Joan Orenstein

Joan Orenstein


Joan Orenstein was born on Dec 04, 1923 in UK. Joan Orenstein's big-screen debut came with Evergreen - Season 1 directed by Fielder Cook in 1985. Joan Orenstein is known for The Smoggies directed by Gerald Potterton, Tedd Dillon stars as (1989-1990) and Brian Dooley as (1989-1990). Joan Orenstein has got 2 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Joan Orenstein achieved is Atlantic Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Joan Orenstein plays is The Event which will be released on Feb 13, 2004.

Joan Orenstein was one of the most accomplished actors on the Canadian stage. Born in England, she emigrated to Canada in the 1940s. She began acting late in life, in her forties, and rose to prominence as a dynamic and brave performer. She played on most of the major stages in Canada, often at Neptune Theatre in Halifax (Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, Memories of You) and Montreal's Centaur Theatre (Juno and the Paycock, People Are Living There, Stone Angel, Road to Mecca, Albertine, en cinq temps , and La Sagouine). She also appeared at the National Arts Centre (Waiting for the Parade , Mother Courage, Ghosts), Belfry Theatre (The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr, If We Are Women), Manitoba Theatre Centre ('Night Mother), Canadian Stage ( Odd Jobs ), Theatre Calgary ( Transit of Venus ), Tarragon Theatre (Mrs. Klein), and the Shaw Festival (Mrs. Warren's Profession, Hedda Gabler). Her fiery stage performances were enthralling.

  • Birthday

    Dec 04, 1923
  • Place of Birth

    London, England, UK

Known For


2 wins & 1 nominations

Atlantic Film Festival
Outstanding Performance by an Actress
Winner - Atlantic Canadian Award
Best Acting - Female
Winner - Atlantic Canadian Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows