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Peter Donaldson


B: October 29, 1953 in Midland, Ontario
D: January 8, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario

Described as “one of the pillars of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival,” Peter Donaldson was married to Sheila McCarthy. He won a Genie Award in 1996 for his role as Jamie in the film version of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. He died in Toronto losing a battle with lung cancer. A partial list of his stage credits includes Caesar and Cleopatra, To Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Hello Dolly!, Guys and Dolls, Antony and Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and King Lear.

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

In This Corner (YV-1985)

The Getaway (1993)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Escape Clause (TV-1996)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (TV-1996)
Top of the Food Chain (1999)

Virtual Mom (TV-2000)
Deeply (2000)
The Last Debate (TV-2000)
Jewel (TV-2000)
Othello (TV-2008)
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)

TV Series – Cast:
Road to Avonlea (1990-1992)
Liberty: The American Revlution (1997)
Emily of New Moon (1998-2000)

Benjamin Franklin (2002, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Night Heat (1985)
Street Legal (1993, 1994)
Forever Knight (1995)

Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
The Eleventh Hour (2004)
Puppets Who Kill (2005)

Little Mosque on the Praire (2010)
Living in Your Car (2010)

The Sweet Hereafter, movie, poster,
Poster for The Sweet Hereafter was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.