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Martha Burns


B: 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

After graduating with an English degree from the University of Alberta, Martha Burns joined the Vancouver Playhouse school, where she honed her talent appearing in plays like Romeo and Juliet. In 1979, she went onto the National Arts Centre, where she won her first Dora Award for her exceptional performance in Trafford Tanzi. In 1983 she was cast as an Indian princess in the play Walsh and found herself co-starring with Paul Gross. Five years after they first met, they married. More than 30 years later, in 2015, they would appear together again on stage in the Bruce Norris hit comedy, Domesticated.

Also see: Hannah Gross
Also see: Katie Boland Shoots.

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

The Last Best Year (TV-1990)
Paint Cans (1994)
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
The Boys Next Door (TV-1996)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1996)
Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye (YV-1997)
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV-1998)
Traces of Insanity (TV-1998)
The Life Before This (1999)
Murder Most Likely (TV-1999)
What Katy Did (TV-1999)
Justice (TV-1999)

Hindsight (2000)
Harry’s Case (TV-2000)
The Skulls III (2003)
Siblings (2004)
The Porcelain Pussy (2004)
I Am an Apartment Building (TV-2006)
Screening (2006)
Silk (2007)
Blindness (2008)
Love & Savagery (2009)
A Wake (2009)

French Immersion (2011)
The Samaritan (2012)
Mad Ship (2013)
After All These Years (TV-2013)
Hardsell (2013, short)
Boxing (2015, short)
A False Sense of Security (2016, short)

We’re All in This Together (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Backstretch (1983-1985)

Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998, mini-series)
Storm of the Century (1999, mini-series)

Slings & Arrows (2003-2006, mini-series)
The Trojan Horse (2008, mini-series)

Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (2011)
Cracked (2013)
Darknet (2014)
Remedy (2014-2015)

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