Network: TVA Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1997
Broadcast Medium: Television
Cher Olivier, a TV series broadcast in four 60-minute episodes in 1997 on the TVA network, told the story of the life of Olivier Guimond, one of Quebec’s great comedians who had endeared himself to Quebec TV viewers and made a lasting mark on the history of television in the Province. Directed and written by André Melançon, this tribute to Mr. Guimond recounted his childhood, his loves and failures, his problems with alcohol, and his father’s contempt.
Benoît Brière was sublime in the role of Olivier. The other leading actors in the cast were Marc-Antoine Bergeron (Luc Guimond), Annie Dufresne (Alies Robi), Michelle Duquet (Effie Mack), Bernard Fortin (Denis Drouin), Martine Francke (Jeanne-D’Arc Charlebois), Rémy Girard (Olivier Guimond, father) and Sonia Vachon (Manda Parent)
Cher Olivier won 9 Gémeaux awards in 1997.
Written by Yvon Chouinard – September, 2008