With a talent for playing deep, brooding roles, complemented by characters ranging from comedic to dramatic, Montreal-raised Allen Altman stared in Denis Villeneuve’s film, Incendies, Canada’s official submission for nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards. “I felt blessed to be part of this film from the moment I read the script. Working with Denis Villeneuve was incredibly inspiring. The story is epic, heart-wrenching and complex,” said Altman. “I worked very hard with a dialect coach to learn to speak French with an Arabic accent for this film, which was both challenging and rewarding.” Altman has also appeared on the small screen including his recurring role on HBO Canada’s Living in your Car and Incendo Productions’ Wandering Eye. Altman’s numerous movie credits include Head in the Clouds with Penelope Cruz and Charlize Theron, Dead Silent with Rob Lowe, and The Jackal with Bruce Willis. He has also appeared in 4400, Warehouse 13, The Border, Painkiller Jane and The Peacekeeper, as well as starring as Billy Hunter in Showcase’s Gemini Award-winning dramatic series Paradise Falls for three seasons. Prior to becoming an actor, Altman enjoyed a successful career as a model. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles to learn the Meisner Technique with Sandy Marshall, and later, at Warren Robertson’s Theatre Workshop. Altman (who is bilingual) lives and works in Toronto.
Features & TV Movies:
Above the Knee (2010, short)
TV Series – Cast:
Living in Your Car (2010)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2000)
Warehouse 13 (2010)
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