Ann-Marie MacDonald
Canadian actor and writer
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany. MacDonald won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, which was selected as a "pick" for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club. She received the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit, the Floyd S.
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12 Literary Families to Invite Over for Thanksgiving
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Thanksgiving means more than just turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Our favorite part of the holiday is spending it with our families. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 12 literary families that will make you love your own family even more.   This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins his dysfunctional family as they reluctantly sit shiva and spend seven days and nights under the same roof. This Is Where I Leave You is a humorous, emotional novel about the ties that bind--whether we like it or not. Read the review here   Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells No one explores the often rocky relationship between mothers and daughters, and what it means to be lifelong friends, better than Rebecca Wells. Poignant, funny, and outrageous, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a classic you'll want to read again ...
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Canadian Accused In Gadhafi Plot Pleads For Ottawa's Help
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Canadian consultant Cyndy Vanier is calling on Ottawa to intervene in her case, accusing Mexico of human rights abuses and wrongly imprisoning her on charges she plotted to smuggle members of Libya's Gadhafi family to Mexico. "Absolutely not," Vanier said in an exclusive interview with CBC News inside the minimum security prison where she's being held in Chetumal, along the border with Belize. "Sounds like something out of … Tom Clancy," she said. "I've never committed an illegal act in my life and nor would I have ever entertained anything like that." CBC News recorded an interview with Vanier under the watchful eye of prison officials. It is the first time Vanier has publicly described her arrest on Nov. 10, her months-long detention without charge, and now the formal allegations she faces in Mexico. She is accused of heading a criminal organization involving three other co-accused that allegedly forged passports and planned unsuccessfully to smuggle Saadi Gadh ...
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Theatre Erindale's season now on sale - Mississauga
Google News - over 5 years
Comedy classic Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Canadian playwright/novelist Ann-Marie MacDonald opens next January. It's the adventure of a mousy academic caught in a bizarre cross-dressing, sword-fighting world of Shakespearean characters
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Monday, Aug. 22 - Advocate Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
... one-night-only improvisation tournament rematch to raise funds for WAM Theatre's November production of "The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls" by Martha Ross, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alisa Palmer and Leah Cherniak, 7:30 pm $15
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Pitching Constant Puts Peter's in Title Chase - The Daily Weston
Google News - over 5 years
Ann Marie MacDonald had two hits and scored a run, and Tracy Haberman had an RBI. Dena Tunney reached base three times and scored a run, and Kristin Adams singled and reached base twice. When the season ends, Constant said, she will take away fond
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Penticton author makes long journey to Shelter - BCLocalNews
Google News - over 5 years
Now backed by a major publishing house, and with strong, vivid writing reminiscent of great Canadian writers like Ann-Marie MacDonald, I suspect Shelter's timeline will stretch on much further. Maggie and Jenny live in the rustic, rural Chilcotin
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ANN ARBOR: Penny Seats theater to present 'Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning ... - Heritage Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
The show, "Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet)," by Canadian playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, is a comedic homage to Shakespeare that catapults its modern-day heroine - graduate student Constance Ledbelly - into the plots of two famous
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Enlightening The Speed of Ideas: Shaw in the 21st Century at the Shaw Festival - Hospitality Net (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Other artists taking part in thought-provoking panels over this weekend include award-winning Canadian playwrights Linda Griffiths, Michael Healey, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Murrell; directors Philip Akin, Jackie Maxwell, Christopher Newton,
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Tony Kushner, Morris Panych, Suzan-Lori Parks, et al. Set for Shaw Festival's ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Other artists taking part in panels during the conference will be Canadian playwrights Linda Griffiths, Michael Healey, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Murrell; directors Philip Akin, Jackie Maxwell, Christopher Newton, Alisa Palmer, Morris Panych and Lisa
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Theatre 20 presents DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers - blogTO (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Join three versatile and prolific Canadian musical composers: Leslie Arden, Jonathan Monro and David Warrack with celebrated Canadian author and host Ann-Marie MacDonald on a journey through character, story and emotion in Theatre 20's Driven To Score
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Stratford opens with eclectic offerings - CBC.ca
Google News - over 5 years
David Johnston are among the dignitaries slated to attend, while actors Brian Dennehy, Colm Feore, Sheila McCarthy and Graham Abbey and playwrights Ann-Marie MacDonald and Judith Thompson are also expected. Opening week continues with the premieres of
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'O' factor endures for Canadian artists endorsed by Oprah Winfrey - Waterloo Record
Google News - almost 6 years
Others include authors Rohinton Mistry and Ann-Marie MacDonald, whose respective books A Fine Balance and Fall On Your Knees were each featured on Oprah's book club and enjoyed sales spikes. Vancouver company Lululemon Athletica hit the jackpot when it
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'Seize the day!' - Worcester Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
Ashby: James R. Clayton, BS; Ann Marie MacDonald, MED; Shane M. Malone, BS; Kristina S. Patti, MED; Samantha E. Rivers, BS; Amy M. Tansey, BS. Athol: Jeremy J. Bednarz, BS; Mandy S. Blackbird, MED; Heather M. Corbett, BS; Brenda Jacobs, BS;
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Eckhart Tolle tops Winfrey sales list - CBS News
Google News - almost 6 years
In 2002, Ann-Marie MacDonald's "Fall on Your Knees" sold more than 700000 copies, while the next selection, "Toni Morrison's "Sula," dropped to under 150000. Winfrey's "classics" phase, from 2003 to 2005, peaked at the beginning with the
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Eckhart Tolle Tops Winfrey Sales List - ABC News
Google News - almost 6 years
In 2002, Ann-Marie MacDonald's "Fall on Your Knees" sold more than 700000 copies, while the next selection, "Toni Morrison's "Sula," dropped to under 150000. Winfrey's "classics" phase, from 2003 to 2005, peaked at the beginning with the
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Oprah endorsements endure for Canadian artists touched by 'O' factor - The Canadian Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Others include authors Rohinton Mistry and Ann-Marie MacDonald, whose respective books "A Fine Balance" and "Fall On Your Knees" were each featured on Oprah's book club and enjoyed sales spikes. Vancouver company Lululemon Athletica hit the jackpot
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Commercial viability - NOW Toronto
Google News - almost 6 years
Later this month, the NTOTW launches a two-week run of improv at Theatre Passe Muraille inspired by original first lines by noted playwrights like Daniel MacIvor, Brad Fraser and Ann-Marie MacDonald. Still, even the most successful commercial actors
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann-Marie MacDonald
    FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 44
    Her 2003 novel, The Way the Crow Flies, was partly inspired by the Steven Truscott case.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 37
    She also hosted the CBC Documentary series Life and Times from 1996 to 2007, and currently hosts CBC's flagship documentary program, Doc Zone.
    More Details Hide Details MacDonald's wife is playwright and theatre director Alisa Palmer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born in 1958.
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