Lally Cadeau

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Lally Cadeau
Born Alice Mary Cadeau
(1948-01-10) 10 January 1948 (age 70)
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Robin Weatherstone
Children 3

Lally Cadeau (born 10 January 1948), is a veteran Canadian stage, television, film, and radio actor.

Life and career[edit]

Alice Mary Cadeau was born on 10 January 1948, in Burlington, Ontario,[1] the youngest child and only daughter of a once-aspiring actress from Hamilton and the French-Canadian from Penetanguishene.[2] Her father died when she was 6 years old.[2] She attended Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School for girls in Greenfield, Massachusetts; Edenhall Convent of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia; and Havergal College in Toronto.[1] Cadeau appeared as Elizabeth Rex at age 10 with the Hamilton Players Guild, and when 13 in Terrence Rattigan's Five Finger Exercise.[1] She studied under Dora Mavor Moore.[1]

A perennial stage, television, film and radio actor, she has been a mainstay with the Stratford Festival since 1997. She was in two television series, the CBC's Hangin' In and Sullivan Entertainment's Road to Avonlea.[1][2] Since 1980, she has been the recipient of many nominations and awards, including a Bijou, a Genie, 2 Geminis, and 2 Dora Mavor Moore awards. These were for her work in Harvest, You've Come a Long Way, Katie, Road to Avonlea, and the stage plays Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Rose. Her work for the Stratford Festival has included the roles of Filumena, Juno Boyle, Jean Brodie, Mrs. van Damm, The Duchess of York, The Nurse and Lottie Childs.

Her partner is Robin Weatherstone, with whom she's raised a daughter and two sons.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Threshold Anita
1983 Videodrome Rena King
1986 Separate Vacations Shelley the Wife
2000 Rats Jean
2005 Anne: Journey to Green Gables Madame Poubelle Video (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Harvest Elizabeth TV series
1980 Bizarre Various TV series
1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie Katie TV miniseries
1980 Passengers TV film
1980 King of Kensington Nurse "Counter Attack"
1981–87 Hangin' In Kate Brown Main role
1983 Between Friends Lolly TV film
1985 Kane & Abel Maisie TV miniseries
1987 Adderly Gilda "Run to Darkness"
1988 Street Legal Aileen Prouse "The Homecoming"
1989 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Becky Robb "Something in the Walls"
1990–96 Road to Avonlea Janet King Main role
1991 Rupert Mrs. Bear Recurring role (voice)
1992 Deadly Matrimony Hannah Klein TV film
1992–97 X-Men Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Phalanx Nexus
Recurring role (voice)
1996 Rossini's Ghost Elder Martina TV film
1998 Silver Surfer Lady Chaos "The End of Eternity: Part 2" (voice)
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Janet King TV film
1998–00 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Athena Recurring role (voice)
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Lucy Maud Montgomery TV film
2006 ReGenesis Judge "The Wild and the Innocent"
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Geralyn's Mom TV film
2010 Murdoch Mysteries Lady Minerva "Blood and Circuses"


  1. ^ a b c d e Roe, Aaron F. "Lally Cadeau". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Ouzounian, Richard (2008-03-01). "This Rose still in bloom". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedia, Canadian Theatre. "Cadeau, Lally". Retrieved 2017-12-13. 

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