Anthony Lemke

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Anthony Lemke
Anthony Lemke SDCC 2016 1.jpg
Lemke in 2016
Born
Roger Anthony Lemke

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Alma materMcGill University, University of Waterloo
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
TelevisionSyfy's Dark Matter (TV Series)

Roger Anthony Lemke is a Canadian television and film actor, best known for portraying Three (Marcus Boone/Titch) on Syfy's science-fiction drama Dark Matter.

In French Canada, Lemke is best known for playing David Rothstein on Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin.

Early life and education[edit]

Anthony Lemke was born in Ottawa, Ontario.[1] He is the child of immigrants, his parents having arrived from The Netherlands and East Prussia in the early 1960s.[2] Lemke attended elementary and high school in French under the immersion programs at Knoxdale Public School, Greenbank Middle School and Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean.

Upon graduation he moved to Waterloo, Ontario to study theatre at the University of Waterloo.[3] Lemke also holds degrees in both common law and civil law, having graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law with Distinction.[4]

Career[edit]

Lemke landed his first professional role in a production of the play Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii[5] by the Canadian playwright Allan Stratton at what is now the King's Wharf Theatre. His first role in a TV series followed shortly thereafter when he was cast in La Femme Nikita. He got the role largely because he could speak Czech from the year he spent teaching English in the Czech Republic.[6]

In 2000 Lemke landed the role of the mustachio-twirling mercenary Captain Grisham on the fantasy-genre series The Queen of Swords, which Variety Magazine declared a "guilty pleasure". He also played James Murphy, the son of Alex Murphy (aka RoboCop), in RoboCop: Prime Directives, a four-part mini-series that aired in 2001.[7]

In 2003 Lemke enrolled in law school at the McGill University in Montreal, during which time he continued to act, including regular roles on the Montreal-shot series 15/Love (season 3) and CBC Television's Rumours. He also portrayed Rob Smith in A Life Interrupted, which was nominated for the Best TV Movie at the 2008 Gemini Awards.

Since returning full-time to acting after law school, Lemke has a deep collection of credits to his name in both English and French. In 2008 he joined the cast of Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, playing David Rothstein, a character that Montreal newspaper La Presse numbers among the few anglophone characters to ever "mark the soul" of Quebecers.[8] He followed up in French with recurring roles on Mémoires Vives, Mirador, Nouvelle Adresse, all of which are Gémeaux Award nominated TV series.[9][10][11]

In 2011, he joined the casts of Lost Girl and Montreal-shot Blue Mountain State for multiple-episode arcs. The same year, Lemke took on the part of Le Vulgaire in the bi-lingual film Rouge Sang; the film garnered 3 Canadian Screen Award nominations.[12]

In 2014, Lemke reprised his role of Brian Becker for the fifth season of CTV and Fox International's The Listener, a role he had played during season 1.[13] Lemke also began a 7-episode run over two seasons on Bravo's police drama 19-2 as SQ Officer Dan Malloy.[14] The series received 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including best dramatic series.[15] Also in 2014, Lemke was cast in the role of "Three" (aka. Marcus Boone) in the science fiction television series Dark Matter.[16] The series shot 39 episodes over three seasons from 2015–2017. Lemke appeared in all 39 episodes.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Lemke married classical musician Maria Gacesa in 2001, when the couple were living in Toronto. They have lived most of their lives since in Montreal,[18] where the couple's three children were born. In 2014, Lemke and his family moved to Prince Edward County, Ontario.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Shake, Rattle and Roll Sandra Phalor Short film
2000 American Psycho Marcus Halberstram
2002 Time of the Wolf Alex McKenzie
Rub & Tug Henry
2003 TrueSexLies Cal Short film
The Pedestrian Bruce
Rhinoceros Eyes Movie Actor / Dick
2009 Dead like Me: Life After Death Firefighter Direct-to-DVD
2010 One Last Dance Josh Short film
Also: Writer, Producer
2011 Coteau Rouge Jason Singleton French-language film
Faces in the Crowd Bryce #3
Down the Road Again Matt Burns
2013 Rouge Sang Le vulgaire in French and English
White House Down Captain Hutton
2014 Real Lies Coinjoint de Rachel French-language film; also known as Le vrai du faux
2015 The Forbidden Room Bud
Sleepless Greg Shaw Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 La Femme Nikita Guard Episode: "Gray"
Fast Track Willy Voss Episode: "The Race Fan"
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Walker Inman Television miniseries
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Marc Hagan 3 episodes
Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol David Nelson Television movie; also known as The Ricky Nelson Story
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Dr. Hugh Janyk Episode: "Old Flames"
Relic Hunter Brad Episode: "Affaire de Coeur"
D.C. Legislative Director Robert Episode: Pilot
The Famous Jett Jackson Marco Episode: "Step Up"
Queen of Swords Captain Marcus Grisham Main role, 22 episodes
2001 Earth Angels Television movie
RoboCop: Prime Directives OCP Executive James Murphy Television miniseries; main role
Witchblade Isaac Sullivan Episode: "Diplopia"
Andromeda Leydon Bryce-Hawkins Episode: "A Heart for Falsehood Framed"
Mutant X Charles Marlowe Episode: "Meaning of Death"
Earth: Final Conflict Gren Episode: "Entombed"
2002 Haven't We Met Before? Detective Jack Cobel Television movie
Tom Stone Luis Arramendia Episode: "The Last Go Round"
2003 Do or Die Jack Hennessey Television movie
Doc Richard Black 3 episodes
2004 A Deadly Encounter Tony Brock Television movie; also known as Over the Edge
False Pretenses Randal Ackers Television movie
2006 Proof of Lies Chuck Hartley
15/Love Coach Daniel Brock Recurring role (season 3), 14 episodes
Legacy of Fear Jack Cobell Television movie
Rumours Charles Jefferson Recurring role, 7 episodes
2007 A Life Interrupted Rob Smith Television movie
Wide Awake Robert Turner
Heartland Carl Episode: "One Trick Pony"
2008–09 Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin David Rothstein Recurring role, 16 episodes; French-language TV series
2009 The Last Templar Clive Edmonston Television miniseries
Reverse Angle Harry Griggs Television movie
The Phantom Detective Clark Ellis Television miniseries
Murdoch Mysteries Henry Bixby Episode: "Shades of Gray"
The Listener Brian Becker Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 5); 22 episodes
2010 The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice James Agent Television movie
You Lucky Dog Don Lally
Dead Lines Adam Fyne
30 Vies Marc Turpin French-language TV series
2011 XIII: The Series Markle Episode: "Costa Verde"
Warehouse 13 Michael Martin Episode: "Queen for a Day"
Who Is Simon Miller? Jeffrey Television movie
Flashpoint Tim Engels Episode: "Wild Card"
Mirador Peter ami de Véro 4 episodes; French-language TV series
Blue Mountain State Coach Marcus Gilday Recurring role, 6 episodes
Lost Girl Ryan Lambert Recurring role, 5 episodes
2012 Trauma Plasticien de Stella Episode: "Humains et machines"; French-language TV series
2013 Exploding Sun Craig Bakus Television movie
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery Inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir
Witches of East End Harrison Welles 3 episodes
Mémoires vives Richard 5 episodes; French-language TV series
2014 Nouvelle adresse Tom Severson 3 episodes; French-language TV series
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Philip Davis Television movie
Murdoch Mysteries Father Clements Episodes: "Glory Days", "Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!"
19-2 Dan Malloy - SQ Recurring role, 7 episodes
2015 Good Witch Ryan Elliott Main role, 10 episodes
Dark Matter Three / Marcus Boone Main role, 39 episodes
2017 Private Eyes Jack Sugar Episode: Boardwalk Empire
2018 Blindspot Victor Recurring
Frankie Drake Mysteries Detective Grayson

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Watch Dogs: Bad Blood Additional voices
Assassin's Creed: Unity Pierre Bellec / 'Murder Foretold' Vinyard Worker

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slaughter, Graham (September 4, 2014). "Al Pacino the real reason to attend TIFF's swanky gala". Toronto Star. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Mulder, Frank (June 13, 2015). "Interview: Anthony Lemke over tv-serie Dark Matter". De Nachtvlinders. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ https://uwaterloo.ca/arts/sites/ca.arts/files/uploads/files/arts-letters-2006.pdf
  4. ^ "The Listener: The Toby Logan Files". CTV.
  5. ^ http://www.globensky.ca/uploads/fichiers-a-telecharger/anthony-lemke-cv.pdf
  6. ^ "Anthony Lemke Femme Nikita Czech - Google Search". google.ca.
  7. ^ "Interview: Anthony Lemke". Dork Shelf.
  8. ^ "Demander la permission d'être Québécois". La Presse.
  9. ^ "Auteurs - Mémoires vives - ICI Radio-Canada.ca". Radio-Canada.
  10. ^ "TV Hebdo - 27e Gala des prix Gémeaux: la série "Vertige" domine avec 13 nominations". tvhebdo.com.
  11. ^ "Gémeaux : plus de 15 nominations pour Les beaux malaises, Nouvelle adresse et Unité 9 - ICI.Radio-Canada.ca". Radio-Canada.
  12. ^ "Canadian Academy unveils nominees". Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
  13. ^ "The Listener wraps with fifth-season finale Monday at 9 p.m." Toronto Star. August 17, 2014.
  14. ^ "bravo.ca - All Shows". Bravo Canada.
  15. ^ "2015 Nominees and Winners - Academy". academy.ca. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015.
  16. ^ "Melissa O'Neil, Marc Bendavid Board Syfy's 'Dark Matter'". The Hollywood Reporter. December 18, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  17. ^ Dark Matter, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr, retrieved January 12, 2018
  18. ^ "Interview: Anthony Lemke". Cult MTL. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "The Creative Class: Drinks with Anthony Lemke". www.thedrake.ca. Retrieved January 12, 2018.

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