Allan Hawco will host Q from March 9 - 13

Republic of Doyle alum Allan Hawco cruises into Studio Q on March 9 to take the host chair for the entire week.
Allan Hawco takes the host chair from March 9 to 13. (CBC)

Republic of Doyle alum Allan Hawco cruises into Studio Q on March 9 to take the host chair for the entire week.

The Newfoundland-born actor is best known for playing the lead role of Jake Doyle on the Gemini-nominated TV series, Republic of Doyle, which wrapped up after six seasons this past December. Behind the scenes, he was the show's creator, showrunner, executive producer, and head writer.

Hawco, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, recently played the tormented character of Solomon Lindo in the television adaptation of Lawrence Hill's Book of Negroes. He has also starred in some of the most acclaimed television productions in Canada including ZOS: Zone of Separation, H2O, Trojan Horse, and Above & Beyond.

Beyond television, Allan has maintained his roots in the theatre as the co-founder of Toronto-based theatre company, The Company Theatre, where he garnered rave reviews as the star of Tom Murphy's Whistle in the Dark.

Allan's feature film credits include a starring role in Love & Savagery (2009), directed by John Smith, and supporting lead in Sir Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring (2007) with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine.

He's been awarded the Gascon Thomas Award from the National Theatre School, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Television Hall of Fame, a Gemini Nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (Republic of Doyle), and an ACTRA Nomination for Best Male Actor (Love & Savagery).


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