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MASTERPIECE: My Boy Jack
Aired:
06/01/2008
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Underage and hopelessly myopic at the outbreak of WWI in 1914, Jack Kipling desperately wants to join the fight in France.

 


Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe and Sex and The City's Kim Catrall play Rudyard Kipling's son and wife.Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) play Rudyard Kipling's son and wife.

 

Masterpiece

My Boy Jack

Aired Sunday, June 1, at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

 Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe stars as a young man obsessed with serving his country and escaping from the shadow of his famous father and Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall plays Carrie...Carrie Kipling, Rudyard's American wife, who foresees the fate that awaits her son in “My Boy Jack,” based on the true story of their only son.  

Radcliffe plays John “Jack” Kipling. Underage and hopelessly myopic at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Jack desperately wants to join the fight, which is unfolding with unspeakable horror in France — although this awful truth has not yet sunk in with the patriotic 17-year-old.

Also starring are David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Rudyard Kipling, the most beloved English author of the day and a fervent spokesman for the British Empire. Carey Mulligan (“Bleak House,” “Northanger Abbey”) plays Jack’s protective older sister, Elsie. more on this program...

 

 


 
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