Albert Millaire

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Albert Millaire
Albert Millaire dehors la théâtre Outremont (cropped).jpg
Millaire in 2017
Born Rodolphe Albert Millaire
(1935-01-18)January 18, 1935
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died August 15, 2018(2018-08-15) (aged 83)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma mater Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1956-2015

Rodolphe Albert Millaire, CC, CQ (January 18, 1935 – August 15, 2018) was a Canadian actor and theatre director.[1]


Millaire was born in Montreal. He was raised by a single mother, after his father died when Millaire was less than a year old.[2] He was first inspired to become an actor after seeing Laurence Olivier's 1948 film performance of Hamlet.[2]

Soon after completing his studies at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal, Millaire became prominent on the Quebec theatre scene. He was particularly noted in performances in Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio, Molière's Tartuffe and Dom Juan, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Roch Carrier's La céleste bicyclette.[2]

Millaire had worked behind the scenes at Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde, and had acted and directed in English at the Stratford Festival of Canada.[2] His notable performances on television include such historical figures as Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as well a noted stage performance as Louis Riel. Although acting primarily in French, he was also sometimes seen in English roles, including Adventures in Rainbow Country, By Way of the Stars, and Road to Avonlea.[1]

He had been chairman of the Académie québécoise de théâtre and the Canadian Council on the Status of the Artist.[2]

He was married twice, first to Rita Imbault and later to television director Michèle Marchand.[2]

Millaire died of cancer in Montreal on August 15, 2018, aged 83.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Albert Millaire". The Canadian Encyclopedia, April 24, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Versatile actor Albert Millaire delighted audiences in both official languages". The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Quebec actor Albert Millaire dies at 83". Montreal Gazette. August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ *Citation on National Order of Quebec web site (in French)
  5. ^ "Albert Millaire biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 

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