My Boy Jack
Aired Sunday, June 1, at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV
Â 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 â€œMy Boy Jack,â€ based on the true story of their only son. Â
Radcliffe plays John â€œJackâ€ 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 â€” 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 (â€œBleak House,â€ â€œNorthanger Abbeyâ€) plays Jackâ€™s protective older sister, Elsie. more on this program...