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Celebrated Canadian Actress Starring in Oscar nominated Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest project “The Young and Prodigious Spivet”

November 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet engaged
the talents of Dawn Ford, one of Canada’s preeminent actresses and
voice over artists, for his upcoming 3D adventure “The Young and
Prodigious Spivet.”

Based on Reif Larsen’s novel “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet”, the
film follows the story of a 12-year old mapmaker who secretly leaves
his family in Montana to board a freight train and head for Washington,
D.C., where he is to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Ford plays ‘Marge’, who Spivet meets along the way. Filming commenced in
Alberta, Quebec and Washington, D.C. The production wrapped in October
and is scheduled for release Oct. 23, 2013.

“Jean-Pierre is a true artist,” Ford said. “Everything is so carefully
crafted, from the costumes, to the set, hair, make-up, and especially
the fabric of the characters themselves. He’s an actor’s dream to work

Newcomer Kyle Catlett plays ‘Spivet’. “He’s incredibly intelligent,”
Ford says, “a very natural talent.”

Casting director Lucie Robitaille, who’s worked with Martin Scorsese and
Steven Spielberg, cast Ford for the film.

“Dawn immerses herself in roles in a way few others can,” Robitaille
said. “I cannot wait to see audiences’ reactions to her performance.”

Acting with Ford are “The King’s Speech” Oscar nominee Helena Bonham
Carter, Oscar nominee Judy Davis, bruising bad guy Robert Maillet
(Sherlock Holmes, 300) and Gemini winner Callum Keith Rennie.

Ford’s known for acting in “Human Trafficking,” a socially conscious
Primetime Emmy nominated miniseries.

She recently lent her voiceover talents as ‘Tommy’ in “Assassin’s Creed
III,” the latest installment of Ubisoft’s blockbuster video game

Ford performed opposite Emmy Award Winning Nathan Lane and with Academy
Award winner Julia Roberts in “Mirror Mirror” and voiced the character
‘Tayara’  for the 2013 animated film ‘Sarila’ alongside Oscar winner
Christopher Plummer.

Ford plays “Dr. Burke” in the upcoming zombie comedy “Warm Bodies,” the
next film from Jonathan Levine, director of the hit “50/50″ starring
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick due out February

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