Monique Mercure

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Monique Mercure
Born (1930-11-14) November 14, 1930 (age 84)
Montreal, Quebec

Monique Mercure, CC (born November 14, 1930) is a Canadian actress.


Mercure was born in Montreal, Quebec. At the 1977 Cannes Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for the film J.A. Martin Photographer.[1] She also won the Canadian Film Award for best actress for the same film (in the same year.)

In 1992 she won a Genie award for her role as Fadela in Naked Lunch.

In 1979, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1993.

In 1999, she won another Genie award for her role as Grace Gallagher, an elderly resident in Conquest set in Conquest, Saskatchewan.

Mercure has received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement,[2] Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, the Prix Denise Pelletier and the Prix Gascon Roux du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. In 2006, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. [1]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: J.A. Martin Photographer". Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Monique Mercure biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

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