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Acclaimed Quebec Actor Jacques Lussier Passes Away at 64

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Jacques Lussier, known for his roles in a variety of popular television series and films in Quebec during the 1980s and 1990s, has passed away at the age of 64.

Lussier’s most notable role was that of the inspector Henri Douville in Les filles de Caleb and its sequel Blanche in the early 1990s. He also appeared in TV series such as Cormoran, Les machos, Sous le signe du lion, and Monsieur le ministre alongside Michel Dumont.

In the world of cinema, Lussier is remembered for his performances in films like Pouvoir intime directed by Yves Simoneau, where he starred alongside Robert Gravel and Pierre Curzi. Additionally, he showcased his talent in the English-language film Grey Owl, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough and featuring Pierce Brosnan.

Lussier, a graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal, had a significant presence in theatre during the 1980s and 1990s. He worked with renowned directors such as Robert Lepage at TNM and Denise Filiatrault. His early career was marked by his role in Normand Chaurette’s play Provincetown Playhouse, juillet 1919, j’avais 19 ans, at Café Nelligan.

Aside from his artistic contributions, Lussier occasionally spoke on societal, political, and cultural issues in the media. He addressed topics such as the housing crisis and governmental cuts to the arts. In a 2008 interview with La Voix de l’Est, he discussed the challenges artists face during periods of financial uncertainty.

Despite a successful start to his career, Lussier encountered health and financial difficulties later on, leading to a quieter period in his professional life. His final television role was in the series Doute raisonnable last year, where he portrayed Mathieu Delisle.

Chantal David, his former agent from the agency Chantal David, had not been representing him for several months prior to his passing and was unable to provide further details at this time.

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