Jackie Burroughs

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A leading figure of the Canadian theater, British-born Jackie Burroughs worked in everything from avant garde cabaret to plays by the Bard at Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival. While in her youth she sometimes ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1939 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Limb Salesman 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Small Town Murder Songs 2011 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Ryor (Actor)

Martha Stewart: Behind Bars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

Mrs. Warren (Actor)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Snow 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhinoceros Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Mrs. Walnut (Actor)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

Aunt Budge (Actor)

Just Cause 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Republic of Love 2003 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Willard 2003 (Movie)

Henrietta Stiles (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost and Delirious 2001 (Movie)

Fay Vaughn (Actor)

Hemoglobin 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Night 1998 (Movie)

The Runner (Actor)

Avonlea 1989 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Careful 1993 (Movie)

Frau Teacher (Actor)

Night Owl 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of Angels 1990 (Movie)

Elizabeth Smart (Actor)

Whispers 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Yancey (Actor)

A Winter Tan 1988 (Movie)

Maryse Holder (Actor)

Gnaw: Food of the Gods Part II 1988 (Movie)

Dr Treger (Actor)

The Midday Sun 1988 (Movie)

Lillian (Actor)

John and the Missus 1987 (Movie)

Missus (Actor)

The Housekeeper 1987 (Movie)

Joan Smith (Actor)

The Top of His Head 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inside/Out 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Neon: An Electric Memoir 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Care Bears Movie 1985 (Movie)

of The Spirit (Voice)

Gentle Sinners 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

Vera Smith (Actor)

The Surrogate 1983 (Movie)

Fantasy Woman (Actor)

The Wars 1982 (Movie)

Miss Davenport (Actor)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

of Katherine Wells (Voice)

The Grey Fox 1981 (Movie)

Kate Flynn (Actor)

The Kidnapping of the President 1979 (Movie)

Woman Agent (Actor)

Out of Our Father's House 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

125 Rooms of Comfort 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anne of Green Gables (TV Show)

Actor

Cavedweller (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Show)

Actor

Evidence of Blood (TV Show)

Actor

Final Notice (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Christmas, Miss King (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Care of Terrific (TV Show)

Actor

The Undergrads (TV Show)

Actor

The Winning Season (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

A Winter Tan 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A leading figure of the Canadian theater, British-born Jackie Burroughs worked in everything from avant garde cabaret to plays by the Bard at Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival. While in her youth she sometimes came off as brittle and mannered (not unlike Maggie Smith), as she aged she matured with a fearlessness that often compensated when the vehicle was beneath her talents. Burroughs began working in film in the late 1960s, but began making inroads in the 1980s as co-star of "The Grey Fox" (1982) and narrator of "The Wars" (1983). Her best known feature may have been "A Winter Tan" (1987), which she co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote in addition to playing the lead. Adapted from the letters of Maryse Holder, the film told the story of a middle-aged feminist who embarks on a hedonistic, alcohol-sodden sexual odyssey through Mexico. With the dawn of the 1990s, Burroughs found a home on the small screen as the domineering spinster novelist Hetty King in "Avonlea/Road to Avonlea" (The Disney Channel, 1990-97). She later turned up as brothel owner Mother Mucca in the miniseries "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City" (Showtime, 1998) and as a jogger announcing the countdown to the end of the world in Don McKellar's quirky "Last Night" (1998). The esteemed actress passed away from stomach cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 22, 2010.

Relationships

Zoe

Daughter

Milestones

1998

Played Mother Mucca in the Showtime miniseries "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City"

1998

Made cameo appearance as a jogger who counts down the remaining hours on Earth in "Last Night" (released in the USA in 1999)

1991

Had title role as the well-known Canadian author in "Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of Angels"

1990

Starred as Hetty King in "Avonlea/Road to Avonlea" (aired in the USA on The Disney Channel)

1987

Feature debut as co-director and co-writer, "A Winter Tan"; also starred

1986

Appeared as Mrs. Evans in the Canadian TV production of "Anne of Green Gables" (aired on PBS' "Wonderworks")

1985

Portrayed a showgirl narrating a pop culture history of neon in the PBS special "Neon: An Electric Memoir"

1983

Had featured role in David Cronenberg's "The Dead Zone"

1983

Played the narrator in "The Wars"

1982

Co-starred with Richard Farnsworth in "The Grey Fox"

1969

Early US TV appearance in the NBC movie "The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children"

Born in England

Appeared with most of the major theater venues in Canada including the Shaw Festival, the Stratford Festival and at the National Arts Centre

Began working in films in the 1960s

Emigrated to Canada

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