Bruno Wolkowitch

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Bruno Wolkowitch
Bruno Wolkowitch - Monte-Carlo.JPG
Bruno Wolkowitch in 2015 at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Born
Bruno Jacques Wolkowitch

(1961-05-10) 10 May 1961 (age 58)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationActor
Notable work
Television
  • PJ
  • Méditerranée
  • Spin
Websitewww.brunowolkowitch.com

Bruno Wolkowitch is a French actor born on 10 May 1961 in Paris, in the 11th arrondissement.

Biography[edit]

Bruno Wolkowitch (orig. Wołkowicz) is of Polish descent. The son of a tailor turned bookkeeper and a beautician who became a dermatology assistant, he grew up in a modest family.[1] He spent his childhood in Champigny-sur-Marne and then his adolescence in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Val-de-Marne).

He trained as an actor from 1981 to 1984 at Studio 34 with Claude Mathieu. In 1984, he was awarded a Diploma of Drama at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique in Paris. From 1984 to 1987, he studied with Viviane Theophilides, Michel Bouquet and Jean-Pierre Vincent. At the same time, he entered the Comédie-Française.

He then appeared in numerous television films and gained notoriety with the television series Madame le maire in 1997 and PJ (Police judiciaire). In the latter series, Wolkowitch played Captain/Commander Vincent Fournier. He appeared in the first 100 episodes, from 1997 to March 2006 on France 2. Wolkowitch appeared in flashbacks for several seasons more.

In addition to his role as a field policeman, a pillar of the police station at PJ Saint-Martin, he continues to play other characters, notably that of Lagardère in a two-part television film, aired in 2003.

Besides television, he also performs in the theatre. In 2006, he starred in Miss Julie of August Strindberg, with Christine Citti – who played in the first two seasons of PJ – and Émilie Dequenne.

Bruno Wolkowitch is also passionate about photography.

In October 2015, on the air of France Inter,[2] the actor acknowledged having spent a very short stay in prison in Israel at the age of seventeen, to protect a friend on a narcotics-related charge. Since then, he has been barred from entering Israel.

He shares his life with the actress Fanny Gilles. They met in 2003 on the set of "PJ". They have a daughter, Lou, born in 2006, and a son, born in 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

Films[edit]

Bruno Wolkowitch in 2007 in Namur.
Year Title Role Director Notes
1983 For Those I Loved Jurek Robert Enrico Credited in the credits under the name of "Bruno Volko"
1984 Hell Train Roger Hanin
1987 Keep Your Right Up Jean-Luc Godard
1988 L'enfance de l'art Francis Girod
1989 Vent de Galerne Bernard Favre
1993 Mauvais garçon Jacques Bral
1994 Joan the Maiden Jacques Rivette
L'Affaire Sergio Gobbi
1995 L'Uomo proiettile (L'Homme canon) Silvano Agosti
1997 La Chica Bruno Gantillon
1998 Terminale Terrien Francis Girod
2004 Le Grand Rôle Steve Suissa Voice off
2010 The Tourist French police commissioner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
2012 Love Is Not Perfect Francesca Muci
2013 Chez nous c'est trois! Claude Duty
A Five Star Life Maria Sole Tognazzi
2016 La folle histoire de Max et Léon Jonathan Barré, Palmashow
2018 Treat Me Like Fire Ivo Marie Monge

Television[edit]

Years Title Role Creator Notes
1985 Madame le maire Jean-François Claire
1987 Mort aux ténors Ivan Serge Moati In the series Série noire
Mont royal Mario Philip Azzopardi
1989 Les Cinq Dernières Minutes "The Cherubim are Not Angels"; directed by Jean-Pierre Desagnat
Les Enquêtes du commissaire Maigret "The Auberge aux noyés"; directed by Jean-Paul Sassy
Quand le diable ricane Armand Wahnoun
Les Jupons de la Révolution: Madame Tallien Didier Grousset
1990 Le Vagabond des mers José Varela
Force de frappe: Voie sans issue Paolo Barzman
1992 Maigret "Maigret and the Judge's House"; directed by Bertrand Van Effenterre
1994 Deux Millions de dollars dans un fauteuil Yves Amoureux
Meurtres par procuration Claude-Michel Rome
Mayday Jean-Louis Daniel
1995 Passion mortelle Claude-Michel Rome
1996 Dans un grand vent de fleurs Guillaume Garlande Gérard Vergez
1997 Pour mon fils Michaëla Watteaux
1997–2005 PJ Vincent Fournier
1997 Jamais sans toi Daniel Janneau
Vérité oblige Prison director "My Daughter... This Unknown"; directed by Claude-Michel Rome
1998 Famille de cœur Gérard Vergez
Doppio Segreto Marcello Cesena
1999 Marie et Tom Dominique Baron
Mieux vaut tard que jamais Luca Manfredi
2000 Les Cordier, juge et flic Marc Singer "Portrait with Scalpel"
Remise de peine Alberto Simone
2001 Méditerranée Henri Helman
Le Gave Christian Bonnet
La Faux Jean-Dominique de La Rochefoucauld
2002 Garonne Claude d'Anna
La Parité Gérard Vergez
Trop plein d'amour Steve Suissa
2003 Qu'elle est belle la quarantaine! Alexis Lecaye
Lagardère Henri de Lagardère / Le Bossu Henry Helman
2004 Le Frangin d'Amérique Jacques Fansten
2005 Je t'aime à te tuer Alain Wermus
Retrouver Sara Claude d'Anna
2007 Rock'n Roll Circus Alain Robillard
2008 Sagan Philippe Diane Kurys
Hold-up à l'italienne Claude-Michel Rome
Grands reporters Gilles de Maistre
2009 PJ Vincent Fournier
2009–10 Les Toqués Monsieur B "The Gold Rush", "The Trojan Horse"
2010 Le Désamour Daniel Janneau
2011 Coup de chaleur Christophe Barraud
La République des enfants Garcin Jacques Fansten
2012–16 Spin Simon Kapita Frédéric Tellier, Jean-Marc Brondolo
2012 Ragazze sul web Marco Pontecorvo
2013 Rouge Brésil Sylvain Archambault
Pourquoi personne me croit? Jacques Fansten
Cherif "False Pretenses"; directed by Vincent Giovanni
À corde tendue Pierre-Antoine Hiroz
2015 Accusé "The Story of Simon"; directed by Didier Bivel
Un père coupable Caroline Huppert
Meurtres à Carcassonne Julien Despaux
Borderline Olivier Marchal
2016 Mongeville "Living Legend"; directed by René Manzor
Caïn Season 4, "The Prisoners"; by Christophe Douchand
2017 Cassandre Episode 5 "Backfire"; by Hervé Renoh
La Loi de Valérie Thierry Binisti

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director
1988 Un coin de table Josiane Maisse
1993 Qui est-ce qui a éteint la lumière? Xavier Auradon
1994 Parlez après le signal sonore Olivier Jahan
1997 Amour néanmoins Frédéric Darie

Dubbing[edit]

Year Title Director Role Actor
1993 Romeo Is Bleeding Peter Medak Jack Grimaldi Gary Oldman
1995 The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer Michael McManus Stephen Baldwin
The Crossing Guard Sean Penn John Booth David Morse
1996 Sleepers Barry Levinson Sean Nokes Kevin Bacon

Directorial works[edit]

Year Title Creator Co-director Location
1992 Ordinaire et Disgracié Claude Mollet Hervé Pierre Théâtre de la Ville

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Director
1996 Babe Viktor Lazlo Philippe Gautier

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Creator Director Location Notes
Autopsie Pascal Cantelle
L'Épreuve Éric Tallien
1984 Parking du ciel Emmanuel Weisz Munich
1985 The Balcony Jean Genet Georges Lavaudant Comédie-Française
1986 Macbeth William Shakespeare Jean-Pierre Vincent
The Tempest Alfredo Arias Festival d'Avignon Théâtre de la Commune
1987 Polyeucte Pierre Corneille Jorge Lavelli Comédie-Française
1988 The Changeling Thomas Middleton, William Rowley Stuart Seide Théâtre de Gennevilliers
King Lear William Shakespeare Jacques Kraemer Théâtre de Boulogne-Billancourt
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien Gabriele D'Annunzio, Claude Debussy Jean-Pierre Vincent, Jean-Paul Chambas Villa Medici Rome
1989 The Moods of Marianne Alfred de Musset France Rousselle Théâtre du Gymnase Marseille
1993 Le Mal court Jacques Audiberti Pierre Franck Théâtre de l'Atelier
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams Michel Fagadau Théâtre Marigny
2005 Derniers Remords avant l'oubli Jean-Luc Lagarce Jean-Pierre Vincent CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient, La Criée As Pierre
2006 Miss Julie August Strindberg Didier Long Théâtre Marigny As Jean, the valet
2007 It's Only the End of the World Jean-Luc Lagarce François Berreur MC2, Nouveau théâtre de Besançon, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Théâtre des Célestins, Théâtre de la Manufacture Tour
2008 TNBA
Equus Peter Shaffer Didier Long Théâtre Marigny
2010 Le Donneur de bain Dorine Hollier Dan Jemmett
2011 Pluie d’enfer Keith Huff Benoît Lavigne Pépinière Théâtre
2014 Le Secret de Poussinette Bruno Wolkowitch Comédie Saint-Michel
2015 Danser à Lughnasa Brian Friel Didier Long Théâtre de l'Atelier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographie sur le site web" (in French). Retrieved 18 Aug 2017.
  2. ^ "La bande originale" (in French). Archived from the original on 20 October 2015. Retrieved 18 Aug 2017.

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