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Martha Burns was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Silk (2007), Screening (2006) and Blindness (2008). She has been married to Paul Gross since September 25, 1988. They have two children. See full bio »
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Silk Mme. Joncour
Screening Helen Thompson
Blindness Woman with Insomnia


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 2016 A False Sense of Security (Short)
 2015 Boxing (Short)
 2014 Darknet (TV Series)
- Darknet 3 (2014) ... Mother
 2013 Hardsell (Short)
Sandra Hipps
 2013 Cracked (TV Series)
Alice Kelly
- The Valley (2013) ... Alice Kelly
 2013 After All These Years (TV Movie)
Phyllis Deitrichson
 2013 Mad Ship
Judith Cameron
 2012/I The Samaritan
 2011 Michael: Every Day (TV Series)
Jasmina Hart
- Failure (2011) ... Jasmina Hart
- Sweating (2011) ... Jasmina Hart
- Ridicule (2011) ... Jasmina Hart
- Heights (2011) ... Jasmina Hart
- Unscripted Conversation (2011) ... Jasmina Hart
 2011 French Immersion
 2011 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
- Something Old, Someone New (2011) ... Joyce
 2010 Hot Water (Video short)
 2010 The Reception (Short)
 2009 The Foundation (TV Series)
Selena Selkirk
- Springing Jett (2009) ... Selena Selkirk
- The African Prince (2009) ... Selena Selkirk
- The Face of Hope (2009) ... Selena Selkirk
 2009 A Wake
 2009 Love & Savagery
Mother Superior
 2009 Dinner at Lucy's (Short)
 2009 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Burgess
- Convalescence (2009) ... Mrs. Burgess
 2009 You Might as Well Live
Dr. Elizabeth
 2008 Blindness
Woman with Insomnia
 2008 The Trojan Horse (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Miller
- Part One (2008) ... Mary Miller
 2008/I Rewind (Short)
Heather Beckett
 2006 I Am an Apartment Building (TV Short)
 2006 Screening (Short)
Helen Thompson
 2003-2006 Slings and Arrows (TV Series)
Ellen Fanshaw
- The Promised End (2006) ... Ellen Fanshaw
- All Blessed Secrets (2006) ... Ellen Fanshaw
- Every Inch a King (2006) ... Ellen Fanshaw
- That Way Madness Lies (2006) ... Ellen Fanshaw
- Vex Not His Ghost (2006) ... Ellen Fanshaw
 2004 The Porcelain Pussy (Short)
 2004 Siblings
Miss Bradford
 2004 The Skulls III (Video)
Swim Coach
 2003 Profoundly Normal (TV Movie)
Dr. Maswell
 2000 Harry's Case (TV Movie)
 2000 Hindsight (Short)
 1999 Murder Most Likely (TV Movie)
Alice Malinson
 1999 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Eve Kinch
- Bridge of Dreams: Part 2 (1999) ... Eve Kinch
- Under the Wishing Moon: Part 1 (1999) ... Eve Kinch
 1999 The Life Before This
Gwen Maclean
 1999/II Justice (TV Movie)
 1997-1999 Due South (TV Series)
Caroline Fraser / Nadia
- Call of the Wild: Part 2 (1999) ... Caroline Fraser
- Spy vs. Spy (1997) ... Nadia
 1999 Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Counselor
 1999 What Katy Did (TV Movie)
Aunt Izzie
 1998 Traces of Insanity (TV Movie)
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
Dr. Rosemary Dove
 1997 Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye (TV Movie)
Lisette Boudreau
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
 1996 Traders (TV Series)
Rita Hutchison
- Two Steps Forward ... Rita Hutchison
 1996 Side Effects (TV Series)
Andrea Burrows
- Sex, Death and Rock 'N' Roll (1996) ... Andrea Burrows
 1994 Paint Cans
 1992 Passage of the Heart
Kate Ward
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Jane's Mother
- A Friend in Need (1991) ... Jane's Mother
 1991 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Joanna Miles
- Tyger, Tyger (1991) ... Joanna Miles
 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
 1989 The Private Capital (TV Movie)
 1987 Street Legal (TV Series)
- Take My Jokes, Please (1987) ... Margaret
 1983 Backstretch (TV Series)
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Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Played Mary in Shelagh Stephenson's "The Memory of Water" (David & Ed Mirvisch, Toronto, Canada, February 22-April 8, 2000). See more »

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[Of her husband, actor Paul Gross] He's responsible for all the light bulbs in the house. Right now I'm noticing three are out in the kitchen. He must be distracted by something.


Founded the "Toronto Arts for Youth" program in 1993. This program offers after-school arts classes, trips to live performances and co-operative education initiatives to young people, many of whom would not otherwise have access to these opportunities. This learning environment provides an alternative for kids who may otherwise be involved with violence, crime and drugs. See more »

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