William Shatner to receive Legacy Award at Stratford Festival

William Shatner, 82, will be recognized with the Legacy Award at this year’s Stratford Festival. The Montreal-born actor, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, became a member of the Stratford Festival comany in 1954 and stayed for three years. In 1956, he understudied the title role of Henry V for fellow Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, who was the first actor to be recognized with the Legacy Award in 2011. “It gives us great pleasure to pay tribute to William Shatner and his legacy at the Stratford Festival,” said the festival’s artistic director Antoni Cimolino in a press release. Shatner stated, “I am proud and happy to be a Canadian and proud and happy to receive this Canadian award.” Last year’s recipient was British actress Maggie Smith, who performed at the festival between 1976 and 1980. The gala event will take place October 21 in Toronto at the Four Seasons Hotel. ~Alfonso Espina

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  1. Snepts • August 8, 2013 @ 12:39 AM

    Congrats, Bill!

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