Miranda de Pencier
|Born||August 20, 1968|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer|
Miranda de Pencier (born August 20, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film and television director, producer, and actress. She is most noted for her 2011 film Throat Song, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards.
She began her career as an actress, most notably playing Josie Pye in the 1985 telemovie Anne of Green Gables and its sequels. She also had a recurring role on Street Legal in the 1989–90 season as Jennifer Winston, a college student who was dating Chuck Tchobanian, and appeared in the film The Myth of the Male Orgasm and on stage in Canadian productions of Les Misérables and Aspects of Love.
In the late 1990s she began producing, first in theatre before moving into film production. Through her production company, Northwood Entertainment, she first produced the 2005 film Cake. Her subsequent credits as a producer have included the films Pu-239, Adam and Beginners, the television series Wild Roses and the new 2017 Anne of Green Gables adaptation Anne with an E.
The short film Throat Song was her debut as a director. Her feature debut, The Grizzlies, debuted at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. In October, de Pencier won the Directors Guild of Canada award for Best Direction in a Feature Film for The Grizzlies.
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- "Miranda de Pencier, Kari Skogland win DGC Awards" Playback, October 22, 2018.
- "The Accidental Mogul". Toronto Life, November 3, 2016.