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Allan Hawco posters


July 28, 1977

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A native of the Bell Island, Newfoundland and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Allan Hawco is one of the country's most exciting stars. As co-creator, Hawco was the show-runner, wrote, executive produced and stared in the hit CBC television drama/comedy "Republic of Doyle". Hawco played Jake Doyle, the roguish and irreverent private investigator at the center of a colourful cast of characters who live and work together as an extended family while they try and run a "P.I" racket in St. John's, Newfoundland. Republic of Doyle ran on CBC in Canada for it's six season run and has sold to markets all around the world including a syndication deal across America."Republic of Doyle" was produced by his company, "Take the Shot Productions" which is currently in production of their new "Netflix" original series, "Frontier" where Hawco plays fur trader, Douglas Brown. "Frontier" is created and written by Take the Shot's Rob and Peter Blackie as well as Perry Chafe. Directors include Brad Peyton and John Vatcher. read more

In 2005, Hawco co-founded and is still currently the Co-Artistic Director of The Company Theatre in Toronto Canada. Hawco and starred in its inaugural production of Tom Murphy's Whistle in the Dark, which met with rave reviews. " ...a masterpiece production of a masterpiece play... One of the best things ever seen in Toronto." - National Post. Hawco was singled out for his performance as well. "The most frightening of the Carney brothers is Harry, played by Company Theatre co-Artistic Director Allan Hawco. Hawco, who has so often played romantic leads, clearly relishes the chance to play this dangerous sociopath. As Harry, Hawco positively glows with menace, always ready to dominate others, always ready to take offense when a threat of violence will benefit him." - Stage Door. The Company Theatre has gone on to produce numerous productions such as "Domesticated", "Bellville", "Festen" and the Dora Award winning "Through the Leaves".Hawco is the recipient of the Canadian film and television hall of fame "outstanding achievement award" and the The National Theatre School's "Gascon-Thomas Award".He lives and operates out of St. John's Newfoundland with his wife, journalist Carolyn Stokes.

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