murderess Grace Marks is interviewed by Dr. Simon Jordan. He becomes conflicted by Grace’s enchanting, persuasive nature and her claims of having no memory of the events surrounding the murder.

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    Convicted murderess Grace Marks is interviewed by Dr. Simon Jordan. He becomes conflicted by Grace’s enchanting, persuasive nature and her claims of having no memory of the events surrounding the murder.

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    • Episode 2

    Part 2

    In 1859, Simon dissects the events of the murders, while in 1842 Grace befriends Mary Whitney, whose death from a back-alley abortion traumatizes Grace to the point of hysteria.

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    In 1859, Simon dissects the events of the murders, while in 1842 Grace befriends Mary Whitney, whose death from a back-alley abortion traumatizes Grace to the point of hysteria.

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    • Episode 3

    Part 3

    In 1859 Simon attempts to extract Grace’s repressed memories of the murders. In 1842 Grace begins work as a servant at the Kinnear farmhouse.

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    In 1859 Simon attempts to extract Grace’s repressed memories of the murders. In 1842 Grace begins work as a servant at the Kinnear farmhouse.

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    • Episode 4

    Part 4

    In 1859 Simon becomes intimate with Mrs. Humphrey, while in 1843 Jamie confesses his love for Grace, Jeremiah offers a life away from the farm, and McDermott reveals his murderous plan.

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    In 1859 Simon becomes intimate with Mrs. Humphrey, while in 1843 Jamie confesses his love for Grace, Jeremiah offers a life away from the farm, and McDermott reveals his murderous plan.

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    • Episode 5

    Part 5

    In 1859 Grace is convinced to try neuro-hypnosis to recover memories, while in 1843 Nancy and Kinnear are killed and Grace and McDermott are later arrested in New York.

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    In 1859 Grace is convinced to try neuro-hypnosis to recover memories, while in 1843 Nancy and Kinnear are killed and Grace and McDermott are later arrested in New York.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Part 6

    In 1859, Simon joins the Union Army only to return home, shell-shocked and concussed, while in 1872 Grace gets unexpected news and makes a decision about her future.

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    In 1859, Simon joins the Union Army only to return home, shell-shocked and concussed, while in 1872 Grace gets unexpected news and makes a decision about her future.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • Episode 101

    Alias Grace trailer

    Watch a preview of Alias Grace, airing this fall on CBC Television.

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    Watch a preview of Alias Grace, airing this fall on CBC Television.

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