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Groulx, Georges

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Fr. Émile Legault of Compagnons de Saint-Laurent applies makeup to George Groulx.

Quebec-based actor/director - born in 1922, died in 1997 - who began his career with Compagnons de Saint-Laurent performing over 40 roles between 1939 and 1948.

He studied in Paris and returned to Canada to become a lead actor with the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde/TNM, performing in, among others, La Mouette/The Seagull, Le temps des lilas, Les femmes savantes/The Learned Ladies and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

He had already begun to direct with Les Compagnons in 1948 and continued at the TNM, Théâtre du Rideau Vert and Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier (which he cofounded) with, among others, Un Otage/The Hostage, Le songe d'une nuit d'été/A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Locandiera and Volpone.

He had also worked on television and in radio, and taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique de Québec.

He has said of his work, "I have no preference for this theatre company or that. I simply love all plays that seduce me and involve me."

Last updated 2009-04-03