'La Femme Nikita': Where Are They Now?
November 18th, 2011 4:46pm EST
Nikita fans are enjoying La Femme Nikita star Alberta Watson's juicy role on the new series - but what are the rest of LFN's talented cast and crew up to?
Show creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran went on to create FOX's smash hit 24, which revolutionized TV during its eight-year run on FOX. Surnow went on, with director Jon Cassar, to the controversial miniseries The Kennedys, while Cochran is rumored to have written a script for a possible 24 movie.
Composer Sean Callery followed Surnow and Cochran to 24, winning critical acclaim for his score work. He currently scores Showtime's new hit series Homeland, which is executive produced by former 24 producer Howard Gordon.
What happened to the cast? Click on through...
Peta Wilson (Nikita)
Australian actress Peta Wilson (seen here in 2004) played the title role in the USA series, and was nominated for two Gemini Awards in the role.
After LFN, Wilson played Mina Harker in the flick League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), sharing the screen with Sean Connery and Nikita's future Michael, Shane West.
She has kept acting, though she's probably still best known as Nikita. Other notable credits include a role in Superman Returns (2006) as Bobbie-Faye. Her most recent appearance was in a 2010 episode of CSI: Miami, "Sudden Death," playing the character Amanda.
Roy Dupuis (Michael Samuelle)
Roy Dupuis was the man behind Michael, Nikita's trainer and eventual lover; their complex, risky relationship was one of the core elements of the series.
After LFN, Dupuis (seen here in 2007) became the busiest of the cast post-series, mostly in films in his native Canada. His film Emotional Arithmetic, which also starred the likes of Christopher Plummer and Susan Sarandon, closed the Toronto International Film Festival in its release year.
He also participated in a two-part flick about notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine in 2008, and is co-president and founder of the Rivers Foundation, devoted to protecting the rivers of Quebec.
Eugene Robert Glazer (Paul Wolfe/Operations)
The man originally known only as Operations, Paul Wolfe, scared the daylights out of us - and for that, we can thank Eugene Robert Glazer. Unfortunately, we haven't seen much of him since then.
After LFN, Glazer's appearances were limited to a handful of TV roles, on series like Mutant X (2003), The Division (2004), and Cold Case (2006) - which is his last credit before a 2010 film called Reunited. Nothing has been listed for him after that.
Glazer re-teamed with LFN creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran in 2003 for a two-episode guest spot in the second season of 24 as the enigmatic Alexander Trepkos (as seen above).
Alberta Watson (Madeline)
Before she was Senator Madeline Pierce in Nikita, Alberta Watson was simply Madeline in La Femme Nikita - Operations' right-hand woman who was just as delightfully scary to face as he was.
After LFN, Watson made fairly steady appearances in various projects, from playing Amy Morgan in the 2004 flick The Prince and Me starring Julia Stiles, to a 2007-2008 recurring role in the Canadian TV series The Border. She first appeared on Nikita near the end of season one.
Like Glazer, Watson also appeared on 24. Two years after Glazer, she played the role of Division boss Erin Driscoll in the show's fourth season (pictured above). The first-season character Alberta Green (played by L&O: SVU actress Tamara Tunie) had previously been named after her.
Matthew Ferguson (Seymour Birkoff/Jason Crawford)
Of all the La Femme Nikita cast, perhaps Matthew Ferguson is the most enigmatic. After concluding the role of brilliant techie Seymour Birkhoff (and his twin brother!), he's largely gone quiet, sticking to three films and a handful of TV series spots over the last decade.
His two biggest post-show credits were in television. From 2002-2004, he appeared in five episodes of An American In Canada in the role of Derrick, and then from 2003-2007, voiced the character Bobby Lee in the series Odd Job Jack.
He didn't record another credit of any sort until 2010, when he popped up in episodes of the TV series Murdoch Mysteries and Unnatural History, and since then, nothing new has been listed for this talented actor.
Don Francks (Walter)
He was Section's beloved crusty old weapons guy (and before that, the voice of Sabretooth in the X-Men cartoons!), but since then, Don Francks (seen here in 2008) has continued to work steadily, mostly in television.
After LFN, his credits include the TV series Street Time and a recent appearance on the Canadian TV series The Listener. He also happens to be a musician, poet, and activist among many other things.
Both of Don's children are themselves actors - accomplished voice actress Cree Summer and actor Rainbow Francks, who played Lt. Ford on Stargate Atlantis.
Maybe we'll see Don or some other familiar faces join Nikita sometime soon...?
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