'Baking Spirits Bright': 5 things you need to know about Dion Johnstone and cast
Christmas is the season of joy, happiness, and love. The festive season is not only about family dinners and gifts, but also involves various Christmas TV specials, holiday movies, and other entertainment features. We all have our favorite memories from the holiday season, be it family gatherings, Santa Claus, singing Christmas carols, or exchanging gifts. But what better way to welcome the festive season than with Lifetime's Christmas specials?
'Baking Spirits Bright' follows the story of Mira Varma (Rekha Sharma) who takes immense pride in the family’s business of making fruitcakes, although the decline in its popularity has set in big time. Their fruitcakes used to be the most popular holiday confection. Eventually, Mira’s parents decide to hire Brady Phillips (Dion Johnstone) and his marketing company to help boost sales for the festive season.
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Dion Johnstone as Brady Phillips
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Dion Johnstone is known for his work on 'Sweet Magnolias', 'The Core', and 'The Tempest'. Johnstone is also popular for his roles in movies like, 'Sea Wolf', 'Ice Twisters' and 'A Family Christmas Gift'. In addition, he has also worked in the series 'Ties That Bind' and 'Star Falls'. Johnstone is married to actress Lisa Berry.
Rekha Sharma as Mira Varma
Born and raised in Canada as Rekha Shanti Sharma, Rekha is of Indo-Fijian descent and is best known for her role as Tory Foster on 'Battlestar Galactica', and Ellen Landry on 'Star Trek: Discovery'. Sharma is also known for the roles she played and for her work on the movies, 'The Core', 'Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem', 'Love Happens' and 'Tasmanian Devils'. Although She started pursuing a career in acting in her 20s, Sharma has enough and more stage experience and has also appeared in TV series such as 'Da Vinci's City Hall', 'House M D', 'The Lone Gunmen', 'Smallville', 'Supernatural', 'John Doe', 'Dark Angel', 'The Twilight Zone', 'Sanctuary', 'Hellcats', 'The Listener', and the television series of 'V'.
Other cast details
The rest of the cast includes Manoj Sood as Avi Varma, Praneet Akilla, Aadila Dosani, Stephanie Cudmore as Rachel, Nimet Kanji, Reese Alexander as Trevor, Ryan S Williams as Tim Bradbury, Lachlan Quarmby as Dare Guy, and Riun Garner as Finn Webber.
'Baking Spirit Bright' releases on November 21 and can be watched on Lifetime.