'Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' Full Cast List: Meet Lifetime film stars
'Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' is based on the true incident of Ashley Reeves' tragic yet triumphant story
'Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' on Lifetime follows the tragic yet triumphant story of young Ashley Reeves (Anwen O'Driscoll) who in 2006 was brutally attacked and left for dead in the woods for 30 hours. Against all odds, however, the police found her alive and that was just the beginning of Ashley's battle as she had to learn how to eat and walk again. She had an emotional battle to wage as well, as the teenager came under intense scrutiny for her involvement with a teacher, who was also the one who attacked her.
If true crime stories interest you, then perhaps other Lifetime movies such as 'A House on Fire' and 'Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos' should also make it to your watchlist. Let's now meet the cast who have brought Ashley's story to life.
Anwen O'Driscoll as Ashley Reeves
Twenty-two-year Canadian actor Anwen O'Driscoll plays 17-year-old Ashley Reeves in the Lifetime film. Ashley Reeves, who was attacked in 2006 and left for dead, was a bright popular student who seemed to have it all. However, her relationship with a teacher almost led to her life being completely destroyed. O'Driscoll is an actor known for her roles on several TV series such as 'October Faction', which is about a semi-retired couple who works for a clandestine monster-hunting agency and 'Burden Of Truth', in which a big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take on the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.
Jennie Garth as Michelle Reeves
Jennie Garth plays Michelle Reeves, Ashley Reeves' distraught mother who has to help her daughter get her life back to normal, not just physically but emotionally as well. Garth is, of course, best known for playing Kelly Taylor on 'Beverly Hills 90210'. Garth has also starred in several made-for-TV movies some of which she has produced and directed herself. Her other notable role, other than her work on the Beverly Hills franchise has been as Val Tyler on the show 'What I Like About You'.
James Gallanders as Mike Reeves
James Gallanders plays Ashley's father Mike Reeves in the film. Both Michelle and Mike Reeves at the time of the assault had to take leave from their jobs to care for their injured daughter. Gallanders has been a guest star on several shows such as 'Due South', 'La Femme Nikita' and 'PSI Factor'. Several of Gallanders' films have been invited to festivals around the world including 'The Third Miracle' in which he starred opposite Ed Harris and 'Shake Hands with the Devil', which was shot in Rwanda.
Who are the other stars?
The other stars of 'Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' include Sebastien Roberts and David MacInnis.
'Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' is directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim from a script written by Christina Welsh. It premieres on Saturday, June 12, at 8/7c. Catch the trailer here.