Television in Quebec: here are 7 new faces for the start of the school year
With two daily news where the causes and emergencies will parade, we risk seeing a lot of new faces show up on our screens. Several series also introduce us to personal universes that make room for new voices. Autumn is dynamic and full of projects. Every new school year welcomes newcomers. Here are some that might stand out.
1) Nour Belkhiria
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She stood out at the cinema in two films which offered her rich and sensitive scores: A revision by Cathrine Therrien and Antigone by Sophie Desraspé. And Chloé Robichaud chose her for Happy Days, his next album. This law graduate, member of the Bar, not only had all the acting talent, but also all the knowledge to embody a lawyer in Indefensible. She is Inès Saïd, a criminal law intern who joins the firm Lapointe-Macdonald. It is said to be effective, spontaneous and without filter, but a little blundering. Like her, we will learn the workings of the profession of criminal lawyer. She will see that the practice is not always what the theory dictated. The actress also plays the role of Violetta in Reasonable doubta young woman whose testimony can advance a delicate case.
2) Samantha Fins
It’s in the youth series No entry that Samantha took her first steps on TV. She plays Madame Michèle, the teacher of Lolo, Justine and William. She was also one of the tenants of Tower. And we’ve seen it in several commercials. But Status really marks a turning point for the actress who plays regularly in the theater and who is a pro at improvisation, performing in different leagues. In the daily news from ICI Télé, she will play head nurse Audrey Milord, a hardworking woman who does not often allow herself a break.
3) Tatiana Zinga Botao
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Tatiana Zinga Botao
A graduate of the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Tatiana leads an impressive theatrical career. She played notably under the direction of Robert Lepage in Coriolanusby Carl Béchard, in Deceits of Scapin and Olivier Kemeid in L’Aeneid. In 2022, she is showing at least four plays: Those who have evaporated, The girls of the St-Laurent (which she also plays in Paris), The art of living and My name is Muhammad Ali, of which she cosigned the staging. She teaches African dramaturgy at the National School in addition to having founded Elles – the collective to promote Afro-Quebec artists. She has also distinguished herself in the cinema in Young Juliet. From September, she will be Tatiana Goma, the receptionist of the Lapointe-Macdonald cabinet in the daily Indefensible. A warm and sparkling woman with a rich background since she is a mother, and even a young grandmother. She dreams of being a criminologist.
4) Vincent Dion-Lavallee
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After working in restaurants in Paris and London, this graduate of the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec became sous-chef at Pied de Cochon. He is now associated with Martin Picard with whom he has worked for several years. In particular, he manages the Cabane d’à Côté, a popular convivial restaurant in Mirabel. He is currently developing an artisanal cider house. We have seen him regularly on the show. A chef at the cabin. He is now the headliner, alongside Hélène Bourgeois-Leclerc, of the new culinary competition Restaurant, on Zest.
5) Alex Miron-Dauphin
Non-binary artist, fans of mixmania will remember that they were from the group StepZone. Since then, Alex has worked as an actor, make-up artist, director, composer, writer and consultant. He is currently in the distribution of geolocate love on Tou.tv as one of Simon Boulerice’s conquests. Alex will be from the next film by Sophie Dupuis, Drag. They will also play one of Arnaud’s street companions in the new series. Anna and Arnaud adapted from Francine Ruel’s novel presented on TVA.
6) Kathia Rock
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Kathia is a singer-songwriter whom I discovered twenty years ago at the Innu Nikamu music festival in Malioténam, an Innu reserve near Sept-Îles where she is from. Magnificent voice, drum in hand, on stage she is wonderfully unifying. Her songs have taken her to Europe and all over Quebec. She was in the National Day show in Montreal this summer. But she is not satisfied with an art and touches at the same time the storytelling, the dance and the game. For you Flora on ICI Télé, where she plays Odile, a survivor of residential schools. A resilient and generous woman looking to the future.
7) Myriam Fournier
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This actress-singer has a well-stocked CV. She performed on stage about thirty pieces. Robert Lepage, René-Richard Cyr, Olivier Morin, Sébastien Dodge, Jean-Simon Traversy called on his talents. In the cinema, she is in the distribution of two films by Denis Côté: Noris and Beatrice and Directory of disappeared towns. If we had seen her in the series Belle Bay and Discussions with my parentsshe stood out playing Krystelle in the last season of Miscellaneous Facts directed by Stéphane Lapointe alongside Éric Bruneau. She also finds them both in Before the crash on ICI Télé where she is Marie-Michelle, a mother of three children who would like to flourish and carry out her projects while her spouse is offered a promotion and struggles to reconcile work and family. Myriam will also be on staff atHotelthe new VAT series.
8) Maxime-Olivier Potvin
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mixmania has trained many young people who still gravitate in the artistic sphere. After participating in the 3e season, we saw it in 30 lives, he was in the class of Isabelle Cousineau, played by Julie Perreault. He was also part of the musicals Sister Act and grease produced by Just for Laughs. Since graduating from the National Theater School he has been busy and we will often see him on the small screen. He is from the cast of Without an appointment and of The complicated life of Léa Olivier. It also embodies a very sensitive score in A criminal case in Novovo. Alexander is accused of a murder he did not commit. While he languishes in prison, his mother does everything to clear him. He is currently filming in the series Bombs and The emperor, that we will discover this winter.