Hugo Becker (actor)

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Hugo Becker
Born (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 27)
Metz, Lorraine, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Hugo Becker (born 13 May 1987) is an actor, born in Metz, France, close to the German border. He is known for his role as Prince Louis Grimaldi in the television adaption of Gossip Girl on the The CW.

After graduating from both French and English drama schools (Conservatory of Dramatic Art; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). Hugo was awarded Young Cannes Talent in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he appeared in films such as L'Assaut, La Proie and La Croisière. He also appeared in the French police drama series R.I.S, police scientifique and Julie Lescaut.

In 2010, Becker made his American television debut portraying Louis Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco, pretending to be a driver, in the fourth season of Gossip Girl shooting two episodes in Paris. He then reprised his role shooting twenty episodes overall, this time in New York.

Becker starred opposite Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody in the Whit Stillman-directed 2011 comedy film Damsels in Distress. The film closed the 68th Venice International Film Festival and was selected at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2013, Becker appeared in Drake Doremus' film Breathe In alongside Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones, and in the television series Jo.

In 2014, Becker will star as soccer superstar Isaac Dreyfuss, implicated in a terrorist case, in two episodes of the BBC One crime series Silent Witness starring Emilia Fox. In September 2013, he was cast in the France 2 series Chefs, which is set to premiere in 2014.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 La mariée n'est pas qu'une marchande de frites Guillaume Short film
2010 L'Assaut Leroy
2011 Proie, LaLa Proie Drunk hitchhiker
2011 Croisière, LaLa Croisière Young trader
2011 Damsels in Distress Xavier
2012 Ma première fois Antoine
2013 Breathe In Clément
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010–2012 Gossip Girl Louis Grimaldi 18 episodes
2011 Julie Lescaut Thierry Bouvier Episode "La mariée du Pont Neuf"
2011 R.I.S, police scientifique Emmanuel Episode: "Requiem assassin"
2013 Jo Eddy 2 episodes
2014 Silent Witness Isaac Dreyfuss 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duverger, Florian (18 September 2013). "Clovis Cornillac, futur grand chef pour France 2" (in French). Ozap. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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