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Jean-Léo Gagnon

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B: 1907 in Tétreauville, Québec
D: January 31, 1983 in Montréal, Québec

Jean-Léo Gagnon was a leading Quebec character actor who had a long and distinguished career in front of the camera and on stage. From Le Père Chopin in 1945 to Au claire de la lune in 1983, he appeared in the films of some leading Quebec directors, including Denys Arcand (La Maudite Galette, Réjeanne Padovani), Gilles Carle (La Mort d’un bûcheron, La Tête de Normande St-Onge, L’Ange et la femme, Les Plouffe), Michel Brault (Les Ordres), and he was particularly effective as the dying husband in Jean-Pierre Lefebvre’s Les Dernières fiançailles.

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

Le Père Chopin (1945)
Whispering City (1947)
Séraphin (1949)

Forbidden Journey (1950)
La Petite Aurore l’enfant martyre (1952)
Leaving It to the Experts (1955, short)
Les Brûlés (1958)
Il était une guerre (1959)
L’Héritage (1959, short)

Amanita pestilens (1962)

On est loin du soleil (1971)
Les Mâles (1971)
La Maudite Galette (1972)
Pigs Are Seldom Clean (1973)
Noël et Juliette (1973)
Kamouraska (1973)
Tendresse ordinaire (1973)
La Mort d’un bûcheron (1973)
Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
Les Dernières fiançailles (1973)
Les Adventures j’une jeune veuve (1974)
A Star Is Lost! (1974)
Les Ordres (1974)
Why Rock the Boat (1974)
La Tête de Normande St-Onge (1975)
Les Temps de l’avant (1975)
The Winner (1975, short)
La Piastre (1976)
Ti-mine, Bernie pis la gang… (1977)
L’Eau chaude l’eau frette (1977)
Panique (1977)
L’Ange et la femme (1977)
Au revoir… à lundi (1979)
Our Daily Bread (narrator, 1979, short)
Suzanne (1979)

Cordélia (1980)
Fantastica (1980)
Les Plouffe (1981)
Au clair de la lune (1983)

TV Series – Cast:
Duplessis (1977, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Le Survenant (1956)

Cré Basile (1965)

Y’a pas de problem (1975)
Le pont (1977)
Les As (1977)
Race de monde (1978)

Jennifer Dale, actress,
This poster for Suzanne was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.