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Peter Donaldson est un Acteur Canadien né le 29 octobre 1953 à Midland (Canada)

Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson
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Nom de naissance Peter Thomas Donaldson
Nationalité Canada
Naissance 29 octobre 1953 à Midland (Canada)
Mort 8 janvier 2011 (à 57 ans) à Toronto (Canada)

Peter Thomas Donaldson (29 October 1953 – 8 January 2011) was a Canadian actor.

Donaldson was the son of Betty and Norman Donaldson, and was born and raised in Midland, Ontario. While attending Midland Secondary School, he performed in Brigadoon and an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet; his drama teacher did not spot Donaldson's acting potential at the time. He attended plays at the Stratford Festival during his youth, which fired his enthusiasm for acting.

Donaldson attended Trent University and graduated from the University of Guelph. He also later studied with Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and Olympia Dukakis in New York. He began his acting career in 1975 with a summer stock company formed with fellow Guelph students that played Muskoka resorts. He subsequently worked as a stage carpenter and scene painter in Toronto.

Donaldson was known for his stage work in Shakespearean roles, particularly at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. He auditioned for the festival without success in 1975, but was hired years later by artistic director Robin Phillips, making his debut in Romeo and Juliet in 1977. He subsequently spent 24 seasons at the festival. Highlights of his career included his 2004 performance in Timon of Athens, as well as roles in To Kill a Mockingbird, The Seagull, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. His performance of Jamie in Long Day's Journey Into Night at Stratford in 1995 was widely praised. Toronto critic Richard Ouzounian later noted that "Of all the fine actors I've ever seen in the part, only Donaldson gave us the charm as well as the pathos, the hope as well as the despair". He received a Genie award for this performance when it was filmed by David Wellington in 1996 for the film adaptation Long Day's Journey into Night.
He also worked at the Shaw Festival, and in London as part of Robin Phillips' repertory company at the Grand Theatre.

Donaldson appeared in two CBC television series based on L.M. Montgomery books. He played Ian Bowles in Emily of New Moon and Reverend Leonard in Road to Avonlea. He also appeared in the TV series Little Mosque on the Prairie and Murdoch Mysteries. His film work also included the Atom Egoyan film, The Sweet Hereafter. He also played John Adams in the six-part 1997 PBS television documentary Liberty! The American Revolution.

He met actress Sheila McCarthy in 1983 while working in theatre in London, Ontario, and they were married in December 1986 in Stratford. The couple had two daughters.

Donaldson was diagnosed with lung cancer, and while undergoing treatment continued to rehearse and perform as an actor. He would often have chemotherapy in the morning and work in the evenings. According to the writer George F. Walker "He had such great energy – he never made you feel like he needed special treatment". Roles during this period included acclaimed performances in Glengarry Glen Ross at the Soulpepper Theatre, 'Art' at Canadian Stage and Walker's And So It Goes at Factory Theatre. Donaldson died of lung cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto at the age of 57. The director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino, described Peter as "the finest actor's actor. He was deeply admired for the conviction he brought to his work and the unsparing truth of his portrayals. He was versatile and able to give outstanding performances in modern plays, musicals and classics. But his home was Shakespeare.

Le plus souvent avec

Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan
(1 films)
Tom McCamus
Tom McCamus
(3 films)
John Badham
John Badham
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Peter Donaldson (8 films)

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Jewel (2001)
, 2h
Réalisé par Paul Shapiro
Origine Canada
Genres Drame
Acteurs Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Skarsten, Natalie Radford, Peter Donaldson
Rôle Nathan White
Note63% 3.1939953.1939953.1939953.1939953.193995
In 1945, Jewel Hilburn (Farrah Fawcett), 39, and her husband Leston (Patrick Bergin), 41, are scratching out a living in rural Mississippi, and caring for their four children: Raylene (Rachel Skarsten), 14; Burton (Kyle Fairlie), 11; Wilman (Max Morrow), 10; and Annie (Alexis Vandermaelen), 3. All Jewel's kids have been mid-wived by her friend and housekeeper, Cathedral (Cicely Tyson). Leston has been making a living pulling out pine stumps, selling them to be made into turpentine as part of the war effort. Cathedral's husband, Nelson (Ardon Bess), and their two sons, Sepulchur and Temple, all work for Leston.
Deeply (2000)
, 1h41
Origine Canada
Genres Drame, Thriller, Romance
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain
Acteurs Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Molly Dunsworth, Trent Ford, Brent Carver, Alberta Watson
Rôle Dr. Stone
Note59% 2.9564652.9564652.9564652.9564652.956465
Claire McKay (Julia Brendler)—having suffered the death of her boyfriend—is brought by her mother to Ironbound Island in the hopes that time away from the city will allow her to recover emotionally. On the island where her mother was born, Claire meets an eccentric writer, Celia (Lynn Redgrave), who in flashbacks, relates her own story as a grief-stricken teenager in 1949. Celia—Silly (Kirsten Dunst) in the flashbacks—is the next chosen victim of a Viking curse which was placed on the island centuries ago when their longship sank in the bay.
The Last Debate
Réalisé par John Badham
Genres Drame
Acteurs James Garner, Peter Gallagher, Audra McDonald, Marco Sanchez, Donna Murphy, Dorian Harewood
Rôle Jeff Grayson
Note58% 2.9100552.9100552.9100552.9100552.910055
A televised presidential debate has a conspiracy behind it.
Mars à table, 1h39
Réalisé par John Paizs
Origine Canada
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Comédie horrifique, Horreur, Science-fiction humoristique
Thèmes Comédie de science-fiction, Comédie horrifique
Acteurs Campbell Scott, Tom Everett Scott, Nigel Bennett, James Allodi, Peter Donaldson
Note61% 3.09783.09783.09783.09783.0978
Exceptional Vista, paisible bourgade d'Amerique du Nord, coule des jours paisibles, en depit de la fermeture de l'usine a ecrous. Mais voici qu'un beau jour le signal du relais de television se brouille et c'est la ville entiere qui bascule dans l'inconnu et la terreur: des citoyens disparaissent les uns apres les autres et leurs restes atrocement mutiles sont decouverts peu apres. L'arrivee d'un savant atomiste contribue a laisser croire que des extraterrestres ont debarque.
De beaux lendemains, 1h52
Réalisé par Atom Egoyan
Origine Canada
Genres Drame
Thèmes La famille, Sexualité, Transport, Camion
Acteurs Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood, Tom McCamus, Alberta Watson, Marc Donato
Rôle Schwartz
Note74% 3.7482353.7482353.7482353.7482353.748235
Mitchell Stephens, avocat, débarque dans une bourgade secouée par un terrible accident de bus qui a emporté la majorité des enfants du village. Il va peu à peu convaincre les parents d'intenter un procès contre ceux qu'ils considèrent responsables de l'accident.
Long voyage vers la nuit, 2h54
Réalisé par Sidney Lumet
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Historique
Thèmes Alcoolisme, La famille, Maladie, Psychotrope, Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Katharine Hepburn, Tom McCamus, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Peter Donaldson, Dean Stockwell
Note75% 3.7954753.7954753.7954753.7954753.795475
L'action se déroule pendant une journée du mois d’août 1912 dans la maison d’été de James Tyrone, un acteur de théâtre vieillissant et assez à l’aise financièrement. Chaque membre de la famille Tyrone est aux prises avec une situation difficile : James accepte mal de voir sa carrière décliner. Son épouse, Mary, est une morphinomane qui sort d’une cure de désintoxication. Leur premier fils, James Jr, est aussi un acteur qui ne parvient pas à bâtir une carrière. Edmund, le second fils, est un marin qui souffre peut-être de tuberculose.