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Eric Peterson Nominated for ACTRA for Billy Bishop!

(Photo of Eric Peterson courtesy of Canadian Press)

Eric Peterson and Christopher Plummer, Canadian actors who move fluidly between stage and screen, have earned ACTRA Award nominations for their roles in theatre productions that were captured on film.

ACTRA Toronto, the largest branch of the union representing Canadian performers, announced nominees for its 10th Anniversary ACTRA Awards on Tuesday.

Plummer is a contender for his Tony-winning portrait of U.S. actor John Barrymore in the stage production Barrymore, which was made into a feature film after its 2011 revival in Toronto.

Peterson is a finalist for Billy Bishop Goes to War, the acclaimed Canadian stage musical about a First World War flying ace that he co-created in 1978 and has taken across the country. In recent years, he and collaborator John MacLachlan Gray revised and restaged the show.

It also became a movie, which aired on CBC-TV on Remembrance Day 2011.

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