Paul Gross Receives Earle Grey Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards


Actor-Director Paul Gross was honoured at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards with the Earle Grey Award, presented to him at the second Industry Gala during Canadian Screen Week.

There is a lot that can be said about a man who can remember a brief – and the first – conversation that took place a long time ago during a random setting. Pretty cool that he did. The Canadian Actor-Director was honoured Wednesday night with the Earle Grey Award, a lifetime achievement award recognizing an artist’s efforts in the world of television, first presented at the Gemini’s. Previous recipients include Gordon Pinsent, Colm Feore and Graham Greene.

Paul Gross is best known for his work on the hit 90’s TV show Due South, starring as Constable Benton Fraser. He made his film directorial debut shortly after the conclusion of Due South with 2002’s Men With Brooms. Since then, Gross has gone on to star in numerous productions including Republic of Doyle, a Men with Brooms TV series, and films such as Gunless and Barney’s Version. His last directorial effort was the TIFF 2008 opener Passchendaele, which received high praise.

We had a wonderful opportunity to chat with Paul Gross prior to the start of the award show to talk about his award and his advice for aspiring young artists.