2019 Guests

CATHERINE CHABOT
Actress – Compulsive Liar

Catherine Chabot graduated from the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Montreal in 2013. In addition to being an actress, she works as an author. Her first play, Table rase, directed by Brigitte Poupart, was presented at Espace Libre in November 2015. Faced with its resounding success, the play was repeated in January and October 2017, at Espace Libre, and at International Crossroads of Quebec Theater of the same year. Catherine played in the play Tribus, directed by Frédéric Blanchette, which was the subject of a tour. She also starred Candy Starr at Rideau Vert in the spring of 2017 in the play Vol over a Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Michel Monty. Catherine also played in a play of her own, Dans le champ amoureux, directed by Frédéric Blanchette and presented at Espace Libre in November 2017, and then again in the fall of 2018, at the same theater, as well as in Ottawa. In Lines of Flight, another of her creations, directed by Sylvain Bélanger and presented at the Center du théâtre today in March and April 2019, she played the role of Raphaëlle.

On the small screen, Catherine played in the series Once Upon a Time, Unity 9 and Victor Lessard, as well as in the fifth season of the O ‘soap opera. It will soon be the second season of the Léo TV series. In her first big movie role, Catherine played alongside Louis-José Houde in the film Menteur, directed by Émile Gaudreault.


ÉMILE GAUDREAULT
Director – Compulsive Liar

ÉMILE GAUDREAULT made his professional debut by writing and performing on stage from 1986 to 1990 in comedy acts with Le Groupe Sanguin. He then built a solid reputation by writing and directing shows for standup comics, such as Michel Courtemanche and Marie-Lise Pilote. This quite naturally led him to write for television. He was one of the writers on the series Un gars Une fille. For the big screen, he co-wrote Louis 19, le roi des ondes, which was the biggest box office success in Canada in 1994. He started his directing career in 2001 with a first feature film entitled Nuit de noces, a successful comedy that won the Golden Reel (Genie Awards) for the Canadian film with the biggest box office gross of the year. He then co-wrote and directed Mambo Italiano. In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Surviving My Mother, which won the Best Canadian film at the Montreal Film Festival. His fourth film, De père en flic, has broken all Canadian box office records and become the first French Canadian film to break through and hit number one in the national ratings. This success awarded him with the renowned Billet d’Or (Jutra Awards) and Golden Reel (Genie Awards). Then followed Le sens de l’humour in 2011, Le Vrai du Faux in 2014, and Père fils Thérapie a remake shot in France with a french cast. In 2016, he directs a second movie of De père en flic. In 2018, he receives La Bobine d’or for his all of his work from l’APCQ.

In July 2019, his latest full-length film Compulsive Liar (Menteur) was released.


VINCENT LECLERC
Actor – Les salopes ou le sucre naturel de la peau The Fall of the American Empire

Vincent Leclerc is a talented and versatile comedian who can be seen on the screen as well as in French and English. On stage, we could discover it in Transient Lucidity, Trout Stanley or La Belle et la bête, on a European tour.

In the cinema, he has been directed by several renowned directors such as Roland Emmerich (White House Down), Jonathan Levin (Warm Bodies), Martin Doepner (Blood Red), and Sylvain Archambault (Piche, between heaven and earth). In addition, we have seen in the Oscar-winning film The Revenant, by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Vincent was also cast of Denys Arcand’s latest film, The Fall of the American Empire.

On the small screen, he has shot in more than thirty productions like Bad Karma, Being Human, All the truth, Mirador, 19-2, Les Beaux Malaises, Le Clan , This life (adaptation of the New Address series), Bad Blood, Bellevue, Ruptures, Leo and District 31.

For his role in the Coming Out web series, he was nominated for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards in the Best Performance in a Program or Series category Produced for Digital Media (best actor in a program or series produced for digital media).

Vincent eloquently embodies the mythical character of Séraphin Poudrier in the television series Les pays d’en haut, broadcast on Radio-Canada. For this role, he was nominated for a Gala Artis in the Male Role – Seasonal Drama Series, from 2016 to 2018, which he won in 2019. Leclerc also won a Gemini Award in the Best First category. male role: drama series, in 2016, and an appointment in the same category the next three years. In 2019, Vincent upsets his audience in the series Alert Amber, broadcast to TVA.