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Dorothée Berryman

Dorothée Berryman

BARBARIAN INVASIONS is Dorothee Berryman's third film with director Denys Arcand; she also starred in Gina in 1975. Berryman's recent credits include Julie Hivon's Chocolat, Creme Glacee et Autres Consolations, G. Crisfiani's Ladies Room, Francois Girard's The Red Violin, Michel Poulette's La Conciergerie, Claude Gagnon's La Pianiste, Christian Duguay's Scanners II: The New Order, Charles Binarie's Un Autre Homme, Alain Chartrand's Ding et Dong, le Film, Michel Brault's Les Noces de Papier, Jim Kaufman's Backstab and Jacques Godbout's La Gammick. Berryman is equally well known for her television work, including a role in the series Des Dames de Couer, that earned her a Gemini Award.

She began her career at Laval University in the Troupe des Treize, where she met author Jean Barbeau, with whom she later co-founded the Theatre Quotidien de Quebec. Here, she appeared in Pygmalion, The Glass Menagerie and others. After a hiatus, she returned to the theatre in 1999 in Georges Feydeau's play Le Systeme Rybadier and then in 2001 portrayed Agrippine under the direction of Pascal Rolin in Jean Racine's Britannicus. Berryman is also an acclaimed singer and launched a self-titled album in 2000. She has given numerous concerts and participated in the opening concert of the 23rd Edition of the Montreal International Festival.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Dorothée Berryman Facts

BirthdayApril 28, 1948 (74)

Selected Filmography

French Immersion
The Barbarian Invasions
Daniel And The Superdogs
A Paper Wedding
The Decline of the American Empire
Dancing on the Moon
The Wrong Woman
Back Stab
Ladies Room
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