Peter Keleghan to Appear at DOC Institute Honours

Peter Keleghan

By Pat Mullen

Actor and doc lover Peter Keleghan is set to appear at the third annual DOC Institute Honours. Keleghan is a veteran of Canadian film and television with over 100 credits to his name.

Keleghan’s film appearances include the 1983 comedy Screwballs, the cult hit Ginger Snaps, and the recent newsroom comedy Big News from Grand Rock. Keleghan’s extensive television work includes the series 18 to Life, Murdoch Mysteries, General Hospital, Slings and Arrows, The Newsroom, and a long-time running part on The Red Green Show as Ranger Gord. However, audiences might best know Keleghan for his guest appearance on this hit sitcom Seinfeld as George’s rival and Elaine’s short-lived flame Lloyd Braun. He has won five Geminis for his work on The Newsroom, Made in Canada, and 18 to Life. The actor is currently prepping his first documentary feature and he will be on hand when the awards are handed out in Toronto at the Gladstone on Dec. 1.

The DOC Institute Honours, an initiative of the Toronto chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada, acknowledge both veterans and up-and-coming talents in the field of Canadian documentary. The Rogers-DOC Luminary Award is presented to a leader in Canadian documentary, whose mentorship and creative spirit has guided the next generation. “Canadian documentary has a global reputation for innovating, exciting stories,” said Adam Shamoon, DOC Institute Director in a release from the organization. “Recipients of the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award are thought leaders who recognize and champion Canadian talent.”

The Vanguard Award goes to an emerging or mid-career professional, whose keen artistic sensibility and visionary approach makes them ‘talent to watch’. “The Vanguard Award highlights the next generation of documentary leaders—the Alanis Obomsawins and Allan Kings of the future,” said Michael McMahon, Co-chair of DOC Toronto.

Last year’s winners were POV’s own Marc Glassman and Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John director Chelea McMullan for the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award and the Vanguard Award, respectively.. Winners for this year’s honours will be announced Dec. 1.