6.5/10
82
1 user

The Many Lives of Albert Walker (2002)

Aka Albert Walker (original title)
After killing his English partner, a Canadian businessman (Scarfe) assumes his identity. Things begin to fall apart for him when the murdered man's body is found.

Director:

Harry Hook

Writer:

Philip Palmer
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
John Gordon Sinclair ... DC George Meyrick (as John Gordon-Sinclair)
Alan Scarfe ... Paul Morrow
Sarah Manninen ... Helen Morrow
Lesley Dunlop ... Jean Crowley
Gary Powell Gary Powell ... DI Trevan
John Benfield ... DCI Dawlish
Paul Copley ... Danny Peck (as Paul Copely)
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... Ben Darke
Barnaby Kay ... Mike Darke
Susan Jane Tanner Susan Jane Tanner ... Michelle Darke
Emma Buckley Emma Buckley ... DS Shannon Shilabeer
Will Tacey Will Tacey ... Ron Peck
Frank Mills ... Brig. Kilroy
Richard Beale Richard Beale ... Capt. Wichtar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Beck ... Canadian Landlord
Learn more

More Like This 

A Is for Acid (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

Director: Harry Bradbeer
Stars: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope
Falling (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Henry Kent (Michael Kitchen) meets writer Daisy Langrish (Dame Penelope Wilton) and offers to take care of her overgrown garden. A relationship develops, but Mr. Kent is fooling no one but Daisy.

Director: Tristram Powell
Stars: Michael Kitchen, Penelope Wilton, Micaiah Dring
Bloodlines (TV Series 2010)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1999, South African emigrant psychiatrist Colin Bouwer murdered his wife in what he thought was an undetectable manner. He was not counting on the skills and tenacity of New Zealand police and his colleagues in the medical profession.

Stars: Mark Mitchinson, Nathalie Boltt, Craig Hall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but for some reason, miraculously survives each attempt on his life.

Director: Dru Brown
Stars: Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Joss McWilliam
Escape Clause (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Paul Sorvino, Connie Britton
Evidence of Blood (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a Pulitzer prize winning author of true crimes returns to his hometown in Georgia, it isn't long before he is involved in a forty year old case of a teenage girl who had been murdered.... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Mondshein
Stars: David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, Sean McCann
Scapegoat (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the fascinating true life story of one of Ireland's most famous unsolved murders. It is the tale of how an innocent man was found guilty but insane of the brutal homicide of a young... See full summary »

Director: Michael McDowell
Stars: Stuart Graham, Martin McCann, Ian McElhinney
The Words (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris
The Riot Act (2018)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

This period film from Director Devon Parks weaves an intersecting web of characters, all having witnessed a murder from three different vantage points. The dark past of this turn of the ... See full summary »

Director: Devon Parks
Stars: Lauren Sweetser, Brett Cullen, Connor Price
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Willing
Stars: Edward Burns, Jennifer Ehle, Thomas Gibson
Agent of Influence (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

1964. It's the height of the Cold War. Beyond the extremes of the Americans and the Soviets on opposing sides, other nations, such as Canada, are caught somewhere in the middle of the war. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Poulette
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Marina Orsini, Ted Whittall
Edit

Storyline

After killing his English partner, a Canadian businessman (Scarfe) assumes his identity. Things begin to fall apart for him when the murdered man's body is found.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

User Reviews

Made-For-TV Canadian news story
13 April 2004 | by phbalancedSee all my reviews

A well written documentary of the story of a Canadian con man named Albert Walker who bilked millions of dollars from his clients in the mid 1990s and hid in the UK with his daughter who posed as his wife under stolen identites. The efforts of one British detective revealed that the body of a local man found in the ocean by some fishermen was not accidental, but was one of homicide, and Albert Walker was the main suspect. Story begins with the discovery of the dead body and how Albert Walker fits into the scheme of things. Doesn't look back farther to his criminal activities which started in Canada. And there remains a mystery about the paternity of the granddaughter. Produced by CTV as a made-for-TV film. Recommended viewing especially to those familiar with the case in southwestern Ontario (London) area where this was a pretty big news item in 1997 and 1998.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Albert Walker √©letei See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed