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Actors never have to grow up. You can play Let’s Pretend when you’re 80. Imagine you’re on a lake in Maine and your mind is going and the woman you’ve loved for half your life gallantly tries to rouse your spirits and your long-estranged daughter grudgingly returns home, bringing as a gift a foil, a precocious thirteen year old boy to stir the embers of your stubbornness and remind you that you’re alive. Thousands of actors have gone on that particular boat ride and I’m proud to have given them the ticket.

Some say acting is losing yourself in a role; I think it’s the opposite, I think it’s finding your voice using someone else’s words.

To view Ernest Thompson’s body of work as an actor, click on the links below.

Ernest Thompson Old portrait black and white