Mary Liz Thomson is a Canadian film and television director. She is best known for directing the feature film "The History of Love" (2012) and for her work on the television series "Blackstone" (2009-2014).
Thomson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1971. She began her career in the film industry in 1994, working as an assistant director on the feature film "The Scarlet Letter." She then went on to work as a director on the television series "The Associates" (1999-2001).
In 2002, she wrote and directed the short film "Kung Fu Nuns," which was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama. This was followed by her first feature film, "The History of Love," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. The film was well-received by critics and audiences and won her the Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Direction.
In 2009, Thomson began directing the television series "Blackstone," which she co-created and executive produced. The show was well-received by critics and ran for six seasons until its finale in 2014.
In addition to her work in film and television, Thomson has worked as a theatre director. She has directed productions at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, among other venues.
In 2020, Thomson was the recipient of the Directors Guild of Canada Women in the Director's Chair Award, in recognition of her contributions to the industry.
Thomson is currently working on her next feature film, an adaptation of the novel "The Winter of Our Discontent" by John Steinbeck.
Thomson is an inspirational figure in the film and television industry and has been recognized for her groundbreaking work. She is an advocate for women in the industry and has inspired many to pursue their dreams in the field.