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Tony Nardi (born 1958 in Calabria, Italymarker) is a Canadianmarker actor and playwright.

He is a two-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Actor, for his roles in La Sarrasine and My Father's Angel.

Tony Nardi has performed in over 50 plays incl. Montreal Theatre Lab (Solzhenitsyn), Theatre 2000 (For Those in the Peril on the Sea), Stratford Festival (Tyrone Guthrie Apprentice Award 1982), Great Cdn. Theatre Co. (cross-country tour in Sandinista); other award-winning roles: Nineteen Eighty-Four (Montreal Gazette Critic's Award 1979), La Storia Calvino (Dora Mavor Moore Award nom. 1985), 'Homenides' in A Flea in Her Ear (Dora Mavor Moore Award nom. 2001), 'The Professor' in The Lesson (Dora Mavor Moore Award 2002); num. movie roles incl. Caffè Italia (lead), Concrete Angels 1988 (Genie nom.), La Sarrazine 1992 (Genie Award), La Déroute 1998 (Guy L'Écuyer Award, Genie nom.), My Father's Angel 2000 (Sonoma Wine & Country Film. Fest. Co-winner; Genie Award); TV credits incl. Rossini's Ghost, Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story, Almost America, Il Duce Canadese (miniseries) and Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (miniseries); awarded, Canada 125 Medal 1992 for significant contrib. to Canada, to the community, or to fellow Cdns.

Tony Nardi is co-author (with Vincent Ierfino) of La Storia dell'Emigrante (play) 1979 produced in Montreal and Toronto. Written in Calabrian, English and French the play was possibly the first in Canada written by an Italian-Canadian and addressing an Italian-Canadian reality. In 1982 it received the first James Buller Award for best original Cdn. play at the Ontario Multicultural Theatre Festival.

Tony Nardi's second play [A Modo Suo: A Fable]http://www.utpjournals.com/ctr/ctr104.html (written in Calabrian in 1990) received a Dora Award Nomination for Best Play. An English translation was published (in its entirety) in the Canadian Theatre Review - 2000 Fall Issue).

[Two Letters]http://www.twoletters.ca/ (2006) - two theatrical monologues based on two actual letters sent to “middle-men” of the Canadian cultural scene (a film/television producer and two theatre critics) - received a 2007 Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play.

["...And Counting!"]http://www.twoletters.ca/ (2008) (Letter Three) is a theatrical postmortem of Two Letters and a journey into the present state of Canadian theatre, culture and funding.

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