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Carol Spier

Carol Spier, production designer, art director (born in Manitoba). Carol Spier earned a BA in interior design from the University of Manitoba. She began her professional career as an interior designer for a Winnipeg architect.

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Allan Hawco

Allan A.W. Hawco, actor, writer, producer (born 28 July 1977 in Goulds, NL). Allan Hawco is best known for his starring role in the popular CBC TV series Republic of Doyle (2010–14), for which he was also creator, executive producer and head writer. He graduated from the National Theatre School in 2000 and worked extensively in theatre in Toronto and Montreal before co-founding Toronto’s acclaimed Company Theatre. He appeared in Clement Virgo’s adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, Paul Gross’s action drama Hyena Road (2015), and Bruce McDonald’s road-trip drama Weirdos (2016). He also produced and co-starred in the fur trade action series Frontier (2016–18) and CBC’s adaptation of Lisa Moore’s novel Caught.

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Andrée Lachapelle

Andrée Lachapelle, actor (b at Montréal Nov 13 1931). In a continuous career that spanned more than 50 years, she put her stamp on well over 200 characters in Québec theatre, television and film, with her elegance, great beauty, and particularly, her talent.

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Arlene Duncan

Arlene Duncan, actor, singer, songwriter (born in Oakville, Ontario). Arlene Duncan is an award-winning actress and singer who has worked extensively in theatre, television, radio and film, but is perhaps best-known for her role as the conservative and crotchety café owner Fatima Dinssa on the hit CBC Television series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” (2007–12).

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Anna Paquin

Anna Helene Paquin, actor (born 24 July 1982 in Winnipeg). Anna Paquin is best known for winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Piano (1993) at the age of 11, and for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Sookie Stackhouse in the long-running HBO fantasy-horror series True Blood (2008–14). Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, she has enjoyed a global profile thanks to her role as Rogue in the X-Men movies while also earning acclaim for her work in such independent films as 25th Hour (2002), The Squid and the Whale (2005) and Margaret (2011). In 2017, she starred in the CBC drama series Bellevue (2017-) and Alias Grace (2017), and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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Girard, Rémy

At 19, he joined Université Laval's theatre troupe and, abandoning law for theatre, entered Conservatoire de theatre du Québec, graduating in 1974. He made his debut in Quebec City, where he co-founded le Parminou and le Vieux-Théâtre. At that time, he touched on writing, directing and management.

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Carole Laure

Carole Champagne, known as Carole Laure, OC, actress, singer, director, screenwriter, producer (born 5 August 1948 in Shawinigan, QC).

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Bernard Émond

Bernard Émond, director, screenwriter (b at Montréal, 1951). After studies in anthropology and several years teaching at various Montréal Cégeps, Bernard Émond went to live in the Canadian Arctic to do work as an apprentice for Inuit television.

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Alain Chartrand

Alain Chartrand, director, author (b at Longueuil, Qué 2 Feb 1946). Alain Chartrand did his secondary studies at Collège Marie-Victorin and then enrolled in the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montréal, playing trumpet and double bass.

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Monique Miller

Monique Miller was born into a working class family in Rosemont, and when very young she enrolled in the class of Mme Jean-Louis Audet, who helped her get her first radio engagements at the age of 11. The child learned much by observing her fellow artists.

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Léa Pool

Léa Pool, CM, filmmaker, director, documentarian, screenwriter, producer (born 8 September 1950 in Soglio, Switzerland). Through her introspective films, Pool offers an approach to female characters that is stripped of all stereotypes. Exploring themes of love, exile and uprootedness, she attempts to draw viewers into a reflection on their own condition, through their own individuality. Often compared with the films of Marguerite Duras, Pool’s films focus on intimate emotions and attract a multigenerational audience. The recipient of many awards in Canada and abroad, Léa Pool is the first female director to win Best Film at the Gala du cinéma québécois.

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Yves Sioui Durand

Yves Sioui Durand, writer, director, actor and producer for stage, television and radio (b at Wendake on the Huron reserve near Québec City 11 May 1951).

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Bruce McDonald

Bruce Cameron McDonald, film editor, film director (b at Kingston, Ont 28 May 1959). After studying filmmaking at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (now University) in Toronto, Bruce McDonald spent several years struggling to survive as a member of the Toronto independent film community.

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Bernard Gosselin

Bernard Gosselin, cinematographer, film director (b at Drummondville, Québec 5 October 1934; d 20 March 2006). After studying at the Institut des arts graphiques in Montréal and working as a printer, Gosselin joined the National Film Board in 1956.

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Mike Myers

Mike Myers, comedian, actor, writer, producer, musician (b at Scarborough, Ont 25 May 1963). A staunchly outspoken and proud Canadian, Mike Myers created original characters on television's Saturday Night Live (SNL) that propelled him to national fame.

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Janine Sutto

Janine Sutto, actor (born 20 April 1921 in Paris, France; dead 28 March 2017 in Montréal, Québec). An autodidact, she came to the stage very early, and brilliantly personified countless roles in all genres of theatre, radio and television.