The Englishman's Boy

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The Englishman's Boy
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Trade Paperback Edition
AuthorGuy Vanderhaeghe
SubjectLanguage, arts
Genrehistorical fiction
PublisherMcClelland & Stewart
Publication date
14 September 1996
Media typeHardcover and Paperback

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 byGuy Vanderhaeghe (writer and screenplay)
Directed byJohn N. Smith
StarringBob Hoskins
Nicholas Campbell
Michael Therriault
R. H. Thomson
Michael Eisner
Katharine Isabelle
Theme music composerRob Bryanton
Todd Bryanton
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
ProducersKevin DeWalt (executive producer)
Janine Stener (associate producer)
Running time180 minutes
DistributorMind's Eye Entertainment
Budget$11.7 million
Original networkCBC
Original release2 March (2008-03-02) –
9 March 2008 (2008-03-09)

On 2 March 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]

In November 2017 the TV film was released on the Canada Media Fund Encore+ YouTube channel.


  1. ^ Richard Wood. "Mini-series recreates massacre", The Beaver, February/March 2007, Vol. 87, issue 1, p. 11
  2. ^[bare URL PDF]
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