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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

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.

Pascale Bussières

Pascale Bussières, actress,
This image of Pascale Bussières was scanned from an original still set for the film Un 32 août sur terre in the Northernstars Collection.

B: June 27, 1968 in Montréal, Québec

Pascale Bussières shot to fame in the role of Chantal in 1984’s Sonatine when she was just 16 years old. It brought her a Best Actress nomination at the 1985 Genie Awards. In 1994 she was given the Metro Star award as the Most Popular Actress in Québec following her starring role as Blanche Pronovost in the television mini-series, Blanche which became one of the most-watched programs ever broadcast in Québec. Bussières was given the coveted Jutra Award for best actress for her role as Alys Robi in the 2004 film, Ma vie en cinémascope. Interviewed by The Montreal Mirror in 2005, Bussières talked about her work in film. “I’ve never been a careerist,” she said. “I guess that’s because of the way cinema came to me. I didn’t have to fight a lot to get there; it just happened by chance. I would wait for the call to come and it always came. And now, 25 years later, I feel I have to fight a little more to get what I want and that’s fine. I’m ready to do that.”

Also read: Humanitarius beautificitus Pascale Bussières Shines in Léa Pool’s The Blue Butterfly.

Features & TV Movies:
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Sonatine (1984)
Haut les mains (1988, short)
Le chemin de damas (1988)
La femme de Pierre (19??)

La vie fantôme (1992)
Deux actrices (1993)
Eldorado (1995)
When Night is Falling (1995)
Windsor Protocol (TV-1996)
The Whole of the Moon (1996)
La forêt et le bûcheron (1996)
Les mille merveilles de l’univers (1997)
Twilight of the Nymphs (1997)
Guy Madden: Waiting for Twilight (1997)
Platinum (TV-1997)
Honeymoon (1997)
L’ àge de braise (1997)
Thunder Point (TV-1996)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
Souvenirs intimes (1999)
Emporte-moi (aka Set Me Free, 1999)
The Five Senses (1999)
Les filles de savent pas nager (1999)

La beauté de Pandore (2000)
La bouteille (2000)
Xchange (2000)
La Répétition (2001)
Between the Moon and Montevideo (2001)
Ma folle de soeur (2001)
La turbulence des fluides (2002)
The Blue Butterfly (2002)
Petites coupures (2003)
Ma vie en cinémascope (2004)
Guide de la petite vengeance (2006)
Nothing Really Matters (2008)
Afterwards (2008)
Suzie (2009)

Le vendeur (2010)
Marécages (2011)
French Immersion (2011)
La peur de l’eau (2012)
Émilie (2013)
Love Project (2014)
Ville-Marie (2015)
The Saver (2015)
Les démons (2015)
Anna (2015)
L’Autre coté de Novembre (2016)
Après coup (2017)
Innocent (2017)
Nous sommes les autres (2017)
Justice Dot Net (2018)
Impetus (2018)

Death of a Ladies’ Man (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Blanche (1993)
Marguerite Volant (1996, mini-series)
Paparazzi (1997)

René Lévesque (2006, mini-series)
Le coeur a ses raisons (2006-2007)
Belle-Baie (2007)
Race to Mars (2007, mini-series)
Mirador (2009-2011)

Complexe G (2014-2016)
Prémonitions (2016)
MaXi (2017, mini-series)
District 31 (2018)

Pascale Bussières is represented by:
l’Agence MVAv
1009, avenue Laurier Ouest
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2L1
Tél: 514-277-4842

Fax: 514-277-4817
Email: infos(at)agencemva.com

The Saver, 2016 movie poster

Pat Kiely

Pat Kiely is a writer/director/producer/actor. His feature film, Three Night Stand starred Emmanuelle Chriqui and premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Kiely also wrote, directed and produced the indie cult hit Who is KK Downey?, which played at over 50 festivals worldwide.

Features & TV Movies:
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Still Life (2007)
The Great War (TV-2007)
Who is K.K. Downey? (2008)
A Flesh Offering (2008
A Valentine Haircut (2008)
The Trotsky (2009)

Everywhere (2010)
Good Neighbours (2010)
A Flesh Offering (2010)
Lance et compte (2010)
Arrival (2016)
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

Death of a Ladies’ Man (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
The Festival (2005)

Being Human (2011-2013)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Naked Josh (2006)
The Business (2006)
Sophie (2008)

The Foundation (2010)
Mohawk Girls (2010)
Seed (2014)

Credits as a Director:
Who is K.K. Downey? (2008)

Three Night Stand (2013)
Summer Villa (TV-2016)
Someone Else’s Wedding (2017)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Who is K.K. Downey? (2008)

Three Night Stand (2013)
Someone Else’s Wedding (2017)

Someone Else's Wedding, movie, poster,

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)

Suzanne Clément

Suzanne Clément, actress,
Suzanne Clément at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards © Copyright 2015 by Ralph Lucas

B: May 12, 1969 in Québec

Suzanne Clément is pictured with her 2015 Canadian Screen Award for her Performance by an Actress in a Supportng Role in the feature, Mommy. Xavier Dolan’s drama swept the Canadian Screen Awards winning nine of the coveted trophies including Best Motion Picture and Best Director for Xavier Dolan. Clément has also won a Genie, 3 Gémeaux, 4 Jutra Awards, 2 VFCC and a Golden Bayard.

Features & TV Movies:
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Le Confessionnal (1995)
Viens dehors! (1997)
2 secondes (1998)
Atomic saké (1998)
Opération Tango (1999)
Quand je serai parti… vous vivrez encore (1999)

Foie de canard et coeur de femme (2001)
Smash (TV-2003)
L’Audition (2005)
Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (TV-2005)
La Brunante (2006)
C’est pas moi, je le jure (2008)
J’ai tué ma mère (2009)

Y’en aura pas de facile (2010)
Laurence Anyways (2012)
Mommy (2014)
Fall (2014)
My Internship in Canada (2015)
Early Winter (2015)
Taularde (2015)
Les premiers, les derniers (2016)
The Other Half (2016)

Death of a Ladies’ Man (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Watatatow (1992-1996)
Les Machos (1995)
Sous le signe du lion (1997)

L’Ombre de l’épervier II (2000)
Vie, la vie, La (2001)
Jean Duceppe (2002, mini-series)
Grande ourse (2003)
Smash (2004, mini-series)
Cover-Girl (2004-2005)
October 1970 (2006, mini-series)
Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2006-2009)
Unité 9 (2012-2013)

La Brunante, movie, poster,

Océane Martin

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

Features & TV Movies:
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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.

Don Carmody

Don Carmody, producer,
Photo of Don Carmody at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards © 2015 by Ralph Lucas

B: April 16, 1951 in Providence, Rhode Island

Born in Rhode Island, Don Carmody moved with his family first to Boston and then when he was 11 years old to Canada and lived in Rosemere, a small community north of Montreal. He attended Loyola High School and studied art at the Musée des beaux-arts. When it was time to go to college he asked his teacher at the Musée, the well known Quebec artist Charles Gagnon, where he might be able to get a degree. As it turned out Gagnon had been hired as the first film teacher at Loyola College and they would be offering a degree program. Carmody majored in film production and later obtained a law degree at McGill University. His first work in film was as a “gofer” on the Robert Altman film McCabe and Mrs. Miller, which was shot in British Columbia. He is pictured above at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards holding his 9th award for Top Grossing Canadian Film for the historical feature Pompeii, which was shot in Toronto. These are his credits as a Producer, Co-producer, or Executive Producer.

In the spring of 2011, Don Carmody was working on his 100th film. Northernstars.ca was given an opportunity to interview him about his long and successful career. Edited into approximately 10-minute segments, click here to begin watching our 8-Part video interview with Don Carmody, titled Don Carmody at 100.

Official website.

Features & TV Movies:
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Shivers (co-producer, 1975)
East End Hustle (1976)
Death Weekend (associate producer, 1977)
Battle Beyond the Street (associate producer, 1977)
Rabid (co-producer, 1977)
Blackout (executive producer, 1978)
Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (executive producer, TV-1979)

Terror Train (line producer, 1980)
Strange True Stories (producer, TV-1981)
Yesterday (executive producer, 1981)
The Intruder Within (line producer, TV-1981)
Being Different (executive producer, 1981)
The Hot Touch (executive producer (1981)
Tulips (producer (1981)
Porky’s (producer (1982)
Captured (co-producer, 1982)
Hard Feelings (executive producer, 1982)
Fred C. Dobbs Goes to Hollywood (executive producer, 1983)
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (producer, 1983)
Porky’s II: The Next Day (producer, 1983)
The Surrogate (producer, 1984)
Cathy Smith: It’s Only Rock N’ Roll (executive producer, 1985)
Jagged Edge (assistant producer, 1985)
Junior (producer, 1985)
The Vindicator (producer, 1986)
Meatballs III: Summer Job (producer, 1987)
The Big Town (co-producer, 1987)
Switching Channels (executive producer, 1988)
State Park (producer, 1988)
Physical Evidence (executive producer, 1989)
Speed Zone! (supervising producer, 1989)
A Whisper to a Scream (producer, 1989)
1989 Welcome Home (producer, 1989)

Whispers (producer, 1990)
Payoff (line producer, TV-1991)
The Hitman (producer, 1991)
The Lost World (executive producer, 1992)
Primary Motive (executive producer, 1992)
Sidekicks (producer, 1992)
Guilty as Sin (executive producer, 1993)
Weekend at Bernie’s II (co-producer, 1993)
The Last Great Warrior (executive producer, 1994)
Johnny Mnemonic (producer, 1995)
The Late Shift (producer, TV-1996)
The Substitute (producer, 1996)
Love in Paris (executive producer, 1997)
Critical Care (executive producer, 1997)
Senseless (executive producer, 1998)
The Mighty (co-producer, 1998)
54 (executive producer, 1998)
The Boondock Saints (co-executive producer, 1999)
In Too Deep (executive producer, 1999)
The Third Miracle (co-producer, 1999)

The Whole Nine Yards (co-producer, 2000)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (executive producer, 2000)
The Art of War (executive producer, 2000)
Get Carter (executive producer, 2000)
The Pledge (executive producer, 2001)
The Caveman’s Valentine (executive producer, 2001)
3000 Miles to Graceland (executive producer, 2001)
Driven (executive producer, 2001)
Angel Eyes (executive producer, 2001)
Heist (executive producer, 2001)
The Tracker (executive producer, TV-2001)
City by the Sea (executive producer, 2002)
Chicago (co-producer, 2002)
Wrong Turn (executive producer, line producer, 2003)
Gothika (executive producer, 2003)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (producer, 2003)
Some Things That Stay (producer, 2004)
Assault on Precinct 13 (executive producer, 2005)
Lucky Number Slevin (executive producer, 2006)
Silent Hill (producer, 2006)
Skinwalkers (producer, 2006)
Outlander (executive producer, 2008)
The Echo (executive producer, 2008)
45 R.P.M. (executive producer, 2008)
Polytechnique (producer, 2008)
Orphan (executive producer, 2009)
Whiteout (executive producer, 2009)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (producer, 2009)
Amelia (co-producer, 2009)

Die (producer, 2010)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (producer, 2010)
An Insignificant Harvey (executive producer, 2011)
The Factory (executive producer, 2011)
Breakaway (producer, 2011)
Goon (producer, 2011)
Resident Evil: Retribution (producer, 2012)
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (producer, 2012)
The Knight Committee (2012)
Home Again (2013)
13 Eerie (producer, 2013)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (producer, 2013)
Pompeii (2014)
Bad Country (executive producer, 2014)
Love, Rosie (co-producer, 2014)
Aldrus (executive producer, 2014, short)
After the Ball (producer, 2015)
He Hated Pigeons (executive producer, 2015)
Wait Till Helen Comes (producer, 2016)
Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (producer, 2017)
Tokyo Trial (producer, 2017)
22 Chaser (producer, 2018)
Lucky Day (producer, 2019)

Death of a Ladies’ Man (producer, 2020)

Television series:
A Man Called Intrepid (executive producer, 1979, mini-series)

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (producer, 2015, mini-series)
Between (executive producer, 2015-2016)
Tokyo Trial (executive producer, 2016, mini-series)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (producer 2016)
Northern Rescue (executive producer, producer, 2019)

Rabid, 1977, movie, poster,
This poster for Rabid was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
Porky's, movie, poster,
This poster for Porky’s was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

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