One of the great Canadian actors of his generation, Gordon Pinsent has worked in theatre, and on film and television, for more than six decades. In this compelling and candid, engaging and entertaining memoir, Pinsent shares career highlights - including roles in Quentin Durgens, M.P., The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, Due South, and Away from Her - and explains why, at the age of eighty-two, he needs to keep performing. Pinsent also writes openly about his personal life, including growing up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, his struggle with anxiety, the challenges of being a sometimes-absentee father to his three children, and his forty-year love affair with the acclaimed actress Charmion King.
About the Author
George Anthony, former entertainment editor and columnist for the "Toronto Sun," was one of the founding members of the "little paper that grew" after starting his career in journalism at the "Toronto Telegram," Currently consulting on special projects for CBC Television's Arts and Entertainment division, Anthony has played a key role in bringing Canadians such hit programs as "Made in Canada," "Royal Canadian Air Farce," and "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," as well as high-rated specials showcasing Kurt Browning, Celine Dion, Karen Kain, Anne Murray, and many more. Anthony also serves as the creative point person on "The Rick Mercer Report "and oversees arts programming for the network. A long-time friend and confidante, George Anthony shared more than three decades of champagne and martinis with Brian Linehan. Originally from Montreal, he lives in Toronto with his wife, Gail, and their three children.
Praise for Next
• "For those who crave Famous Names, there is a full complement here: Christopher Plummer, Marlon Brando, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Norman Jewison, Paul Gross and other starry people appear, inhabiting fine stories told with Newfoundland flair and humour. . . . Next is rich theatre history. . . . The book provides a lively, discreet-where-necessary, tender and sometimes rueful record of one of our best-known actors. . .and, until now, least-known private persons." Globe and Mail
• "Amusing, emotional, and insightful." Winnipeg Free Press
• "[Next] is. . .full of surprises." Toronto Star