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Alice Krige as Rachel Fedden

Rachel Fedden (played by Alice Krige

Gerald's elegant and charming wife, Rachel is from a family of wealthy Jewish bankers. She appears the consummate politician's wife. Cultured and sophisticated, she runs a beautiful house and is a brilliant hostess for their endless dinner parties and soirees. She makes a great effort to help Nick feel a part of the family, and becomes everything that Nick wished his real mother could be.

Rachel is more sensitive than Gerald, but remains as incapable as her husband of accepting the severity of Catherine's illness. When the family is threatened by scandal, Rachel refuses to face up to the whole truth and duly stands by her man. As Nick is made scapegoat for their problems, it is her sharp and shocking remonstrations that cut him the deepest.

Alice Krige

South African born Alice studied drama in England, and got her first break with a role in Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Around this time she performed as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company* for two seasons.

One of the roles she's most remembered for is the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact*, for which she won a Saturn Award*. Since then she's appeared in several other sci-fi/cult parts, such as Lady Jessica Atreides in the Sci-Fi Channel's* Children of Dune* mini-series, Karen Abercromby in dragon doomsday film Reign of Fire, and Maddie in cuss-filled wild west show Deadwood*. She is also in the recent videogame-based film Silent Hill. Alice Krige's full credits from the Internet Movie Database*.

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Episode 1
Episode 2 transmitted 9pm, May 24 2006
Episode 3 transmitted 9pm, May 31 2006


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