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Kenneth Welsh

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Kenneth Welsh
Kenneth Welsh as Angus McLintock in a publicity still for the CBC mini-series, The Best Laid Plans.

B: March 30, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta

Kenneth Welsh grew up in Alberta and studied drama at school. Later he moved to Montreal to attend the National Theatre School. Upon graduation he auditioned for the Stratford Festival in Ontario and spent the first seven years of his career on stage honing his considerable talent. Welsh also spent 12 years working on stage in the U.S. After years playing on and Off-Broadway in plays directed by Mike Nichols, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Jeffrey Sherman to name a few, Welsh returned to Canada to work in film and television. In television, Welsh was honoured with Gemini Awards for his work in Empire Inc., And Then You Die, Journey Into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story, and Love And Hate. He also won a Genie for Margaret’s Museum. In 1998 he was given the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also received a Drama League Award, an ACTRA Award, the Gascon-Thomas Award from the National Theatre School and an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.

Quotation: “The great thing about being a Canadian actor is that you are required to have more scope.”

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Piaf (1974)
The School for Scandal (TV-1975)
Brethren (TV-1977)
Riel (1979)

F.D.R.: The Last Year (TV-1980)
Double Negative (1980)
Phobia (1980)
Double Negative (1980)
Hot Money (1983)
Covergirl (1983)
Tell Me That You Love Me (1983)
Of Unknown Origin (1983)
Reno and the Doc (TV-1984)
Falling in Love (1984)
The War Boy (1985)
Love & Larceny (TV-1985)
The Cookoo Bird (TV-1985)
Perfect (1985)
Loyalties (1986)
Lost (1986)
The Screwball Academy (TV-1986)
Heartburn (1986)
The Climb (1986)
And Then You Die (1986)
A Stranger Waits (TV-1987)
Radio Days (voice only – 1987)
The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV-1988)
The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Another Woman (1988)
Physical Evidence (1989)
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (TV-1989)
January Man (1989)
Dick Francis: Blood Sport (TV-1989)
Champagne Charlie (TV-1989)

The Widowmaker (TV-1990)
Perfectly Normal (TV-1990)
Murder in Black and White (TV-1990)
Murder Times Seven (TV-1990)
The Freshman (1990)
The Last Best Year (TV-1990)
High Country (TV-1991)
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story (TV-1991)
The Big Slice (1991)
Love, Lies and Murder (TV-1991)
Christmas on Division Street (TV-1991)
Cruel Doubt (TV-1992)
Mother`s Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (TV-1992)
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV-1992)
The Good Fight (TV-1992)
Dieppe (TV-1993)
The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV-1993)
Bonds of Love (TV-1993)
Adrift (TV-1993)
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (TV-1993)
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV-1993)
Whale Music (1994)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
And Then There Was One (TV-1994)
Getting Gotti (TV-1994)
Another Woman (TV-1994)
Timecop (1994)
Vanished (TV-1995)
Margaret’s Museum (1995)
Kissinger and Nixon (TV-1995)
Hiroshima (TV-1995)
Dancing in the Dark (TV-1995)
Hideaway (1995)
Turning April (1996)
Thunder Point (TV-1996)
Rowing Through (1996)
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Escape Clause (1996)
Habitat (1997)
Dead Silence (TV-1997)
Absolute Power (1997)
Joe Torre: Curveballs All the Way (TV-1997)
The Wrong Guy (1997)
The Third Twin (TV-1997)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV-1998)
Dead Husbands (TV-1998)
The Man Who Might have Been: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman (narrator, 1998)
Edison: The Wizard of Light (TV-1998)
Mind Prey (TV-1999)
Vendetta (1999)
Revenge of the Land (TV-1999)
Monster Smasher (1999)
External Affairs (TV-1999)
Blackheart (TV-1999)
Bad Faith (1999)

Love and Murder (TV-2000)
Who Killed Atlanta’s Children? (TV-2000)
Deliberate Intent (TV-2000)
Witchblade (TV-2000)
Love Come Down (2000)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV-2000)
Blackheart (TV-2001)
Bad Faith (2000)
Haven (TV-2001)
Sanctuary (TV-2001)
The Sign of Four (TV-2001)
The Royal Scandal (TV-2001)
Blackheart (TV-2001)
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (TV-2002)
The Pentagon Papers (TV-2003)
Eloise at the Plaza (TV-2003)
Ice Bound (TV-2003)
Eloise at Christmastime (TV-2003)
Miracle (2004)
The Wild Guys (2004)
Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Bailey’s Billion$ (2004)
Our Fathers (TV-2005)
Four Brothers (2005)
The Fog (2005)
Category 7: The End of the World (TV-2005)
The Snow Queen (TV-2005)
Silk (2007)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Adoration (2008)
Nothing Really Matters (2008)
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (TV-2008)
Grey Gardens (TV-2009)
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead (2009)

Cottage Country (2012)
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Wet Bum (2014)
Business Ethics (2015, short)
The Ballad of Immortal Joe (voice, 2015)
Chicanery (2016)
Operation Insanity (2016)
The Void (2016)
A Nutcracker Christmas (TV-2016)
Hedgehog’s Home (2017, short)
Chicanery (2017)
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Undercover Grandpa (2017)
Shortly to Go (2017)
Campton Manor (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Gideon Oliver (1989)

Twin Peaks (1990)
The Third Twin (1997, mini-series)
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998, mini-series)

H2O: The Last Prime Minister (2004, mini-series)
Above and Beyond (2006, mini-series)
St. Urbain’s Horseman (2007, mini-series)
The Last Templar (2009, mini-series)

Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World (narrator, 2013, mini-series)
The Best Laid Plans (2014, mini-series)
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015, mini-series)

Margaret's Museum, movie poster