• Born in 1947 in Ontario, Canada
• Net worth estimated at ~$17 million
• First enrolled into University of Toronto, then National Theatre School
• Film and television career began in 1979
• Member of Order of Canada in 2010; Lifetime Artistic Achievement Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2015; recent projects include “Anne with an E” and “Clara”; prefers to keep family and personal life private without major online presence
Who is R. H. Thomson?
Robert Holmes “R. H.” Thomson was born on 24 September 1947, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, and is an actor, known for his portrayal of numerous historical figures in film as well as on television. Some of these include Edsel Ford, Mitchell Sharp, James Cross, and Duncan Campbell Scott.
The Net Worth of R. H. Thomson
As of late-2019, net worth is ~$17 million.
He’s been active since 1978, which includes theatrical productions too.
Early Life and Education
Grew up in Ontario, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled into the University of Toronto. The university dates its history back to 1827 and is the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada.
It was previously controlled by the Church of England before becoming a secular institution. They have 11 colleges and is known for being the birthplace of stem cell research as well as insulin. After completing his degree, he desired to pursue a career in acting, so enrolled at the National Theatre School which is the center for professional theatre studies in Canada. The school has been running since 1960, gaining support from the government as well as private donors. They offer theatre arts training in both English and French. They teach acting, directing, set and costume design, production, and playwriting.
Film and Television Career
Thomson made his film debut in 1979’s “Jigsaw”, and during the same year he also worked on the television movie entitled “An American Christmas Carol”. Over the next few years, he would consistently gain acting projects, and had a string of films in 1981 including “Surfacing” which is an adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. However, the adaptation was considered unsuccessful, with many noting that the novel was difficult to adapt into a film.
In 1987, had several projects including guest appearances in the show “Moonlighting”. The comedy drama series aired on ABC starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, and is credited for helping Willis become a star. He then continued to do guest work after success there, and worked on an episode of “The Twilight Zone”. the first of three revivals of the acclaimed series of the same name, which originally ran from 1959 to 1964. His career continued to the 1990s, and he had a role in the film “The Quarrel” which aired in Canada, and tells the story of two estranged friends, a rabbi and an agnostic writer.
Recent Projects and Endeavors
In 2000, R. H. created his own play called “The Lost Boys”, which was staged at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, while also having another release two years later on the Canadian Stage. During this time, he hosted a lot of shows for both CBC Television and CBC Radio. Two of his projects during this decade included “Population 436”, a mystery horror film starring Jeremy Sisto, as well as the miniseries “Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story” which is a fictionalized account of the politician Tommy Douglas.
He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010. Five years later, he received a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. Some of his most recent projects include a main role in the Canadian drama show “Anne with an E” which is based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery entitled “Anne of Green Gables”. The show airs on CBC and is available through Netflix. He also had a role in the 2018 film entitled “Clara”, which is a romance science fiction starring Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario.
@AymericJett with RH Thomson in SEASON 2 !!!@AnneWithAnE @AnneTheSeries ?I was so nervous the first time I was shooting with him!!! ? Yes he is very tall!!! ? and super kind !!#kindredspirit AnneWithanE #AymericJett #JerryBaynard #AnneofGreenGables pic.twitter.com/mLuDSeWod0
— Aymeric Jett Montaz (@AymericJett) May 6, 2018
Personal Life and Social Media
Thomson is married to Laurie Matheson and they have two children together. Very few details have been shared about his wife and their family, as he prefers to keep their privacy intact and away from the spotlight. Despite all of his public activity, he enjoys taking background roles, serving as a director for film and theatrical productions. He’s also worked on numerous stage productions, mostly centered in Canada. He is considered one of the leading actors in the country.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about him is due to the lack of any strong online presence. He does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has mainly kept to himself, and this is one of the reasons a lot of people speculate on his endeavors away from acting. A lot of people thought that he had retired from acting work, but in truth, he has just concentrated more on his work in Canada, as opposed to working on international projects, preferring to be closer to home with his loved ones.