Bio

Multiple award winning Ontario-based actor/playwright/director Andrew Moodie began his playwriting career in 1995 with his Chalmers Award winning first play, Riot.

As an actor he has performed in countless productions all across the country. Some selected credits include: Our Country’s Good, Better Living, The Second Sheppard’s Play (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Amadeus (Stratford), Whale, Alice, Pinocchio, In the Field of Dreams, The Nelson Mandela Story (Young People’s Theatre), Health Class (Dora Award), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre), Nathan the Wise, Hamlet (Soulpepper), Master Harold and the Boys (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Othello (Dora Nomination) (Shakespeare in the Rough).

For many years he was the host of TV Ontario’s Big Ideas, and he has appeared in many film and television productions, including: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Away From Her, Total Recall, Covert Affairs, Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cracked, The Listener, Beauty and the Beast, and The Strain.

His theatre writing credits include: Riot, Factory Theatre, 1995, Oui, Factory Theatre, 1998. Wilbur County Blues, Blythe Festival, 1998. A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women, jointly produced by Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre, 1999. The Lady Smith, Passe Muraille 2000. The Real McCoy, Factory Theatre 2007, 2008, which was remounted in St. Louis in 2011 where it garnered three Kevin Kline Award nominations. And finally Toronto the Good, Factory Theatre 2009; a production which was nominated for a Dora award for Best New Play.

His directing credits include For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, The Corner, and The Real McCoy.

His radio writing credits include Afghanada (WGC award winner) for CBC.

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An intriguing picture of a brilliant mind caught up in the prejudices of his day…Moodie is a terrific writer of dialogue and has given Wint wonderful lines that drip with delicious irony.

The Globe and MailNational, Toronto

(Praise for 'The Real McCoy') ****
A work that deserves the widest audience possible

EYE Magazine Christopher Hoile

Returning to the same theatre where he started his career 20 years ago, Moodie doesn't disappoint. 'The Real McCoy' is big storytelling with a light touch – a funny and sensitive script and likeable cast with a dignified leading man…'The Real McCoy' is the real McCoy.

Ottawa Sun

The final scene between Wint (as Elijah McCoy) and the rest of the cast found both my
companion and me in tears, completely taken over by this remarkable play that made me believe, with both intellect and my soul, that Moodie is right when he writes that "a full and generous love of our fellow man is within our grasp.

NOW MagazineToronto