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Shaun Smyth

About this Artist

SHAUN SMYTH was born in Glasgow, raised in Calgary, and is based in Toronto. He has worked from coast to coast in both theater and film. Most recently he played Laertes in Hamlet with Necessary Angel and Ishmael in Moby Dick, a wordless physical theater piece performed entirely to the music of Claude Debussy at the Stratford Festival. Shaun’s other Stratford credits include Macbeth, Amadeus, and The Country Wife. Other favorite stage credits include The Pillowman, Of Mice and Men, Closer, and Trainspotting (which garnered him a Dora Award nomination), all for The Canadian Stage Company. Selected film and television credits include Four Minutes, Proteus, Kevin Hill, Three to Tango, Steal This Movie, Soul Food, Pit Pony, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Associates, Blue Murder, and Relic Hunter. Shaun is a graduate of the BFA acting program at the University of Alberta.