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Gabrielle Rose (born 1954) is a Canadian film and stage actress.

Gabrielle Rose
Gabrielle Rose wearing Something Blue Vancouver - - Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Red Dress - Red Gown - Thursday February 8, 2012 - Creative Commons.jpg
Gabrielle Rose in 2012
Born1954 (age 64–65)
Years active1975–present


Gabrielle Rose was born in Kamloops, British Columbia.[1] Her grandfather L. Arthur Rose was a playwright, producer, and performer.[2] Her father Ian Rose was a child actor before he became a doctor.[2]

Rose started her career in Britain, where she trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and later joined the Bristol Old Vic.[2] Afterwards she worked in theatres in the UK for a decade, before returning to Canada.[1]

She has an extensive résumé that includes multiple nominations for Genie Awards and Gemini Awards. She has worked with director Atom Egoyan on many films including Where the Truth Lies, The Sweet Hereafter, Speaking Parts, Family Viewing and The Adjuster, and with director Bruce Sweeney on the film Excited, for which she won the Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama.[3]

Other appearances include the films In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, The Five Senses, On the Other Hand, Death and Sisters & Brothers,[4] and recurring roles in such TV shows as Rising Damp, Dark Angel, Robson Arms, Fringe and Once Upon a Time.[5] She has also done voice work.

In 2016 Rose was awarded the Ian Caddell Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Achievement for her significant contributions to B.C.’s film industry.[6]

She is married to actor Hrothgar Mathews and has two sons.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann Exercise Matron
1987 The Stepfather Dorothy Rinehard
1988 Family Viewing Sandra
1989 Speaking Parts Clara
1991 Lighthouse Connie
1991 The Adjuster Mimi
1992 The Portrait Lillian Severn
1993 Kanada Bobbie
1993 Collateral Damage
1994 Valentine's Day Alex
1994 Timecop Judge Marshall
1994 Sleeping with Strangers Claire
1995 Off Key Short film
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Dolores Driscoll
1998 The Sleep Room Nurse Stephens
1998 Altarpiece Sister Short film
1998 Shrink Dr. D'Ambrosia Short film
1999 The Five Senses Ruth Seraph
1999 Double Jeopardy Georgia
2000 A Feeling Called Glory Joyce Short film
2000 Lift Covetousness Short film
2000 Legs Apart Nurse Short film
2001 The Waiting Room Nice Sister Short film
2001 Speak Mother Short film
2002 The Rhino Brothers Ellen Kanachowski
2002 Go-Go Boy (Prelude) Mrs. Fitz Short film
2002 Beauty Shot Beth Thompson Short film
2003 Casanova at Fifty Candace Short film
2003 The Delicate Art of Parking Ida Thomas
2005 Where the Truth Lies Publishing Executive
2005 Missing in America Cyd
2005 Eighteen Wendy
2006 Sisters Dr. Mercedes Kent
2006 Catch and Release Mrs. Wheeler
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Delinda
2007 Joannie Learns to Cook Helen Short film
2007 Beneath Mrs. Locke
2007 Normal Connie
2008 On the Other Hand, Death Edith
2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe Aunt Jillian Video
2008 Mothers & Daughters Brenda
2008 Christmas Cottage Evelyn
2009 Courage Hannah
2009 Grace Vivian Matheson
2009 What Goes Up Mrs. Bridigan
2009 Jennifer's Body Colin's Mom
2009 Hungry Hills Aunt Matilda
2009 Excited Claire
2010 Alyssa Mom Short film
2010 Amazon Falls Margaret
2010 Repeaters Peg Halsted
2010 Fathers & Sons Mother
2010 Exposed Woman Short film
2011 Everything and Everyone Rose
2011 The Provider Mrs. Applebee Short film
2011 Sisters & Brothers Marion
2011 The Big Year Mary Swit
2012 The Crimes of Mike Recket Leslie Klemper
2012 Omg Grandma Short film
2013 The Ferret Squad Olivia / Belva
2013 Cinemanovels Sophie
2013 The Dick Knost Show Kelly
2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness French Proprietress
2014 Two 4 One Franny
2014 If I Stay Gran
2015 The Devout
2017 A Dog's Purpose Fran
2018 Kingsway Marion Horvat


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Rising Damp Brenda Recurring role (4 episodes)
1976 Machinegunner Jan TV movie
1984 Secrets of a Married Man Assistant TV movie
1985 Blackout Victim's Friend TV movie
1985 Love, Mary Julie Trenton TV movie
1987 Street Legal Jayne Reynolds Episode: "Fever of the Blood"
1989 The Private Capital TV movie
1990 Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher June Graham TV movie
1990 Neon Rider Mrs. Carol Rudkin Episode: "John Doe"
1991 Northwood Jason's Mother TV series
1992 Neon Rider Jesse's Mother Episode: "Straight Home"
1992 Street Justice Mrs. Frank Episode: "Catcher"
1992 Devlin Sister Anne Elizabeth TV movie
1992 The Commish Dr. McNeeley Episode: "The Puck Stops Here"
1993 The Commish Linda Stone Episode: "Hero"
1993 Dieppe Anne TV movie
1993 Other Women's Children Dodie TV movie
1993 The X-Files Anita Budahas Episode: "Deep Throat"
1994 The X-Files Dr. Zenzola Episode: "The Host"
1994 While Justice Sleeps Sarah Berger TV movie
1994 Madison Mrs. Winslow Episode: "Family Passions"
1995 Madison Mrs. Winslow Episode: "Family Affairs"
1995 Sliders Christina Fox-Arturo Episode: "Eggheads"
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Hester Tarbell Episode: "Day of the Dead"
1996 My Mother's Ghost Jeannie Locke TV movie
1996 Home Song Joan TV movie
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Esther Episode: "Town Without Pity"
1997 The Sentinel Emily Watson Episode: "Breaking Ground"
1998 Cold Squad Beverly Abbot Episode: "Tess"
1998 Millennium Sally Episode: "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me"
1999 Millennium The Welcome Lady Episode: "Saturn Dreaming of Mercury"
1999 Win, Again! TV movie
1999 Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story Joyce Milgaard TV movie
2000 Mysterious Ways Mrs. Craven Episode: "Intentions"
2001 Trapped Mary Maculwain TV movie
2001 Smallville Mrs. Arkin Episode: "Metamorphosis"
2002 Tom Stone Lenore MacDonald Episodes: "Dead Dog Rain: Parts 1 & 2"
2002 Dark Angel Moorehead Recurring role (5 episodes)
2002 Just Cause Episode: "The Last to Know"
2002 Taken Dr. Harriet Penzler TV miniseries
2003 The Atwood Stories Cappie Episode: "Death by Landscape"
2003 Peacemakers Kathryn Wentworth Episode: "A Town Without Pity"
2003 Mob Princess Barb TV movie
2004 Cold Squad Esther Stokes Episode: "Cock of the Walk"
2005 Young Blades Mother Episode: "Rubadub Sub"
2005 Hush Dell Carter TV movie
2005 The Dead Zone Mrs. Stampwell Episode: "Coming Home"
2005-2008 Robson Arms Toni Mastroianni-Tan Recurring role (19 episodes)
2006 Augusta, Gone Rose TV movie
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Colleen McIntyre Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Alice, I Think Gayle Episode: "Wise Womyn"
2007 Battlestar Galactica Mrs. King Episode: "The Woman King"
2007 Cleaverville Kay TV movie
2007 Eureka Carol Taylor Episode: "E=MC...?"
2007 The L Word Carol Episode: "Lacy Lilting Lyrics"
2008 The L Word Carol Episode: "Least Likely"
2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Alteran Woman 2 TV Movie
2008 Eureka Carol Taylor Episode: "Best in Faux"
2008 Sanctuary Ruth Meyers Episode: "Edward"
2010 Lying to Be Perfect Charlotte TV movie
2010 Psych Ruth Blake Episode: "Feet Don't Kill Me Now"
2010 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Dollmaker Episodes: "Really You: Parts 1 & 2"
2010 Shattered Dr. Lynn Tanninger
Mrs. Bacic
Episodes: "Unaired Pilot", "Stairways to Perceptions"
2010 Fringe Dr. Anderson Episode: "Olivia"
2011 Goodnight for Justice Rebecca Shaw TV movie
2011 He Loves Me Dr. Browning TV movie
2011 Best Player Mrs. Johnson TV movie
2011 Endgame Linda Episode: "Bless This Union"
2011-12, 2014, 2016-17 Once Upon a Time Ruth 4 episodes:
"The Shepherd" (2011)
"Lady of the Lake" (2012)
"White Out" (2014)
"Heartless" (2016)
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Dollmaker Episode: "The Return of Lilly D"
2012 Fringe Dr. Anderson Episode: "Nothing as It Seems"
2012 Anything But Christmas Agnes Brooking TV movie
2013 Fatal Performance Mrs. Hatcher TV movie
2013 Rogue Sarah Episode: "The Second Amendment"
2013 Let It Snow Karla Lewis TV movie
2014 Continuum Samantha Episode: "Minute Man"
Episode: "So Do Our Minutes Hasten"
2014 Wedding Planner Mystery Clara Parry TV movie


Year Award Category Production Result
1988 Genie Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Family Viewing Nominated
1990 Genie Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Speaking Parts Nominated
1997 Genie Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Sweet Hereafter Nominated
1997 National Board of Review Best Acting by an Ensemble The Sweet Hereafter Won
1998 Gemini Bset Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries The Sleep Room Nominated
1998 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Cold Squad ("Rita Brice") Nominated
1999 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story Nominated
1999 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries Win, Again! Nominated
2002 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Tom Stone ("Dead Dog Rain: Part I) Nominated
2007 Leo Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Robson Arms ("All About Kitty") Nominated
2009 Leo Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Sanctuary ("Edward") Won
2010 Leo Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Excited Won
2010 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Excited Won
2010 Genie Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Mothers&Daughters Nominated
2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Ian Caddell Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Achievement British Columbian actor who has made a significant contribution to the BC film industry Won


  1. ^ a b Sabrina Furminger: Acting is in the blood for Gabrielle Rose. In:, November 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Ruth Hill: Interview With Actress Gabrielle Rose, “Maudie”. In:, June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Leo Awards Winners List Archived June 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Acclaimed actor Gabrielle Rose reigns over this year's VIFF". The Vancouver Observer. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Gelman, Vlada (September 22, 2016). "TVLine Items: Once Mom Returns, Odd Renewal, Legends Poster and More". TVLine. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Cummins, Julianna. "Gabrielle Rose honoured by Vancouver Film Critics". Retrieved September 24, 2016.

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