In these plays Beattie plays all the characters, employing changes in voice or facial expression to denote which character he is playing. Beattie has appeared at the Stratford Festival for 15 seasons. Other productions include The Loveliest and Sylvia in Victoria, The Crucible and Blessings in Disguise in Manitoba, Oleanna at the National Arts Centre opposite Sandra Oh, and Love Letters opposite wife Martha Henry in an Ontario tour.
He also appeared in the movie The Wars.
On January 14, 2010, the opening night performance of Wingfield Lost and Foundation at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta was Rod Beattie"s 4,000th performance of a Wingfield play in a little over twenty-five years. From the Orange Hall in Rosemont, Ontario (August, 1984) to Edmonton (January, 2010), with opening nights in 1985 (Letter from Wingfield Farm), in 1987 (Wingfield"s Progress), in 1990 (Wingfield"s Folly), in 1997 (Wingfield Unbound), in 2001 (Wingfield on Ice), in 2005 (Wingfield"s Inferno) and in 2009 (Wingfield Lost and Foundation), Rod has performed across Canada in most major regional theatres, including Victoria"s Belfry, the Vancouver Playhouse, Edmonton"s Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, the Globe Theatre in Regina, the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, the Grand Theatre in London, the Stratford Festival, Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton, and Neptune Theatre in Halifax, as well as hundreds of smaller venues.
Beattie has also taken part in seasons at Cincinnati"s Playhouse in the Park and the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, Florida. The series currently airs on Bravo! Canada.