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One of the great Canadian actors of his generation, Gordon Pinsent has worked in theatre, and on film and television, for more than six decades. In this compelling and candid, engaging and entertaining memoir, Pinsent shares career highlights - including roles in Quentin Durgens, M.P., The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, Due South, and Away from Her - and explains why, at the age of eighty-two, he needs to keep performing. Pinsent also writes openly about his personal life, including growing up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, his struggle with anxiety, the challenges of being a sometimes-absentee father to his three children, and his forty-year love affair with the acclaimed actress Charmion King.

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The must-read account of the life of one of Canada's most beloved and acclaimed actors.

In this enchanting autobiography celebrated actor Gordon Pinsent revisits stellar highlights of his 60-year career and the high and low points along the way, including his work with fellow artists Judi Dench, Shirley Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Christie, among others. Throughout Pinsent offers his advice to young actors, writers, and directors on how to succeed in film and theatre. Engaging, entertaining, and light-hearted, Next is a must-read account of a fascinating life spent in show business.

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In this enchanting autobiography celebrated actor Gordon Pinsent revisits stellar highlights of his 60-year career and the high and low points along the way, including his work with fellow artists Judi Dench, Shirley Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Christie, among others. Throughout Pinsent offers his advice to young actors, writers, and directors on how to succeed in film and theatre. Engaging, entertaining, and light-hearted, Next is a must-read account of a fascinating life spent in show business.

About the Author

One of Canada's most beloved and well-known actors, GORDON PINSENT was born in Newfoundland. He began his career at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, which led to roles at the famed Stratford Festival. In 1962, he made his TV debut with a guest appearance on the US series Hallmark Hall of Fame, as well as becoming a regular on the Canadian series Scarlett Hill. The following year, he played a recurring role as Mountie Sergeant Scott on the beloved children's series The Forest Rangers. The show was a huge hit not only in Canada but around the world, and still plays in reruns today. In 1966, he landed the lead in the Canadian series Quentin Durgens, M.P. Just a short while later, Pinsent played Jamie McDonald in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), starring Steve McQueen. Guest appearances on popular U.S. series such as Dan August, Hogan's Heroes, Cannon and Marcus Welby followed. In 2003, Pinsent received the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence and in 2004, an Award of Excellence at the Banff Television Festival and was inducted in 2007 into Canada's Walk of Fame. He continues to work steadily both on TV and in film.

The author lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771069192
Author:
Pinsent, Gordon
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
Anthony, George
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW INSERTS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 5.97 x 1.17 in 1.14 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Biographies
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General

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"Synopsis" by , The must-read account of the life of one of Canada's most beloved and acclaimed actors.

In this enchanting autobiography celebrated actor Gordon Pinsent revisits stellar highlights of his 60-year career and the high and low points along the way, including his work with fellow artists Judi Dench, Shirley Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Christie, among others. Throughout Pinsent offers his advice to young actors, writers, and directors on how to succeed in film and theatre. Engaging, entertaining, and light-hearted, Next is a must-read account of a fascinating life spent in show business.

"Synopsis" by , In this enchanting autobiography celebrated actor Gordon Pinsent revisits stellar highlights of his 60-year career and the high and low points along the way, including his work with fellow artists Judi Dench, Shirley Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Christie, among others. Throughout Pinsent offers his advice to young actors, writers, and directors on how to succeed in film and theatre. Engaging, entertaining, and light-hearted, Next is a must-read account of a fascinating life spent in show business.
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