Former Nelson resident Sarah Allen starred in The Husband — and returned to her old home to attend a screening of the film.

Year in review: Locals on the screen in 2014

Three Kootenay-raised actors made noteworthy appearances in movies and on TV this year.

1) Sarah Allen: The L.V. Rogers alumna, now living in Toronto, attended a local screening of her latest film, The Husband, in March. She plays a married woman about to be released from prison after serving time for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy, seeking forgiveness from her husband.

The 2002 graduate of the National Theatre School’s return to Nelson was her first visit in five years — her family, who used to run Ted Allen’s Jewellery, have since moved away. But the opportunity to attend the screening was all the excuse she needed.

She took a moment beforehand to reminisce with Geoff Burns and offer encouragement to two Capitol Theatre summer youth hopefuls. Allen appeared in Capitol summer productions that Burns directed.

2) Thomas Middleditch: Another L.V. Rogers grad and one-time Capitol Theatre and TNT thespian, Middleditch, 32, starred in HBO’s Silicon Valley, which debuted this year. Created by Mike Judge of Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill fame, the series is a dark comedy mocking the tech scene. Middleditch plays Richard Hendriks, a reclusive programmer working.

Middleditch has popped up on several TV series including The Office and had a minor role in the Oscar-nominated film Wolf of Wall Street.

3) Pablo Schreiber: The Winlaw-raised actor gave a shout-out to his hometown and birthplace of Ymir during an appearance in June on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Schreiber, 36, grew up in the Slocan Valley and attended Mount Sentinel for a few years before finishing his schooling in Seattle. He appeared on HBO’s The Wire and appears as corrupt prison guard George (Portstach) Mendez on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

“I was born in a hippie commune, but my mom got sick of that and moved off when I was six months old. She wanted electricity,” he told Kimmel.

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