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Donald Sutherland

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Name Value
Date of Issue October 19, 2023
Year 2023
Quantity 2,000,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P).
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 20 mm (W) X 40 mm (H)
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, three sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Original Purchase Price: $1.92
Cancellation Location: Saint John NB
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
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About Stamp

Born in 1935, Donald Sutherland is a celebrated actor known for iconic roles. With a career spanning seven decades, his enduring success exemplifies the global reach of Canadian talent.

This stamp commemorates Sutherland, highlighting the significance of recognizing Canadians who excel on the international stage while staying connected to their Canadian heritage.

About Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland, born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1935, stands as one of the most distinguished actors of his generation. With a career spanning an impressive seven decades, he has breathed life into a diverse array of captivating characters in a multitude of films and television productions.

Early life and ascent to stardom

Donald Sutherland graduated with degrees in both engineering and drama in 1958. His passion for acting led him to England, where he pursued further studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Before long, he found himself on the stages of esteemed theatre companies in Perth (Scotland), and London.

Iconic roles

Sutherland's career boasts an array of iconic roles that have left an enduring impact on film history. Fans remember him as Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce in the legendary M*A*S*H* (1970) series. His portrayal of the understated detective in Klute (1971) garnered critical acclaim, while his poignant performance as the grieving father in Ordinary People (1980) touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. An outspoken critic of the war in Vietnam, Sutherland starred opposite Jane Fonda in the anti-war documentary F.T.A. (1972). Further, Sutherland's embodiment of the villainous President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise (2012-2015) added a sinister depth to the character.

Despite achieving considerable international success, Donald Sutherland remains steadfastly proud of his Canadian heritage. He frequently returned to Canada to contribute to its cinematic landscape, earning accolades for his roles in films such as Act of the Heart (1970), Threshold (1981), and The Art of War (2000). He also had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed filmmakers like Federico Fellini and Nicolas Roeg.

Awards and honours

Sutherland has received numerous awards, including a Genie, an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He received stars on both Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. In 2019, he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada, while in 2012, he was designated a Commandeur of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

About the design

Designed by Paprika, this movie-poster-inspired stamp features a profile of the actor against a white background. Movie titles in both English and French, arranged to resemble movie closing credits overlay the portrait. “Donald Sutherland” text aligns the bottom of the stamp, in white font.

The stamp booklet's front cover showcases a side portrait of Donald Sutherland, now with a beard, gazing to the right against a black backdrop. Below, "Donald Sutherland" is elegantly written in white font.

Creators

Stamp Designer: Paprika.

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