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Stuart Hughes as:

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Stuart Hughes is probably best known for his leading roles on the stages of the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival and many other prestigious Canadian theatre companies. A founding member of Soulpepper Theatre, he has also performed in the company’s productions of The Zoo Story, Dumb Waiter, Mirandolina, She Stoops To Conquer and No Man’s Land.

Hughes earned Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his performances of ‘Billy’ in the Tarragon Theatre’s production of The Collected Works Of Billy The Kid; and of ‘Nicky Paradise’ in the Tarragon’s On The Verge. Stuart was again recognized with another Dora Mavor Moore Award as Best Featured Artist for his performance in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of The Time of Your Life. Also among his many noteworthy credits are featured performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The Mouse Trap and Kiss Of The Spider Woman. Stuart’s directorial credits include American Buffalo and The Odd Couple, both for The Soulpepper Theatre Company.

In 1997, Hughes and partner, Megan Follows, performed opposite each other in a production of Othello at The Citadel Theatre; in 1999, they participated in Three Plays In A Day, a fundraising performance marking the 20th Anniversary of Necessary Angel Theatre Company; and they recently performed together in Soulpepper Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love.

On the small screen, Hughes has guest-starred on several popular series including The City, Street Time, PSI Factor, Forever Knight, and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He performed the role of ‘Claude Monet’ in the one-hour drama Monet: Shadow and Light, as part of HBO’s The Artists Specials series; and appeared in numerous television movies and mini-series including the historical drama The Stork Derby, starring his partner, Megan Follows; the dramatic thriller Evidence Of Blood; We The Jury, starring Kelly McGillis; Moonshine Highway, with Kyle MacLachlan and Randy Quaid; Norman Jewison’s Picture Windows (“Soir Bleu”); Welcome To Hell; Love & Hate: The Story Of Colin And Joanne Thatcher; and the CBC drama Blades Of Courage. In 2006, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance in Booky Makes Her Mark.

Hughes also appeared in Atom Egoyan’s dramatic feature film Where The Truth Lies, starring Kevin Bacon; Norman Jewison’s Bogus, featuring an all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment; the sci-fi/horror Food Of The Gods; and most recently, he starred in the 2007 Toronto Film Festival sleeper hit The Beautiful City for which he also received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Method Fest Film Festival for his work in the film.

A native of Toronto, Hughes and partner, Megan Follows, divide their time between Toronto and L.A while raising two teenagers together.

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