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Alex Breen zeroes in on five hot up-and-coming Canadian actors


Celebrity Watch
Alex Breen zeroes in on five hot up-and-coming Canadian actors
Meet Nazneen, David, Clé, Charlotte and Greyston—five Canadian actors with big-buzz projects on the horizon that will have you referring to them on a first-name basis in no time. FLARE caught up with the roster of Canadian talents during the photo shoot for our upcoming April 2008 issue to give you a preview of what’s to come.
 

Name: Nazneen Contractor
Age: 25
Hometown: Toronto
Up Next: Plays Layla Hourani in The Border (premiering January 7 on CBC)
Favorite On-set Moment: Meeting these other fantastic actors and the beautiful clothes.
Most Memorable Oscar Moment: Adrien Brody shamelessly making out with Halle Berry when he accepted his Oscar for The Pianist.
Must-See TV: Lost, Dexter, Nip/Tuck, The Office (British version)

 

Name: David Kopp
Age: 29
Hometown: Calgary
Up Next: Plays Ethan in JPOD (airing January 8 on CBC)
Favorite On-set Moment: Everything photographer George Pimentel said or did – the man is hilarious!
Most Memorable Oscar Moment: Roberto Benigni’s win for Life Is Beautiful
Must-See TV: Calgary Flames hockey

 

Name: Clé Bennett
Age: 33
Hometown: Toronto
Up Next: Plays Carlos on The Weight (airing on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Fall 2008)
Favorite On-set Moment: When Greyston asked the photographer if he was being too Captain Morgan.
Most Memorable Oscar Moment: It was refreshing to see Morgan Freeman win for Million Dollar Baby
Must-See TV: I’ve become a Curb Your Enthusiasm and 24 box-set kind of guy.

 

Name: Charlotte Sullivan
Age: A lady never tells
Hometown: Toronto
Up Next: Currently stars as Katie in Across the River to Motor City (CityTV). Plays Mandy on MVP (airing January 11 on CBC)
Favorite On-set Moment: My conversation with Rosie Edah from ET Canada, but my Gucci dress was the icing on the cake.
Most Memorable Oscar Moment: Angelina Jolie telling the world how much she was in love with her brother. I completely understood what she meant in that moment – I have a very strong bond with my brother.
Must-See TV: Anderson Cooper 360

 

Name: Greyston Holt
Age: 22
Hometown: Salt Spring Island, BC
Up Next: Plays Ray Prager Jr. on Durham County (airing May/June 2008 on Global)
Favorite On-set Moment: Meeting the other actors and crew – everyone was really professional and fun to work with
Most Memorable Oscar Moment: Roberto Benigni leaping over chairs on his way up to accept the Oscar for Life is Beautiful and his heartfelt speech.
Must-See TV: House

 
Read more on the talented five in the April 2008 issue of FLARE.