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Gordon Pinsent is a Actor, Director and Writer Canadien born on 12 july 1930 at Grand Falls-Windsor (Canada)

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent
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Nationality Canada
Birth 12 july 1930 at Grand Falls-Windsor (Canada)
Death 25 february 2023 (at 92 years)
Awards Companion of the Order of Canada

Gordon Edward Pinsent, CC, FRSC (born July 12, 1930) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director and playwright. He is known for his roles in Away from Her, The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, A Gift to Last, Due South, The Red Green Show and Quentin Durgens, M.P.


Pinsent married actress Charmion King in 1962, and they were married until her death on January 6, 2007 from emphysema; their daughter, Leah Pinsent, is an actress. Pinsent also has two children from an earlier marriage.

Best films

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Away from Her (2007)
The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

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Filmography of Gordon Pinsent (34 films)

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Two Lovers and a Bear
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Gordon Pinsent, John Ralston
Roles Bear (voice)
Rating60% 3.008533.008533.008533.008533.00853
The film follows the lives of Roman and Lucy, two people living difficult lives in a small, frozen town.
Pirate's Passage, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Gage Munroe, Donald Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Megan Follows, Kim Coates, Colm Feore
Roles Harry the Barber (voice)
Rating65% 3.2805853.2805853.2805853.2805853.280585
The story is set in the fictional community of Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia. where Jim (Gage Munroe), a 12-year-old boy, faces bullying at school. His widowed mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) runs a local inn which is facing a takeover by a wealthy family. Sea captain Charles Johnson (Donald Sutherland) appears to assist Jim and his mother through their struggles, however Johnson appears to be a pirate who supposedly died two centuries ago.
The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Roles Simon
Rating69% 3.4966153.4966153.4966153.4966153.496615
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
Flight of the Butterflies, 44minutes
Directed by Mike Slee
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about nature
Actors Gordon Pinsent, Megan Follows, Shaun Benson, Sofía Sisniega, Stephanie Sigman
Roles Dr Fred Urquhart
Rating70% 3.528423.528423.528423.528423.52842
Monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in the United States and Canada most of the year, but disappear from most locations in winter. The documentary film weaves together factual information about the monarchs with a dramatic re-enactment of the search for the answer to the mystery of where they spend the winter. The story line follows Urquhart as a child in Canada, fascinated by the butterflies; his years of research and study, together with his wife and collaborator Norah, into their life and migration; and their recruitment of a pair of amateur naturalists in Mexico to search for and ultimately find the butterflies there, concluding with his time decades later as a senior scientist looking back at his investigations and discoveries about the insect's life pattern. In addition to finding the overwintering sites, he discovered that it takes two or three generations for the monarch butterflies to reach the Canadian breeding grounds, while one much-longer-lived "supergeneration" makes the 2,500-mile (4,000 km) return trip south into central Mexico.
The Pillars of the Earth (miniseries), 1h
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfadyen, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell
Roles the Archbishop
Rating79% 3.999633.999633.999633.999633.99963
Like the novel on which it is based, the miniseries centres on the construction of a cathedral in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge during a tumultuous period of English history known as The Anarchy in the 12th century.
At Home by Myself... with You, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kristin Booth, Aaron Abrams, Raoul Bhaneja, Shauna MacDonald, Jefferson Brown, Rosemary Dunsmore
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating60% 3.048863.048863.048863.048863.04886
A woman with many phobias hasn't left her apartment in six years but has fallen for a handsome man who has moved in across the hall.
The Spine
The Spine (2009)
, 11minutes
Directed by Chris Landreth
Origin Canada
Genres Horror, Animation
Actors Gordon Pinsent, Alberta Watson
Roles Dan Rutherford
Rating65% 3.2784153.2784153.2784153.2784153.278415
Away from Her, 1h50
Directed by Sarah Polley
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Nina Dobrev
Roles Grant
Rating74% 3.7472453.7472453.7472453.7472453.747245
Grant (Pinsent) and Fiona (Christie) are a retired married couple living in rural Brant County, Ontario. Fiona begins to lose her memory, and it becomes apparent she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Throughout the film, Grant's reflections on his marriage are woven with his reflections on his own infidelities, and influence his eventual decisions regarding Fiona's happiness.
The Good Shepherd, 1h31
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Christian Slater, Molly Parker, Stephen Rea, Gordon Pinsent, Von Flores, Daniel Kash
Roles Cardinal Ledesna
Rating52% 2.605292.605292.605292.605292.60529
Jeune prêtre catholique, Daniel Clemens, arrive dans un archidiocèse. Il doit contribuer à redorer l'image de l'Église ternie par un terrible scandale : un autre jeune coreligionnaire, le père Andrews, est accusé de meurtre. Daniel, qui croit à l'innocence de ce dernier, va tout faire pour le disculper. Sa seule aide viendra d'une journaliste, Madeline Finney, qui est autre que son ex-petite amie.
Saint Ralph, 1h38
Directed by Michael McGowan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Gordon Pinsent, Jennifer Tilly, Keir Gilchrist, Shauna MacDonald
Roles Father Fitzpatrick
Rating72% 3.646243.646243.646243.646243.64624
This fictional story centers on Ralph Walker, a teenager attending a Catholic private school. His father was killed in World War II and his mother is hospitalized with an unidentified illness. Ralph is naturally prone to mischief and often finds himself an outcast among his classmates. He tries to emulate the conduct of grown ups, and is caught smoking cigarettes and masturbating by headmaster Father Fitzpatrick. Already labeled a troublemaker, Ralph is forced to join the school's cross country team to relieve him of his excess energy.
Nothing (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze, Andrew Lowery, Soo Garay
Roles Man In Suit
Rating60% 3.0470353.0470353.0470353.0470353.047035
The film tells the story of two good friends and housemates, Andrew, an agoraphobic travel agent, and Dave, a loser who works in an office. Dave is fired from his job after his girlfriend frames him for embezzlement, Andrew is falsely accused of attempted child molestation, and their house is to be demolished by day's end. Both of them hide inside the house as police, city officials, and outraged neighbors surround it. Dave and Andrew open their front door and discover that the entire world beyond their house is gone, replaced with a featureless white void.
The Shipping News, 1h51
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality
Actors Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Rhys Ifans, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Billy Pretty
Rating66% 3.347843.347843.347843.347843.34784
Après la mort de sa femme, Quoyle et sa fille Bunny sont emmenés par sa tante Agnis à Terre Neuve, au Canada, ancien fief de la famille Quoyle, dans une maison branlante située au bord d'une falaise.