Tony Nardi is a two-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Actor for his roles in La Sarrasine and My Father’s Angel. In 2010, the year of the 30th Annual Genie Awards, Tony Nardi made the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s 30th Anniversary Top Ten list in the lead actor category. His numerous award-winning film appearances include Caffè Italia (lead), Concrete Angels (1988 Genie nomination), La Sarrazine (1992 Genie Award), La Déroute (1998 Guy L’Écuyer Award, Genie nomination), and My Father’s Angel (2000 Sonoma Wine & Country Film Festival Co-winner; Genie Award). Tony’s television credits include Rossini’s Ghost; Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants; Bonanno: A Godfather’s Story; Almost America, Il Duce Canadese (miniseries) for which he received a Gemini Award Nomination; and Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (miniseries). Tony Nardi has performed extensively in theatre. He’s appeared at Montreal Theatre Lab, Theatre 2000, the Stratford Festival and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and earned acclaim for his roles in Nineteen Eighty-Four (Montreal Gazette Critic’s Award 1979); La Storia Calvino (Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination 1985); A Flea in Her Ear (Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, 2001); and The Lesson (Dora Mavor Moore Award 2002). Tony Nardi is co-author (with Vincent Ierfino) of La Storia dell’Emigrante, produced in 1979 in Montreal and Toronto. In 1982 La Storia dell’Emigrante received the inaugural James Buller Award for best original Canadian play at the Ontario Multicultural Theatre Festival. In 1990 Nardi’s second play, A Modo Suo: A Fable (written in Calabrian) received a Dora Award Nomination for Best Play. An English translation was published in its entirety in the Fall 2000 issue of Canadian Theatre Review. His theatrical (documentary) monologues, Two Letters…And Counting!, are based on actual correspondence sent to “middle-men” of the Canadian cultural scene – a television producer, two theatre critics, and an arts council officer. Two Letters received a 2007 Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play. The three Letters have been filmed in front of a live audience in one take. His newly published book, Two Letters…And Counting!, is based on the earlier staged versions. In 1992 he received the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, awarded to Canadians for significant contribution to their fellow citizens, to their community, or to Canada.
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