Life with Billy

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Life with Billy
Written byBrian Vallée (book)
John Frizzell
Judith Thompson
Directed byPaul Donovan
StarringStephen McHattie
Nancy Beatty
Ted Dykstra
Matthew Ferguson
Theme music composerMarty Simon
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Michael Donovan
Eric Jordan
Alan MacGillivray
David M. York
Release
Original networkCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Original release1994

Life with Billy is a 1994 Canadian television film based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Brian Vallée. The film was nominated for five Gemini Awards, and won three.

The film begins with Jane Hurshman (Beatty) shooting her common-law husband Billy Stafford (McHattie) in his sleep, and then shows the resulting police investigation and trial, interspersed with flashbacks showing the domestic abuse that Stafford inflicted on Hurshman over the course of their relationship.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

  • Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Paul Donovan
  • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Stephen McHattie
  • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Nancy Beatty

Nominations[edit]

  • Gemini Award for Best TV Movie - Eric Jordan & Michael Donovan
  • Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - John Frizzell & Judith Thompson

Read also[edit]

  • Vallée, Brian (1998). Life and Death with Billy. Toronto: Seal Books. ISBN 0-7704-2818-5.

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