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Louis Negin

Louis Negin, actor,
Louis Negin in a publicity still for the film Keyhole.

B: October 20, 1929 in London, England
D: December 2, 2022 in Montréal, Québec

Louis Negin was born in London, England and grew up in Canada. At home on stage his earliest film and television roles date to the 1950s and appearances in the dramatic anthology series First Performance. He also appeared as a chorus member in Tyrone Guthrie’s 1957 film of the Stratford Festival production of Oedipus Rex. Negin has acted in several Guy Maddin’s films, including Cowards Bend the Knee, Sissy Boy Slap Party, The Saddest Music in the World, Keyhole, and The Forbidden Room as well as narrating Maddin’s semi-documentary films Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg. We list early TV dramas as made-for-television movies, and mention the program source in brackets following the year of broadcast.

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

The Man Who Ran Away (TV-1954, General Motors Theatre)
The Hand and the Mirror (TV-1955, Folio)
Oedipus Rex (1957)
Seeds of Flower (TV-1957, First Performance)
The Silent Partner (TV-1957, General Motors Theatre)

Apprenticeship of Daddy Kravitz (TV-1960, General Motors Theatre)
The Man Born to Be King (TV-1961)
The Dybbuk (TV-1961, Festival)
Ivan (TV-1963, Festival)
The Slave of Truth (TV-1963, Festival)
Twelfth Night (TV-1964)
The Murderer (TV-1966, Festival)
The Ernie Game (1967)
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial (TV-1970)
Vile Bodies (TV-1970)
Ooh… You Are Awful (1972)
Mousey (TV-1974)
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
The Italian Machine (TV-1976, Teleplay)
Rabid (1977)
Strangers at the Door (1977, short)
Blackout (1978)
Two Solitudes (1978)

Highpoint (1982)
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (TV-1983)
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (TV-1983, American Playhouse)
A Matter of Cunning (TV-1983)
Deadline (1984)
Charlie Grant’s War (TV-1984)
In Like Flynn (TV-1985)
Big Deal (1985)
Keeping Track (1986)
City of Shadows (1987)
Last Man Standing (1987)
Physical Evidence (1989)

Love & Murder (1990)
54 (1998)
The Devil’s Arithmetic (TV-1999)
Eye of the Beholder (1999)

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands (2003)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Sissy-Boy Slap-Party (2004, short)
My Winnipeg (2007, documentary)
Pontypool (2008)
Glorious (2008, short)
Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair (2009, short)

Keyhole (2011)
Gerontophilia (2013)
Mynarski Death Plummet (2014, short)
The Forbidden Room (2015)
Oh What a Wonderful Feeling (2016, short)
The Twentieth Century (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Seeing Things (1981-1987)
Mona the Vampire (voice, 1999-2000)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Quest (1964)
The Troubleshooters (1968)
Man in a Suitcase (1968)

Brett (1971)
The Zoo Gang (1974)
On the Evidence (1975)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1976)
King of Kensington (1977)

The Littlest Hobo (1980, 1982)
Standing Room Only (1981)
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1986)
Hot Shots (1986)
Night Heat (1986, 1987)
Adderly (1987)
Check Tt Out (1987)
Diamonds (1987)

Sweating Bullets (1991)
Class of ’96 (1993)
Counterstrike (1993)

Queer as Folk (2001)
Lord Have Mercy! (2003)
ReGenesis (2006)
Slings and Arrows (2006)

Saddest Music in the World, movie, poster,