Acting


Recent Projects

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The Silence

Photos coming soon!

Writers: The Van Dyke Brothers
Producer: Robert Kulzer, Hartley Gorenstein, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert
Director: John R. Leonetti

Act Your Age (AYA) Misconceptions

Photos coming soon!

Writers: Elva Mae Hoover, Jennifer Higgin, Theresa Tova
Producers: Jennifer Higgin, Theresa Tova
Director: Alan Golubuff

Watch Misconceptions

Drop Dead Birdy

Watch the Trailer for Drop Dead Birdy

Writer, Producer, Star: Sam Coyle
Producer: Elizabeth Whitmere
Director: Matthew Taylor

Gallery of Song

A recording of a collection of interactive poetry readings to be released shortly.

Covert Affairs

A fast-paced USA Network TV series about the CIA staring Piper Perabo, Peter Gallagher and Chris Gorham. Kate plays Senator Pierson – continuing role.

Tru Love

Tru Love Q&A - Kate Trotter & Shauna MacDonald

Tru Love Q&A – Kate Trotter & Shauna MacDonald

Written and directed by Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald
Also starring Christine Horne and Peter MacNeil

Tru Love wins two awards at San Diego G&L FF

The elegant Canadian actress Kate Trotter shared the award for Best Actress in a Feature Film for her performance in “Tru Love,” another unusual love story between an older woman (Trotter) and a younger lesbian.

The Best International Feature was awarded to “Tru Love,” from Canada. Read the Review

Jury Citation for Kate Trotter as Best Actress Award at Kashish – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
KASHISH 2014 Best Performance In A Lead RoleNot only was she beautiful, a gentle reminder of what someone might look like if you mixed Sofia Loren with Meryl Streep and Catharine Deneuve, but gave a power punched performance as the mother. Her dignified and sensitive portrayal of a mother who suffered a love less marriage, having to deal with a daughter coming to terms with her sexual identity and preferences, and ultimately finding her own sexual transformation won our hearts. The Jury is pleased to award the Best Actor to Kate Trotter, who played the role of the mother Alice in the film, Tru Love.
Read the ReviewFestival Best Actress in a Feature Film
Watch the 2014 Trailer
Highlights of Kashish 2014
Watch the Dork Shelf Interview
Read the Reviews on IMDB

From a fan:
Dear Ms. Trotter,

I recently saw your film performance of Alice in Tru Love and felt compelled to see your larger body of work because of it. It lead me to this page and while I seldom write “fan” letters, I definitely felt I had something worth mentioning to you.

I want to thank you for your very real, sensitive and exquisite portrayal of one half of a May/December romance in this film. I am thirty years old and a newlywed. My wife, who is 63, and I married just one year ago in British Columbia, Canada (I’m Canadian but we live in The United States). You may be surprised how often we deal with the surprise of people just meeting us that we are a couple. We are both feminine, I’m a makeup artist and she is just a very beautiful woman, and people continuously make assumptions that perhaps she is my mother. This, you can imagine, isn’t something a pretty woman wants to hear. But not only do we experience this perhaps, mild form of adversity, in addition we never see our age difference ever reflected or displayed on film or television.

Tru Love gave us a glimpse of a small fraction of our own lives and a kind of validation. Your age difference was albeit somewhat smaller than ours, but it still felt like the film gave us a bit of a voice.

Further more, your specific performance breathed life in to the – and I hate the term – “mature” character of Alice, in your movements and expressions. You were vibrant, youthful, exciting and certainly sexy. These qualities are something that time and time again gets written out of characters over 60, unless you’re Catherine Deneuve, apparently. THANK YOU for making Alice so rich, gorgeous and electrifying. You normalized what is becoming increasingly common, two women in love regardless of social confines.

I’ve recommended the film to everyone I know, naturally, imploring them to see the fabulousness of your portrayal. I am so moved by this film and it’s because of your “Alice” that I have had this reaction.

Congratulations on your award nomination, I can think of no clearer winner.

Crystal-lee
(Here’s a link to our wedding video, simply because it is thanks to films like Tru Love, that society is slowly coming around)

From a fan:
Dear Kate.
I watched your performance in Tru Love and was amazed. Thank you for tender portrayal as a Mother and curious woman. I would love to have a signed photo of you if possible.
Kind regards,
Susan

From a fan:
What an absolute joy to experience your portrayal of a mature, sexually comfortable woman. Hi Kate, I’m Judy, a 71 year old Toronto native transplanted to south west Washington. Without question this movie easily transported me home again, thanks to Kate Johnston’s writing, but your performance “blew me away!” As a result, II felt compelled to write to you (something I have never before done), to demonstrate my respect for your craft and admiration for your chosen vocations. Do you have any new projects in mind now, other than your usual coaching and teaching positions? I could sure use your confidence coaching skills as I enter the workforce again after 6 years, but alas, 3000 miles is a formidable distance for training. I trust this New Year will bring you good vines and happy relationships. Thanks for your indulgence.
Best regards
Judy

From a fan:
Dear Kate,
Thank you very much for the signed pics and kind note. Coming from you, which to me, is the equivalent of Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep, I sincerely thank you. My only wishes for you are to stay tru to yourself, excellent health forever, and more wonderful movies for your fans to enjoy!

Sincerely, Susan

From a fan:
[spoiler] Just saw your performance in Tru Love and thought you were wonderful. I wish your character had lived! 🙂

From a fan:
Dear Kate Trotter,
I´m a great fan and admirer from you and a great fan of your films. I would therefore be very happy, if you can sent me two hand-signed autographed photos from you. Can you personalize one of them? Thank you very much. I would be very pleased if you could fulfill my wish. Many thanks in advance for your kindness. I wish you all the best for the future. Success may always be at your side.
Yours sincerely,
Guenter

From a fan:
I recently watched Tru Love — what a beautiful film, and what beautiful performances by all. I am sad to say I didn’t know of you prior to watching that film, but I am rapidly trying to catch up by watching interviews and other films you have been in! Such a lovely human being you are. Thank you for sharing your beauty and strength with us all. You are the epitome of the divine feminine, and I hope to have the great fortune of meeting you one day.
Dana

From a fan:
Kate!
Truly terrific performance. You were luminous, exquisite, textured, nuanced
in short, brilliant.
I loved the film. It was beautiful, visually powerful. I was really
impressed and inspired.
Thank you for inviting me. it was a treat. And you as always were amazing at
the end and so kind and so good.
Lots of love
Mich xx

From a fan:
Dear Kate,
Just finished watching Tru Love. It was wonderful!!!
Thank you so much for such a sweet love story.
It warmed me from the inside out. Bravo!
Debra

Two Hands to Mouth

Two Hands To Mouth

Two Hands To Mouth

A beautiful and evocative film written and directed by Michael DeCarlo

Executive producers Mihkel Harilaid and Michael DeCarlo

Producer Brigitte Kingsley, Co-Producer Craig Fleming

D.O.P. Steve Cosens

Final View

BravoFACT short film written and directed by Peter Pasyk

  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter & Andrew Moir
  • Two Hands To Mouth 1
    Two Hands To Mouth
  • Two Hands To Mouth 2
    Two Hands To Mouth
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter and daughter Kathleen
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter and daughter Kathleen
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter & Christine Horne
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter & Christine Horne
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter And Daughter
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter And Daughter
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter @ Mumbai Film Festival
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter @ Mumbai Film Festival
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter @ Mumbai Film Festival
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter @ Mumbai Film Festival
  • Two Hands to Mouth
    Two Hands to Mouth
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter with Christine Horne & Shauna MacDonald
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter with Christine Horne & Shauna MacDonald
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter with daughter Kathleen Trotter & Christine Horne
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter with daughter Kathleen Trotter & Christine Horne
  • Tru Love Q&A - Kate Trotter & Shauna MacDonald
    Tru Love Q&A - Kate Trotter & Shauna MacDonald
  • Two Hands To Mouth
    Two Hands To Mouth
  • Two Hands To Mouth
    Two Hands To Mouth
  • Tru Love - Kate Trotter & Christine Horne
    Tru Love - Kate Trotter & Christine Horne
  • Tru Love Cast & Makeup Artists

Past Favourites

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The Jane Show

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Kung Fu - The Legend Continues

Kung Fu - The Legend Continues

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The Lives of the Saints

The Lives of the Saints

Kate Trotter with Sophia Loren

Plain Truth

Plain Truth - Kate Trotter & Mariska Hagarity

Plain Truth – Kate Trotter & Mariska Hagarity

Les Plouffe

Les Plouffe - Directed by Giles Carles

Les Plouffe – Directed by Giles Carles

Joshua Then and Now

Joshua Then and Now

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet - with Clare Coulter

Romeo and Juliet – with Clare Coulter

More Than the Eye Can See

More Than the Eye Can See - with Martha Burns

More Than the Eye Can See – with Martha Burns

Translations

Translations - with Jim Mezon

Translations – with Jim Mezon

The Three Muskateers

The Three Muskateers - with Graham Abbey

The Three Muskateers – with Graham Abbey

Doc

Doc - with Michael Hogan

Doc – with Michael Hogan

Good Fences

Good Fences - with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Tanner

Good Fences – with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Tanner

Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke

Holiday

Holiday

Man and Superman

Man and Superman - with Michael Ball

Man and Superman – with Michael Ball

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Hunted

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Hunted - with Edward Woodward

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Hunted – with Edward Woodward

You Can't Take it with You

You Can't Take it with you

Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time

Strauss: The King of 3/4 time

The Cocktail Hour

The Cocktail Hour - with Bill Hutt & Martha Henry

The Cocktail Hour – with Bill Hutt & Martha Henry

The Affections of May

The Affections of May - with Ben Campbell

The Affections of May – with Ben Campbell

  • Joshua Then and Now
    Joshua Then and Now
  • The Shaw Festival
    The Shaw Festival
  • The Jane Show
    The Jane Show
  • The Jane Show
    The Jane Show
  • The Jane Show
    The Jane Show
  • The Jane Show
    The Jane Show
  • The Jane Show
    The Jane Show
  • Plain Truth - Kate Trotter & Alison Pill
    Plain Truth - Kate Trotter & Alison Pill
  • Joshua Then and Now
    Joshua Then and Now
  • Romeo and Juliet with Paul Gross
    Romeo and Juliet with Paul Gross
  • Translations - with Jim Mezon-001
    Translations - with Jim Mezon-001
  • Joshua Then and Now
    Joshua Then and Now
  • Joshua Then and Now - with daughter Kathleen
    Kate with daughter Kathleen
  • Strauss - The King of 3/4 time
    Strauss - The King of 3/4 time
  • The Jane Show
  • The Affections of May - with Tom McCamus
    The Affections of May - with Tom McCamus