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Mercure, Monique 1930–

MERCURE, Monique 1930


Original name, Monique Emond; born November 14, 1930, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; daughter of Eugene and Yvonne (maiden name, Williams) Emond; married Pierre Mercure, September, 1949; children: Michele, Daniel, Christian. Education: Ecole Superieure de Musique d'Outremont, B.Mus., 1949; attended Montreal Drama Studio, 195860; also studied at Ecole Jacques Le Coq, Paris.

Career: Actress. Ecole Nationale de Theatre du Canada (National Theatre School of Canada), Montreal, Quebec, guest lecturer, 1978, 1980, and 1983, director, beginning 1981, director general, beginning 1991; National Film Board of Canada, guest lecturer.

Awards, Honors: Prix de la critique, Tours Festival, c. 1966, for This Is No Time for Romance; Palm d'Or, best actress (with Shelley Duvall), Cannes International Film Festival, and Etrog Award, best actress, Canadian Film Awards, both 1977, for J. A. Martin, photographe; Genie Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1983, for La quarantaine; Genie Award, best supporting actress, 1992, for Naked Lunch; Governor's General Award for the Performing Arts, 1993; DenisePelletier Award for the Performing Arts, Province of Quebec, 1993; Gascon Roux Award, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, best actor, 1993; decorated companion, Order of Canada, 1993; Genie Award, best supporting actress, 1999, for Conquest; Jutra Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1999, for Le violon rouge; Gemeaux Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2000, for Albertine, en cinq temps.


Film Appearances:

Barbara, A tout prendre (also known as Take It All ), Lopert, 1962.

Astataion ou le festin des morts, 1965.

This Is No Time for Romance (also known as Ca n'est pas le temps des romans ), 1966.

Mrs. Pelletier, Don't Let the Angels Fall (also known as Seuls les enfants etaient presents ), National Film Board of Canada, 1969.

Yvette, Waiting for Caroline, National Film Board of Canada/Lopert, 1969.

Louise, Love in a Four Letter World (also known as Sex Isn't Sin and Viens, mon amour ), Allied Artists, 1970.

Alexandrine, Mon oncle Antoine (also known as My Uncle Antoine ), Gendon, 1971.

Fernande Turcot, Deux femmes en or (also known as Two Women in Gold ), Les Films Claude Fournier, 1971.

Finalement, 1971.

Richard's woman, Le temps d'une chasse (also known as Once upon a Hunt and The Time of a Hunt ), National Film Board of Canada, 1972.

Francoise Durocher, Waitress, 1972.

Belle Souer, Il etait une fois dans l'est (also known as Once upon a Time in the East ), Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie, 1974.

Loulou, Pour le meilleur et pour le pire (also known as For Better or Worse ), 1975.

Voice, L'amour blesse, 1975.

Madame Jeannot, Parleznous d'amour, Les Productions Mutulles, 1976.

RoseAimee Martin, J. A. Martin, photographe (also known as J. A. Martin, Photographer ), National Film Board of Canada, 1976.

Estelle, L'absence, 1976.

Marie Blanchard, The Third Walker, Simon/Quadrant/Wychwood, 1978.

Yvette Laflamme, Les vautours (also known as The Vultures ), 1978.

Marie, La chanson de Roland (also known as The Song of Roland ), Z Productions, 1978.

Redstone's mate, Quintet, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1979.

Dr. Bouvier, Stone Cold Dead, Dimension Films, 1980.

The mother, La cuisine rouge, Les Films du Crepuscule, 1980.

Aunt Elsa, The Emperor of Peru (also known as Odyssey of the Pacific, Treasure Train, and La traversee de la Pacific ), CinePacific, 1981.

Taxi customer, Une journee en taxi (also known as A Day in a Taxi ), Cine 360, 1982.

Louise, La quarantaine (also known as Beyond Forty ), National Film Board of Canada, 1982.

Blanche Lavallee, Contrecoeur, Les Films du Haricot, 1983.

Aunt Yvette, Les annees de reves (also known as The Years of Dreams and Revolt ), Les Films Vision 4, 1984.

Mother Superior, La dame en couleurs, Les Films Rene Malo, 1984.

Madeline, Qui a tire sur nos histoires d'amour? (also known as A Question of Loving ), J. A. LaPointe, 1986.

Mireille, Dans le ventre du dragon (also known as In the Belly of the Dragon ), Alliance Vivafilm, 1989.

Fadela, Naked Lunch, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Moufette, "La toile du temps," Montreal vu par (also known as Montreal Sextet and Six variations sur un theme ), 1991.

La fenetre, 1992.

La fete des rois, 1994.

Madame Leroux, Le violin rouge (also known as The Red Violin and Il violino rosso ), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Grace Gallagher, Conquest, Oasis International, 1998.

Hanna's grandmother, Emportemoi (also known as Set Me Free ), Artistic License, 2000.

Nouvelle France (also known as New France ), Lions Gate Films/Christal Films, 2004.

Also appeared in Felix Leclerc Troubadour.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ednee Plamondon, Le paradis perdu, 1969.

Stephanie, Frederic, [Canada], 1980.

Annie Frandvert, Monsieur le Ministre, [Canada], 1985.

Solange Valeur, Mount Royal (also known as Mont Royal ), [Canada and France], 1987.

Jeanne Mance, Shehaweh, [Canada], 1992.

Appeared in the series La balsamine; as Rachel Paquin, Le retour; and as Simone, Sous le signe du lion.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Le dialogue des Carmelites, 1956.

Quand nous serons heureux, 1968.

Le cellule, 1969.

Napoleon unique, 1972.

Chin Chin, 1977.

Coup de sang, 1977.

Madam Klotz, Le sang des autres (also known as The Blood of Others ), HBO, 1984.

Madeleine, Tramp at the Door, The Disney Channel, 1986.

The Private Capital, 1990.

Bastet, Whiskers (also known as Moustaches ), Show-time, 1997.

Pauline Wesson, When Justice Fails, Cinemax, 1998.

Television Appearances; Other:

Dr. Loubert, Aeroport: Courtcircuit, 1984.

Albertine at age seventy, Albertine, en cinq temps, 2000.

Appeared as Rose Ouimet, Les belles soeurs (special), CBC (Canada).

Stage Appearances:

Gherda, Le pelican, Theatre de l'Egregore, Quebec, Canada, 1959.

Rosa Gonzales, Summer and Smoke, Theatre de l'Egregore, 1960.

The aunt, Une femme douce, Theatre de l'Egregore, 1960.

Sybilla, Magie rouge, Theatre de l'Egregore, 1961.

Polly, Opera de 4 sous, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, Montreal, Quebec, 1961.

Helena, La paix du dimanche, Comedie Canadienne, Quebec, then Prairie Theatre, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1962.

Ernestine, Les maxibules, Theatre de l'Egregore, 1964.

Claire, The Maids, Theatre de la Poudriere, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1964.

Dona Isabelle, Le soulier de satin, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1967.

Marguerite, Un simple soldat, La Nouvelle Compagnie Theatrale, Montreal, 19671968.

Widow Begbick, Man for Man, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1968.

Eurydice, Orphee, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1969, later Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, 1975.

Andromaque, The Trojan Women, La Nouvelle Compagnie Theatrale, 1970.

Rose Ouimet, Les belles soeurs, Le Theatre du Rideau Vert, Montreal, 1971, then Place des Arts, Paris, later Toronto, Ontario, 1973, then Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1974.

Le pays du dragon, Theatre de Quatre Sous, 1972.

Toi et tes nuages, Theatre de Quatre Sous, 1972.

Total Eclipse, 1972.

The Maids, Centaur Theatre, Montreal, 1972 and 1975.

Anne, Quatre a quatre, Theatre de Quatre Sous, 1973.

Les richesses naturelles, Theatre National de Strasbourg, 1974.

Le journal d'un Fou, Patriot Theatre, 1975.

Esther Solomon, Equus, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1976.

Lady U, Le pere humilie, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1976.

Madame Irma, Le balcon, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, 1977.

Marie Lou, Forever Yours, Marie Lou, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1977.

TeteaTete, Theatre du Cafe a la Place, Montreal, 1987.

Appeared as Sarah Bernhardt in Memoir, Free Theatre, Toronto; also appeared in The Night of the Iguana, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA; and The Saga of the Wet Hens, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto.

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