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Rosemary Dunsmore
Rosemary Dunsmore, August 2014
Born (1953-07-13) July 13, 1953 (age 68)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1980 – present

Rosemary Dunsmore (born July 13, 1953) is a Canadian TV, film, and theatre actress.

She has starred in some well-known Canadian productions, including The Campbells, Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, Road to Avonlea, Mom P.I., Murdoch Mysteries and Orphan Black.[1]

She was formerly married to actor Peter Dvorsky.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Twins Miss Busby
1990 Total Recall Dr. Renata Lull
1993 Cliffhanger Treasury Secretary
1995 Bach's Fight for Freedom Gerta
1996 Natural Enemy Judy Video
1998 The Hairy Bird Page Sawyer AKA, All I Wanna Do
2001 Good Stuff Doctor Short film
2003 Dreamcatcher Roberta Cavell
2004 White Knuckles Victoria Conrad
2006 Citizen Duane Mayor Kelly Milton
2007 Bonded Pairs Rosemary Short film
2008 The Baby Formula Wanda
2009 Orphan Grandma Barbara
2009 At Home by Myself...With You Bessie
2010 Empty Margaret Burke Video short
2011 Faces in the Crowd Dr. Langenkamp #2
2012 The Riverbank Miranda Magos
2012 Miskate Grandma Short fim
2013 The Hot Flash Nana Short film
2014 Don't Get Killed in Alaska Jan
2015 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Seth's Mother
2017 Blood Honey Louisa Lippe
2020 The Toll Lorraine
2020 Dear Jesus Sister Bernadette Short film
2021 Kicking Blood Bernice


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Littlest Hobo Dixie "Ghost Rig"
1981 The Littlest Hobo Di Jarrett "Airport"
1982 Off Your Rocker Barbara "Babs" TV film
1982 Hangin' In Jocelyn "The Reunion"
1983 As You Like It Celia TV film
1985 ABC Weekend Special Mrs. Settergren "Pippi Longstocking"
1986 The Frantics: Four on the Floor Various Characters TV show (Episodes 1.02-1.04)
1986 Miles to Go... Cynthia TV film
1986-1990 The Campbells Mary McTavish Recurring role
1987 Race for the Bomb Jean O'Leary TV miniseries
1987 Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Katherine Brooke TV miniseries
1987 After the Promise Florence Jackson TV film
1987 Danger Bay Agnes Calhoun "A Tangled Web"
1987 Street Legal Samantha Greene "Romeo and Carol"
1988 A Father's Homecoming Dolores TV film
1988 Go Toward the Light Sally TV film
1988 Favorite Son Mrs. Harriet Fallon TV miniseries
1988 L.A. Law Ina Toland "The Princess and the Pee"
1988 The Twilight Zone Elise "Appointment on Route 17"
1988 Blades of Courage Carla LaRoche TV film
1989 My Two Dads Dr. Stuart "Who's on First?"
1989 Hunter Rachel Sands "Me, Myself & Die"
1989 Beauty and the Beast Virginia Sheets "Trial"
1990 MacGyver Dr. Gwen Carpenter "Deep Cover"
1990 Personals Susan Merchant TV film
1990 E.N.G. Kathleen Kenner "Catch a Falling Star"
1990 Mom P.I. Sally Sullivan TV film
1990 Street Legal Marlene Weiss "Shadow Boxing"
1990-1996 Road to Avonlea Abigail MacEwan 5 episodes
1991 The Boys Helene TV film
1993 Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter Mary Farrow TV film
1993 E.N.G. Dr. Boyd "And the Winner Is..."
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Rose Beckman TV film
1994 RoboCop: The Series Ms. Leachman "Mother's Day"
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Rachel "Dragon's Lair"
1996 Undue Influence Carla Morgan TV film
1996 We the Jury Dr. Ruth Quintero TV film
1997 Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story Frances Louganis TV film
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Dr. Emily Randall "Fear"
1998 The Long Way Home Mrs. Bossert TV film
1998 When He Didn't Come Home Mrs. Blair TV film
1998 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Dr. Ruth Godwin "The Undead, The/Stalker"
1999 Freak City Mary Manmouth TV film
1999 Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow Mama TV short
1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger Jan Scott TV film
2000 Secret Cutting Principal Luce TV film
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Ida Koverman TV miniseries
2001 The Warden Mrs. Winchwood TV film
2001 Hangman Dr. Natalie Walsh TV film
2001 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series E.J. Lark (voice) "A Welcome Hero"
2001 Blue Murder Principal Leona Harcourt "All Saints"
2001 Dangerous Child Margo TV film
2001-2003 Soul Food Judge Priscilla Barnes "Games People Play", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Shades of Grey"
2002 The Associates Judge Martin "Soulmates", "Liar, Liar"
2002 The Interrogation of Michael Crowe Dorothy Sorenson TV film
2003 Profoundly Normal Charlotte Johnson TV film
2003 Queer as Folk Judge "Stop Hurting Us"
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Warden Woodford TV film
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Judge "Ghost in the Machine"
2004 The Grid Lois Avery TV miniseries
2004 Wild Card Mrs. Sutton "Premonition Mission"
2004 A Very Married Christmas Osa Larson TV film
2004-2005 ReGenesis Congresswoman Shuler Recurring role
2005 Kevin Hill Judge Landell "Occupational Hazard"
2006 Playing House Madeline TV film
2006 At the Hotel Marcia Bridge "Modern Solutions to Modern Problems"
2006 Covert One: The Hades Factor Nancy Langford TV miniseries
2006 Wedding Wars Claire Welling TV film
2007 St. Urbain's Horseman Hannah TV miniseries
2007 They Come Back Mrs. Carr TV film
2007 The Altar Boy Gang Kate TV series
2008 A Raisin in the Sun Mrs. Arnold TV film
2008 Burn Up Margo "1.2"
2008 For the Love of Grace Alicia TV film
2009 Being Erica Tania "Til Death"
2009 Guns Janet Patterson TV miniseries
2009 The Good Times Are Killing Me Melanie TV film
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Narda Barber TV film
2009 Cra$h & Burn Mrs. McCutcheon "Trust"
2009 Nureyev Diane TV film
2010 Murdoch Mysteries Bernice Taylor "Me, Myself and Murdoch"
2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Matilda Burnham TV film
2010 Living in Your Car Mira Shaw "Chapter 3"
2010 Unnatural History Mrs. Elaine Dunsmoor "Public School Enemies"
2010 Red: Werewolf Hunter Grandmother Sullivan TV film
2010-2012 Ruby Skye P.I. Ava O'Deary Recurring role
2011 The Santa Suit Marge TV film
2011 Little Mosque on the Prairie Mrs. Harper "Love at First Fight"
2012 Guidestones Jacqueline Glenndenning "The Truth: Parts 1 & 2"
2012 Fugitive at 17 Grandmother TV film
2013 The Surrogacy Trap Beth Franklin TV film
2013 Cracked Mrs. Dunlow "How the Light Gets In"
2014 Remedy Violet Patterson "Shadow of Doubt"
2015 Between Minister Miller "School's Out", "Who's the Boss?", "Crossing Lines"
2015 The Plateaus Nun #1 Recurring role
2015–2017 Orphan Black Professor Susan Duncan Recurring role
2018 PAW Patrol Ms. Marjorie (voice) Recurring role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Production Result
1988 Gemini Best Performance by a Supporting Actress Blades of Courage Nominated
2001 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Blue Murder Nominated
2008 ACTRA Awards Best Female Performance The Baby Formula Won


  1. ^ "Dunsmore, Rosemary". Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. March 30, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Iona Monahan, "Mother-in-law taught actress art of dress". Montreal Gazette, May 27, 1986.