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Madeleine McCann Cast In Portugal

by | 6th, April 2009

MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

Gerry McCann is in Portugal. Is Madeleine McCann?


It’s the place where she last saw her daughter alive, but Kate McCann has declared she will never return to Praia da Luz.

So Kate McCann is not in Praia da Luz. The search continues for Madeleine McCann. And the Mirror is talking about… Kate McCann:

Heart surgeon Gerry was heckled by angry villagers who blame the youngster’s disappearance for job losses in the resort after a dip in visitors.

Heart surgeon Gerry. Such are the facts.

A friend said: “Kate is never going to go back. It’s just too hard for her.”

And those hecklers?

One former worker shouted at Gerry: “Go home, leave us alone.”


A sacked cleaner said: “We’re fed up with Mr McCann. We want him to disappear for good from this place.”

And the Mirror sought out another one.

In the TV film…

Kate will be played by American mum-of-three Lisa Donovan, who bears a striking resemblance to the former GP. Lisa, 40, who now lives in the UK, said: “It’s emotional to play someone who’s been through such a heart-wrenching experience.”


Irish Independent: “Gerry looks on as snatching of Maddy is recreated for film”

So she was snatched. That is now a fact, right? She did not wander off.

And the on-screen Kate McCann:

Lisa (40) who comes from Philadelphia but now lives in the UK, admitted yesterday: “It’s emotional to play the role of someone who’s been through such a heart-wrenching experience. I have three children aged five, seven and nine, two boys and a girl. I can’t even begin to imagine what going into a room and seeing one of your children not there must have been like.”

Well, best start imagining – cameras roll in three…two…

Christian Today: “Gerry McCann attends mass in Portugal”

Gerry McCann, the father of the missing girl Madeleine McCann, has attended and participated in a mass in Portugal nearly two years after her disappearance.

And this is relevant because..? We know two things: a child is missing and the parents are innocent. So why does the Mirror continue to watch Gerry McCann?


A TELLY film of the Madeleine McCann drama was halted when the child playing the kidnapped girl collapsed in tears. She broke down as a TV crew filmed an abductor snatching her.

Fact and fiction.

The actor playing her abductor tried to calm her by offering her a Pot Noodle but the girl kept crying and film-makers had to halt shooting.

Do not accept Pot Noodles from strangers, kids.

An onlooker said the scene was chilling. “It must have been almost unbearable for Gerry to watch,” he added.


Madeleine McCann is missing – still missing…

Image: Lisa Donovan

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