Jack (2013 film)
CBC release poster
|Screenplay by||Andrew Wreggitt|
|Story by||Shelley Eriksen|
|Directed by||Jeff Woolnough|
|Theme music composer||Shawn Pierce|
|Opening theme||"Rise Up" by The Parachute Club|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Cinematography||C. Kim Miles|
|Running time||89 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Pier 21 Films|
|Original network||CBC Television|
Jack is a Canadian television film, which debuted on CBC Television on March 10, 2013. A biopic of the late Jack Layton, the film stars Rick Roberts as Layton and Sook-Yin Lee as Olivia Chow. The film was originally announced in 2012 as Smilin' Jack: The Jack Layton Story.
The film was directed by Jeff Woolnough, and written by Shelley Eriksen and Andrew Wreggitt.
Both Roberts and Lee won Canadian Screen Awards for their performances at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, Roberts as Best Lead Actor in a Television Film or Miniseries and Lee as Best Lead Actress in a Television Film or Miniseries.
- Rick Roberts as Jack Layton
- Sook-Yin Lee as Olivia Chow
- Zachary Bennett as Brad Lavigne
- Joel S. Keller as Karl Bélanger
- Wendy Crewson as Anne McGrath
- Judah Katz as Brian Topp
Victoria Snow, Brittany Scobie, Conrad Sweatman, Erin Karpluk and Diana Ha also appeared.
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