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June 20, 1967 |
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Polley (2003–2008; divorced)|
Life and career
Wharnsby was born in Waterloo, Ontario. Some of Wharnsby's numerous credits include; the CBC's miniseries Northern Town, directed by Gary Burns; At The Hotel, directed by Ken Finkleman; TIFF top ten films, I, Claudia, by Chris Abraham; The Uncles by Jim Allodi; Ken Finkleman's Gemini winning The Newsroom and Foreign Objects; Genie-winning short "I Shout Love" by Sarah Polley; Atom Egoyan's Gemini winning Sarabande; Emmy-nominated The Four Seasons and Don Giovanni Unmasked by Barbara Willis Sweete; David Weaver's Siblings and Century Hotel; and Genie-nominated Three Stories by Semi Chellas.
His television directing credits include one episode of Billable Hours ("Killer Comma"), two episodes of Being Erica ("This Be the Verse" and "The Unkindest Cut") and two episodes of "Saving Hope" ("Twinned Lambs" and "The Heartbreak Kid").
Wharnsby received a Gemini Award for his work on Jennifer Baichwal's documentary The Holier It Gets. He has also worked with Baichwal on the Gemini-winning The True Meaning of Pictures, and the Emmy winning Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles. He won a Genie Award in 2004 for his work on Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World.
Wharnsby married Sarah Polley, who in addition to directing is an actress, singer, writer and activist, in September 2003. They have since divorced. He collaborated with then wife Polley on the critically acclaimed 2006 feature-length film Away from Her, which Polley directed. His mother Marnie was host of a children's television show in the 1960s for CKCO-TV; his brother Tim is a sports reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website, cbcsports.ca.
|1997||Hong Kong Symphony||TV movie|
|1997||Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande|
|1998||Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles||Documentary|
|1998||Boy's Own Story, AA Boy's Own Story||Short film|
|1999||In Memory||Short film|
|1999||Don't Think Twice||Short film|
|2000||Line, TheThe Line||Short film|
|2000||Uncles, TheThe Uncles|
|2001||Great Performances||Episode: "Don Giovanni Unmasked"|
|2001||Three Stories from the End of Everything||Short film|
|2001||I Shout Love||Short film|
|2002||True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia, TheThe True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia||Documentary|
|2002||Escape from the Newsroom||TV movie|
|2003||Saddest Music in the World, TheThe Saddest Music in the World|
|2004||Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom||Episode: "America, America"|
|2004||Elizabeth Rex||TV movie|
|2004||Trouser Accidents||Short film|
|2006||At the Hotel||TV series|
|2006||Northern Town||TV series|
|2006||Away from Her|
|2008||Green Door||Short film|
|2009||Being Erica||11 episodes|
|2011||Saving Hope||TV series|
|2007||Billable Hours||Episode: "The Killer Comma"|
|2009||Being Erica||Episode 108: "This Be the Verse"
Episode 207: "The Unkindest Cut"
|2012||Saving Hope||Episode 217: "Twinned Lambs"
Episode 308: "The Heartbreak Kid"
- Stephen Whitty (2010-05-05). "Sarah Polley makes only movies she'd see - from indies to zombie flicks". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2010-12-23.