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Timothy Findley


B: October 30, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario
D: June 20, 2002 in France

Before writing, Timothy Findley was an actor. He appeared in the 1952 TV series, Sunshine Sketches and he was a charter company member of Ontario`s Stratford Shakespearean Festival in 1953, and toured several European capitals. In 1963, he turned to writing full-time and in 1977 his third novel, The Wars, won a Governor General’s Award. Now considered a classic, he went on to write a number of bestsellers such as Famous Last Words. He won an Edgar Award for The Telling of Lies, while his collection of short stories, Stones, won Ontario’s Trillium Award. When he tried non-fiction, he again found success. His book, Inside Memory: Pages from a Writer’s Workbook, made him the first two-time winner of a Canadian Authors Association Award. He had previously won the fiction award for his novel, Not Wanted on the Voyage. He was also a playwright, and his third play, The Stillborn Lover (1993), won the CAA Drama Award, as well as winning an Arthur Ellis Award and Chalmers Award. His later novels include Headhunter (1993) and The Piano Man`s Daughter (1995). Elizabeth Rex, was produced at the 2000 Stratford Festival in Canada. His last novel, Spadework, was published in 2002, the year in which Timothy Findley died. Because this website is devoted strictly to movies and television we do not list his credits as a novelist or playwright. Other works of his have been produced but he was not involved other than as author of the original story. We have listed only those productions he was directly involved with.

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

Don’t Let the Angels Fall (1969)

Dieppe 1942 (1979)

The Wars (1983)

Elizabeth Rex (TV-2003)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
The Whiteoaks of Jalna (1972)
The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway (1974, mini-series)
The Newcomers (1977)