On Monday, September 24, at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows.
Recognized and beloved by audiences worldwide for her
ACTRA/Gemini Award-winning starring role in the Anne of Green Gables TV
movies, Megan has recently triumphed as Queen Catherine de’Medici in the CW
Network/CBS Studios series Reign.
Among Megan’s best known credits are Hockey Night,
opposite Rick Moranis; Inherit the Wind with Jason Robards and Kirk
Douglas; and Booky, where she received five Gemini nominations as the
determined mother. She has also appeared in House M.D., Heartland, The
Border, CSI, ER and Law and Order, among many others.
She first appeared at Stratford as Juliet opposite current
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino’s Romeo in a highly acclaimed production
directed by Richard Monette; she returned in 1995 to star opposite Brian
Bedford and Stephen Ouimette as Mozart’s wife, Constanze Weber, in Amadeus.
In addition to her stage work at Stratford, Megan’s credits
include Jane in This (Vancouver Playhouse); Desdemona in Othello
(National Arts Centre); Cloud 9 (Mirvish Productions); The Penelopiad
(Nightwood Theatre, Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Feature
Role/Ensemble); Uncle Vanya (Geffen Playhouse); The Seagull (The
Old Globe Theatre); and ‘night, Mother, Top Girls, The Real Thing, Fool for
Love and Three Sisters (Soulpepper Theatre).
Megan now divides her time between directing and acting, and
is currently shooting a key recurring role in Syfy’s genre-breaking hit series,
All proceeds from this gala evening support the key artistic
priorities of the Stratford Festival.