Gilles Pelletier

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Gilles Pelletier, OC (March 22, 1925 – September 5, 2018)[1] was a Canadian actor.


Pelletier appeared in over 50 film and television productions between 1951 and 2016. He is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Corporal Jacques Gagnier in the police drama R.C.M.P.. Among his film credits are Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953), the Denys Arcand films Jesus of Montreal (1989) and The Barbarian Invasions (2003), and the short film Noël Blank (2003).

In 1964, he founded the Nouvelle Compagnie théâtrale, a live theatre for youths and served as director for fifteen years.

Personal life[edit]

Pelletier is the brother of Denise Pelletier, a stage actress, whose name was given to the Prix Denise-Pelletier in 1998, for cultural and scientific achievements of French Canadians, which was awarded to Glles for his lifetime career in the theatre.

Pelletier was named Officer of the Order of Canada on July 11, 1988 for his services to drama, and was nominated for a Genie Award and a Gémeaux Award.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1951 The 13th Letter Townsman Uncredited
1953 I Confess Father Benoit Uncredited
1964 La terre à boire Michel (le père de Barbara)
1968 Poussière sur la ville Le curé
1974 Bingo Pierre
1975 Les vautours le docteur Loiselle
1982 Gapi Gapi
1986 The Great Land of Small Grandpa
1988 Portion d'éternité Monsieur Lemieux
1989 Jesus of Montreal Fr. Leclerc
1991 Nelligan M. Fréchette
1996 Coyote Run Bobjoy
1998 You Can Thank Me Later Priest
2003 The Barbarian Invasions Priest Raymond Leclerc
2003 Seducing Doctor Lewis Alphonse Pinsonneault
2003 Noël Blank Eddy Short
2004 Daniel and the Superdogs Grandpa
2004 Pinocchio 3000 Gepetto Canadian French version, Voice
2007 Days of Darkness Au bord du fleuve
2009 Romaine par moins 30 Grand-papa
2015 Là où Atilla passe... Grandpa Raymond
2016 L'Origine des espèces Fernand (final film role)


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