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Gilsenan, Marion

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Marion Gilsenan

Energetic and vivacious character actor of stage, radio, film and television born in Beckenham, England, in 1937, died in Toronto, Ontario in 1999. She came to Canada in 1957.

Marion Gilsenan had performed on many of Canada's major stages including at the Shaw Festival for six seasons (The Madwoman of Chaillot, An Inspector Calls, Waltz of the Toreadors), Manitoba Theatre Centre (The Speckled Band); Theatre Aquarius (The Dresser); Canadian Stage (Shakespeare's Richard III and Normand Chaurette's The Queens); Centaur Theatre; Theatre New Brunswick; and Theatre Passe Muraille (Timothy Findley's The Stillborn Lover). Among the premieres in which she performed is Better Living by George F. Walker (CentreStage, 1986, directed by Bill Glassco) and Joggers by Allan Stratton (Toronto Free Theatre, 1982).

She was married to Peter Freund and had three children.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois.

Last updated 2011-07-11