Gordon Edward Pinsent CC, FRSC LL.D (born July 12, 1930) is a Canadian television, theatre and film actor.
Pinsent, the youngest of six children, was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Flossie Cooper and Stephen Arthur Pinsent, a papermill worker and cobbler. His mother was "quiet spoken" and a religious Anglican; the family was descended from immigrants from Kent and Devon in England. He was an "awkward child" who suffered from rickets. Pinsent began acting on stage in the 1940s at the age of 17. He soon took on roles in radio drama on the CBC, and later moved into television and film as well. In the early 1950s, he took a break from acting and joined the Canadian Army, serving for approximately four years as a Private in The Royal Canadian Regiment.
During the early years of his career he appeared in Scarlett Hill but was best known for co-starring in the CBC children's series The Forest Rangers in the early 1960s. Later television roles have included the series...
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Away From Her is a Canadian film which debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. The feature-length directorial debut of Canadian actor Sarah Polley, the film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain", from the 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.The film stars Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie as a couple whose marriage is tested when Christie's character begins to suffer from Alzheimer's and moves into a nursing home, where she loses virtually all memory of her husband and begins to develop a romance with another nursing home resident.The cast also includes Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Alberta Watson, and Kristen Thomson.Atom Egoyan, Polley's director in The Sweet Hereafter, is the film's executive producer.The film also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.The film was distributed by Lionsgate Films....,
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