Telling the Story|
"The narrator of the series is critical because the narrator is really the voice of the audience and the representative of the audience through the series," says senior producer Kelly Crichton. "She will be the person leading the audience through the story and telling the story to the audience; drawing them into it; making them feel what they're seeing. It's a very important part of the whole series."
Maggie Huculak, narrator of the English-language version of Canada: A People's History has already been captured by the story and her narration passes this sense of wonder to the audience. "With the recording of each episode, I have been thrilled, shocked, moved and chastened by Canada's extraordinary history," Huculak says.
MAGGIE HUCULAK, English Narration
Known as an actor�s actor, Huculak has performed on Toronto stages for 20 years. As a member of the Necessary Angel company, she has performed in the original Tamara, and more recently in Seven Lears, King Lear, Beating Heart Cadaver and Hysterica, which she co-authored. As a frequent collaborator with Theatre Columbus, Huculak is the co-author of the collectively created The Betrayal which won a Chalmers Award in 1999. Huculak has also performed in the premieres of such notable Canadian plays as The Lion in the Streets, Body and Soul, The Little Years and Play Murder. She has had leading roles at the Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Shaw Festival, Toronto�s Tarragon Theatre and London�s Grand Theatre, and is a six-time Dora Mavor Moore nominee. Series television credits include Justice, The Newsroom, Kids in the Hall and recurring roles in The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Wind at My Back and Eric�s World. Film credits include The Last Debate, Claude Monet: Shadow and Light and Anne of Green Gables. Huculak�s many CBC Radio roles include Medea, Frida Kahlo and Teresa of Avila. She also narrated the dramatization of Michael Ondaatje�s In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient.
MARIE TIFO, French Narration
Marie Tifo, narrator of Radio-Canada's French-language Le Canada : une histoire populaire, is a Quebec-based actor who has had an active career in film, television and theatre for over twenty years. Tifo is a recipient of numerous awards, including a Prix Gémeaux from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for Best Actress in the feature film, T'es Belle Jeanne, in 1990 and a Genie award for Best Actress in Le bon débarras, in 1981. She has hosted and narrated such documentaries as Michel Brault's Femmes and Alain Chartrand's Question de drogue. Tifo has also performed in many television series, including Bonjour là, bonjour, Le vrai monde, Radio, La part des anges,Ces enfants d'ailleurs and Avec un grand A. Her film work includes L'Île de sable, Dans le ventre du dragon and Kalamazoo. Among the plays in which she has performed leading roles are Réjean Ducharme's Ha, ha...! (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde), Gurney's Lettre d'amour and Brecht's Mère courage (Théâtre du Rideau Vert), and Maureen Hunter's L'Atlantide (Théâtre de la Licorne). More recently, she appeared in the premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard's Sous le regard des mouches. Tifo studied at two different Conservatoires d'art dramatique; one in Montreal and one in Quebec
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