Actor Tom Sinclair, the Kingston-born son of Tragically Hip bassist Gord Sinclair, made his small screen debut this week in season two of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.
Sinclair plays Oscar, one of three Swedish assassins, in the series – a dark sci-fi comedy about a group of super powered misfits – which began airing its second season Friday and can be viewed in its entirety now.
Tom Sinclair’s big screen debut came in 2012 when he appeared in the locally filmed “21 Brothers”, the story of the Canada’s 21st battalion as it prepares for the battle of Courcelette in September 1916. Sinclair was cast in the role of Pte. Matheson and is also listed as a composer for ‘additional music’ for the film.
“21 Brothers” was especially notable for being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as “The Longest Single Shot Film in History” at 96 minutes. By comparison, the recent Academy award winning WW1 movie “1917” is also widely thought to also be continuous take, but its longest individual shot is only about eight and a half minutes.
According to Sinclair’s IMDB page, his next project is the crime thriller Serpentine – listed in pre-production – that he created, writes, and stars in.
Check out The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer featuring a shotgun-toting Tom Sinclair as Oscar: