Pierre Simpson
Nominated for Prix Gémeaux 2020!

Pierre was thrilled to have been nominated for his role as Frère Éloi in Mehdi & Val for Radio-Canada! Watch the nominated episode 122 'Mini Frère Éloi' here.

This came as a welcome addition to his recent appearances on The Set Up (Annie Bradley), La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier (Illico, TVA, TFO),CBC's The Detectives, Amazon Prime's No Easy Dayscharming holiday films Winter Castle and Noël en boîte, and supernatural comedy La Malédiction de Jonathan Plourde (VrakTV), Pierre had the chance to be part of Darren Aronofsky's mysterious and polarizing film mother! now available on Netflix. 

Rave reviews!

Pierre in Théâtre français de Toronto's La Cantatrice chauve :

"Pierre Simpson and Sophie Goulet are hilarious in the couple’s famous inquisition to discover how they know each other. (...) theatre-lovers should not miss (...) such a lively production and in its original language." 

- Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

As the challenging title role in Molière's Dom Juan, Pierre got glowing reviews:

"Fans of Simpson will be pleased to see that (…) his Dom Juan is suave and graceful (…) He speaks the complex prose in which Dom Juan is written with masterful clarity to the point that he makes Molière’s version of the famous character as much a free-thinking philosopher, who is an atheist and materialist, as much as a moral libertine.” - Christopher Hoile, Stage-door.com 

Pierre impressed audiences in 'Le Placard (The Closet)':

"...it's Simpson, onstage for almost the entire 90 minutes, who will make your jaw drop. From his stiff posture to the initial uneasy timbre of his voice to his perfectly timed double takes, he's a brilliant comic actor. It's a shame we don't see him more often onstage." - Glenn Sumi, Now Toronto

Between guest appearances on Reign and Season 9 of Murdoch Mysteries, (CBC) and recurring roles on Motel Monstre and Toi & Moi  (Radio-Canada), Pierre continues to keep audiences captivated. In 2015 he had appeared in Mayday (Discovery), and short films The Last Patrol and The Rarebit Fiend. This adds to his previous wide spectrum of characters ; from a misguided EMS driver in Hannibal opposite Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelson, to a suspicious classical guitar teacher in Fugitive at 17 for director Jim Donovan on Lifetime and Showcase, and from cunning Captain David Kirke, conqueror of Quebec City on Le Rêve de Champlain (TFO)to a conflicted coureur des bois in the National Film Board's Let the Daylight Into the Swamp (TIFF 2012). He's also flexed his fluently bilingual hosting muscles in shoots for Parks Canada and live events in Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and Las Vegas. 

On stage, Pierre cracked up audiences all summer long in Canadian Stage's A Midsummer Night's Dream in High Park, deftly handled heart-wrenching material in the Next Stage Festival's Memorialand charmed audiences with his rendition of Brel's Ne Quitte Pas in the International Tour of When it Rains in Edinburgh, South Carolina and Mumbai.

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