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Remembering Brent Carver

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Brent Carver, actor,
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Brent Carver will probably be remembered for his Tony Award winning performance as Molina in the hit stage production, Kiss of the Spider Woman. It was also staged in Toronto and and London. In addition to the Tony Award® for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, he was also given a New York Drama Desk Award, a Dora Award, and an Olivier Award nomination. He can be heard on the original London cast recording. Equally known for his remarkable versatility on television or in film, his work was critically acclaimed for his role as the Countess in the feature film Lilies, and for his title role in Whiskers, which earned him an Emmy nomination, Brent Carver also had major roles in Richard III, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tartuffe, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Cabaret, Much Ado About Nothing, and Mother Courage. For his work in 1996’s High Life, he was given a coveted Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor. He won his first Dora in 1981 for his portrayal of Horst in Martin Sherman’s Bent at Toronto’s Bathurst Street Theatre, a play about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. In 2011 he played the role of Pontius Pilot in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar to great acclaim. He was part of the cast in the New York production of Romeo and Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, which was recorded and played in theatres in 2014. His family released a statement, which said, “Our family is sharing news of Brent Carver’s passing on Aug 4 at home in Cranbrook, BC, his birthplace and favourite place on Earth. Blessed with many talents and a natural love of theatre, Brent was always known as a first-class performer, unique in the presentation of his craft, delighting audiences through film, TV, stage and concert performances. Brent, in his humble fashion, will be remembered as the kind, gentle and gifted man he was, with the deepest love as a true friend and family member. His love of performing was matched only by his zest for life and lifetime devotion to family, friends and treasured pets. Thank you to the performing arts community for embracing our Brent and helping him fulfill his dreams with joy in his heart. Brent will be missed.” Brent Carver was 68 when he passed away.

Features & TV Movies:
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One Night Stand (TV-1978)
Crossbar (TV-1979)

The Wars (1983)
Cross Country (1983)
Anne’s Story (TV-1984)
The Pirates of Penzance (1985)
Much Ado About Nothing (TV-1987)
Shadow Dancing (1988)
Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs (TV-1988)
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (TV-1989)

The Shower (1992)
The Song Spinner (TV-1995)
Lilies (1996)
Balls Up (TV-1997)
Whiskers (TV-1997)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (TV-1999)
The Tale of Teeka (TV-1999)

Deeply (2000)
Ararat (2002)
The Event (2003)
Elizabeth Rex (TV-2003)
Lightchasers (2007, short)

As You Like It (TV-2010)
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
The Whale (2014, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Inside Canada (1973)
Leo and Me (1976)
Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (mini-series, 2006)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Street legal (1989)
The Twilight Zone (1989)
War of the Worlds (1989)
Due South (1997)
Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
This is Wonderland (2005)
Save Me (2017)

Web Series:
Save Me (2017)

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