Fabrice Luchini

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Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini Cannes 2016.jpg
BornRobert Luchini
(1951-11-01) 1 November 1951 (age 67)
Paris, France
Years active1969–present

Fabrice Luchini (French pronunciation: ​[fabʁis lykini]; born Robert Luchini; 1 November 1951) is a French stage and film actor. He has appeared in films such as Potiche, The Women on the 6th Floor, and In the House.

For his role in the 2015 film Courted he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Fabrice Luchini was born in Paris, into an Italian immigrant family from Assisi[2] who were greengrocers. He grew up around the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris's 18th arrondissement. When he was 13, his mother apprenticed him to a hairdresser in a trendy parlour in Avenue Matignon, where he would take the name of the hairdresser's son, Fabrice, in place of his real name, Robert. His first film role was in Tout peut arriver in 1969. He then appeared in Éric Rohmer's Le Genou de Claire in 1970 playing a small role as an adolescent. He went on to appear in Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois and Les Nuits de la pleine lune, and also in films directed by Nagisa Oshima, Pierre Zucca, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch and Édouard Molinaro. In 1990 he appeared in Christian Vincent's La Discrète.


  • Call My Agent ! (TV Series / 1 Episode) - Himself (2017)
  • Six crimes sans assassin (TV movie by Bernard Stora) – Simon Lampias (1990)
  • Les nuits révolutionnaires (TV mini-series by Charles Brabant) – Le huguenot sans culotte (1989)
  • Au nom du peuple français (Maurice Dugowson) – Robespierre (1988)
  • Les dossiers de l'écran (TV series)
  • Tous en boîte (TV mini-series by Charles Nemès) – Minimax (1986)
  • Série noire (TV series)
  • "Adieu la vie" (Maurice Dugowson) – Kowal (1986)
  • "La fée carabine" (Yves Boisset) – Pastor (1988)
  • Le beau monde (TV movie by Michel Polac) – Jean-Pierre Davin (1981)
  • Fantômas (TV mini-series) – Bonardin (1980)


  • En attendant Godot (1978)
  • Troïlus et Cressida (1979)
  • De toutes les couleurs (1982)
  • Voyage au bout de la nuit (1986)
  • Le Veilleur de nuit (1986)
  • La Valse du hasard (1986)
  • Le Secret (1987)
  • Voyage au bout de la nuit (1987)
  • Voyage au bout de la nuit (1988)
  • Une folie électrique (1989)
  • Deux femmes pour un fantôme and La Baby-sitter (1990)
  • La Société de chasse (1991)
  • Partenaires (1993)
  • « Art » (1994)
  • Fabrice Luchini dit des textes de Baudelaire, Hugo, La Fontaine, Nietzsche (1996)
  • Un cœur simple (1996)
  • L’Arrivée à New-York (2000)
  • Écoute mon ami (et autres textes de Louis Jouvet) (2002)
  • Knock ou le triomphe de la médecine (2002)
  • Fabrice Luchini dit des textes de La Fontaine, Nietzsche, Céline, Baudelaire (2005)
  • Molly (2005)
  • Le Point sur Robert (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Fabrice Luchini lit Philippe Muray (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • La Fontaine (2011)
  • Une heure de tranquillité (2013)


  • In 2010, Fabrice Luchini wrote the preface of two books: A la rencontre de Sacha Guitry, published by Editions Oxus, and Seul avec tous by Laurent Terzieff, published by Presses de la Renaissance.
  • In 2011, he collaborated in a book by Philippe Muray, published by les Cahiers d'histoire de la philosophie (Editions du Cerf).
  • Also in 2011, he released Fabrice Luchini lit fragments d'un discours amoureux through Audiolib.
  • In 2012, he released Variations (La Fontaine & Baudelaire) on CD and DVD on Barclay / Universal Music France

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "LIVE: The winners of the 72nd Venice Film Festival". Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ "L'énigme Luchini" (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-05-27.
  3. ^ "29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30.

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