Jean-Michel Le Gal
|Jean-Michel Le Gal|
|Born||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Jean-Michel Le Gal is a Canadian stage, television and film actor.
Early life and education
Le Gal was born in Toronto, Canada to a francophone stage actress and television/music producer. He began acting at 10, opposite a squirrel puppet in the 12 part television kids series Pri-Maths for TVOntario.
His first role at Stratford was in the 2004 production of Noises Off, directed by Brian Bedford, and his performance was positively reviewed by Kamal Al-Solaylee of the Globe and Mail. He then went on to play numerous roles over four seasons including: Ferdinand in the Tempest opposite William Hutt, Silvius in As You Like It and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice. He also received Stratford’s John Hirsch Award for most promising actor and toured a co-production of Molière’s Don Juan to the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal.
- SHE SINGS FOR ME, Lead, dir. Rebecca Davey, Official Selection, Not Short On Talent, Telefilm, Festival de Cannes, 2015
- BENJAMIN, Lead, dir. Sherren Lee, Official Selection, Short Cuts, Toronto International Film Festival, 2015
- WHAT WE HAVE, Supporting Lead, Maxime Desmons, Best Canadian Feature, Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, 2015
- FOXFIRE, Principal, Laurent Cantet, Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2012
- TONY GITONE, Principal, Jerry Ciccoritti
- TAKE THIS WALTZ, Principal, Sarah Polley, Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2011
- JOHN A, Supporting, Jerry Ciccoritti
- THE HEART, Lead, Sarah Polley
- SHE SAID LENNY, Supporting, Jim Donovan
- FRONTIER, Principal, Netflix/Discovery, Ken Girotti
- REIGN, Recurring Principal, CW/CBS, Megan Follows
- MAX AND SHRED, Series Regular, Nickelodeon/YTV, Various directors
- ROOKIE BLUE, Principal, ABC/ Global, Paul Fox
- ORPHAN BLACK, Principal, BBC America/Space, John Fawcett
- TRANSPORTER, Principal, Cinemax/HBO Canada, Brad Turner
- RAMVILLE, Principal, TFO, Derek Diorio
- FLASHPOINT, Principal, CBS/CTV, Stefan Pleszczynski
- MAYDAY, Principal, Cineflix, Ian Robertson
- METEO +, Principal, TFO, Derek Diorio
Stratford Festival Credits
- Merchant of Venice, Lorenzo, dir. Richard Rose
- Comedy of Errors, Angelo, dir. Richard Monette
- An Ideal Husband, Mr.Montford, dir. Richard Monette
- Don Juan, Marigold, dir. Lorraine Pintal
- London Assurance, Martin, dir. Brian Bedford
- Ferdinand,The Tempest, dir. Richard Monette
- Brother Ladvenu, The Lark, dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg
- As You Like It, Silvius, dir. Antoni Cimolino
- Henry VIII, Surveyor, dir. Richard Monette
- Noises Off, Garry Lejeune, dir. Brian Bedford
Other Theatre Credits
- L'école des femmes, Horace, Theatre francais de Toronto,Horace.
- Le dîner des cons, Theatre francais de Toronto, Juste Leblanc
- Grincements et autre bruits, Théâtre du Trillium (Ottawa), Homme
- Don Juan, Théâtre du nouveau monde (Montréal), Pierrot
- Unity 1918, Western Canada Theatre (Kamploops,B.C.) Michael/Glen
- Menteur, Théâtre la Seizième (Vancouver), Yannick
- An Evening with Beckett, Tandem Productions (Vancouver), Protagonist
- Corpus Cristi, Hoarse RavenTheatre (Vancouver), Peter
- Sadler, Sherri. "Alumni". Langara College. Retrieved March 2002. Check date values in:
- "Birmingham Conservatory". Stratford Festival. Retrieved March 2004. Check date values in:
- Al-Solaylee, Kamal (3 July 2004). "A farce to be reckoned with". Globe and Mail.
- Stratford Festival presents annual Guthrie awards | Your online newspaper for Southwestern Ontario
- Hoile, Christopher. "Les Maximes du mariages". Stage Door. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- Sutherland, Keifer. "2009 Participants". Canadian Film Centre. Retrieved April 2010. Check date values in:
- "Théâtre français de Toronto: des cours pour enfants au programme"L'Express.
- Shakespeare Reviews: The Comedy of Errors. Schaltz Shakespeare Reviews
- "Review: London Assurance by Dion Boucicault". Word Currents
- Le Diner De Cons | NOW Magazine
- "Théâtre français de Toronto – Francis Veber’s Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game)". by Stefan Di Iorio Classical 983 FM May 5, 2009
- Jean-Michel Le Gal at the Internet Movie Database