Sutherland to play his grandfather

CBC four-hour miniseries to air in 2004-05 season

VANCOUVER — Actor Kiefer Sutherland will play his grandfather Tommy Douglas, the Saskatchewan politician who introduced Medicare to Canada, in a four-hour miniseries for CBC television.

Actor and political activist Shirley Douglas, Kiefer’s mother and Tommy’s daughter, will be creative consultant for the series, to air in the 2004-05 season. Director will be John N. Smith.

Douglas led the first socialist government in North America as premier of Saskatchewan for 17 years, then became the founding leader of the federal New Democratic Party and served in Ottawa from 1961-71. He also introduced no-fault auto insurance in North America and free medical, hospital and dental services for pensioners. Douglas died in 1986.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading