B: August 20, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario
Miranda de Pencier studied Theatre Performance and Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal and majored in Acting at New York University. After 15 years in a successful acting and singing career that spanned television, film and the stage, including playing the role of Josie Pye in the Emmy Award winning Anne of Green Gables and performing in the original Canadian stage productions of Les Miserables and Andrew Lloyd Webber`s Aspects of Love, de Pencier turned to producing. She was the Director of Development of Robert Redford’s company Wildwood where she was involved in developing a number of film projects including The Motorcycle Diaries and Spy Game before forming her own company, Northwood Productions.Throat Song is a 17-minute short that was shot in Iqaluit, and was written and directed by de Pencier and produced by Kugluktuk native Stacey Aglok MacDonald. It was one of 43 short films that screened as part of the Toronto Film Festival’s Short Cuts Canada program in 2011 and the only film produced in one of the northern territories. In November of 2013 it was announced that Throat Song had made the long list selection of 10 live action shorts in the race for an Academy Award.
Also see: CBC Greenlights Black History Docuseries.
Features & TV Movies:
Anne of Green Gables (TV-1985)
The Myth of the Male Orgasim (1993)
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (TV-2000)
TV Series – Guest appearances:
My Secret Identity (1990)
Credits as a Director:
Credits as a Producer:
Black Life: A Canadian History (2023)
Anne with an E (2017)