H2O (miniseries)

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For the short 1929 silent film, see H2O (1929 film).
H2O: The Last Prime Minister
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Written by Paul Gross
John Krizanc
Directed by Charles Binamé
Starring Paul Gross
Leslie Hope
Guy Nadon
Martha Henry
Callum Keith Rennie
Music by Jack Lenz[1][2]
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Neil Bregman
Paul Gross
Penny McDonald
Frank Siracusa
Cinematography Derick V. Underschultz
Editor(s) George Roulston[2]
Running time 240 min (including commercials)
Distributor Morningstar Entertainment (DVD)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Budget CAD 8,500,000[3]
Original release October 31, 2004[4]
Followed by The Trojan Horse

H2O is a Canadian political drama two-part miniseries that first aired on the CBC Television October 31, 2004. It starred Paul Gross and Leslie Hope, with former politician Belinda Stronach making a cameo appearance. Written by Gross and John Krizanc and directed by Charles Binamé, it was nominated for five Gemini Awards and four DGC Craft Awards. It won one Golden Nymph Award for best actor (Paul Gross).


When the Prime Minister of Canada dies in a canoeing accident, his son, Tom McLaughlin (Paul Gross), goes into politics and ultimately becomes Prime Minister. The investigation into his father's death, however, reveals that it was no accident, raising the possibility of assassination. Tom accepts the U.S. President's plan to develop the Great Recycling and Northern Development Canal to help the United States with their water shortage. Sgt. Leah Collins (Leslie Hope) and Member of Parliament Marc Lavigne (Guy Nadon) slowly piece together evidence of a conspiracy that threatens Canada's existence.


Actor Role
Paul Gross Thomas David McLaughlin
Leslie Hope Sgt. Leah Collins
Guy Nadon Marc Lavigne
Martha Henry Julia McLaughlin
Callum Keith Rennie Don Pritchard / Lt. Daniel Holt
Michael Murphy U.S. Ambassador Conrad
Barry Flatman Cam Ritchie
Louise Portal Marie Lavigne
Philip Akin U.S. President Monroe
Macha Grenon Lavigne's Aide
Peter MacNeill Police Chief
Jeff Pustil Deever
Tantoo Cardinal Grand Chief Katie Blackfire
Diego Matamoros Doug McKay
Jeff Seymour Nate Morgan


Filming took place all over the city of Ottawa. Some the bigger locations included Earnscliffe and the Parliament Buildings of Canada.


The Trojan Horse, featuring McLaughlin's continuing political ambitions and struggles in the wake of the events of H2O,[5] premiered on CBC on Sunday, 30 March 2008.


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  2. ^ a b "port.ro". H20. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ "imdb.com". H20. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ "imdb.com". H20. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ "imdb.com". H20. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 

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