Sarah Gadon

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Sarah Gadon
Sarah Gadon Cannes 2012.jpg
Born
Sarah Lynn Gadon

(1987-04-04) April 4, 1987 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present

Sarah Lynn Gadon[1] (born April 4, 1987[2]) is a Canadian actress. She began her acting career guest-starring in a number of television series, such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), Mutant X (2002), and Dark Oracle (2004). She also worked as a voice actress on various television productions. Gadon gained recognition for her roles in David Cronenberg's films A Dangerous Method (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), and Maps to the Stars (2014). She also starred in Denis Villeneuve's thriller Enemy (2013), the period drama Belle (2013), and the action horror film Dracula Untold (2014).

In 2015, Gadon co-starred in the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax and portrayed a young Elizabeth II in the comedy A Royal Night Out. The following year, she starred as Sadie Dunhill in the Hulu miniseries 11.22.63, an adaptation of Stephen King's novel 11/22/63. In 2017, Gadon played the lead role of Grace Marks in the CBC miniseries Alias Grace, which is based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, and joined the cast of the Crave sitcom Letterkenny in its third season. The following year, she had a leading role in the period drama The Great Darkened Days. In 2019, Gadon starred in the third season of the HBO anthology series True Detective.

Gadon has received numerous accolades, including three Canadian Screen Awards for Alias Grace, Enemy, and The Great Darkened Days.[3][4][5][6] In 2016, she earned the Award of Excellence by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists (ACTRA).[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Gadon was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a psychologist father and teacher mother.[8] She has an older brother named James. Gadon has English and Italian ancestry.[9] She spent much of her childhood and adolescence training and performing as a dancer, with time spent as a Junior Associate at The National Ballet School of Canada and as a student at the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts.[10] She graduated high school as an Ontario Scholar from Vaughan Road Academy in 2005.[11] By 2014, she had completed her studies in the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College.[12][13]

Career[edit]

Gadon started acting at the age of 10 with her first acting role as Julia in an episode of La Femme Nikita (1998). For the next few years, she took episodic roles in various television series, including Monica in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), Young Laura Burnham in Twice in a Lifetime (2000), Catherine Hartman in Mutant X (2002), Claudia in Dark Oracle in 2004, Vicki in Life with Derek (2005), and Tasha Redford in Flashpoint (2008).

Gadon in 2011

She also has a number of television films to her credit. She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV movie for her first film, The Other Me (2000), portraying Heather. Other roles include Sarah in Phantom of the Megaplex (2000), Samantha in What Girls Learn (2001), Amanda in Cadet Kelly (2002), Julia Norton in Code Breakers (2005) and Celeste Mercier in The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008). Gadon had recurring roles in many television series: Zoe Kessler in The Border (2008–2009), Katie Atkins in Being Erica (2009), Georgia Bravin in Happy Town (2010) and Ruby Odgen in Murdoch Mysteries (2009–2011). She is also behind the voice of the title character in the animated series Ruby Gloom (2006–2007), Beth in Total Drama (2007–2011) and Portia in Friends and Heroes (2007–2009). Gadon was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008 for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series for her work in Ruby Gloom (2008).

In 2005, she filmed for Where Love Reigns, a promotional film co-starring Douglas Henshall.[14]

Her filmography includes both feature length and short films. Her first feature film was Fast Food High (2003) where she portrayed Zoe. She portrayed Margaret in the dark comedy Siblings, Priscilla in Charlie Bartlett (2007) and Laura in Leslie, My Name is Evil (2009).

Her short film work includes Haley in Burgeon and Fade (2007), Julia in Grange Avenue (2008) and Gabrielle in Spoliation (2008). Burgeon and Fade won the Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston Festival for original dramatic short film. She also starred in the short indie film, The Origin of Teddy Bears, as Madison.[15]

Gadon in 2012

In 2011, Gadon starred in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, alongside Robert Pattinson, as his on-screen wife of 22 days, Elise Shifirin. She played Phillippa in the television adaptation of Ken Follett’s bestseller World Without End, an eight-hour event series.[16] She featured in Brandon Cronenberg's debut feature, Antiviral as Hannah Geist, a mega-star in a sci-fi world where fans pay to be infected with the diseases of the rich and famous.[17][18]

In 2012, she appeared as Carl Jung's wife Emma in the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method and in a Canadian short film, Yellow Fish, alongside J. Adam Brown.[19] On May 23, 2012 in Cannes, Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond award to Gadon and Emily Hampshire during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.[20]

She played Miss Elizabeth Murray in the 2013 release of the film Belle. She co-starred in Denis Villeneuve's Enemy (2013), based on the José Saramago book, The Double (2002),[21] and in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars (2014), a dark comic look at Hollywood excess.[22]

She participated in the CBC "Canada Reads" competition in March 2014. In September 2014, it was announced that she was cast in Miramax's supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, along with Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul.[23] The film was released in September 2016. Gadon played Dracula's wife Mirena (and briefly the modern-day Mina) in the historical action film Dracula Untold, released in October 2014.[24]

Gadon made her directorial debut with an episode of Reelside, a documentary series, which focused on her collaborative relationship with photographer Caitlin Cronenberg; the episode premiered on The Movie Network in Canada June 4, 2015.[25] In 2015, Gadon appeared as Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out, a heavily fictionalized account of the future Queen's incognito night on the town, along with her sister Princess Margaret, on the evening of VE Day.

In 2016, Gadon starred opposite Logan Lerman in Indignation, an adaptation of Philip Roth's 2008 novel of the same title, and opposite James Franco in 11.22.63, a television mini-series version of Stephen King's novel of the same title.[26]

In 2017, Gadon played the lead role in the CBC miniseries Alias Grace, which is based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. For her performance, she won her second Canadian Screen Award.[27] In 2019, she starred in the third season of the HBO anthology series True Detective.[28][29]

Personal life[edit]

Gadon was in a relationship with film editor and director Matthew Hannam.[30] In a January 2019 joint interview, the pair explained that their shared experience of temporary stays in foreign cities was part of the trigger for the short film Paseo, the first film in which Hannam directed Gadon.[31]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Fast Food High Zoe
2004 Siblings Margaret
2007 Charlie Bartlett Priscilla
2009 Leslie, My Name Is Evil Laura
2011 A Dangerous Method Emma Jung
2011 The Moth Diaries Lucy Blake
2011 Dream House Cindi
2012 Antiviral Hannah Geist
2012 Cosmopolis Elise Shifrin
2013 Enemy Helen St. Claire
2013 Belle Lady Elizabeth Murray
2013 The F Word Megan
2014 The Nut Job Lana Voice role
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Kari
2014 Maps to the Stars Clarice Taggart
2014 Dracula Untold Mirena
2015 The Girl King Countess Ebba Sparre
2015 A Royal Night Out Princess Elizabeth
2016 Indignation Olivia Hutton
2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Natalie
2018 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Liz Jones
2018 Octavio Is Dead! Tyler Kent
2018 The Great Darkened Days Helen
2019 American Woman Pauline [32]
2020 Black Bear Blair [33]
2020 Vampires vs. the Bronx Vivian [34]
TBA All My Puny Sorrows [35]
TBA Corner Office Alyssa Filming[36]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 La Femme Nikita Julia Episode: "Last Night"
1999 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Monica Episode: "The Tale of the Forever Game"
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Laura Burnham Episode: "Even Steven"
2000 The Other Me Heather Television film
2000 In a Heartbeat Jennifer Recurring role, 3 episodes
2000 Phantom of the Megaplex Sarah Television film
2000 Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall Cynthia Vole / Tess Churchmouse Main voice role
2001 What Girls Learn Samantha Television film
2002 Mutant X Catherine Hartman Episode: "Whiter Shade of Pale"
2002 Cadet Kelly Amanda Television film
2002 Mom's on Strike Jessica Harris Television film
2002 The Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz Lucy Montgomery Unsold television pilot
2002 Society's Child Nikki Best Voice role; television film
2003 Doc Terri Lewis Episode: "Angels in Waiting"
2003 My Dad the Rock Star Alyssa Main voice role
2004 This Is Wonderland Zoe Kelsey Episode: "#1.13"
2004 Dark Oracle Claudia Episode: "Crushed"
2004–2005 The Eleventh Hour Cassie Redner Episodes: "Gone Baby Gone", "Kettle Black"
2005 Time Warp Trio Jodie Main voice role
2005 Life with Derek Vicki Episode: "The Wedding"
2005 Code Breakers Julia Nolan Television film
2006–2007 Ruby Gloom Ruby Gloom Lead voice role
2007–2009 Friends and Heroes Portia Main voice role
2007–2011 Total Drama Beth Main voice role
2008 The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream Celeste Mercier Television film
2008 Flashpoint Tasha Redford Episode: "Attention Shoppers"
2008–2009 The Border Zoe Kessler Recurring role, 14 episodes
2009 Aaron Stone Dr. Martin Episode: "In Hall We Trust"
2009 Being Erica Katie Atkins Recurring role, 14 episodes
2009–2011 Murdoch Mysteries Ruby Ogden Recurring role, 4 episodes
2010 Happy Town Georgia Bravin Main role
2010 The Dating Guy Darlene Voice role; episode: "Gross Encounters of the Virgin Kind"
2012 World Without End Philippa Miniseries
2015 The Plateaus Trek's Mom Web series; episode: "#1.10"
2016 Man Seeking Woman Kelly Episode: "Wings"
2016 11.22.63 Sadie Dunhill Main role
2017–2018 Letterkenny Gae Main role
2017 Alias Grace Grace Marks Lead role
2018 Total DramaRama Beth Main voice role
2019 True Detective Elisa Montgomery Recurring role, 7 episodes
2019 Castle Rock Rita Green Episodes: "The Laughing Place", "The Mother"
2020 Most Dangerous Game Val Main role[37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year[a] Association Category Work Result Ref.
2001 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Movie The Other Me Nominated
2008 Gemini Award Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series Ruby Gloom Nominated
2009 ACTRA Award Outstanding Performance – Female Flashpoint Nominated
2009 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series Flashpoint Nominated
[38]
2012 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Cosmopolis Won
[39]
2014 Canadian Screen Award Best Supporting Actress Enemy Won
2014 International Online Cinema Award Best Supporting Actress Enemy Nominated
2014 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Enemy Nominated
2016 ACTRA Award Award of Excellence Herself Won
[40]
2018 Canadian Screen Award Best Lead Actress, Television Film or Miniseries Alias Grace Won
[3]
2018 Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series Alias Grace Nominated
[41]
2018 ACTRA Award Outstanding Performance – Female Alias Grace Nominated
[42]
2019 Kingston Reelout Film Festival Outstanding Lead Performance Octavio Is Dead! Nominated
[43]
2019 Canadian Screen Award Best Supporting Actress The Great Darkened Days Won
[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Year in which awards ceremony was held.

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