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V’s David Richmond-Peck Nominated For Leo Awards

June 1, 2010

Versatile and talented Canadian-born actor David Richmond-Peck. Photo copyright of The Promotion People

CONSUMMATE performer and internationally recognized actor David Richmond-Peck is nominated for two 2010 Leo Awards for his standout performances. The actor is nominated in the Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series category for his role as Georgie Sutton in the hit ABC series V as well as the Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama category for his role in the short film Instant. In 2006, David was honored with a Leo for Best Supporting Performance in a Feature Length Drama for Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy. He was subsequently nominated in 2009 for Best Supporting Actor in a Series for his role as Geoff McAlister in the Canadian-made TV comedy Robson Arms. This year’s Leo Awards ceremony takes place at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver on Saturday, June 5th, 2010. For more information please check out 

Known as one of Canada’s most versatile and chameleon-like actors, David Richmond-Peck is flawlessly adept at tackling a variety of big and small screen roles that span all genres. He has used his talents to bridge both feature film and television across North America. As noted above, the actor most recently played resistence leader Georgie Sutton on V, which also stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and Morena Baccarin (Firefly). The series follows an extraterrestrial race that arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions and gifts of scientific and medical marvels, only to slowly reveal their true intentions as they work tirelessly as well as in a duplicitous manner to ingratiate themselves to humanity. 

Among David’s impressive and distinctive film roles are Agent Dom Dumare in Joe Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball, which was directed by P.J. Pesce, and the polygraph operator in The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves. His memorable scene with Keanu, known as “The Interrogation,” became a YouTube sensation before the movie’s release. The actor also played Academy Award winner Chris Cooper’s son-in-law in Married Life, directed by Ira Sachs. His many other film credits include 2012, Fantastic Four, Beyond Sherwood Forest, 24/7, She’s The Man and The Zero Sum. David’s much talked about performance in Instant has earned him a second Leo nomination this year. The film, almost a one man show, follows a man who, after losing his wife, mends his broken heart by accidentally gluing himself to a kitchen counter while alone in his cabin. 

On TV, the actor is recognized for his role of CSI Detective Kassel on this season of Fringe, starring Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble, along with guest-spots on such series as Sanctuary, Smallville, The L Word, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis and Traveler

Born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, David now calls Vancouver home. When he isn’t busy working on a project, the actor enjoys spending his free time being active outdoors, and counts sailing and snowboarding among his favorite activities. He also spends time with his fiancée, writer/director Kelly-Ruth Mercier and their two dogs, Henry and Josephine. 

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The Re-Imagined V Comes To ABC In November

October 13, 2009
Morena Baccarin stars as Anna in the updated version of V. Photo copyright of ABC TV

Morena Baccarin stars as Anna in the updated version of V. Photo copyright of ABC TV

IN an official press release issued earlier today, V, the re-imagined version of the 1980’s miniseries about the world’s first encounter with an alien race, will debut on ABC-TV in November. With huge spaceships simultaneously appearing over 29 cities around the world, the Visitors (or Vs) seem to promote a message of peace. Through their generous offer to share advanced technology, the Vs quickly build a following that may be overlooking a more malevolent agenda. V premieres Tuesday, November 3rd @ 8 p.m. EST on ABC. 

In the premiere episode, an image of Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the Vs, is projected worldwide as she speaks about everyone joining together and no longer being divided by country or separated by fear. She wants us all to unite, and is counting on a very important component of human nature – devotion. At first considered a threat, the Vs quickly become a fascination and link to things that lay just beyond our reach. For Tyler (Logan Huffman), a teenager, the Vs are his ticket to being a part of something big and that offers hope. To Chad (Scott Wolf), an egotistical news anchor who wants to further his career, his exclusive interview with Anna begins his desire to dominate the airwaves. Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), a priest with questioning faith, is hesitant to believe in the Visitor’s righteousness and goes outside of the church in search of the truth. There are other dissidents who believe the Visitors aren’t who they say they are including Ryan (Morris Chestnut), who is faced with a life-altering decision when the Vs show up. And to FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), who discovers while investigating a terrorist cell, what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the Visitors, resisting this new world has never been more important – and never has there been more at stake. This truly is the dawning of a new day.

Guest-starring in this episode are Alan Tudyk as Dale Maddox, Jesse Wheeler as Brandon, Britt Irvin as Haley Gordon, David-Richmond Peck as Georgie, Christopher Shyer as Marcus, Scott Hylands as Father Travis and Stefan Arngrim as Roy.

V is produced by The Scott Peters Company and HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Scott Peters (who wrote the pilot), Jeffrey Bell, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall are executive producers. The pilot episode was directed by Vyes Simoneau.

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