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Yan England heads to the Oscars with "Henry"

Yan England suiting up for Oscars.jpgQuebec actor Yan England will not be watching the Oscars on television this year. He'll be in the audience hoping to climb up on stage.

His film Henry is nominated for an Academy Award in the short film category.

It's the story of an elderly man, a former concert pianist, lost in memories of his past and struggling with the reality of his present. 

It was inspired by Yan England's grandfather.

He himself has been in front of the camera since the age of eight, in French and in English. Henry is his second short film venture, but his first Oscar nomination. He wrote, directed and produced it.

Yan England joins Sonali Karnick in studio, before heading off to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards next Sunday. (You can catch Henry on ARTV this week, or on tout.tv.)

(Above, Yan England gets fitted for his tuxedo in Montreal last week; photo, CBC)

 

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