Photograph of Gordon Pinsent


On Monday, September 26, 2016, the Stratford Festival will honour the extraordinary career of one of Canada’s most treasured stage and screen artists.

Gordon Pinsent’s first appearance at Stratford was in 1962, when he performed in Macbeth (with Christopher Plummer and Kate Reid), The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac. He returned in 1975 to play the lead in Bertolt Brecht’s Trumpets and Drums.

His film and television credits include The Red Green Show; Quentin Durgens, MP; Due South; Wind at My Back; Away from Her; The Grand Seduction and The Shipping News. In addition to his acclaimed work as a playwright and screenwriter, including The Rowdyman and John and the Missus, he has written two memoirs: By the Way and Next.

A winner of Genie and ACTRA awards, the Earle Grey Award and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Mr. Pinsent has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Our gala evening honouring this multi-talented actor, director and writer will include tributes, music and laughter presented by Festival artists and special guests.

2016 Gala Co-Chairs:

Barry Avrich, Robert Badun, Wendy Pitblado