Gillian is thrilled to be a part of Steel Magnolias! She has been acting and directing in Canada for over 35 years and has performed in more than 50 shows with the Arts Club, Vancouver Playhouse, Tamahnous Theatre, Vancouver Fringe, Presentation House, Centennial Theatre (Vancouver), Bastion Theatre (Victoria), Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg), The Citadel (Edmonton), Lunchbox Theatre and Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), The National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and has toured the UK in several Rep companies.
She has just finished recurring roles on Supernatural, Chesapeake Shores, The Romeo Section, Witches of the East End and Man in the High Castle. Film credits include: Hamlet, Patterson’s Wager, 2012, Hot Rod, Status Update, The Vehicle, On the Sixth Day, Double Jeopardy, Kitchen Party, Jumanji and Rainbow War. TV Movie roles on: The Christmas Note, Super Volcano, Bang Bang, You’re Dead, Christy, A Storm in Summer, Colour of Courage and In Cold Blood. Regular Guest appearances on TV: The X-Files, Millenium, Bates Motel, Cedar Cove, Stargate, Outer Limits and Mysterious Ways.
Her select directing credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Jesus Christ Superstar (TUTS), Comedy of Errors, Our Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Secret Garden, Lucky Stiff, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Boyfriend, Cinderella, Threepenny Opera, A Little Night Music, Hello Dolly!, The Wiz, Children of Eden, Jane Eyre, Nine, and Into the Woods (CapU). Asst Director on My Fair Lady at the Arts Club; Vocal director and Choreographer on Rocky Horror at Down Stage Right and the Arts Club Theatre.
Gillian currently teaches acting, musical theatre and business in the Theatre programs at Capilano University.