Quebec-based actor who excelled in several important stage productions. Marthe Turgeon was born in Armagh November 29, 1944; died August 28, 2011 in Montreal of cancer at the age of 66.
Because of her magnificent presence and voice she played several queens, including in Normand Chaurette's Les reines, Jean-Pierre Ronfard's La vie et mort du Roi Boiteux, Schiller's Marie Stuart, Shakespeare's Le roi Lear/King Lear, Racine's Iphigénie and Euripides' Les Troyennes/Trojan Women.
She also worked with Gilles Maheu on Titanic and Rivages à l'abandon, and was in the premiere of Jean-Marc Dalpé's Le chien. In 1999, she performed in the premiere of Wajdi Mouawad's Les Mains d'Edwidge au moment de la naissance (Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui) and in Fernando Pessao O marinheiro for Singulier Pluriel. In April, 2002, she appeared in the world premiere of Michel Tremblay's L'État des lieux.
Marthe Turgeon also performed under the direction of Brigitte Haentjens (Le chien, Caligula, Bonjour là, bonjour), Alice Ronfard (Les Troyennes) and Lorraine Pintal (Les reines, Stabat Mater and L'asile de la pureté).
In 1989, she won the prize for best actress from the Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre for Ronfard's Autour de Phèdre.
She also enjoyed a solid career in film and television.
Last updated 2022-02-11