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October 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm - 7:35 pm

NH Night Welcome

Please join us as we welcome all to NH Day & Night and the 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival. The executive staff will make a few remarks and the Van McLeod Award will be presented to Emmy Winner, and NH native Gordon Clapp.


Gordon Clapp
is a native of North Conway, New Hampshire. He graduated in 1971 from Williams College, where he was very active in theater. He spent the next few summers at the Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company. He became a Canadian resident in 1974 and had his first taste of the film world when he did three days of extra work on Silver Streak in 1976. His first bonafide film role was in 1979’s Running starring Michael Douglas, which he shot just before returning to New Hampshire to star in John Sayles’ first indie Return of the Secaucus Seven. He later played key roles in three other Sayles features, Matewan, Eight Men Out and Sunshine State. During the ‘70s and ’80s Gordon was a member of several prominent Canadian theatre companies and found work in television and film as well. He co-starred with Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows in 1989’s Termini Station. That was the year he finally took the plunge into Hollywood, co-starring with Farrah Fawcett in the award-winning miniseries Small Sacrifices. In 1993 he parlayed a guest role into a 12-year stint on NYPD Blue, winning the 1998 Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Drama Series as Detective Greg Medavoy. In 2005 he was nominated for a Tony for his work in the all-star revival of Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway. Other film work includes Rules of Engagement, Moonlight Mile, Flags of Our Fathers, The Game Plan and the upcoming feature Peter and John opposite Jacqueline Bisset. He currently recurs as Chaplain Orlovsky on NBC’s Chicago Fire and continues to tour the land as Robert Frost in A.M. Dolan’s one-man play This Verse Business.


Named for Van McLeod, the current commissioner of the NH Department of Cultural Resources, this award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the television, film and entertainment industry and hails from the state of New Hampshire. Van McLeod icon in the state’s cultural community, and his work to save the NH Film & Television Office has had an enormous impact on NH’s film industry.


October 15, 2015
7:05 pm - 7:35 pm


The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
(603) 436-2400
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