TOM McCAMUS – Actor
Tom McCamus has been a long-standing member of the acting ensembles of both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals and a familiar face on our movie and television screens for over three decades.
On stage, Tom most recently starred in MAN AND SUPERMAN, VICTORY, THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III, SAINT JOAN for the Shaw Festival and CORIOLANUS, NAPOLI MILLIONARIA, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at the Stratford Festival. Other recent credits include Groundling Theatre’s inaugural production of THE WINTER’S TALE, SEMINAR (Mirvish Prod/MTC), THE SEAGULL (Crow’s Theatre), KING JOHN and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Stratford Festival) and PHEDRE (Stratford/ACT). Other recent favourites include GONE WITH THE WIND (MTC), DIVISADERO (Necessary Angel), THE UNANSWERED QUESTION (NAC), THOM PAINE: BASED ON NOTHING (Tarragon Theatre), a HEDDA GABLER (Volcano) and MATHILDE (Nightwood Theatre) for which he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award. McCamus received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor for his performance in Theatre Plus’ production of ABUNDANCE.
McCamus won the Genie Award for Best Actor for his work in David Wellington’s feature film I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM and received a Best Actor nomination for Wellington’s LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, in which he reprised his role as Edmund Tyrone from the Stratford Festival’s critically-acclaimed production. A role in Atom Egoyan’s feature film, THE SWEET HEREAFTER, earned Mr. McCamus a Best Supporting Actor Genie nomination.
Tom starred in the Oscar-winning feature film ROOM (Element Pictures). Other recent feature credits include THE EMMISARY (Indep), KING JOHN, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (film versions of the Stratford Festival productions), THE SAMARITAN (H20 Films), CAIRO TIME (Foundry films), SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (Barna Alper), KILLSHOT (MGM) and HEYDAY! (Pope Productions).
On the small screen, his performance in WAKING UP WALLY (Accent Entertainment) garnered him a Canadian Screen Award , for Best Actor. He is featured in the Gary Burns’ series NORTHERN TOWN (CBC) and played a leading role in the series MUTANT X (Fireworks Entertainment). Recent guest appearances include ANNE WITH A E (Netflix/CBC), SAVING HOPE (CTV), SENSITIVE SKIN (TMN), ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America/Space), ROOKIE BLUE (ABC/Global) TANGLED (Shaftesbury), AARON STONE and THE MURDOCH MYSTERIES (Shaftsbury Films) and CLEAN (Showcase).
Tom makes his home with wife Actress Chick Reid just outside of Toronto where they breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.