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Allan Hawco

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A native of the Goulds, Newfoundland and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Allan Hawco is one of the country's most exciting young actors. Allan is currently in production on his very own CBC series, Republic of Doyle which he writes, produces and stars in.

He has previously starred in some of the most interesting and acclaimed television dramas including ZOS: Zone of Separation, an eight-part series about the life and death struggle to enforce a United Nations-brokered ceasefire in a middle European country (Movie Network, 2008), the political thrillers H2O (CBC, 2004) and its sequel Trojan Horse (CBC, 2007) and the World War II drama Above and Beyond (CBC, 2006).

Allan's feature films include a starring role in the upcoming Love and Savagery directed by John Smith. The film recently opened the St. John's Women's Film Festival. He also recently appeared in a supporting role in Sir Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring (2008 nomination Best Film, Irish Film and Television Awards) with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine.

Hawco has worked in several established theatres in the country. Select credits include the title role in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Works) and Richard III (RCA Theatre) as well as The Shape of Things (Canadian Stage Co.), The Cripple of Innishman (Centaur Theatre; Dir: Ben Barnes), Macbeth (Festival of Classics), Salt Water Moon (Saidye Bronfman Centre), You Are Here (Theatre Passe Muraille) and La Ronde and Present Laughter (Soulpepper Theatre Company).

In 2005, Hawco co-founded The Company Theatre and starred in its inaugural production of Tom Murphy's Whistle in the Dark which was met with rave reviews. The Toronto Star called it "the most muscular piece of theatre we've seen in Toronto in some time." The Company Theatre's 2008 production of Festen which was nominated for three Dora awards, including "Outstanding Production of a Play."

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