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Rod Beattie

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Known to television audiences as Walt Wingfield, Rod Beattie`s career is mostly as a stage actor and director.A veteran of the Stratford Festival, he is one of the most respected and versatile actors in Canadian theatre. His extensive credits include radio, television, film and live performances across Canada; featured roles include Felix in The Odd Couple at the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, Montreal, Johnny Pateen Mike in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Theatre Calgary, Bill in The Love List, Greg in Sylvia at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria, John Proctor in The Crucible and Father Gustave in Blessings in Disguise at Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Professor in Oleanna at the Grand Theatre and the National Arts Centre (opposite Sandra Oh) and Andy Ladd in an Ontario tour of Love Letters (opposite Martha Henry). His name is now synonymous with the Wingfield series which has brought awards, rave reviews and sold-out houses in Toronto, London, Stratford, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saint John, Fredericton and a host of smaller communities across Canada. This character. Walt Wingfield, made their American debuts to great acclaim at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1994. Beattie is the winner of the Sterling award in Edmonton in 1988, a Dora Award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in 1992 amd a Critic’`s Award in Sarasota in 1995, all for his performance as Wingfield. On January 14, 2010 at the opening night performance of Wingfield Lost and Found at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Beattie reached the remarkable milestone of 4,000 performances of a Wingfield play in a little over 25 years.

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

The Wars (1983)

Letter From Wingfield Farm (TV-1993)

TV Series – Cast:
Wingfield (1998)