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Rod Beattie

A veteran of fifteen seasons with the Stratford Festival (most recently in Wingfield's Inferno in the 2005 season), Rod Beattie is one of the most respected and versatile actors in Canadian theatre. His extensive credits include radio, television, film and live performances across Canada; featured roles include Ed in Ed's Garage at the Grand Theatre and Theatre Orangeville, Felix in The Odd Couple at Segal Centre, Montreal, Johnny Pateen Mike in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Theatre Calgary, Bill in The Love List and Greg in Sylvia at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria, John Proctor in The Crucible and Father Gustave in Blessings in Disguise at Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Professor in Oleanna at the Grand Theatre and the National Arts Centre (opposite Sandra Oh) and Andy Ladd in an Ontario tour of Love Letters (opposite Martha Henry). Over the past thirty years Rod's name has become synonymous with the Wingfield series which has brought him acting awards, rave reviews and sold-out houses in Toronto, London, Stratford, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saint John, Fredericton and a host of smaller communities across Canada. Rod and Walt made their American debuts to great acclaim at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1994. Rod is the winner of the 1991-92 "Dora" Award (best performance by an actor in a leading role) for his performance in the first three Wingfield plays.

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