Hugo Becker (actor)

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Hugo Becker
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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 speaks English, Spanish and French.

He is known for his roles as Prince Louis Grimaldi in the television adaption of Gossip Girl on the The CW and as Romain, a young boy from the hood just out of jail in the French thriller series Chefs directed by Arnaud Malherbe.

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. [1]

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.

2012. Becker appeared in Drake Doremus film Breathe In alongside Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones, and in the television series Jo.

In 2014, Becker stars as soccer superstar Isaac Dreyfuss, implicated in a terrorist case, in two episodes of the BBC One crime series Silent Witness starring Emilia Fox. [2]

He also starred in the 6 episodes of France 2 thriller series Chefs.[3] He got most promising actor for his performance at Luchon Film Festival. [4] [5]

2015. Becker is announced as the lead in the anticipated 12 episodes Arte comedy TV series, playing a spy, called Au service de la France.[6][7] [8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 La mariée n'est pas qu'une marchande de frites Guillaume Flavia Coste Short
L'Assaut Leroy Julien Leclercq
2011 Julie Lescaut Thierry Bouvier Christophe Barbier TV Series (1 Episode)
La Proie The hitchhiker student Eric Valette
La croisière Alix's colleague Pascale Pouzadoux
R.I.S. Police scientifique Emmanuel Jean-Marc Thérin TV Series (1 Episode)
Damsels in Distress Xavier Whit Stillman
2010-12 Gossip Girl Louis Grimaldi TV Series (18 Episodes)
2012 Ma première fois Antoine Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
2013 Breathe In Clement Drake Doremus
Jo Eddy Kristoffer Nyholm
Sheree Folkson
TV Series (2 Episodes)
Hybris Guillaume Florent Cassiani-Ingoni Short
F.A.N Hugo Becker Short
2014 Silent Witness Isaac Dreyfus Daniel O'Hara TV Series (2 Episodes)
L'autostoppeur de Boris Vian The hitchhiker Julien Paolini Short
Où es-tu maintenant? Mathieu Delmas Arnaud Sélignac TV Movie
2015 Au service de la France Alexandre Courtès TV Mini-Series
Chefs Romain Arnaud Malherbe TV Series (6 Episodes)
Festival des créations télévisuelles de Luchon - Most Promising Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaudonnet, Laure (11 February 2015). "« Hugo Becker, j'ai vécu le rêve américain »," (in French). 20minutes. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Barnaby, Walter (2 January 2014). "Review: Silent Witness: Commodity, Part 1". The Edge. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Langlais, Pierre (12 September 2014). "Chefs, une série qui sent bon" (in French). Télérama. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Gindensperger, Sophie (10 February 2015). "Hugo Becker, première étoile" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Koenig, Marie (24 February 2015). "« Hugo Becker, l'acteur messin au pays des chefs »," (in French). Le Républicain lorrain. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  6. ^ pro, Arte (10 October 2014). "« Au service de la France », une série d’espionnage en tournage pour ARTE" (in French). Arte. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Jaeger, Jean-Pierre (11 February 2015). "« Becker Street »," (in French). The Week. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Jarry, Marjolaine (11 February 2015). "« Hugo, futur boss »," (in French). Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 

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