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Griffin, Lynne

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Lynne Griffin

Vivacious actor, born September 17, 1952 in Toronto, who has worked in theatre, film, and television, both in Canada and the United States. Her mother, Kay Griffin, was an actor, and also ran a talent agency.

Lynne Griffin first appeared on Canadian TV in the 1970s, then in the theatre. Her first stage role was in George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man at the former Bayview Playhouse in Toronto (now a Shopper's Drug Mart).

She then performed in The Admirable Crichton at the Shaw Festival in 1976 (directed by Barry Morse). Her other credits in Canada include Cordelia in Shakespeare's King Lear (Stratford Festival, directed by Robin Phillips), Nora in Ibsen's The Doll House (Theatre Plus, dir. Marion André), Saint Joan in Anouilh's The Lark (Theatre Plus, André), and Anouilh's Antigone (Theatre Plus, André).

In the US she performed in Shaw's Man and Superman, Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, and Jerome Kilty's Dear Liar among many others.

Her extensive television credits include 31 episodes of Wind at My Back from 1997 to 2001, and more recently in Murdoch Mysteries.

She currently lives in Toronto, and has performed in fringe productions with with her husband, Sean Sullivan, including a run in Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois and Anne Nothof

Last updated 2021-01-13