Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Actor Gordon Pinsent to Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Actor Gordon Pinsent to Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award

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Pinsent to receive Stratford Festival Legacy Award

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TORONTO - Acclaimed Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent is being honoured with this year's Legacy Award by the Stratford Festival, where he performed early in his stage career.

Pinsent, who joined the company in 1962 with roles in "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," "The Tempest" and "Cyrano de Bergerac," returned to Stratford in the mid-'70s as a leading player.

Pinsent went on to pick up almost 150 film and television credits.

He won the best actor Genie and ACTRA awards in 2006 for his work in Sarah Polley's "Away from Her" and the Genie for best actor in "The Shipping News," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx.

Pinsent, who was born in Grand Falls, N.L., and started out in radio drama, is a companion of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. …

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