In addition to cowriting the screenplay of THE RED VIOLIN, Canadian actor and screenwriter Don McKellar
appears in the role of Williams. McKellar is best known to international audiences for his role as the pet shop owner in Atom Egoyan
's EXOTICA for which he received a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor. As a screenwriter, he previously collaborated with François Girard
on THIRTY-TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD which received a Genie nomination for Best Original Screenplay and was awarded the 1993 Genie for Best Feature Film. Other writing credits include DANCE ME OUTSIDE cowritten with Bruce McDonald and HIGHWAY 61. Recent film credits include David Cronenberg
's eXistenZ and THE PASSION OF AYN RAND. Currently he is working on his hit Canadian television series, "Twitch City' which he writes and stars in.
McKellar made his directorial debut with LAST NIGHT, also produced by Rhombus and soon to be released in the U.S. by Lions Gate, which he also wrote and starred in. The critically acclaimed film debuted at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prix de la Jeunesse.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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