Stephen McHattie has recently completed Day 6 directed by Darren Aronofsky and Crown and Anchor directed by Andrew Rowe. He can be seen in The Watchmen for Warner Brothers, which reunited him with Zach Snyder who directed him in the international blockbuster 300. He had a significant presence in 2012 directed by Roland Emmerich.
Other films credits include Meetings with a Young Poet, Wolves with Jason Momoa, and Haunter with Abigail Breslin (dir. Vincenzo Natali), Immortals (dir. by Tarsem Singh), Score: The Musical which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010, Poor Boy’s Game with Danny Glover (dir. Clement Virgo), and The Time Keeper opposite Roy Dupuis, for which McHattie received a Jutra nomination. He starred with Dupuis as the legendary hockey coach “Dick Irvin” in The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story, a performance for which he earned Canada’s 2007 Genie Award for his outstanding performance.
A veteran of over 50 films and over 100 television projects, McHattie’s feature performances include the inquisitor in Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain; A History of Violence opposite Viggo Mortensen, directed by David Cronenberg; The Lazarus Child, with Andy Garcia; Secretary opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, dir. Steven Shainberg. Other memorable turns include Twist, Geronimo (dir. Walter Hill), Belizaire the Cajun, Gray Lady Down, Beverly Hills Cop III, and The Dark. McHattie stars in Pontypool, a feature directed by Bruce MacDonald, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival September 2008 and earned him a Genie award nomination for Best Lead Actor.
McHattie’s latest television ventures include Orphan Black where he appears in a recurring role and The Strain conceived and mainly directed by Guillermo Del Toro. He appears as a regular on the series which is slated to be a big hit. Stephen recently got great acclaim appearing as Andrew Borden in Lizzie Borden Took an Ax for Lifetime. He has five major mini series: Moby Dick opposite William Hurt and Diamonds with James Purefoy. He also stars in The Summit, an international thriller with Christopher Plummer, and Bruce Greenwood; XIII, for NBC with Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer and Guns for CBC with Elisha Cuthbert and Colm Feore. His other major credits include Killer Wave, Would Be Kings, The Trojan Horse, four Jesse Stone telefilms for CBS with Tom Selleck and Absolution. McHattie received the 1995 Gemini Award for Best Actor in a telefilm Life with Billy (CBC). He was a series regular on Cold Squad, Emily of New Moon (CBC), Beauty and the Beast, and Scene of the Crime (CBS). Other memorable television performances include Fringe, X-Files, Seinfeld, Law and Order, as well as telefilms Centennial and the title role in NBC’s James Dean. He was nominated for a Gemini for a starring role on the television series Murdoch Mysteries.
McHattie made his Broadway debut in “The American Dream” in 1968 and was a member of the legendary Phoenix Theater as well as the famous Circle in the Square repertory. He received an Obie Award for “Mensch Meier” and Drama and the Drama Desk nomination for “Ghetto” at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, McHattie now lives outside Toronto with his wife, actress Lisa Houle, and their children Isobel, Duncan and Tess.← BackNext →