JOHN’S, NL (October 6, 2021) – Lisa Hurd will be honoured on today with the 2021 ACTRA Newfoundland Award of Excellence at a special event hosted by ACTRA Newfoundland/Labrador for Canadian performers and special guests.

“We thank Lisa Hurd for her contributions to our entertainment industry in Canada and for her ongoing commitment and dedication to our union,” said Ruth Lawrence, ACTRA Newfoundland/Labrador President. “Lisa is a gifted and accomplished actor. She is incredibly generous, as an artist, an ACTRA member, friend, and mother. For many, Lisa was part of the arts community who warmly embraced young artists over many decades. She understood from personal experience about landing on unfamiliar ground and she instinctively welcomed others with her signature tenderness and compassion. Her grace and gentle manner endeared her to all who have encountered her and her great talents over the years. ACTRA NL is delighted to honour her life’s passion and work.”

Lisa has been heard coast to coast for many years on the CBC in countless radio dramas in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. She has had roles in the TV Series, Little Men (1998), the short film, My Father’s Hands (1999), and the TV mini-series, The Judge (2001). Lisa has toured Canada performing in the one-woman play, Dance Like a Butterfly, by Montreal playwright Aviva Ravel.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include accomplished Canadian performers Andy Jones, Mary Walsh, Chris Brookes, Paul O’Neill, Greg Malone, Cathy Jones and Bob Joy.

The presentation of the 2021 ACTRA Newfoundland Award of Excellence to Lisa Hurd will take place at the BIS Club in St. John’s, NL, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, between 5:00pm to 7:00pm (NT).

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


Marlene Cahill
ACTRA Newfoundland/Labrador