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Our dedication to excellence on stage extends beyond our productions. In 2008 we created The Company Theatre Award of Excellence and presented it to Gordon Pinsent celebrating his dedication to taking risks throughout his career. We welcomed over 150 leaders in the business, entertainment, and arts communities to our inaugural event. Co-hosts Seamus O’Reagan (Correspondant, CTV National News) and Allan Hawco (Co-Artistic Director, The Company Theatre) led the celebration of Mr. Pinsent’s accomplishments, in grand style, at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Now the award lives on in his name.
Past Award Winners:
2008 Gordon Pinsent
2009 Eric Peterson
2010 Jayne Eastwood
|The National Post|
"He's Really Acting!"
As Eric Peterson receives an award named for Gordon Pincent, the two thespians discuss getting older, getting better, and their mutual admiration.
Jayne Eastwood got her start in performing after being cast in the cult Canadian film Going Down the Road. Jayne continued to make a name for herself in the theatre scene in Toronto, and became one of the founding members of The Second City Toronto. Jayne stayed in Toronto, got married and continued to work steadily while raising three children. She appeared on King of Kensington, Funny Farm, and Bizarre.
In 1997 Jayne joined the ensemble cast of Riverdale on CBC. Throughout the same period she filmed two seasons of Noddy and Friends (PBS/TVO) playing the larger than life Aunt Agatha for which she won a Gemini Award. Jayne was last seen in the feature films Chicago, Hairspray and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. As well she has been in many movies of the week on ABC, CBS, and NBC with stars like Paul Newman, Bette Midler and Tim Allen. Recently, she was a regular on the hit series This Is Wonderland.