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Sarah Polley
Born January 8, 1979 (1979-01-08) (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) David Wharnsby

Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, singer, Genie Award-winning film director and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. She has starred in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, and Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... David Wharnsby is a Canadian film editor who lives in Toronto. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... The National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble is an annual film award (since 1994) given by the National Board of Review. ... The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... The Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to the best Canadian actress. ... My Life Without Me (Mi vida sin mí) is a 2003 film that tells a story of the dying process of a 23 year old woman who has a husband and two daughters. ... The Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction is awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to the best Canadian film director. ... Away From Her is a Canadian film, currently in post-production and scheduled for release in late 2006. ... Away From Her is a Canadian film, currently in post-production and scheduled for release in late 2006. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... Guinevere is a 1999 motion picture about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor. ... Go is a 1999 film directed by Doug Liman, with three intertwining plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ... The Weight of Water is a 2000 film based off the novel of the same name by Anita Shreve. ... My Life Without Me (Mi vida sin mí) is a 2003 film that tells a story of the dying process of a 23 year old woman who has a husband and two daughters. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ...

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Biography

Early life

Polley, the youngest of five children, was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Diane, an actress and casting director, and Michael Polley, a British-born actor and insurance agent (he attended acting classes with Albert Finney in England before moving to Canada).[1][2] Polley's mother died of cancer just after Polley's 11th birthday. Polley attended Subway Academy II then Earl Haig Secondary School, but dropped out before graduating. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Earl Haig Secondary School serves a diverse population of about 2,200 students in Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is recognized for its academic focus, enthusiasm for learning, lively school spirit, and commitment to the arts. ...


Early career and fall-out with Disney

Her first cinematic appearance was at the age of four, as Molly in the Disney film One Magic Christmas. At age eight, she was cast in the title role in the television series Ramona, based on Beverly Cleary's books. Though the series lasted but one season, Polley burst into the public eye the following year as Sara Stanley on the popular CBC television series Road to Avonlea, produced by Kevin Sullivan. The series made her famous and financially independent, and she was hailed as "Canada's Sweetheart" by the popular press. Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... One Magic Christmas is a 1985 holiday film from Walt Disney Pictures, starring Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen. ... Ramona was a popular Canadian 1980s childrens television series which followed the life of eight-year-old title character Ramona Quimby (played by Sarah Polley). ... Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... Kevin M. Sullivan is an American television producer, currently working for Total Nonstop Action, a professional wrestling promotion. ...


After seven years with the program the show was picked up by the Disney Channel for distribution in the U.S. At the age of 12 (around 1991) Polley attended an awards ceremony while wearing a peace sign to protest the first Gulf War. Disney executives asked her to remove it and she refused. This soured her relationship with Disney and she left Road to Avonlea soon after [3]. A short time later, the show itself was canceled (to which she publicly claimed indifference), although she did return as Sara Stanley for the final episode. For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ...


Career

Polley appeared as Lily on the CBC television series, Straight Up. It ran from 1996–1998 and she won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role. Polley's subsequent role as Nicole Burnell in the 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter, brought her considerable attention in the United States; she was a fan favourite at the Sundance Film Festival. Her character in the film was an aspiring singer — on the soundtrack, she performed a cover of The Tragically Hip's "Courage" and Jane Siberry's "One More Colour", as well as the film's title track which she co-wrote with Mychael Danna. "Courage" was also played in the ending of an episode of Charmed, "Long live the Queen" (Season 4 Episode 20). Straight Up was a popular but short lived Canadian television series. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ... The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ... Jane Siberry (born October 12, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... The Speckless Sky is a 1985 album by Jane Siberry. ... Mychael Danna is a film composer. ... For other uses, see Charm. ...


She was cast in the role of Penny Lane in the big-budget 2000 film Almost Famous, but dropped out of the project to return to Canada for the low-budget The Law of Enclosures. Her role in the 2003 film My Life Without Me, garnered the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 2004. In the same year, she starred in a lead role in the stylish and successful remake of Dawn of the Dead, which was a departure from her other indie roles. In 2005 she starred in The Secret Life of Words, opposite Tim Robbins and Julie Christie. She was nominated as Best European Actress by the European Film Academy for her role as Hanna.[4] Almost Famous is a 2000 American film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... The Law of Enclosures is a Canadian drama film, released in 1999. ... My Life Without Me (Mi vida sin mí) is a 2003 film that tells a story of the dying process of a 23 year old woman who has a husband and two daughters. ... The Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to the best Canadian actress. ... Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 horror film reimagining of George A. Romeros 1978 film of the same name. ... The Secret Life of Words is a 2005 film, directed by Isabel Coixet. ... Tim Robbins at Cannes, 2001 Height: 6 ft 4 in / 1. ... Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1941) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, BAFTA Award-, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning British actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


She made her feature-length film directing debut with Away From Her, based on the Alice Munro short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain. The movie, starring Julie Christie, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2006 as part of the TIFF's Gala showcase. Away From Her was acquired by Lionsgate for release in the US for the sum of $750,000. It drew rave reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the three Toronto dailies, both for the performances of Christie and her co-star, Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, and for Polley's direction. It also earned Polley a 2008 Academy Award nomination for her adapted screenplay and winning the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction (the first woman to do so). Away From Her is a Canadian film, currently in post-production and scheduled for release in late 2006. ... Alice Ann Munro, née Laidlaw (born 10 July 1931) is an award-winning Canadian short story writer who is widely considered an important writer in that form. ... Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1941) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, BAFTA Award-, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning British actress. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Toronto, Canada, is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gordon Edward Pinsent (born July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) is a Canadian television, theatre and film actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction is awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to the best Canadian film director. ...


Polley takes pride in her work and enjoys both acting and directing but is not keen on combining the two. "I like the feeling of keeping them separate. I find that really gratifying. I can't imagine combining those. For me, I love the feeling of using different parts of my brain separately."[5]


Political activism

Following the row with Disney, Polley dedicated more of her efforts to progressive politics, becoming a prominent member of the New Democratic Party, where Ontario legislator Peter Kormos was said to be her political mentor. This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Peter Kormos (born October 7, 1952 in Welland, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


In 1995, she lost two back teeth after being struck by a riot police officer during a protest against the Provincial Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris in Queen's Park, Toronto.[6][7] She was subsequently involved with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.[6] She has recently scaled back on her political activism.[citation needed] Riot control are the measures to control a riot or to break up an unwanted demonstration (usually of protestors). ... John Sandfield Macdonald The Ontario PC Party, formally known as the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Aerial view of Queens Park in winter, facing north. ... The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is a group of anti-poverty activists in Ontario, Canada, that uses direct action to fight for the rights of the poor and homeless. ...


In 2003, she was part of newly-elected Toronto mayor David Miller's transition advisory team. David Raymond Miller (born December 26, 1958) is a Canadian politician. ...


Personal life

On September 10, 2003 she married Canadian film editor David Wharnsby, her companion of seven years. "My relationship [with him] is the thing I'm proudest of in my life. I had a lot of opportunities to end up in some pretty bad situations and, despite all my faults, I had the sense to find someone like him and make the decision to be with him. You spend a lot of time wanting to be with the wrong person and I just feel incredibly lucky because I've succeeded at that one thing. I figured that out."[8] is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Wharnsby is a Canadian film editor who lives in Toronto. ...


Awards and Nominations

  • ACTRA
    • 2006 - ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence (Won)
  • Academy Awards
  • Director's Guild of Canada
    • 2007 - Best Feature Film :DGC Team Award, Away From Her (Won)
    • 2007 - Best Director :DGC Craft Award, Away From Her (Nominated)
  • Gemini Awards
    • 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, Slings and Arrows (Nominated)
    • 1998 - Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, Straight Up (Won)
    • 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, The Planet of Junior Brown (Nominated)
    • 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, White Lies (Nominated)
    • 1994 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Road to Avonlea (Nominated)
    • 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Road to Avonlea (Nominated)
    • 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Lantern Hill (Won)
    • 1990 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Road to Avonlea (Nominated)
    • 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Ramona, (Nominated)
  • Genie Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards
    • 2000 - Best Supporting Female, Go, (Nominated)

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Filmography

Actress

One Magic Christmas is a 1985 holiday film from Walt Disney Pictures, starring Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen. ... The Big Town is a 1987 romantic drama film about a young man who comes to the big city to work as a professional gambler, in the process becoming romantically involved with two women - one of whom is already married. ... Binomial name Cercopithecus mitis Wolf, 1822 The Blue Monkey or Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is a species of guenon native to various parts of east, central and southern Africa, including the Congo River basin. ... Ramona was a popular Canadian 1980s childrens television series which followed the life of eight-year-old title character Ramona Quimby (played by Sarah Polley). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... Exotica is a 1994 Canadian movie about a Toronto nightclub called Exotica. It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... See Hanging Gardens of Babylon for the World Wonder. ... Last Night is a 1998 Canadian film by Don McKellar. ... Guinevere is a 1999 motion picture that about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her old mentor. ... eXistenZ is a 1999 psychological thriller/science fiction film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. ... Go is a 1999 motion picture that tells of three plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ... The Claim is a 2000 British Western/romance film directed by Michael Winterbottom. ... Love Come Down is a major hit single by Evelyn Champagne King. ... The Law of Enclosures is a 1996 novel by Dale Peck, which was adapted into a film in 1999 by Canadian director John Greyson. ... The Weight of Water is a 2000 film based off the novel of the same name by Anita Shreve. ... No Such Thing is a film that was released in 2001 and was directed by Hal Hartley. ... The i Inside is a 2003 psychological thriller directed by Roland Suso Richter. ... My Life Without Me (Mi vida sin mí) is a 2003 film that tells a story of the dying process of a 23 year old woman who has a husband and two daughters. ... Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 horror film reimagining of George A. Romeros 1978 film of the same name. ... Dont Come Knocking is a 2005 film directed by Wim Wenders. ... The Secret Life of Words is a 2005 film, directed by Isabel Coixet. ... Dont Come Knocking is a 2005 film directed by Wim Wenders. ... Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. ... John Adams is an HBO made for television miniseries in seven parts. ... Mr. ...

Director

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References

  1. ^ Sarah Polley Biography (1979-)
  2. ^ Polley, Sarah
  3. ^ Yahoo! Movies
  4. ^ European Film Academy
  5. ^ Exclusive: Filmmaker Sarah Polley
  6. ^ a b Toronto Life: Woman on the Verge - Page 4
  7. ^ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0011399
  8. ^ Sarah Polley Quotes Filmspot. CNet Networks Entertainment.

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Sarah Polley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (572 words)
Sarah Polley (born on January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress and director of short films.
Her disenchantment with Disney was rooted in an incident during the Gulf War, when she was invited by Disney to appear at a Children's Awards Show in Washington, DC.
Following the row with Disney, Polley dedicated more of her energy to left-wing politics, becoming a prominent member of the New Democratic Party, where maverick Ontario legislator Peter Kormos was said to be her political mentor.
Sarah Polley - Grab.com Movies (1196 words)
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism.
Polley, who picked up a second Gemini Award for her performance in the TV series "Straight Up" (1996), subsequently quit acting and high school to turn her attention to politics, positioning herself on the extreme left of Canada's left-of-center New Democratic Party.
Polley is as renowned for her intelligence as for her remarkable talent.
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