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Collin, Frédérique

Frédérique Collin
Frédérique Collin

Quebec-based actor, born in 1944 in Montreal. Frédérique Collin has played most of the province's main stages and worked with many of the country's leading directors.

She has acted in numerous premieres notably Michel Tremblay's Messe Solennelle pour une pleine lune d'été (Compagnie Jean-Duceppe, 1996, directed by André Brassard); the Governor General’s Award-winning Un oiseau vivant dans la gueule by Jeanne-Mance Delisle (Théâtre du Cuivre, 1987, and then at the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques (now Festival TransAmériques, directed by Isabel Villeneuve).

She has acted in many Tremblay plays and translations including Bonjour, là, bonjour, Les Belles-Soeurs, Paul Zindel's L'Effet des rayons gamma sur les vieux-garçons/The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and En pièces détachées (this last given a design-driven production at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in 1994, directed by René Richard Cyr).

Other credits include: Jean Genet's Les Bonnes/The Maids, directed by Brassard ; Marat/Sade for Carbone 14; and Cendres/Ashes by David Rudkin, directed by Pierre Collin at Théâtre la Licorne. In January 2000, she appeared in the Théâtre de La Veillée (Groupe [de] La Veillée, Espace de la Veillée) production of Jean Genet's Les Bonnes/The Maids.

Frédérique Collin also worked frequently in television and film, and was nominated for a Genie Award for the series, Marie in the City. She has directed two films.

In 2003, she left her acting career, and became a mental health advocate.

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Last updated 2020-11-11