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Gordon Pinsent (actor)

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent is an icon in the Canadian entertainment industry. Born in Newfoundland this actor and writer has participated in all manners of entertainment, stage, radio, television and film.

Gordon left Newfoundland at the age of 17 and ended up in Winnipeg.

He began his career on stage and gravitated toward the Winnipeg Repertory Theater. After watching a play one night he remained behind and the theater owner Leena Lovegrove invited him to come by for a reading. Gordon was offered a small 4 line role playing a doctor, he declined, brashly declaring he'd only travel into town for the lead role. He was given the chance to read and he got that role, as well as that of Sebastian in Twelfth Night. From that moment on, he acquired a great deal of experience in a short time, including the first live radio drama out of Winnipeg.