Christian Manon

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Christian Manon
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Born (1950-01-05) 5 January 1950 (age 68)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–2015

Christian Manon (born 5 January 1950) is a French-Australian actor based in Sydney, best known for his work in theatre. His most notable film role was Mael in the film adaptation of the Anne Rice novel, Queen of the Damned.


Among many other companies, Manon has worked in five stage productions with the Sydney Theatre Company[1] as well as with the Bell Shakespeare Company, Belvoir and the Australian Nouveau Theatre (ANTHILL). During a two years residency with Sidetrack Theatre, he performed in six plays, having co-devised five of them, touring extensively. He toured Australia and New-Zealand for John Frost in Noël Coward's Fallen Angels with Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. He has worked several times with Australian directors Barrie Kosky and Jean-Pierre Mignon.

A long string of television appearances began in 1982 with Bodyline and most notably includes A Country Practice, A Difficult Woman, Bondi Banquet, BackBerner, All Saints, Stupid Stupid Man, An Accidental Soldier, Packed to the Rafters, A Place to Call Home, Australia: The Story of Us, True Story with Hamish & Andy, Doctor Doctor.

Notable short films include John Curran's iconic Down Rusty Down as well as Fallers, Gödel Incomplete, A Farewell Party amongst many others.

His feature film credits include Young Einstein, The Punisher, Oscar and Lucinda, Babe: Pig in the City, Mission: Impossible 2 and Queen of the Damned.

Manon has lent his voice to many ABC Radio and Radio National's programs.


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