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Louise Portal

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B: May 12, 1951 in Chicoutimi, Québec

Actress, singer and author, Louise Portal received a best actress Genie Award nomination for her title role of Cordelia in 1980. In 1987, she played Diane in Denys Arcand`s film The Decline of the American Empire, a performance that earned her a Genie Award for best supporting actress that year. In 1996, her portrayal of Reine in the film Sous-sol by Pierre Gang earned her the Guy-L’écuyer award for best actress at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. On television, Louise Portal played Chantal in Grafffiti and won two Gemini Awards, in 1994 and in 1996. In addition to a career in the theatre, where she has appeared in over fifteen productions, Louise Portal has also written a novel, Jeanne Janvier, published by Éditions Libre Expression, and a play, Où en est le miroir?, co-written with Marie-Louise Dion. She has also composed more than 40 songs and has recorded a number of very successful albums.

Official website.

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

Taureau (1973)
Les beaux dimanches (1974)
Les deux pieds dans la même bottine (1974)
Mourir à tue-tête (1979)

Cordélia (1980)
Pierrot et la Luce Larose (1982)
Les Fauves (1983)
Le déclin de l’empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire, 1986)
Tinamer (1987)
Mes meilleurs copains (1989)

Les amoureuses (1993)
Mayday (TV-1995)
Sous-sol (1996)
Nos amours (1997)
Le grand serpent du monde (1999)
Souvenirs intimes (1999)
Les muses orphelines (1999)
La demiére pomme (1999)
Full Blast (1999)

Saint-Jude (2000)
Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)
Les invasions barbares (aka The Barbarian Invasions, 2003)
Elles étaient cing (2004)
Heading South (aka Vers le sud, 2005)
De ma fenêtre, sans maison… (2006)
Au coeur brisé/The Broken Hearted (2006, short)
Le bonheur de Pierre (2009)
Un ange à la mer (2009)

Lance et compte (2010)
U-turn (2011, short)
Le bonheur des autres (2011)
La liste (2012, short)
Le Chevreuil (2012, short)
Les Loups (2015)
And The Birds Rained Down (aka Il pleuvait des oiseaux, 2019)

TV Series – Cast:
La petit semaine (1974)
Du tac au tac (1979-1982)

Graffiti (1994-1996)
Miséricorde (1995, mini-series)
Le Volcan tranquille (1997)
Lobby (1997)
Diva (1997)

Fortier (2000)
Emma (2001)
Rivière-des-Jérémie (2001)
Tabou (2002)
H2O: The Last Prime Minister (2004, mini-series)

19-2 (2011-2013)
Lance et Compte (2015)

Louise Portal is represented by:
L’Agence MVA
1009, avenue Laurier Ouest
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2L1
Tél: 514-277-4842
Fax: 514-277-4817
infos (at) agencemva.com

Les invasions barbares, movie poster