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Martha Henry

Martha Henry – As one of the first graduates of the National Theatre School, Ms. Henry’s career has taken her to many theatres across Britain, in the United States and in all major theatres across Canada, including 30 seasons at the Stratford Festival. In her first of many appearances with the National Arts Centre, Ms. Henry played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by John Hirsch. She was the Artistic Director of The Grand Theatre, London, from 1988-1994 and has directed many productions since, including The Royal Family at the Shaw Festival in 2003. At the 2005 Shaw Festival, Ms. Henry directs Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden. She also has a multitude of film and television credits included in her impressive career. She served six years on the Board of the Canada Council and is an honourary co-chair of the Theatre Renewal Campaign. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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