Damien Atkins

Actor and playwright Damien Atkins was born in Australia, grew up in Alberta, and now makes his home in Toronto. Recent acting credits include: Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Raven's Curse and The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Devil's Disciple, The Ladykillers, Getting Married, Henry V (Shaw Festival); Undercover (Vertigo/Citadel Theatre); Beauty & The Beast (YPT); Prior Walter in Angels in America (Arts Club), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March); Angels in America, Hosanna in Hosanna, A Doll's House, The Heidi Chronicles (Soulpepper), London Road (Canadian Stage), The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies). Other credits include: We Are Not Alone, Someone Else, Unidentified Human Remains..., Shopping and Fucking (Crow’s Theatre), 7 Stories, Frost/Nixon, The Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage), Seussical (YPT), Sextet, The Clockmaker (Tarragon), The Caretaker, The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear (Soulpepper), I Am My Own Wife (Dallas Theater Center), The Way of the World (NAC/Soulpepper), The Retreat from Moscow (Neptune Theatre), and Mozart in Amadeus (Segal Theatre, Montreal). He spent four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, as both actor and playwright. His plays include Real Live Girl, miss chatelaine, Lucy, Good Mother, The Mill, Part Four: Ash, We Are Not Alone, and the adaptation of Prince Caspian for the Shaw Festival.  Film and TV credits include Saving Hope (CTV), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), The Listener (CTV), Slings and Arrows (TMN), Our Fathers (Showtime), The Matthew Sheppard Story (NBC), The Eleventh Hour (CTV), This is Wonderland (CBC) and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Damien has been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School, and playwright-in-residence at Crow’s Theatre, The Canadian Stage Company, The Factory Theatre, and currently at Necessary Angel. He has received the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award and the Jessie Award for Best Actor for Angels in America. Damien has also received ten Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for acting and writing, winning four. Upcoming: King Lear and Queen Goneril at Soulpepper. 


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