Janet Wright (I) (1945–2016)


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Janet Wright was born in 1945 in England and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a family of theatre actors. Her siblings are: Anne Wright, John Wright and Susan Wright. Janet had the chance to work with her two sisters, Susan and Anne, in the theater play "Les Belles Soeurs". Besides from her work on television and ... See full bio »

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The Perfect Storm Ethel Shatford
(2000)
Corner Gas Emma Leroy
(2004-2009)
Rollerball Coach Olga
(2002)
Redwall Constance / Ghost of Martin
(1999-2001)

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 2014 Corner Gas: The Movie
Emma Leroy
 2012 The Tall Man
Trish
 2010 Ramona and Beezus
Grandma Kemp
 2009 Memory Lanes (TV Movie)
Sarah Duggen
 2004-2009 Corner Gas (TV Series)
Emma Leroy
- You've Been Great, Goodnight (2009) ... Emma Leroy
- Get the F Off My Lawn (2009) ... Emma Leroy
- Happy Career Day to You (2009) ... Emma Leroy
- Crab Apple Cooler (2009) ... Emma Leroy
- R2 Bee Too (2009) ... Emma Leroy
 2008 Wisegal (TV Movie)
Angie - Patty's Mother
 2007 Whistler (TV Series)
Celia
- Last Run (2007) ... Celia
- Passion Plays (2007) ... Celia
- End Game (2007) ... Celia
- Blindside (2007) ... Celia
 2006 Love and Other Dilemmas
Jojo Ladro
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Liz Hinton
- Shoulda' Stood in Bed (2004) ... Liz Hinton
- Seizure Day (2004) ... Liz Hinton
- The Passion of Reverend Jimmy (2004) ... Liz Hinton
- Heartless (2004) ... Liz Hinton
- Black Noise (2004) ... Liz Hinton
 2003 Thoughtcrimes (TV Movie)
Zoya
 2003 Arbor Vitae (Short)
Senior Nurse
 1998-2003 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Jeri / Naomi Bascombe
- Phenomenon II (2003) ... Jeri
- Mr. Headmistress (1998) ... Naomi Bascombe
 2003 A Tale of Two Wives (TV Movie)
Phyllis
 2003 Emile
Alice
 2003 Betrayed (TV Movie)
Dr. Fleming
 2002 Taken (TV Mini-Series)
Patty
- God's Equation (2002) ... Patty
 2002 Monk (TV Series)
Bonnie
- Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 2 (2002) ... Bonnie (uncredited)
 2002 Framed (TV Movie)
 2002 The Chris Isaak Show (TV Series)
Evie
- Farm Boys (2002) ... Evie
 2002 Rollerball
Coach Olga
 2001 Hostage Rescue Team (TV Movie)
Simone
 2001 Blackwoods
Ma Franklin
 2001 Dark Angel (TV Series)
Annie
- Proof of Purchase (2001) ... Annie
 2001 Lola
Ma Keller
 1999-2001 Lexx (TV Series)
First Lady Priest / Lorca
- Stan Down (2001) ... First Lady Priest
- Texx Lexx (2001) ... First Lady Priest (uncredited)
- Love Grows (1999) ... Lorca
 2001 Chasing Cain (TV Movie)
Sonia
 1999-2001 Redwall (TV Series)
Constance / Ghost of Martin
- Return to Redwall (2001) ... Constance / Ghost of Martin (voice)
- Reunited (2001) ... Constance / Ghost of Martin (voice)
- Battle (2001) ... Constance / Ghost of Martin (voice)
- Malkariss (2000) ... Constance / Ghost of Martin (voice)
- The Abyss (2000) ... Constance / Ghost of Martin (voice)
 2000 Redwall: The Movie (TV Movie)
Constance (voice)
 2000 The Perfect Storm
Ethel Shatford
 1998-1999 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Aunt Thom
- Bred in the Bone (1999) ... Aunt Thom
- When the Bough Breaks (1998) ... Aunt Thom
- A Shadow in His Dream (1998) ... Aunt Thom
 1998 Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension (TV Series)
Mrs. Floyd
- I'm Okay, You're Really Weird (1998) ... Mrs. Floyd
 1998 More Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Vita Keating
 1998 Due South (TV Series)
Sgt. Sam Thorn
- Mountie on the Bounty: Part 2 (1998) ... Sgt. Sam Thorn
 1997 Fast Track (TV Series)
Charlotte Scannel
- Triangle (1997) ... Charlotte Scannel
 1996 My Mother's Ghost (TV Movie)
 1996 We the Jury (TV Movie)
Gladys McKenzie
 1996 Beyond the Call (TV Movie)
Fran
 1994 Neon Rider (TV Series)
Michelle Pfeiffer
- Where the Buffalo Roam (1994) ... Michelle Pfeiffer
 1993-1994 Street Legal (TV Series)
Doris Banachowska / Jessica Grant
- The Long and Winding Road (1994) ... Jessica Grant
- Strange Bedfellows (1993) ... Doris Banachowska
- The Price (1993) ... Doris Banachowska
 1992 Bordertown Cafe
Maxine
 1991 Bingo
Waitress
 1988-1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Mabel / Millicent
- All or Nothing (1989) ... Mabel
- Revenge of the Mud People (1988) ... Millicent (uncredited)
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
 1988 Cowboys Don't Cry
Pearl
 1987 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (TV Movie)
Martha Jane
 1987 Home Is Where the Hart Is
J.P.'s Wife
 1986-1987 Danger Bay (TV Series)
- Pets and Peeves (1987)
- Vet's Holiday (1986)
 1987 After the Promise (TV Movie)
Waitress
 1987 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
Didee
- Disposable People (1987) ... Didee
 1987 American Gothic
Fanny
 1987 Loyalties
Audrey Sawchuk
 1987 Deadly Deception (TV Movie)
Desk clerk
 1986 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Woman Neighbor
- The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (1986) ... Woman Neighbor
 1985 Brotherly Love (TV Movie)
Helen Neary
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
Woman in Bar
 1983 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (TV Movie)
Helen Armstrong
 1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
 1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (TV Series)
Mrs. Judith Loftus
- The Rains Come (1980) ... Mrs. Judith Loftus
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie)
 1978 King of Kensington (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Big Brother (1978) ... Evelyn
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
 1976 Peep Show (TV Series)
Lucy
- The Victim (1976) ... Lucy
 1974 Wolfpen Principle
Miss Mervin
 1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Eunice
 1969 Obscene House
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Has directed for most major theater companies across Canada, including several productions at Stratford.
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She and Eric Peterson, who play Brent Butt's parents in "Corner Gas", have been friends for 35 years. They are both proud Saskatchewan natives. See more »

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