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Olivier Minne in Fort Boyard in 2007
March 18, 1967 |
Olivier Minne is a French television presenter, actor and producer.
Minne was born on 18 March 1967 in the Belgian capital, Brussels. The son of a Belgian father and a French mother, Minne studied in Brussels for his baccalauréat (secondary school qualification) before moving to Paris in 1989.
In Paris, Minne studied the dramatic arts, shortly after his career in television began. In 1992, he started working for the French TV programme Matin Bonheur where he worked for five years. Following his departure in 1997, he became both presenter and co-producer of Cercle de minuit on the same channel.
For 20 years, his work has constituted an original contribution of major significance in many ways. His demonstrated skill and unparalleled creativity on the field have earned him widespread recognition. His career was marked by a nomination for a 7 d’Or award (equivalent of an Emmy Award in the United States) for Best TV Host in 2000, for his work with Universal Studios. It was the first time in the history of television that a French television presenter was nominated for his work with a major American company.
Having presented Le choix gagnant (1996), Jeux sans frontières (co-hosted with Jean Riffel in 1997) and the final season of Les Écrans du savoir in 2000, Minne then became the co-host (along with Anne-Gaëlle Riccio) of the popular game show Fort Boyard. He also has hosted the game show La Cible on France 2.
- "Jeux sans frontières - Profiles" (in French). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
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