Shirley Douglas brings Kiefer along as she wins ACTRA award

One of Canada's most tireless defenders of medicare, actor Shirley Douglas, was honoured with the 2013 Award of Excellence last night by ACTRA Toronto.

Douglas, the daughter of former Saskatchewan NDP premier Tommy Douglas, was accompanied by her son Kiefer Sutherland to the event.

The 78-year-old Douglas performed with her son on stage in 1997 in The Glass Menagerie

In her acting career, she's probably best known for starring in Wind at My Back. It was a CBC series set in the Great Depression that ran between 1996 and 2001.

Other ACTRA Toronto award winners were Shannon Kook-Chun for outstanding performance–voice for Requiem for Romance; Tatiana Maslany for outstanding performance–female for Picture Day, and Shawn Doyle for outstanding performance–male for The Disappeared.

Requiem for Romance trailer

Picture Day trailer

The Disappeared trailer

 

 

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