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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter, actress,

B: October 30, 1980 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sarah Carter grew up a dedicated dancer and took part in various school plays including The Wizard of Oz, in which she played Dorothy. She was also a member of the debate team, which allowed her to travel all over the world. After graduation she took a year off to see Europe, then joined the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, where she was discovered while performing a monologue. She landed her first guest appearance on TV but within a year had made the leap tp the big screen when she was cast in the psychological thriller Mindstorm. Sarah Carter played the role of Margaret in 50 episodes of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi series Falling Skies.

Features & TV Movies:
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Mindstorm (2001)
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (VR-2001)
Trapped (TV-2001)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (TV-2003)
Berkeley (2005)
National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2005)
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Haven (2006)
Skinwalkers (2006)
Ecstasy (2006)
Barstool Words (2006)
Killing Zelda Sparks (2007)
Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (TV-2008)
Misconceptions (2008)
Freakdog (2009)

Salem Falls (TV-2011)
Marathoners (2011, short)
The Vow (2012)
Currency (VR-2012, short)
The Toyman Killer (TV-2013)
Guardian (2014)
One Starry Christmas (TV-2014)
The Guru & the Gypsy (2015)
Buried Secrets (TV-2014)
Nosferatu (2017)
Business Ethics (2019)

Pearl (2020)
A Pity (2020)
Nosferatu (2021)
His Wake (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Los Luchadores (2000)
Black Sash (2003)
Shark (2006-2008)
Falling Skies (2011-2015)
Falling Skies: The Enemy Within (2014, mini-series)
Rogue (2015-2016)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Cold Squad (2000)
The Immortal (2001)
Wolf Lake (2001)
Dark Angel (2001)
Undeclared (2002)
The Sausage Factory (2002)
The Twilight Zone (2003)
Smallville (2004, 2005)
Boston Legal (2005)
Entourge (2005)
Numb3rs (2005)
Eureka (2007)
Dirty Sexy Money (2008)
The Cleaner (2009)
CSI: NY (2009)

White Collar (2010)
Hawaii Five-0 (2015, 2016, 2017)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2018)
The Flash (2019)

;The Vow, movie poster;

Randy Hughson

Randy Hughson, actor,

B: 1961 in Kingston, Ontario

Randy Hughson graduated from the Ryerson Theatre program in 1984 and is primarily a stage actor. He has appeared in The Dishwashers; The Optimists; Half Life; The Crackwalker; A Woman’s Comedy; Slavs!; Soldier’s Heart; Earshot; The Memory of Water; and Faust at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. He has also appeared at CanStage, the Factory Theatre, the Vancouver Playhouse, the Phoenix Theatre, the 25th Street Theatre / Theatre Network, Crow’s Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, and Theatre Passe Muraille, to name a few.

Features & TV Movies:
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My Pet Monster (VR-1986)

Straight Line (1990)
Gross Misconduct (TV-1993)
Little Criminals (TV-1995)
Rude (1995)
Shoemaker (1996)
Stolen Heart (1998)
Nothing Sacred (TV-1998)
Summer’s End (TV-1999)

Washed Up (2000)
Touch (2001)
The Great Enterprise (voice, TV-2001)
Boys Briefs 2 (VR-2002)
Luck (2003)

As You Like It (TV-2010, short)
Getting Past the Bull (2011, short)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
The Valour and the Horror (1992, mini-series)
Delilah & Julius (2005-2008)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
T and T (1988)
Katts and Dog (1989)

Side Effects (1994)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1999)
Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science (1999)

Blue Murder (2002)

Lois Brown

Lois Brown, filmmaker,

B: in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Newfoundland artist Lois Brown spent four years as Artistic Animateur at the Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company in St. John`s, Newfoundland. With her guidance the RCA, as it is known, saw an increase in the number of productions of plays by women. In the 1993/1994 season, for example, RCA Theatre produced Joan Sullivan’s Wolf in the Fold, Connie Hynes’ Later That Same Night, and Liz Pickard’s multi-media The Alienation of Lizzie Dyke. That same season also saw the production of Ed Riche’s Possible Maps. During her work with RCA Theatre, Brown also changed the name of the second space project to the Significant Other Series (SOS), and that name remains for the smaller productions of new works. She studied directing at University of Alberta, graduating in 1977. Returning home, she was influenced by the experimentation and passion of Neighbourhood Dance Works and Codco. In 2000, with co-creator Barry Newhook she wrote, directed and performed in the first digital feature made in Newfoundland, The Bingo Robbers. It won several awards including Best Original Screenplay at The Atlantic Film Festival and Best Feature at the Toronto International DV Film Festival. But it is live performance that continues to fascinate her and the theatre is where she carries out most of her experiments.We list her credits as an actor first.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Down to the Dirt (2008)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lexx (2001)

Credits as a Director:
The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Sweet Pickle (2009, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Heartless Disappearance Into Labrador Seas (2008)

Down to the Dirt, movie, poster,

Agam Darshi

Agam Darshi, actress,
Agam Darshi in a publicity still from the 2018 film, Kingsway.

B: December 23, 1987 in Birmingham, England

Agam Darshi is an award winning actor, writer and filmmaker currently splitting her time between Canada and Los
Angeles, California. Born in England, she grew up all over Canada and graduated from the University of Calgary with a BFA in art and theatre. In 2012 she won a Leo Award for best supporting actress for her role as Jasleen Recket in Bruce Sweeney’s crime drama Crimes of Mike Reckett, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also see: Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy on CBC.

Features & TV Movies:
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Perfect Romance (TV-2004)
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Civic Duty (2006)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
Deck the Halls (2006)
Under the Sycamore Tree (TV-2006)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
American Venus (2007)
The Haunting of Sorority Row (TV-2007)
Playing for Keeps (TV-2008
Past Lies (TV-2008)
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (TV-2008)
Bollywood Beckons (2008)
Watchmen (2009)
Almost Audrey (TV-2009)
Excited (2009)
2012 (2009)

A Night for Dying Tigers (2010)
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Normal (TV-2011)
County (TV-2012)
Past Lives (TV-2012)
In Their Skin (2012)
The Possession (2012)
Crimes of Mike Recket (2013)
Reunion (2013, short)
Preeti and Sweety’s Canadian Christmas (2015, short)
Colossal (2016)
Brain on Fire (2016)
Chokeslam (2016)
Kingsway (2018)
Unkept (2019, short)
William (2019)
A Very Vintage Christmas (TV-2019)
Ride or Die (TV-2019)
Bright Hill Road (2019)

Funny Boy (2020)
Sheltering Season (2021)
DMZ (TV-2021)

TV Series – Cast:
49th and Main (2006)
Sanctuary (2008-2010)
Search and Rescue (2008)
Impact (2008, mini-series)

Dan for Mayor (2010)
Ring of Fire (2012, mini-series)
Played (2013)
Delete (2013, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Renegadepress.com (2004)
Tru Calling (2004)
Touching Evil (2004)
Stargate: Atlantis (2004, 2008)
Zixx: Level Two (2005)
Masters of Horror (2006)
The L Word (2005, 2006, 2009)
The Dead Zone (2006)
Supernatural (2006)
Masters of Horror (2006)
Kyle XY (2007)
Psych (2007)
Reaper (2007)
Robson Arms (2008)
Search and Rescue (2008)
SGU: Stargate Universe (2009)

Endgame (2011)
White Collar Poet (2011)
Arrow (2013)
Bates Motel (2014)
Perception (2015)
Motive (2015)
The Romeo Section (2015)
You Me Her (2017)
Convos with My 2-Year Old (2017)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2017)
The Good Doctor (2018)
The Gifted (2018)
Android Employed (2018)
The Magicians (2019)

Kingsway, movie, poster,

Bright Hill Road, movie, poster,

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta, director,

B: January 1, 1950 in Amristar, India

Toronto-based writer, director and producer Deepa Mehta’s father was a film distributor who owned a number of movie theatres in India. As a child, Mehta watched hundreds of movies in her father’s theatres but did not have an early interest in becoming a filmmaker. She studied philosophy at the University of New Delhi, but after graduating she went to work for a company that made educational and documentary films for the Indian government. Mehta had the opportunity to direct her first film, a documentary about a child bride based on the experience of a fifteen year-old girl who had worked in Mehta’s family home. It was at this time that Mehta met Paul Saltzman, a young Canadian filmmaker who was doing research in New Delhi. They married, moved to Toronto in 1973, and with Mehta’s brother Dilip, started Sunrise Films. In 1974 Mehta made her Canadian directorial debut with an acclaimed documentary, At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy. Together Saltzman and Mehta undertook a documentary film series, Spread Your Wings, about the inventiveness and dedication to crafts of young people around the world. In 1985, Deepa Mehta directed Traveling Light, a television documentary about her brother Dilip, a renowned photojournalist. This film was nominated for three Gemini awards and was a finalist award at the 1987 New York International Film and Television Festival. Saltzman and Mehta divorced in 1990. Their daughter, Devyani Saltzman, is a writer. Deepa Mehta’s feature Sam & Me won a Golden Camera – Special Mention at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. Fire opened the Perspective Canada Program at the 1996 Toronto International Film Festival, where it tied with Fly Away Home for the Air Canada Peoples Choice Award. It was one of twenty-nine films selected from more than 1400 entries, for the prestigious New York Film Festival. At the Vancouver International Film Festival, Fire won the Federal Express Award for Best Canadian Film as chosen by the audience. At the Chicago International Film Festival, it won two Silver Hugo Awards for Best Direction and Best Actress. In Mannheim, Fire won the Jury Award and in Paris, it was voted Favorite Foreign Film. Water was chosen to open the 2005 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Work on that film began in 2000, but she was forced to abandon the project after Hindu fundamentalists prevented her from shooting in Varanasi, India. Then in 2004 she decided to go ahead with the film but with a totally different cast and in a different location. Water was nominated for a best foreign-language Oscar® in January 2007. Her 2016 film Anatomy of Violence will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also see: Deepa Mehta talks about The making of Midnight’s Children.
Also see: Bollywood North: An interview with Deepa Mehta.
Also see: Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy on CBC
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Features & TV Movies:
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At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy Murch (1975)
Travelling Light (TV-1985)
Martha, Ruth & Edie (1988, co-directed)

Sam & Me (1991)
Camilla (1994)
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Travels with Father: (TV-1994)
Fire (1996)
Earth (1998)

Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
The Republic of Love (2003)
Water (2005)
Heaven on Earth (2008)

Midnight’s Children (2012)
Beeba Boys (2015)
Anatomy of Violence (2016)

Funny Boy (2020)

TV Series: At least 1 episode of:
Spread Your Wings Danger Bay (1989, 1990)

The Young Indiana Jones (1992)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Fire (1996) Earth (1998)
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
The Republic of Love (2003)
Water (2005)
Heaven on Earth (2008)

Midnight’s Children (2012)
Beeba Boys (2015)
Anatomy of Violence (2016)

Beeba Boys 2015 movie poster courtesy of Mongrel Media
Beeba Boys 2015 movie poster courtesy of Mongrel Media

Tom Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh, actor,

B: October 26, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario

Tom Cavanagh is probably best known for his starring role in the series ED, or more recently for playing Dr. Harrison Wells (pictured) in the series The Flash since 2014. Cavanagh was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the highly acclaimed television movie, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead. Born in Ottawa, his parents moved the whole family to Ghana when he was 6, where they lived while working to improve the nation’s educational system. When Cavanagh was ready for high school they returned home and settled in Québec’s Eastern Townships in Lennoxville, near Sherbrooke, where he went to high school. After high school he went on to graduate from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario with degrees in English, Biology, and Education. He also played on the basketball team. His interest in theater grew when he was cast as the lead Danny Zuko in a production of the stage musical, Grease and made his Broadway debut in the musical Shenandoah.

Features & TV Movies:
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Who Shot Patakango? (1989)

White Light (1991)
Sherlock Holmes Returns (TV-1993)
Other Women`s Children (TV-1993)
Dangerous Intentions (1995)
A Vow to Kill (TV-1995)
Magic in the Water (1995)
Mask of Death (1996)
Bloodhounds II (TV-1996)
Profile for Murder (1997)
Northern Lights (TV-1997)
Honeymoon (1997)
Twisteeria (TV-1998)
The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye (TV-1998)
Something More (1999)
Anya’s Bell (TV-1999)

Bang, Bang, You’re Dead (TV-2002)
Heart of the Storm (2004)
Snow (TV-2004)
Alchemy (2005)
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Two Weeks (2006)
Gray Matters (2006)
Sublime (VR-2007)
The Cake Eaters (2007)
My Ex Life (TV-2007)
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Snow 2: Brain Freeze (TV-2008)
Christmas Dreams (TV-2009)

9/11 Kevin (2010)
Edgar Floats (TV-2010)
Yogi Bear (2010)
Trading Christmas (TV-2011)
A Killer Among Us (2012)
The Birder (2013)
The Games Maker (2014)
400 Days (2015)
Sidekick (2016, short)
Offer and Compromise (2017)
Darrow & Darrow (TV-2017)
Tom and Grant (2017, short)
Darrow & Darrow 2 (TV-2018)
Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence (TV-2018)
Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery (TV-2019)
Love & Debt (2019)
Darrow & Darrow 4: Burden of Proof (TV-2019)

Be the Light (2020)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (VR-2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Jake and the Kid (1995)
Eyes of a Cowboy (1998)

Providence (1999-2000)
Ed (2000-2004)
Love Monkey (2006)
The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008, mini-series)
Trust Me (2009)

The Flash (2014-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Beyond Reality (1993)
Street Legal (1994)
Madison (1995)
Hawkeye (1995)
Cold Squad (1998)
Viper (1998)
The Outer Limits (1999)
Mentors (1999)
Oh, Grow Up (1999)

Scrubs (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)
Eli Stone (2008, 2009)
Royal Pains (2011, 2012)
The Goldbergs (2013)
Bluebloods (2013)
The Following (2013)
Undateable (2014)
Robot Chicken (2015)
Van Helsing (2016)
Supergirl (2017, 2019)
Arrow (2017, 2018)
Legends of Tomorrow (2017, 2020)
American Dad (2019)
Batwoman (2019)

;Yogi Bear;
Tom Cavanaugh plays Ranger Smith and Dan Aykroyd is the voice of Yogi, in the Warner Bros release Yogi Bear.

Lisa Ryder

Lisa Ryder, actress, actor,

B: October 26, 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta

Lisa Ryder improbably best known for her role as Beka Valentine, commander of the salvage ship, Eureka Maru, and first officer of the Andromeda Ascendant. Ryder graduated in 1992 from the University of Toronto Theatre School. In addition to her drama degree, she studied ballet at the Edmonton School of Ballet, jazz dance at Toronto’s Metro Movement as well as taking courses in improv at Second City. Equally accomplished in live theater, Ryder has starred in more than 25 plays. For example, after runs across Europe and Canada, Ryder was on stage in Toronto in a production titled Helen Lawrence. She plays what is described as a femme fatale in a multimedia extravaganza that sees Ryder on a bare blue stage onto which everything is projected. There are no sets, no props, just Ryder. The production is part film, part theatre, with an intricate script by Chris Haddock, best known for the CBC drama Da Vinci’s Inquest, and a story by Haddock and visual artist Stan Douglas.

Features & TV Movies:
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City of Dark (1997)
Strands (1997, short)
Stolen Heart (1998)
Blackheart (1998)

Jason X (2001)
Lemon (2004)
Secret Lives (TV-2005)

The Story of Luke (2011)
Secrets of Eden (TV-2012)
The Good Witch’s Destiny (TV-2013)
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool (TV-2016)
Every Escape Imaginable (2016, short)
Sundowners (voice, 2017)
Every Escape Imaginable (2018, short)
Hotel Limbo (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Forever Knight (1992)
The Newsroom (1996)

Andromeda (2000-2005)
Valmont (2009, mini-series)

Endings (2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994)
Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1998)
Total Recall 2070 (1999)

Wind at My Back (2001)
The Ron James Show (2009)

Degrassi (2010)
Good Dog (2011)
Heartland (2012)
Alphas (2012)
Cracked (2013)
Remedy (2014)
Killjoys (2015)
Mary Kills People (2017)
The Strain (2017)

;Jason X, movie poster;

Priscilla Faia

Priscilla Faia, actress, actor,
Photo of Priscilla Faia from You Me Her courtesy of BellMedia.

B: October 23, 1985 in Victoria, British Columbia

Born in Victoria, Priscilla Faia moved to Vancouver at the age of 22. She studied at numerous studios then found a home at the Actor`s Foundry for a year. She went on to land some commercial work then was cast for a small part on the True Justice miniseries with Steven Seagal. She then played Leola on Eleventh Victim, a made-for-TV Lifetime movie based on Nancy Grace’s best-seller novel, and Kimberly on the TV series Psych. Faia joined the cast of Rooke Blue in season four playing the role of Chloe Price. She is pictured above as Izzy Silva on the series You Me Her.

Features & TV Movies:
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After the Riots (2009, short)
The Meeting (2011, short)
Eleventh Victim (TV-2012)
One Night in Seattle (2013)
Method (2013, short)
My One Christmas Wish (TV-2015)
Giltrude’s Dwelling (2019, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Rookie Blue (2013-2015)
You Me Her (2016-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
True Justice (2012)
Psych (2013)
Seed (2014)
Motive (2016)

Jesse Camacho

Jesse Camacho
Photo of Jesse Camacho © Ralph Lucas. Used with permission.

B: May 29, 1991 in Montréal, Québec

Jesse Camacho is pictured at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Camacho voices the son of the overwrought mom on the cartoon series Mother Up! The mom, by the way, is portrayed by executive producer Eva Longoria. The series is the brainchild of Michael Shipley, whose writing credits include American Dad! and Family Guy.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Neverending Story III (1994)
Arthur (1998)
Fries with That (1999)

Summer (TV-2002)
Just a Walk in the Park (TV-2002)
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (TV-2003)
Hatley High (2003)
Twelve and Holding (2005)
Summerhood (2008)
The Trotsky (2009)

The Perfect Apartment (2012, short)
Nicky Deuce (TV-2013)
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Happy Slapping (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Clydecynic (2013)
Age of Summerhood (2013)
How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
My Ex-Ex (2014)
Lost After Dark (2014)
Kept Woman (TV-2015)
Kids vs Monsters (2015)
We’re Still Together (2016)
Lolz-ita (2017, short)
Checking Out (2017, short)
Hellmington (2017)
Boys vs. Girls (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
St. Urbain’s Horsemen (2007, mini-series)
Less Than Kind (2008-2013)
The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010, mini-series)
Mother Up! (voice, 2013)
#VitalSignz (2017, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Creepschool (2004)

This Life (2015, 2016)
Man Seeking Woman (2016)
Insomnia (2017)

We'e Still Together, movie, poster,

Boys vs Girls, movie, poster,

Charlotte Sullivan

Charlotte Sullivan, actress,

B: October 21, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario

Charlotte Sullivan wanted to be an actor since she saw Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands in 1990. She was seven. Her first on-screen role was an extra in a Liza Minnelli music video but she might be best known for her role as Officer Gail Peck in the police drama series Rookie Blue, which aired on Global in Canada and on ABC in the United States.In 2011, she played Marilyn Monroe in The Kennedys mini-series.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Legend of Gator Face (1996)
The Pathfinder (TV-1996)
Harriet the Spy (1996)
When Innocence is Lost (TV-1997)
Harm`s Way (TV-1998)
Shadow Builder (1998)
Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist (1999)
The Wrong Girl (TV-1999)

Lucky Girl (TV-2001)
How to Deal (2003)
Beautiful Girl (TV-2003)
Booth (2005)
Fever Pitch (2005)
Tagged: The Jonathan Wambeck Story (TV-2005)
Population 436 (VR-2006)
The House Next Door (TV-2006)
Love & Justice (2008)
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Defendor (2009)

The Appointment (2010)
Edwin Boyd (2011)
388 Arletta Avenue (2012)
The Colony (2013)
Deja View (2013, short)
Parachute (2014, short)
Mr. Write (TV-2016)
Radius (2017)
12 Pups of Christmas (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Across the River to Motor City (2007)
MVP (2008)
Iron Road (2009, mini-series)
Alice (2009, mini-series)

Rookie Blue (2010-2015)
The Kennedys (2011, mini-series)
Chicago Fire (2016-2017)
Mary Kills People (2017, 2018, 2019, mini-series)
The Disappearance (2017, mini-series)
Caught (2018, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Goosebumps (1996)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1996)
The New Ghostwriter Mysteries (1997)
The Famous Jett Jackson (1999)
Are You Afraid of the Dark (1999)

Blue Murder (2001, 2003)
Platinum (2003)
Radio Free Roscoe (2003)
This is Wonderland (2004)
Puppets Who Kill (2005, 2006)
Murdoch Mysteries (2008, 2013)
Smallville (2008)
Ny-Lon (2009)
The Listener (2009)

Blue Bloods (2013)
Saving Hope (2015)
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2018)
Hudson & Rex (2019)

Edwin Boyd, movie poster
Edwin Boyd movie poster courtesy of eOne Films.

Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst
This image of Colleen Dewhurst was scanned froman original in the Northernstars Collection.

B: June 3, 1924 in Montreal, Québec
D: August 22, 1991 in South Salem, New York

Colleen Dewhurst won two Obies, two Tonys, four Emmys and two Gemini Awards during her long career. She is pictured in a cropped detail scanned from an original publicity still for Termini Station in the Northernstars Collection.

Learn more about Colleen Dewhurst.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Count of Monte Cristo (TV-1958)
The Nun’s Story (1959)
Medea (TV-1959)
Burning Bright (TV-1959)
I, Don Quixote (TV-1959)

Man on a String (1960)
A Fine Madness (1966)
The Crucible (TV-1967)

The Last Run (1971)
The Price (TV-1971)
The Cowboys (1972)
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (TV-1974)
McQ (1974)
A Moon for the Misbegotten (TV-1975)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Third Walker (1978)
Ice Castles (1978)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story (TV-1979)
And Baby Makes Six (TV-1979)
Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (TV-1979)
The Woman’s Room (TV-1980)
The Third Walker (1980)
A Perfect Match (TV-1980)
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV-1980)
Escape (TV-1980)
Death Penalty (TV-1980)
Final Assignment (1980)
Tribute (1980)
A Few Days in Weasel Creek (TV-1981)
Between Two Brothers (TV-1981)
Alice in Wonderland (TV-1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
You Can’t Take it With You (TV-1984)
The Glitter Dome (TV-1984)
Anne of Green Gables (TV-1985)
Sword of Gideon (TV-1986)
Johnny Bull (TV-1986)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Between Two Women (TV-1986)
As Is (TV-1986)
Hitting Home (TV-1987)
Anne of Avonlea (TV-1987)
Bigfoot (TV-1987)
Obsessed (1988)
Termini Station (1989)
Those She Left Behind (TV-1989)

Kaleidoscope (TV-1990)
Lantern Hill (TV-1990)
Dying Young (1991)
Bed and Breakfast (released in 1992)

TV Series – Cast:
Studs Lonigan (1979, mini-series)
The Blue and the Gray (1982, mini-series)
A.D. (1985, mini-series)
Murphy Brown (1989 – 1990)
Road to Avonlea (1989-1992)
The Civil War (voice, 1990, mini-series)

Océane Martin

B: October 20, 1997 in Sorel-Tracy, Québec

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

Surviving My Mother (2007)
Missing (2009, short)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Un tueur si proche (2009)
Il était une seconde fois (2019)

;Surviving My Mother, movie poster;

Adam Butcher

Adam Butcher, actor,
Adam Butcher in a publicity still from the CTV series Played

B: October 20, 1988 in Cambridge, Ontario

Adam Butcher, who started acting when he was 9-years-old, played the role of Jesse Calvert on 13 episodes of Played.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Pentagon Papers (TV-2003)
Saint Ralph (2004)
Heyday! (TV-2005)
Terry (TV-2005)
Rewind (2008/I)
The Hunt (2008/I)
You’re Fired! (2009)

Privileged (2010)
Dog Pound (2010)
The Bend (2010)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
The Lesser Blessed (2013)
First Response (TV-2014)
Debug (2014)
Wolves (2014)
Regression (2015)
ARQ (2016)
Unless (2016)

We’re all in this Together (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Super Rupert (2001)
Terminal City (2005, mini-series)
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Falling Skies (2010)
Played (2013)

Trickster (2020, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
ReGenesis (2006)
Angela’s Eyes (2006)
Overruled! (2007)
Across the River to Motor City (2007)
Life with Derek (2007, 2008)
Flashpoint (2009)
The Bridge (2010)
Long Story, Short (2013)
Cracked (2013)
Murdoch Mysteries (2013)
Rookie Blue (2014)
Reign (2017)
The Strain (2017)
Coroner (2019)

Unless, movie, poster,
Poster for the Canada-Ireland coproduction, Unless, courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Donald Lautrec

Donald Lautrec, actor,

B: July 13, 1940 in Jonquière, Québec

Donald Lautrec started out in life as Donald Bourgeois growing up in Jonquière to become a highly successful singer, actor, songwriter, TV host and producer. He began his career in 1957 as an acrobat, and his singing debut took place in 1963.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
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Les joyas de diablo (1969)

Deux femmes en or (1970)
Les Chats bottés (1971)
La Pomme, la Queue et les Pépins (1974)
Gina (1975)

Maria Chapdelaine (1983)

TV Series – Cast:
Tempo (host 1974-1976)
La Roue chanceuse (host, 1989-1992)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Zut! (1970)
The Entertainers (1973)

Maria Chapdelaine, movie, poster,

Cédric Noël

Cédric Noël

B: October 16, 1959

Features & TV Movies:
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Maria Chapdelaine (1983)
Qui a tiré sur nos histoires d’amour (1986)
Some Girls (1988)
Jésus de Montréal (aka Jesus of Montreal, 1989)

Le marché du couple (1990)
Cursed (1990)
L’homme idéal (1996)

Les états-Unis d’Albert (2005)

TV Series – Cast:

Chambres en ville (1989-1996)


TV Series – Guest appearances:
Bonjour docteur (1987)

Haute surveillance (2000)

Maria Chapdelaine, movie, poster,

Robert Budreau

Robert Budreau, director,
Robert Budreau at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards © Ralph Lucas.

B: January 25, 1974 in London, Ontario

Robert Budreau is a writer-producer-director, which may explain why he has a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and studied at the Vancouver Film School. Before becoming a freelance director/producer/writer at Lumanity Productions Inc., he worked as a corporate/entertainment lawyer at Goodmans LLP. Budreau made a handful of short films before directing his first feature, That Beautiful Somewhere. He is pictured with his 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Stockholm.

Also see: Stephan James & Marisa Tomei will costar in Delia’s Gone

Features & TV Movies:
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Dylanology (TV-2002, short)
The Multiple Selves of Hannah Maynard (2003)
Dream Recording (2004, short)
Photographic Fate (TV-2004, short)
Do No Harm (2004, short
Judgment Call (2004, short)
Yesteryears (TV-2005, short)
Welcome (2005, short)
Dry Whiskey (2005, short)
Drag (2006)
Sunshine Swim Team (TV-2006, short))
The Unspoken Promise (2006, short)
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
The Deaths of Chet Baker (2009, short)

As You Like It (TV-2010, short)
Body Slam (TV-2013, short)
Born to be Blue (2015)
Stockholm (2018)

Delia’s Gone (2021)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Dylanology (TV-2002, short)
The Multiple Selves of Hannah Maynard (2003)
Dream Recording (2004, short)
Photographic Fate (TV-2004, short)
Do No Harm (2004, short
Judgment Call (2004, short)
Yesteryears (TV-2005, short)
Welcome (2005, short)
Dry Whiskey (2005, short)
Drag (2006)
Sunshine Swim Team (TV-2006, short))
The Unspoken Promise (2006, short)
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
The Deaths of Chet Baker (2009, short)

As You Like It (TV-2010, short)
Body Slam (TV-2013, short)
Born to be Blue (2015)
Stockholm (2018)

Delia’s Gone (2021)

Stockholm, movie, poster,

Guy Thauvette

Guy Thauvette, actor,

B: March 19, 1944 in Pointe-des-Cascades, Québec

Features & TV Movies:
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Le grand rock (1969)

Le grand film ordinaire (1971)
Montréal blues (1972)
L’amour blessé (1975)
L’absence (1976)
l’Âge de la machine

L’homme à tout faire (1980)
Lucien Brouillard (1983)
Maria Chapdelaine (1983)
Visage pâle (1985)
Anne Trister (1986)
Récits d’une guerre quotidienne (voice, 1986)
And Then You Die (1986)
Le frère André (1987)
Les fous de Bassan (1987)
Sous les draps, les étoiles (1989)
The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy (TV-1989)

Cargo (1990)
Blizzard (1990)
La fenêtre (1992)
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Le souper (1999)

Asbestos (2002)
Au fil de l’eau (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
L’espérance (2004)
Mémoires affectives (2004)
Papa (2005)
Un dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Le secret de ma mère (2006)
Un été sans point ni coup sûr (2008)
Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (2008)

Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (2013)

TV Series – Cast:
Les fils de la liberté (1981, mini-series)
4 et demi… (1995)
Ces enfants d’ailleurs (1997, mini-series)
Bouscotte (1998)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Miami Vice (1986)

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, movie poster
Poster for the movie Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Hélène Florent

Hélène Florent

B: 1974 in Québec

Hélène Florent, pictured above as Carole in a publicity still from the 2011 Alliance Vavfilm release, Café de flore. Florent graduated with a degree from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec in 2000. Both an actor and director, she has made two short films: Celui qui l’dit, celui qui l’est in 1998 and Madame Bonheur à la rescousse in 2000.

Features & TV Movies:
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Yellowknife (2002)
Mémoires affectives (2004)
La vie avec mom père (2005)
Corps et âmes (2005)
Familia (2005)
Dans les villes (2006)
Marie-Antoinette (TV-2006)
L’Écouter (2007)
Ma fille, mon ange (2007)
La Lâcheté (2007)

Lance et compte (2010)
Café de flore (2011)
Sarah préfère la course (2013)
Une jeune fille (2013)

Maria Chapdelaine (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
La Promesse (2005)
Les Invincibles (2005)
Lance et compte: La revanche (2006)
La Galère (2007-2012)
Blle-Baie (2007-2009)
Lance et compte: Le grand duel (2009)

Lance et compte: La déchirure (2012)
Pour Sarah (2015)
Karl & Max (2015)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Petits mythes urbains (2004)
Toute la vérité (2010)

Maria Chapdelaine, 2020 movie, poster,

Sarah Gadon

B: April 4, 1987 in Toronto, Ontario

Sarah Gadon made her stage debut at the age of seven, playing a lamb in the National Ballet School of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker. Her professional television debut came a few years later when she made a guest appearance on the TV show Nikita at age 11. Since then, she has worked steadily in both film and TV, both in Canada and internationally. She is best known for appearing in three of David Cronenberg’s films, breaking out with A Dangerous Method, winning a Vancouver Film Critics Award for Cosmopolis and appearing in Map to the Stars. She won a Canadian Screen Award for her performance in Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy. In November of 2015 it was announced that Sarah Gadon would be honoured by ACTRA Toronto with their Award of Excellence in 2016. She won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role in the mini-series Alias Grace.

Watch the trailer for Indignation on Northernstars.ca on Vimeo.
Also see: Sarah Gadon in The Northwoods.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Other Me (2000)
What Girls Learn (TV-2001)
Society`s Child (voice, TV-2002)
Cadet Kelly (TV-2002)
Moms on Strike (TV-2002)
Fast Food High (2003)
Siblings (2004)
Where Love Reigns (2005)
Code Breakers (TV-2005)
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Burgeon and Fade (2007)
The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (TV-2008)
Spoliation (2008)
Leslie, My Name Is Evil (2009)

A Dangerous Method (2011)
The Moth Diaries (2012)
Cosmopolis (2012)
Antiviral (2012)
Enemy (2013)
Belle (2014)
The Nut Job (voice, 2014)
The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy (VR-2014, short)
Dracula Untold (2014)
A Royal Night Out (2015)
The Girl King (2015)
The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2015)
Indignation (2016)
Paseo (2017, short)
Lolz-ita (2017, short)
Octavio is Dead! (2018)
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
The Northwoods (2019)
American Woman (2019)

Black Bear (2020)
Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall (voice, 2000)
The Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz (2002)
My Dad the Rock Star (voice, 2003)
Ruby Gloom (2006)
Total Island Drama (2007-2010)
The Border (2008)
Being Erica (2009-2011)

Happy Town (2010)
World Without End (2012, mini-series)
11.22.63 (2016, mini-series)
Alias Grace (2017, mini-series)
True Detective (2019)

Most Dangerous Game (2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
La Femme Nikita (1998)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999)

Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
In a Heartbeat (2000)
Mutant X (2002)
Doc (2003)
My Dad the Rock Star (2003)
The Eleventh Hour (2004, 2005)
Time Warp Trio (2005)
Life with Derek (2005)
Flashpoint (2008)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009, 2010, 2011)

The Dating Guy (2010)
The Plateaus (2015)
Man Seeking Woman (2016)
Letterkenny (2017, 2018)

Evel (2020)

The Northwoods, poster,

Black Bear, 2020 movie, poster,

Maxine English

Maxine English, actress,

B: in Manchester, England

Maxine English comes by her talent naturally…her mum was a model. In the late 1970s her family moved from England to Victoria, British Columbia. For many years her mother owned and operated a Model/Talent agency where Maxine English got involved in front and behind the scenes of the business. Her career as a model included photography sessions for print, appearances at fashion shows and landing her first TV commercial at the young age of 10.

Features & TV Movies:
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The X-Files: The Unopened File (VR-1996)

Accused (VR-2008, short)
Mulligans (2008)

iScan (2010, short)
Land of the Free (VR-2010, short)
It’s all Relative (2011, short)
Black Gold (2011)
Balrog: Behind the Glory (2011, short)
The Grief Tourist (2012)
Southern dysComfort (2012, short)
The Washing (2012, short)
Brotherly Love (2014, short)
Road to Redemption (2016)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Mentalist (2008)
Ghost Whisperer (2009)
Glee (2009)

All My Children (2010)
The Bold and the Beautiful (2012)
Unusual Suspects (2014)
General Hospital (2014)

Mulligans, movie poster
Poster for the 2008 movie, Mulligans

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