RICHARD DONAT #FFF Friday Favourite Four

Posted: October 17, 2014

It’s Friday and time for another installment of the Sea and be Scene Friday Favourite FourThe #FFF is your weekly chance to discover the four favourites of your favourite East Coast folks. The four questions will always stay the same... only the folks will change.

This week our spotlight turns to a Nova Scotia native who's been working on stage and in film and television for well over four decades.  Born in Kentville, NS his resume is choc-o-block full of over 75 on screen roles - everything from series work on EMILY OF NEW MOON, WIND AT MY BACK , THE LITTLEST HOBO, BLACKFLY and PITPONY with Ellen Page,  to guest starring roles on LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE, TRAILER PARK BOYS and as Leslie's father on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE.

RICHARD DONAT on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE

He's theatre credits are long and varied.   In 1974 he was in the smash hit Hosanna by Michael Tremblay, which went to NYC and played at the Off Broadway Bijou Theater. He won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor in Brecht’s In the Jungle of the Cities.  He has also directed a great number of hit productions.

As for his work on the big screen it includes everything from AMELIA with Oscar winner Hillary Swank to THE WEIGHT OF WATER with Oscar winner Sean Penn.  We should salute him too for being nominated for a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film MY AMERICAN COUSINWith a resume so long and varied - you're best to check it out for yourself here.

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It is, of course for his role as the ponderous and 'sensible' Vince Teagues that we know and love him best.  As one half of the HAVEN Herald news team Vince has also been the leader of The Guard for as long any Havenite can remember - and while he does his best to tame the troubles...I've never quite trusted the Teagues brothers...the tallest one included.

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You can ALWAYS count on a stellar performance from the man.... in HAVEN and everywhere else!

He is an avid gardener, bee keeper, father to two sons and (I don't think he'd mind me telling ya) in love with Atlantic Film Festival Award Winner Maggie Thomas.

He is gifted, talented and ever so tall and we are ever so grateful he's sharing his Friday Favourite Four with us today.

He is the remarkable Richard Donat.

Richard Donat's favourte book

RICHARD DONAT Fave album

RICHARD DONAT Fave MEAL

RICHARD DONAT Fave Famous Dinner Companion

 

To watch Richard Donat in action as Vince Teagues and for more info on HAVEN  in CANADA visit www.showcase.ca/haven and in the US visit www.syfy.com/haven

Check out the previously posted editions of the #FFF  by clicking on the pic...

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