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Gobeil, Pierre

Pierre Gobeil
Pierre Gobeil

Actor/director born in Grand-Mère, Quebec, March 23, 1938; died May 21, 2006 of lung cancer at the age of 68.

Pierre Gobeil studied at the Université de Sherbrooke as well as in France before founding the Théâtre de l'Atelier in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1959, a small, cohesive company that ran for twenty years in Sherbrooke, championing Township culture and featuring a modern repertoire.

As an actor, Gobeil worked at the Piggery Theatre and the National Arts Centre. He twice won the award for best actor at the Dominion Drama Festival.

As a director he helmed the works of Murray Schisgal, Ionesco, Arrabal and Albee as well as being very active in children's theatre.

Pierre Gobeil also acted in numerous television series and in fourteen films.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois and Anne Nothof

Last updated 2021-01-08