Gordon Pinsent


You could not cover television in Canada for the past 40 years without encountering the great Gordon Pinsent. Thank God. Pinsent, who died in his sleep Feb. 25 at 92, was a towering figure in film and television. In his native Newfoundland, he was much more than that. I was out in St. John’s, Nfld.,

Mountie Pinsent (centre) and The Forest Rangers There’s something about childhood memories and cherished TV shows that can turn adults back into six year olds.I had just such a Cocoon moment Saturday in Kleinberg, Ont., home of the Cinespace Film Studio.This very off-the-beaten track production centre is tucked into a valley in the woods off

The Three Acting Amigos: Pinsent, Gross and Hawco The Republic of Doyle has been under siege all year. Moved to Sundays by budget battered CBC, they’ve had to dodge or battle the Oscars, the Grammys, the Screenies and the Super Bowl, not to mention the Walking Dead. This Sunday, their season finale goes up against

22 Minutes’ creator Mary Walsh and original player Greg Thomey both return in Tuesday night’s hour-long holiday episode. In its 20th season, the Halifax-based CBC comedy has been a bright spot in an otherwise challenging fall for CBC, where hockey is missed like nowhere else.East Coast icon Gordon Pinsent–flown in from St. John’s where he

Pinsent and Pinsent last summer at the CFC TIFF BBQ When I ran into Gordon Pinsent at the Toronto International Film Festival/Canadian Film Centre BBQ last September, he was still sporting the ‘stache from playing Stephen Leacock in tonight’s CBC movie Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Pinsent is a marvel at 81 and prattled