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Paul Gross

Paul Gross is one of Canada’s most popular actors on stage and screen, internationally known for his role as Constable Benton Fraser on the multi award-winning drama series Due South. He was honoured with two Gemini Awards for Best Actor, and one Gemini Award for his writing on the series. Gross also received two Gemini Awards, for best performance by an actor in the critically acclaimed series Slings & Arrows.

Gross wrote, directed and starred in the movies Hyena Road, Passchendaele and Men with Brooms, which was the highest-grossing English-language Canadian film of the previous 20 years. Passchendaele was the highest grossing Canadian film of 2008 and won five Genie Awards, including Best Picture. He also starred in, co-wrote and produced the miniseries H2O as well as its sequel The Trojan Horse.

On stage, Gross performed the title role in the Stratford Festival’s performance of Hamlet to record-setting audiences. In the fall of 2011 he appeared in Noel Coward’s Private Lives opposite Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) on Broadway and at the Royal Alex in Toronto and he starred in John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee? at the McCarter Theatre at Princeton. Recently he performed onstage opposite his wife Martha Burns in Domesticated, by Bruce Norris, at the Canadian Stage.

A recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and the Pierre Burton Award, he was appointed to the Order of Canada and also received the Earle Grey Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.