Virginie

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Virginie
Format Teleroman
Written by Fabienne Larouche
Starring Chantal Fontaine (1996–2008)
Stéphanie Crête-Blais (2007–2010)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) French
No. of episodes 1740
Production
Location(s) Montreal
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Aetios Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Radio-Canada
Original run September 16, 1996 – December 16, 2010
External links
Website

Virginie was a French-language Canadian television series that aired Monday through Thursday on Radio-Canada (the French-language CBC television network). It debuted in 1996. The show examined the public and private lives of teachers, students, and families at the fictional Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc[disambiguation needed] high school. It frequently dealt with controversial social topics, such as teen drug use, ethnic prejudice, divorce, and other subjects touching on contemporary Quebec life. "Virginie" was a téléroman-style drama that often used "cliffhangers" in the storylines. It aired 120 episodes per year of 30 minutes each.[1]

The series was produced and largely written by Fabienne Larouche. Virginie ended in December 2010 after 15 years on air; the last episode aired on December 15, 2010. The final episode drew more than 807,000 viewers in Quebec, or about 200,000 more than its average viewership for a typical episode. The program maintained a high level of popularity throughout its television run.[2]

Current main characters[edit]

  • Virginie Charest (Stéphanie Crête-Blais, 2007–present) is a physical education teacher at the school.
  • Frédéric Perreault (Maxime Denommée), boyfriend of Virginie Charest, is a member of the Royal 22e Régiment and currently based in Afghanistan. 2009 season finale cliffhanger suggested that the character died on duty.
  • Stéphane Lessieur (Peter Miller), former boyfriend of Virginie Boivin and father of her two children. He is currently a police officer with the Sûreté du Québec. He dated the sexologist of the school, Veronique. He is now dating Virginie Charest
  • Bernard Paré (Jean L'Italien)
  • Pierre Lacaille (JiCi Lauzon)
  • Hercule Bellehumeur(Martin Larocque) He is an overweight gym teacher. He is dating Agathe, who is also a gym teacher. Hercule is always on a diet...but loves food and eating too much to resist!
  • Péneloppe Belhumeur (Sonia Vachon) She was a teacher at Ste-Jeanne D'arc. She is the sister of Hercule Belhummeur, the gym teacher. She used to date Lacaille, and had a child with him.
  • Hugo Lacasse (played by Patrice Bissonnette before the 2002 season, then by Fabien Dupuis)
  • Michel Rivest Marcel Leboeuf
  • Ghislaine Cormier (Louise Deschâtelets)
  • Monique Rivest (Annick Bergeron)
  • René Ouellet (Michel Forget)
  • * Bobby Rajotte (Hubert Proulx)
  • Pierre-Paul Laporte (Benoit Langlais)

Other current characters[edit]

  • “Toutoune” Laporte (Eric Hoziel)
  • Cathie Laurendeau (Joëlle Morin)
  • Juge Pringle (Réjean Lefrançois)
  • Agathe Sirois (Geneviève Néron)
  • Sylvain Lajoie (Cédric Pépin)
  • Véronique Gagnon (Christine Beaulieu)

Past characters[edit]

  • Maurice Ladouceur (Jean-François Mercier) Maurice was killed by a drunk driver.

Louise Pouliot (Pascale Desrochers)Louise left after giving birth to her child.

  • Virginie Boivin (Chantal Fontaine, 1996–2008) was the main character until 2008 when she left the series. She was a physical education teacher at the school, who left to live in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean with her two young children.
  • Patrick Labbé as Gary Lamothe
  • Monique Chabot as Cécile Boivin
  • Claude Blanchard as Pierre Boivin
  • Anne Dorval as Lucie Chabot
  • Marie-Joanne Boucher as Claudie Paré
  • Julie Vincent as Dominique Latreille
  • Frédéric Angers as Guillaume Tremblay
  • Michel Daigle as Édouard Lirette
  • Katerine Mousseau as Mireille Langlois
  • Jacques L'Heureux as Julien Constantin
  • Nathalie Gascon as Andrée Constantin*
  • Véronique Bannon as Karine Constantin
  • Patrice Godin as Marc Dubuc
  • Pauline Martin as Suzanne Simoneau
  • Bernard Fortin as Marc Dupras
  • Muriel Dutil as Lise Bombardier
  • Frédéric Pierre as Sylvestre Paul
  • Alexandra Laverdière as Julie Constantin
  • Marie-Josée Normand as Marilyn Potvin
  • Fanny Lauzier as Véronique Bernier
  • Jean Petitclerc as Michel Francoeur
  • Denyse Chartier as Carmen Paré
  • Yvan Ponton as Luc Paré
  • Denis Bernard as Roger Tremblay
  • Laurence Leboeuf as Évelyne Boivin
  • Roxanne Gaudette-Loiseau as Pénélope Chabot-Charron
  • Omar Sharif Jr. as Oliver Briscbois
  • Béatrice Picard as Alice
  • Cleo Tellier as Émilie
  • Dominique Lévesque as Henri-Paul Dutrisac
  • Maxim Roy as Marie-Claude Roy
  • Pierre Curzi as Gilles Bazinet
  • Lucie Laurier as Karine Constantin
  • Antoine Bertrand as Patrick Betrand
  • Tony Conte as Pietro Curvo
  • André Ducharme as Alain Gauthier
  • Maxim Gaudette as Éric Pouliot
  • Martin Gendron as Stéphane Pouliot
  • Myriam Houle as Kim Dubé
  • Nicole Leblanc as Yolande Lacaille
  • Pierre Legris as Robert Bourdages
  • Danièle Lorain as Sœur Jacinthe Lacroix
  • Linda Malo as Sophie Lapierre
  • Isabelle Maréchal as Andréanne Rocheleau
  • Lise Martin as Sœur Rose-Marie
  • Dominique Michel as Geneviève Leblanc
  • Louis-David Morasse as Simon Laberge
  • Iannicko N'Doua-Légaré as Claude Armand
  • Patricia Nolin as Marie Lalonde
  • Eric Paulhus as Guy Landry
  • Julien Poulin as Jean-Louis Beaudry
  • Adèle Reinhardt as Normande Legault
  • Cleo Tellier as Élève principale
  • Geneviève Rochette as Maria-Isabella Ortiz
  • Martin Rouette as Videk Striknër
  • Jason Roy-Léveillée as Steve Ferron
  • Isabelle Sénécal-Lapointe as Léa-Marie Clément
  • Caroline Tanguay as Annie Legault
  • Lily Thibeault as Josiane Despaties
  • Daniel Thomas as Philippe Gagné
  • Johanne-Marie Tremblay as Ginette Boivin
  • Sonia Vachon as Pénélope Belhumeur
  • Rosie Yale as Lily Péloquin

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auteure, Fabienne Larouche". Radio-Canada. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ COUDÉ-LORD, Michelle. "Fidèles à Virginie jusqu’à la fin". Le journal de Montréal. Retrieved October 6, 2011.