GRACEPOINT: Alisen Down Plays Kathy Eaton



Award-winning Canadian actress Alisen Down is confirmed in the role of newspaper editor Kathy Eaton in new Fox TV event series Gracepoint, according to her publicist PMG.

Alisen, previously seen in Cold Squad and The Life is part of an impressive ensemble cast which also includes David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte and Kevin Zegers. Gracepoint is based on the UK series Broadchurch, although it will diverge from the original offering new twists and suspects and a different ending. When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Alisen’s character Kathy is the editor of the local newspaper, The Gracepoint Journal, although her background and training were on big city publications. She is intelligent and intuitive, but also compassionate and kind. A consummate professional she believes in seeking and reporting the truth and wants to do justice to the town for which she has become the voice. 

The character of Kathy Eaton is based on that of Maggie Radcliffe, played by Carolyn Pickles in the original series.

Gracepoint premieres on Fox in the USA and the Global Network in Canada on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm ET

Find out more about the series on our website

View Alisen's profile on the Pennant Media Group site here

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