'A House on Fire' Full Cast List: Meet Stephanie March, Shaun Benson and others from Lifetime's true crime movie

The movie is based on a real-life story where a brilliant woman doctor sets her house ablaze with her two chidren inside it


                            'A House on Fire' Full Cast List: Meet Stephanie March,  Shaun Benson and others from Lifetime's true crime movie
A scene from 'A House on Fire' (Lifetime)

The final movie on Lifetime's 'Ripped from the Headlines' series, 'A House on Fire', is slated to premiere this weekend on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The much-anticipated movie is adapted from the New York Times bestseller 'Bitter Harvest' - a true-crime incident compiled by famous writer Ann Rule. 

The movie follows the real-life story of Debora Green, a successful doctor from Kansas City, with a genius-level IQ. Behind the facade of her happy marriage to fellow doctor Mike Farrar, three children, and a successful medical career, Green was reportedly battling mental health issues, dependency on pills and alcohol abuse. Ultimately, she gave in to her inner anguish by setting fire to her house and killing two of her children who were still inside.

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A scene from 'A House on Fire' (Lifetime)

 

The movie includes an impressive cast list, with lead actor Stephanie March showing incredible finesse and brilliance in the movie preview

Stephanie March

The 47-year-old actress and producer Stephanie March portrays the role of Deborah Green in 'A House on Fire'. The trailer of the movie shows March's impressive acting and realistic depiction of Green's mental anguish and struggles. 

Stephanie March (Getty Images)

Born on July 23, 1974, in Dallas, Texas, Stephanie March pursued a graduation degree in Theater and Hispanic Studies from Northwestern University. Her career in the entertainment industry includes notable work in projects like 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'The Invention of Lying' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'. 

Since September 2017, March is married to Dan Benton, the founder of Andor Capital. She was previously married to chef Bobby Flay for 10 years.

Shaun Benson

Canadian actor and director Shaun Benson plays the role of Debora Green's husband Mike Farrar, a successful doctor whom Green tried to poison with ricin in the real-life incident. 

Shaun Benson (Wikipedia)

Shaun is the son of Eugene Benson, a prominent novelist, playwright, and liberattist. Shaun, 45, has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 1990s, after he pursued a degree in Theatre Arts at Toronto's George Brown College. Prior to that, he completed his graduation in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Western Ontario. 

Benson made his acting debut on stage and later starred in commercials before landing big projects. He is noted for his work in 'The Boys', 'ARQ' and 'General Hospital'. 

Connor Peterson

Young actor Connor Peterson essays the role of Debora Green's son Tim Farrar in the story. Peterson previously worked in projects like 'A House on Fire', 'Channel Zero' and 'Showmance'. 

Connor Peterson (IMDb)

Isla Gorton

Young actor Isla Gorton will be seen as Kelly Farrar in the movie 'A House on Fire'. The Canadian actor has worked in TV, theater, and films since the age of seven. She has also appeared in projects like 'Ruthless Souls' and 'Breakthrough'.

Isla Gorton (IMDb)

 

Nicholas Treeshin

Canadian director and actor Nicholas Treeshin is playing the role of Detective Burnetta in the movie. He is known for writing and directing the 2019 film 'Thunderbird'.

Nicholas Treeshin (IMDb)

 

Other notable members of the cast include Gabriel Daniels as Detective Smith, Amy Groenig as Celeste Walker, Eric Athavale and Stephanie Sy among others. 

The Lifetime special movie premieres on March 13, 2021, Saturday from 8/7 c.