Genevieve Bujold (Actress) - Anne Boleyn
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Updated: 2/28/14

Name: Genevieve Bujold

Born: July 1, 1942, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Claim To Fame: She is best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days.

Family Life: She was married to film director Paul Almond from 1967-73. They have a son, Mathew, who was born in 1968. Her longtime companion (since 1977) is Dennis Hastings. She has a son, Emmanuel Bujold, born in 1980.

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Info: Bujold was trained at the Montreal's Conservatory of Dramatic Art in the classics of French theatre. She made her stage debut as Rosine in Le Barbier de S?ville in 1962.

In 1965, she was on tour with the company of the Th??tre du Rideau Vert in Paris, when French director Alain Resnais selected her for a role opposite Yves Montand in his film The War Is Over.

She made two more films while in France: Philippe de Broca's Le Roi de Coeur, opposite Alan Bates and Louis Malle's Le voleur, opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo.

When she returned to Canada, she married film director Paul Almond and starred in his films Isabel (1968), The Act of the Heart (1970) and Journey (1972). She won the Canadian Film Award for best actress for the first two.

Although they divorced in 1973, but worked together in Final Assignment (1980) and The Dance Goes On (1991). She won her third Canadian Film Award for Best Actress for her role in Claude Jutra's film Kamouraska (1973), based on a novel by Anne H?bert.

On television, Bujold appeared on both Canadian and U.S. networks, notably for NBC's Hallmark Hall of Fame in George Bernard Shaw's classics Saint Joan in 1967, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination, and Caesar and Cleopatra in 1976, opposite Sir Alec Guinness.

Bujold won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and earned an Academy Award nomination in the same category for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in Charles Jarrott's film Anne of the Thousand Days, opposite Richard Burton.

She appeared in several movies during the 1970s, despite run-ins with her employer Universal Studios that caused her to walk away from her contract. This brought on a lawsuit that was settled when she agreed to appear in the 1974 film Earthquake, opposite Charlton Heston, and the 1976 adventure film Swashbuckler, opposite Robert Shaw.

She appeared in Obsession (1976); Another Man, Another Chance, opposite James Caan (1977); Coma, opposite Michael Douglas (1978); Monsignor, opposite Christopher Reeve (1982); and Tightrope, opposite Clint Eastwood (1984).

In the 1980s, she appeared in three of director Alan Rudolph's films: Choose Me (1984), Trouble in Mind (1985), and The Moderns (1988); she also appeared in David Cronenberg's psychological horror film Dead Ringers (1988), opposite Jeremy Irons. She returned to Quebec to appear in two of Michael Brault's works: Les noces de papier (1989) and Mon amie Max (1994).

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Trivia: Won a Golden Globe Award for best actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days.

Is of mostly French Canadian descent, with more distant Irish ancestry.

Is related to the late Louis Cyr, who was named the strongest person in the world.

According 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.

Received a strict convent education for 12 years.

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Where Are They Now: Bujold still continues to act, primarily in small-budget films with independent production companies. In 2012, she starred alongside James Cromwell in the drama Still Mine. In 2013, she provided the voice of Saya in the animated film The Legend of Sarila. She also appeared in the 2013 film Northern Borders as Abiah Kittredge.

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