Thursday, October 9, 2008

Louison Danis

Actor, director, translator

Born in Ottawa in 1951.

Made her stage debut at 13 with the Ottawa company Lake Side Theatre Productions in 1964.

Played in the very first production of Théâtre de l’Île in Hull (Ottawa) in 1970.

Based in Montréal in the early 1980s, she remained true to her Franco-Ontarian roots and returned to work in her province of origin, where she ran the Théâtre de la Grande Chapelle.

Extensive career in theatre; she played nearly 170 characters in more than 150 plays.

Her role as Maman Bougon (prix Gémeaux 2004, best female performance - comedy) in the successful series les Bougon... c'est aussi ça la vie on Radio-Canada television, thrust her into the ranks of a media star.

Her translation from French to English of Normand Canac-Marquis' Syndrome de Cézanne was performed in New York, London and Toronto.

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