The Englishman's Boy

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The Englishman's Boy
The Englishman's Boy.jpg
Trade Paperback Edition
Author Guy Vanderhaeghe
Country Canada
Language English
Subject Language, arts
Genre historical fiction
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Publication date
14 September 1996
Media type Hardcover and Paperback
Pages 333
ISBN 0-7710-8693-8
OCLC 35941592

The Englishman's Boy is a novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe, published in 1996 by McClelland and Stewart, which won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1996 and was nominated for the Giller Prize. It deals with the events of the Cypress Hills Massacre (1873) as told 50 years later to a young screenwriter in Hollywood by the last living survivor.

Television film[edit]

The Englishman's Boy
Written by Guy Vanderhaeghe (writer and screenplay)
Directed by John N. Smith
Starring Bob Hoskins
Nicholas Campbell
Michael Therriault
R. H. Thomson
Michael Eisner
Katharine Isabelle
Theme music composer Rob Bryanton
Todd Bryanton
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Producer(s) Kevin DeWalt (executive producer)
Janine Stener (associate producer)
Running time 180 minutes
Budget $11.7 million
Original network CBC
Original release 2 March (part 1)
9 March 2008 (part 2)2 March 2008 – 9 March 2008

On March 2, 2008, The Englishman's Boy premiered as a made-for-television film on CBC with a budget of $11.7 million.[1] The film won six Gemini Awards: Best Dramatic Mini-Series; John N. Smith as director; Nicholas Campbell as leading actor; Katharine Isabelle as supporting actress; Carmen Kotyk, for casting; and Beverley Wowchuk for costumes.[2][3]


  1. ^ Richard Wood. "Mini-series recreates massacre", The Beaver, February/March 2007, Vol. 87, issue 1, p. 11
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Preceded by
Greg Hollingshead, The Roaring Girl
Governor General's Award for English language fiction recipient
Succeeded by
Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter