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Date of Birth 26 April 1931Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Death 9 April 2015Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from a heart attack)
Birth NameDavid Paul MacPherson Almond

Mini Bio (3)

Paul Almond's television and movie productions have won numerous awards, including: 12 Canadian Film Awards (Genies), 3 Ohio State Awards and other international awards

In 2001, Paul Almond was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for having "demonstrated an outstanding level of talent and service to Canadians".

In 2007, the Director's Guild of Canada presented Paul Almond with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to Canadian film and television.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Stansfield

In 1990 he turned to full time writing, and recently began publishing novels in the Alford Saga, romantic adventures from 1800-2000. The first in the series, The Deserter, was a Canadian best seller. The second, The Survivor, and the third, The Pioneer, were published in 2011. The next four will be published in 2012-2014.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Almond

Paul Almond has written eight novels in The Alford Saga (historical fiction). The saga begins with The Deserter in 1800 then follows, through the eyes of a settler's family, most major developments in Canadian history in an exciting adventure romance format. The Survivor (Book 2, published in 2011) and The Pioneer (Book 3, published in 2012), and The Pilgrim (Book 4, published in 2012), were followed by The Chaplain (Book 5, published in 2013). Red Deer Press published both The Gunner (Book 6) and The Hero (Book 7) in 2014. The Inheritor - released April 2015 by Red Deer Press - is the eighth and final novel in The Alford Saga. In it, the protagonist, Paul Alford, breaks into the impenetrable world of motion pictures in the 1960s when none existed in Canada. His creative career becomes central to the rich blossoming of Canadian culture and he puts Canadian ideas and stars on the world's screens.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Barbara Burgess

Spouse (3)

Joan Almond (11 September 1976 - 9 April 2015) (his death)
Geneviève Bujold (18 March 1967 - 1973) (divorced) (1 child)
Angela Leigh (1957 - 1964) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Father, with Geneviève Bujold, of actor/director,Matt Almond
He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 18, 2001 for his services to drama.
After turning to feature filmmaking, he attracted domestic and international attention with Isabel (1968), Act of the Heart (1970) and Journey (1976), a trilogy of understated explorations of the mind and spirit starring then wife Geneviève Bujold.
A graduate of Oxford University, he began his career by founding a traveling company of Shakespearean Players touring England, before joining the CBC in Toronto in 1954 as a director.
Malibu, California [June 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

"It isn't so easy to live with an actress. I married Genevieve--not Isabel or St. Joan or Anne Boleyn--but I live with them all...There is a curious internal process going on in her that begins the moment she signs to do a picture. At the first "Action!" she has become the character, and it never leaves her until long after the last "Cut!".

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