R. H. Thomson: Television, film and stage actor (1947-) | Biography
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R. H. Thomson
Television, film and stage actor

R. H. Thomson

R. H. Thomson
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Intro Television, film and stage actor
Is Actor Television actor
From Canada
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 24 September 1947, Richmond Hill, Canada
Age 76 years
Star sign Libra
Residence Richmond Hill, Canada
University of Toronto
Member of the Order of Canada  
Dora Mavor Moore Award  
Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor 1983
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Robert Holmes "R. H." Thomson, CM (born September 24, 1947) is a Canadian television, film and stage actor.

Thomson was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, and the National Theatre School.

His own play The Lost Boys was staged at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in March 2000 and at Canadian Stage in February 2002. He has also hosted programming for CBC Radio and CBC Television.

In 2010, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In May 2015 Thomson received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Eric Peterson performed in his honour at the gala celebrating the laureates at the National Arts Centre.

Thomson has portrayed a number of historical figures including Samuel Lount, Edsel Ford, Dr. Frederick Banting, Duncan Campbell Scott, Mitchell Sharp, and James Cross.

Thomson is married with two sons, Macintosh and Andrew.



  • 2015: Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Theatre)
  • 1989 : Gemini Award, for Glory Enough for All
  • 1983 : Gemini Award, for If You Could See What I Hear


  • 2008 : Gemini Award, for The Englishman's Boy
  • 1994 : Gemini Award, for Road to Avonlea
  • 1993 : Genie Award, for The Lotus Eaters
  • 1988 : Gemini Award, for And Then You Die
  • 1987 : Gemini Award, for Screen Two
  • 1987 : Gemini Award, for Ford: The Man and the Machine
  • 1986 : Gemini Award, for Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
  • 1986 : Genie Award, for Samuel Lount
  • 1982 : Genie Award, for Ticket to Heaven
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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