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R. H. Thomson


B: September 24, 1947 in Richmond Hill, Ontario

R. H. Thomson’s career represents an unbroken string of success on television, film and on the stage. Within a few short years of starting his career he earned a 1984 Genie Award for his portrayal of Will Sly in the film, If You Could See What I Hear. In 1989 he was given a Gemini as Best Lead Actor for his performance as Dr. Fred Banting in the made-for-TV movie, Glory Enough For All. He is pictured above with his 2018 Canadian Screen Award for his work as Matthew Cuthbert on the CBC-Netflix coproduction, Anne. In late 2018 he played the role of famed Canadian Marshall McLuhan in the stage production of The Message at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre.

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Also see: Introducing a New Anne of Green Gables.

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

Tyler (1978)
L’homme en colère (1978)
An American Christmas Carol (TV-1979)

Population of One (TV-1980)
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV-1981)
Surfacing (1981)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Les Beaux souvenirs (1981)
If You Could See What I Hear (1982)
The Terry Fox Story (TV-1983)
Cornet at Night (TV-1983)
Charlie Grant’s War (TV-1984)
Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem (1985, short)
The Legs of the Lame (1985, short)
Vision Quest (1985)
Martin’s Day (1985)
Canada’s Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal Banks (1985)
Samuel Lount (1985)
Stranger In My Bed (TV-1986)
And Then You Die (1986)
Heaven On Earth (1987)
Ford: The Men and the Machine (TV-1987)
The King Chronicle, Part 3: Mackenzie King and the Zombie Army (1988)
The First Season (1988)
Glory Enough for All: The Discovery of Insulin (TV-1988)
Champagne Charlie (TV-1989)
Love and Hate: a Marriage Made in Hell (TV-1989)

Defy Gravity (1990)
Mark Twain and Me (TV-1991)
MacKenzie King and the Conscription Crisis (TV-1991)
The Quarrel (1992)
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Bonds of Love (TV-1993)
Max (1994)
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV-1994)
My Breast (TV-1994)
Bizet’s Dream (TV-1994)
Net Worth (TV-1995)
Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians (1995)
The Marriage Bed (TV-1996)
Silent Candle (1997)
Home Game (1997, short)
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
Bone Daddy (1998)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (TV-1998)
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (TV-1999)

The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Canvas of War (voice, TV-2000)
The Royal Scandal (TV-2001)
The Stork Derby (TV-2002)
Hell on Wheels: The Battle of Mary Kay (TV-2002)
Bugs (TV-2003)
The Piano Man’s Daughter (TV-2003)
Full Court Miracle (TV-2003)
Who Loves the Sun (2006)
Well Kept Secrets – Athanassia (2008)
Chloe (2009)

New Year (2010)
Whirligig (2010)
Jesus Henry Christ (2012)
Love’s Complicated (2016)
The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016, documentary)
Clara (2018)

Stellar (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
A Gift to Last (1978-1979)

Road to Avonlea (1989-1996)

By Way of the Stars (1992, mini-series)
P.T.Barnum (1999, mini-series)

Trudeau (2002, mini-series)
Human Cargo (2004, mini-series)
Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (2005, mini-series)
October 1970 (2006, mini-series)
The Englishman’s Boy (2008, mini-series)

Anne (2017, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The Newcomers (1979)

The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985)
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1986)
Screen Two (1987)
Moonlighting (1987)
The Campbells (1988)
The Twilight Zone (1988)

Foolish Heart (1999)
Made in Canada (1999)

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000)
University (2001)
The Associates (2001)
Tom Stone (2002)
Republic of Doyle (2010)
King (2012)
Cracked (2013)

Clara, movie, poster,

Stellar, movie, poster,