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Judith Thompson


B: September 20, 1954 in Montréal, Québec

Judith Thompson graduated from Queen’s University in 1976 with a B.A. in English and attended the National Theatre School `s acting section. She worked for a short time as an actor before beginning to write for the stage and later for film. Since her first play, The Crackwalker, was launched in 1980, Judith Thompson has been recognized as one of the finest and most hard-hitting talents in contemporary theatre. She has won the Governor’s General Award for Drama twice for The Other Side of the Dark in 1989 and White Biting Dog in 1985. She has also won the Floyd S.Chalmers Canadian Play Award two times for Lion in the Streets in 1991 and I Am Yours in 1987. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada. In 2007, Thompson was awarded the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The $50,000 prize, administered and presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists who have spent the major part of their career in Canada in theatre, dance or music. Thompson was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Palace of the End in 2008, the American award celebrates outstanding plays in English by women.

Features & TV Movies:
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City Girl (1984)
Turning to Stone (TV-1985)

Life With Billy (TV-1994)

Lost and Delirious (2001)
Perfect Pie (2002)
Pony (2002)
Dying Like Ophelia (2002)
Pink (2003, short)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Adderly (1986)

Bliss (2002)

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