Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent

actor, writer, director

Gordon Pinsent was born on Jul 12, 1930 in Canada. Gordon Pinsent's big-screen debut came with The Forest Rangers - Season 1 directed by George McCowan in 1963, strarring Sergeant Scott. Gordon Pinsent is known for The Pillars of the Earth directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Ian McShane stars as Waleran Bigod and Matthew Macfadyen as Philip. Gordon Pinsent has got 16 awards and 16 nominations so far. The most recent award Gordon Pinsent achieved is Best Shorts Competition. The upcoming new movie Gordon Pinsent plays is Age of Dysphoria which will be released on Feb 14, 2020.

Gordon Edward Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to Florence (Cooper) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent. Gordon was known as "Porky" as a child, and dreamed of performing as early as he can remember. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51. Gordon received an L.L.D. from the University P.E.I. in 1975, an Honorary doctorate from Queen's University in 1988, as well as from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island.Gordon left Newfoundland at the age of 17 and began his career on stage. His first theatrical experiences were in Winnipeg, Manitoba. While there, he was involved in the first live radio drama out of Winnipeg. He eventually moved east, working in Toronto and Stratford, Ontario. He has since won numerous credits and awards, and is one of Canada's most well-respected artists.In addition to acting, he directs and produces, and has written a number of novels and screenplays, as well as plays for the stage, including 'Corner Green' for the Newfoundland amateur drama festival. The play was staged in St. John's, Newfoundland in April of 1997, and was was based upon life his hometown of Grand Falls, Newfoundland.He is a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, and is very active in various charities. His humorous and poignant autobiography, "By the Way", was published.His wife until her death was actress Charmion King, whom he met during his early theater days. He has a daughter, actress Leah Pinsent, from that union, as well as a son and daughter from an earlier marriage (Barry and Beverly Kennedy). He has two brothers, Harry and Haig, and three sisters: Nita, Hazel, and Lil, who passed away in 1998.

  • Birthday

    Jul 12, 1930
  • Place of Birth

    Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Known For


16 wins & 16 nominations

Best Shorts Competition
Short Film
Winner - Award of Excellence
Martin's Hagge (2016)
Canadian Screen Awards, CA
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner - Canadian Screen Award
Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Winner - Canadian Screen Award
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