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Benjamin Franklin (2002)





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This PBS documentary demonstrates that there was more to Benjamin Franklin than most contemporary observers could imagine. The diversity of Franklin's achievements exceeded even what we know today, going far beyond the inventions, the Almanac, the statesmanship, the diplomacy...and the amorous conquests. Much of the teleplay is told in Franklin's own words, relayed in "talking head" fashion by two different actors: Dylan Baker as young Ben, and Richard Easton as the elderly Franklin. Other commentary is offered by a team of eminent historians and by narrator Colm Feore. Intended as a three-part miniseries, Benjamin Franklin ultimately aired in two segments, on November 19 and 20, 2002.


Colm Feore
as Narrator
Richard Easton
as Benjamin Franklin
Dylan Baker
as Franklin as a young man
Matthew Bennett
as John Hughes
Kathleen Chalfant
as Silence Dogood
Anthony Cochran
as George III
John Curless
as William Strahan
Jennifer Dundas
as Catherine Ray
Peter Gerety
as Joseph Galloway
Daniel Gerroll
as Joseph Priestley
John Horton
as Alexander Wedderburn
Simon Jones
as Thomas Penn
Eddie Korbich
as Jarrod Ruggles
Roberta Maxwell
as Deborah Reed Franklin
Andrew Seear
as British Official
Josef Sommer
as Cotton Mather
Jim True-Frost
as William Franklin
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