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Elkaïm in 2011
29 August 1978
Jérémie Elkaïm (date of birth: 29 August 1978), is a French actor best known for his role in Presque rien (US title: Come Undone, 2000). In the movie, he plays Mathieu, a troubled, emotionally fragile teen who finds himself in a whirlwind romance with Cédric (played by Stéphane Rideau). His subtle, yet powerful performance in the movie has garnered him much critical acclaim.
Other notable films starring the actor include the comedy teen flick Sexy Boys (2001), which is touted to be the French version of American Pie, À cause d'un garçon (U.S. title: You'll Get Over It, 2002), where he plays yet another gay teenager, and Mariées mais pas trop in which he plays an insurance investigator. His latest project is a role in the upcoming film, Lisa et le pilote d'avion, set for release in 2007.
He also plays 30-year old Paul Delorme in the TV series Le Bureau (2006), the French version of The Office currently seen on Canal+. Paul often plays pranks on officemate Joël Liotard (Benoît Carré), and shows a level of attraction towards receptionist Laetitia Kadiri (Anne-Laure Balbir). His character is the French equivalent of the British version's Tim Canterbury (played by Martin Freeman) and the American version's Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski). A second season is in the works, and Elkaïm is likely to reprise this role.
Although he has yet to break into mainstream fame, Jérémie has had a steady career, having acted in French features and earning critics' praises for his combination of acting prowess and a laid back sex appeal.
Jérémie Elkaïm has a child with the actress Valérie Donzelli.
- 2009: Douce France, directed by Stéphane Giusti
- 2008: Clara Sheller, Mathieu
- 2006: "Le Bureau" (mini), Paul Delorme
- 2004: La Nourrice, Mathieu
- 2002: Zone Reptile, Jacky
- 2011: La guerre est déclarée, directed by Valérie Donzelli
- 2011: Belleville Tokyo, directed by Élise Girard
- 2011: Polisse, directed by Maiwenn
- 2010: La reine des pommes, directed by Valérie Donzelli
- 2009: La Grande Vie, directed by Emmanuel Salinger
- 2007: Lisa et le pilote d'avion
- Le Funambule
- 2003: Mariées mais pas trop, Thomas
- 2003: Qui a tué Bambi?, Ami de Sami
- 2002: À cause d'un garçon, Benjamin
- Sexy Boys, Frank
- Pornographe, Le
- Petite sœur, Le jeune homme
- La Gueule du loup
- Folle de Rachid en transit sur Mars
- Presque rien, Mathieu
- Banqueroute, The dancer
- Les Éléphants de la planète Mars
- 1999: Transit, Le chanteur
- Scènes de lit, Paul in 'The Virgins'
- Un léger différent
- X Femmes, Season 1, Episode 1
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- Jérémie Elkaïm at the Internet Movie Database
- Jérémie Elkaïm site with galleries and information (in french)
- Artmedia Agency profile (in french)