Gordon Pinsent

Stubbornly attached to Canada, Pinsent is best known for his obsession with indigenous creative works therein. As an actor/writer/director, Pinsent's career spans thirty-five years in theatre, radio, television and film. As a writer, he is best known for having created and written the popular television series, A Gift To Last (CBC 1975-78), in which he also starred. His two feature films are based in his native Newfoundland: "The Rowdyman", adapted from his novel, and "John and the Missus", adapted from his stage play. He is currently developing a dramatic series concept for television, plus an anthology series of half-hour films, and a stage play entitled Corner Green.