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Encyclopedia > Anne of Green Gables (1985 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a 1985 television film, based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The film was produced and directed by Kevin Sullivan for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The screenplay was written by Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anne of Green Gables boxed set Anne of Green Gables, a childrens book by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, was first published in 1908. ... Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, also known as simply L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ... Kevin Sullivan, a Democrat, is Connecticuts 106th lieutenant governor. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television broadcaster. ...


There have been many film and television productions of Montgomery's much-loved novel, but the 1985 production is considered the best by many fans. In particular, Megan Follows as Anne Shirley and Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert are widely considered to have given the definitive performances of those roles. Megan Follows Megan Follows (born March 14, 1968) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Anne Shirley in the 1985 television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels. ... Colleen Dewhurst (born June 3, 1924; died August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-born actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment. ...


The film aired on CBC as a two-part miniseries on December 1 and December 2, 1985. Both parts of the film were among the highest-rated programs of any genre ever to air on a Canadian television network. On February 17 and February 18, 1986, the film aired on PBS in the United States. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


In 1987, Sullivan followed it up with Anne of Avonlea which was subsequently retitled Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel on video. Anne of Avonlea is a 1987 television film. ...


From 1989 to 1996 Kevin Sullivan produced Road to Avonlea based upon characters and episodes from several of Montgomery's books. Anne herself did not appear in the TV series, but Gílbert Blythe, Marilla Cuthbert and other characters from the Anne books are included. See also: 1988 in television, other events of 1989, 1990 in television and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1989-90 United States network television schedule. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Road to Avonlea is a television series which was first broadcast in Canada and the United States between 1990 and 1996. ...


Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story was released in 2000 and was controversial with fans of Montgomery's books as it was an original story that contradicted many elements of the novels. Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story was a 2000 television film, based on the Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ...

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Cast

  • Megan Follows - Anne Shirley
  • Colleen Dewhurst - Marilla Cuthbert
  • Richard Farnsworth - Mathew Cuthbert
  • Patricia Hamilton - Rachael Lynde
  • Marilyn Lightstone - Miss Stacy
  • Schuyler Grant - Diana Barry
  • Jonathan Crombie - Gilbert Blythe
  • Charmion King - Aunt Josephine Barry
  • Jackie Burroughs - Amelia Evans
  • Rosemary Radcliffe - Mrs. Barry
  • Joachim Hansen - John Sadler
  • Christiane Kruger - Mrs. Allan
  • Cedric Smith - Rev. Allan
  • Paul Brown - Mr. Phillips
  • Miranda de Pencier - Josie Pye
  • Trish Nettleton - Jane Andrews
  • Jennifer Inch - Ruby Gillis
  • Jayne Eastwood - Mrs. Hammond
  • Dawn Greenhalgh - Mrs. Cadbury
  • Jack Mather - Station Master
  • Samantha Langevin - Mrs. Blewett
  • Vivian Reis - Mrs. Spencer
  • Mag Ruffman - Alice Lawson
  • Sean McCann - Dr. O'Reilly
  • Roxolana Roslak - Madame Selitsky
  • Robert Haley - Professor
  • Robert Collins - Mr. Barry
  • Morgan Chapman - Minne May Barry
  • David Roberts - Tom
  • Nancy Beatty - Essie
  • David Hughes - Thomas Lynde
  • Wendy Lyon - Prissy Andrews
  • Zack Ward - Moody Spurgeon MacPherson
  • Anna Ferguson - Punch Woman
  • Rex Southgate - Section Head
  • Julianna Saxton - Pink Woman
  • Molly Thom - Lace Woman
  • Jennifer Irwin - Student
  • Sandra Scott - Mrs. Harrington
  • Peter Sturgess - Porter
  • Ray Ireland - Mr. Hammond
  • Martha Maloney - Fairview Nurse
  • Stuart Hamilton - Mme. Selitsky's Accompanist

Megan Follows Megan Follows (born March 14, 1968) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Anne Shirley in the 1985 television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels. ... Colleen Dewhurst (born June 3, 1924; died August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-born actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment. ... Richard Farnsworth Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 - October 6, 2000) was an American actor. ... Schulyer Grant. ... Charmion King (born 1925 in Canadian actress. ... Jackie Burroughs (born 1938) is a Canadian actress. ... Joachim Hansen is a German name which may refer to following noteworthy persons: Joachim Hansen the mixed martial arts fighter Joachim Hansen the German actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cedric Austen Bardell Smith (February 5, 1917, — January 16, 2002) was a British statistician Categories: Scientist stubs | 1917 births | 2002 deaths ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a pioneering figure in football history, and is considered the father of the modern offense. ... Jayne Eastwood is a Canadian comic actress. ... Mag Ruffman (born February 28, 1957 in Richmond Hill, Ontario) is a Canadian comedian, actress and television host. ... Sean McCann, one of Canadas most successful character actors has been in the business for over 40 years. ... David Roberts (October 24, 1796 - November 25, 1864), Scottish painter, was born at Stockbridge, Edinburgh. ... David E. Hughes American academic David Hughes (novelist) British novelist Dave Hughes Australian stand-up comic David Hughes (cricketer) English cricketer David B. Hughes Developer of eMystics (see eMystics. ...

Awards

The film swept the 1986 Gemini Awards, winning the following: 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ...

  • Best Dramatic Miniseries
  • Best Actress in a Single Dramatic Program or Miniseries: Megan Follows
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard Farnsworth
  • Best Supporting Actress: Colleen Dewhurst
  • Best Writing (TV Adaptation): Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld
  • Best Music Composition: Hagood Hardy
  • Best Costume Design: Martha Mann
  • Best Photography: René Ohashi
  • Best Production Design/Art Direction: Carol Spier
  • Most Popular Program

Sullivan did not win, however, for Best Director of a dramatic program or series. He lost to Donald Brittain for Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks. The film also did not win Best Editing for a dramatic program or series. Donald Code Brittain (June 10, 1928 – July 21, 1989) was a Canadian documentary filmmaker. ...


The series also won an Emmy Award in 1986, for Outstanding Children's Program. An Emmy Award. ...


Trivia

Katharine Hepburn was approached to play Marilla. Although she declined, she referred Sullivan to Schuyler Grant, her niece, who was cast as Diana Barry. Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic star of American film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ...


External links

  • Official page on the Sullivan Anne trilogy On the world famous Canadian miniseries with a message board for fans

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Anne Shirley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Anne Shirley is a fictional character from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Anne was orphaned as an infant when her parents, Walter and Bertha Shirley (neé Willis), died of typhoid fever.
Anne, red-haired and freckled, has an overactive imagination and an impressive vocabulary as well as a temper, all of which influence her adventures.
Anne of Green Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1082 words)
Anne Shirley is a skinny, red-haired, freckled orphan who is mistakenly sent to live with shy, elderly bachelor, Matthew Cuthbert, and his prim spinster sister, Marilla Cuthbert.
Anne as she appeared in the 1979 Japanese anime adaption of Anne of Green Gables.
Anne of Green Gables - The Musical was composed by Canadian theatrical legends Don Harron and Norman Campbell, with lyrics by Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.
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