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Susan Coyne


B: June 16, 1958 in Ottawa, Ontario

Susan Coyne is primarily a stage actor with a handful of film and television credits. She is also an author, playwright and screenwriter. For example, she adapted Chekhov’s Three Sisters for the Shaw Festival and following the publication in 2001 of her acclaimed childhood memoir, Kingfisher Days, she adapted the book for Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre where it enjoyed a sold-out run. The Tarragon also produced her second play, Alice’s Affair. She starred in a return production of a challenging two-person play, Helen’s Necklace, also at the Tarragon and she not only appeared in Slings and Arrows, but conceived the series and co-wrote many of the episodes. And did the same again for Best Laid Plans, appearing in the mini-series and writing all 6 episodes. As an actor, she has played leading roles in theatres across Canada, including four seasons at the Stratford Festival where she met a later married Albert Schultz, the former Street Legal star. They trained as actors in the Stratford Festival’s Young Company in the late 1980s. In the late 1990s, both were involved in the founding of Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company.

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

Mark Twain and Me (TV-1991)
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
End of Summer (TV-1996)
Ebenezer (TV-1997)
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (TV-1998)
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV-1998)
Jenny and the Queen of Light (TV-1999)
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (TV-1999)

The Piano Man’s Daughter (TV-2003)
Snow Cake (2005)
Blindness (2008)
How Are You (2008, short)
Booky’s Crush (TV-2009)

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson (voice, 2011)
Picture Day (2012)

Hell of a Summer (2023)

TV series – Cast:
The Broad Side (2001)
Guilty Hearts (2002, mini-series)
Salem Witch Trials (2002, mini-series)
Slings & Arrows (2003-2006)
The Trojan Horse (2008, mini-series)

The Best Laid Plans (2014, mini-series)
Cardinal (2018)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Street Legal (1991, 1993)
Road to Avonlea (1994)
Traders (1996)
The Newsroom (1997)
Due South (1997)

The Broad Side (2001)
At the Hotel (2006)

Less Than Kind (2010)
Working the Engels (2014)
Mozart in the Jungle (2016)
Ransom (2018)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
How Are You? (2008, short)
Christmas Dreams (TV-2009)

501 (2014, short)
Anne of Green Gables (TV-2016)
L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (TV-2017)
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Slings & Arrows (2003-2006)
Sound & Fury (2009)

Michael: Every Day (2011)
The Best Laid Plans (2016, mini-series)
Sensitive Skin (2016)
Mozart in the Jungle (2016, 2018)

Hell of a Summer, movie, poster,