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SpousePaul Almond
FactFootage of Genevieve Bujold appearing as Captain Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager) is one of the most sought-after video pieces among certain group of Trek fans.

Geneviève Bujold is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for her performance in the 1976 film Obsession.

Bujold was born on July 1, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were both of French-Canadian descent. She has three sisters. Bujold was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Montreal and the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

Bujold’s acting career began in the early 1960s. She made her film debut in the 1963 film The Wheeler Dealers. She has since appeared in numerous films and television shows. Some of her notable film roles include Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Julie Kohler in Obsession (1976), Dr. Claire Bartel in Coma (1978), and Dr. Louise Lameroux in The Dead Zone (1983).

Bujold has been married three times. Her first husband was Michael Sadler, with whom she had two children. She was married to actor Richard Benjamin from 1973 to 1983. Her third husband is director Philippe de Broca, with whom she has one child.

Bujold has a net worth of $5 million. She has won numerous awards throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.

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Full NameGeneviève Bujold
Height1.63 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Voice Actor


SpousePaul Almond
ChildrenMatt Almond, Emmanuel Bujold
ParentsLaurette Bujold, Joseph Firmin Bujold
PartnerDennis Hastings


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature, Genie Award for Best Perfo...
MoviesAnne of the Thousand Days, Dead Ringers, Still Mine, Tightrope, Coma, Obsession, King of Hearts, Swashbuckler, Choose Me, The Trojan Women, The War Is Over, Murder by Decree, Trouble in Mind, The Thief of Paris, The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, The Moderns, Monsignor, Earthquake, The House of Yes, Ale...
TV ShowsLes Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut, Hallmark Hall of Fame

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1At this age [seventy-one] I am incapable of doing things I don't want to do. I live modestly, so that I'm never forced to do a job to pay a mortgage, and I don't own anything. I simply do not do what's not essential. This is because I have realized the secret of life: all the external decorations are less important than giving yourself the gift of time.
2[on her film 'Still Mine'] I liked the script because it doesn't treat old people like they're all the same or tell them what to do: be impeccable, remain the same, and never die. I picked the film because it has a quiet way of growing on you, of slowly, gently becoming implanted in your heart.
3"It isn't so easy to live with an actress. I married Genevieve--not Isabel or St. Joan or Anne Boleyn--but I live with them all...There is a curious internal process going on in her that begins the moment she signs to do a picture. At the first "Action!" she has become the character, and it never leaves her until long after the last "Cut!" Paul Almond (ex-husband)
4Un role m'apprend quelque chose quand j'arrive a trouver le courage de faire ce qui me fait peur, a surmonter des craintes terribles. J'en ressors plus forte. Genevieve Bujold, Revue du Cinema, 4/91
5"I don't like to intellectualize about my acting. I don't sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again. I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike. The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you." Genevieve Bujold, Seventeen, 11/69.
6"I confess it, I love the camera. When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive." Genevieve Bujold, Time 3/30/70.
7"Her hair is shiny and gleaming as a stallion's mane, her eyes big and brown as chocolate jawbreakers, her tiny mouth a rosebud of surprise. Packed into her five-foot, four-inch doll's frame is an intriguing mixture of purloined innocence, succulent sexuality, and guerrilla warfare." Rex Reed, Valentines and Vitriol, p. 258, 1977.


1Is one of 9 actresses who have received an Academy Award nomination for portraying a real-life queen. The others in chronological order are Norma Shearer for Marie Antoinette (1938), Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter (1968), Vanessa Redgrave for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Janet Suzman for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Helen Mirren for The Madness of King George (1994) and The Queen (2006), Judi Dench for Mrs Brown (1997) and Shakespeare in Love (1998), Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010).
2According to Richard Burton's biography "And God Created Burton" Bujold had an affair with the actor when they were filming Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) together.
3Footage of Genevieve Bujold appearing as Captain Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager) is one of the most sought-after video pieces among certain group of Trek fans.
4Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a son Emmanuel Claude Bujold on April 27, 1980. Child's father is her partner, Dennis Hastings.
5Is related to the late Louis Cyr, who was named the strongest person in the world.
6Her son with director Paul Almond, Matt Almond, is also an actor and director.
7Was cast as Baroness Kessler in Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate (1999), but became ill at the last moment and had to give up the part.
8She gave up the demanding job of Captain of the USS Voyager (Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) after only one day of filming. Kate Mulgrew followed her into the Captain's Chair.




Northern Borders2013Abiah Kittredge
The Legend of Sarila2013Saya (English version, voice)
Still Mine2012Irene Morrison
Pour l'amour de Dieu2011Soeur Cécile 72 ans
The Trotsky2009Denise Archambault
Disappearances2006Cordelia (as Genevieve Bujold)
Mon petit doigt m'a dit...2005Rose Evangelista
Downtown: A Street Tale2004Aimee Levesque
Finding Home2003Katie
Jericho Mansions2003Lily Melnick
La turbulence des fluides2002Colette Lasalle
Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry2001TV ShortFrancoise Gilot (voice)
Alex in Wonder2001Natalie
Children of My Heart2000TV MovieGabrielle Roy / Older Gabrielle (as Genevieve Bujold)
The Bookfair Murders2000TV MovieMargaret Dourie Cantor
Eye of the Beholder1999Dr. Jeanne Brault
You Can Thank Me Later1999Joelle
Last Night1998/IMrs. Carlton
Dead Innocent1997Suzanne St. Laurent
The House of Yes1997Mrs. Pascal (as Genevieve Bujold)
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996Video GameLeona
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996Leona
Mon amie Max1994Marie-Alexandrine Brabant
An Ambush of Ghosts1993Irene Betts
Oh, What a Night1992Eva
The Dance Goes On1992Rick's Mother
Rue du Bac1991Marie Aubriac
Les noces de papier1990TV MovieClaire Rocheleau
False Identity1990Rachel Roux
Red Earth, White Earth1989TV MovieMadeline
Dead Ringers1988Claire Niveau (as Genevieve Bujold: in opening credits)
The Moderns1988Libby Valentin (as Genevieve Bujold)
Rough Justice1988
Trouble in Mind1985Wanda
Choose Me1984Nancy
Tightrope1984Beryl Thibodeaux
Mistress of Paradise1981TV MovieElizabeth Beaufort
Final Assignment1980Nicole Thomson
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark1980Bernadette Lafleur (as Genevieve Bujold)
Murder by Decree1979Annie Crook
Coma1978Dr. Susan Wheeler (as Genevieve Bujold)
Another Man, Another Chance1977Jeanne Leroy née Perriere (as Genevieve Bujold)
Alex & the Gypsy1976Maritza
Obsession1976Elizabeth Courtland / Sandra Portinari
Swashbuckler1976Jane Barnet
Caesar and Cleopatra1976TV MovieCleopatra
Incorrigible1975Marie-Charlotte Pontalec
Earthquake1974Denise (as Genevieve Bujold)
Great Performances1974TV SeriesAntigone
The Trojan Women1971Cassandra
Act of the Heart1970Martha Hayes
Anne of the Thousand Days1969Anne Boleyn (as Genevieve Bujold)
Saint Joan1967TV MovieSaint Joan of Arc
Entre la mer et l'eau douce1967Geneviève
Festival1965-1967TV SeriesSonia / Jeannette
The Thief of Paris1967Charlotte
King of Hearts1966Coquelicot
The War Is Over1966Nadine Sallanches
La fin des étés1964Short
La terre à boire1964Barbara
La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes1964Genevieve
Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut1963-1964TV SeriesJulie Fourchu
Amanita Pestilens1963Sophie Martin
Ti-Jean caribou1963TV Series
French Cancan1955unconfirmed


Dead Innocent1997lyrics: "Geneviève's Song" / performer: "Geneviève's Song"



Music Department

Rouli-roulant1966Documentary short singer: song title


Eliza's Horoscope1975friend of the film - as G. Bujold


Halves of a Dream: Making Trouble in Mind2010Video documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas2009TV MovieHerself
Claude Jutra - An Unfinished Story aka: Claude Jutra, portrait sur film2002DocumentaryHerself
'Obsession' Revisited2001Video documentary shortHerself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHerself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Good Morning America1978-1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today1982TV SeriesHerself - Guest
News 4 New York1981TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Pirate Ship Sails Again! The Making of Swashbuckler1976Documentary shortHerself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography & Best Film Editing
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Boleyn's England1969Documentary shortHerself
Paris aktuell1967TV Series documentaryHerself
Dim Dam Dom1965TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentaryClaire Niveau
René Lévesque, héros malgré lui2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Midway'2001Video documentary shortDenise (scene from "Earthquake")
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryNancy
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1981TV SeriesBernadette Lafleur
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
La mémoire des anges2008DocumentaryHerself


Won Awards

2004Festival PrizeLos Angeles Silver Lake Film FestivalBest Performance in a Feature FilmFinding Home (2003)
2003Chloe AwardChlotrudis Awards
2003Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest ActressFinding Home (2003)
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardQueens Film Festival
1990GémeauxGémeaux AwardsBest Actress - Drama Program or Miniseries (Meilleure interprétation premier rôle féminin: Émission ou mini-série dramatique)Les noces de papier (1990)
1988LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDead Ringers (1988)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleMurder by Decree (1979)
1973EtrogCanadian Film AwardsBest Performance by a Lead ActressKamouraska (1973)
1971Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera)Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaAnne of the Thousand Days (1969)
1970EtrogCanadian Film AwardsBest Performance by a Lead ActressAct of the Heart (1970)
1968Canadian Film AwardCanadian Film AwardsBest Performance by a Lead ActressIsrael (1967)
1966Suzanne Bianchetti AwardSACD Awards

Nominated Awards

2014Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryStill Mine (2012)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAPerformance by an Actress in a Leading RoleStill Mine (2012)
2010Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsBest Performance by a Female - FilmThe Trotsky (2009)
2003JutraJutra AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Meilleure Actrice de Soutien)La turbulence des fluides (2002)
1999GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleLast Night (1998)
1994GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMon amie Max (1994)
1989GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleDead Ringers (1988)
1981GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleFinal Assignment (1980)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressComa (1978)
1970OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleAnne of the Thousand Days (1969)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a DramaSaint Joan (1967)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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