François Arnaud (actor)

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François Arnaud
François Landriault-Barbeau

(1985-07-05) July 5, 1985 (age 33)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active2007–present

François Landriault-Barbeau (born July 5, 1985),[1][2] known professionally as François Arnaud, is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for his work as Cesare Borgia on Showtime's period drama series The Borgias, Manfred Bernardo on NBC’s Midnight, Texas, and Tommy Castelli on UnReal.

Early life[edit]

Arnaud was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. In 2007, Arnaud trained at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Montreal.[3]


Arnaud started his career in his home country by landing a role in a comedy series called Taxi 0-22 and guest starring in several other Canadian shows.[4] Later he became known for his performance as Cesare Borgia in the Showtime series The Borgias.[3][5] He also starred as Antonin Rimbaud in the French-Canadian film I Killed My Mother,[6] directed by Xavier Dolan. Arnaud received a VFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film for the role.[7]

He portrayed Oscar in the NBC drama series Blindspot.[8] Arnaud currently stars in Midnight, Texas,[9] portraying the role of a troubled psychic, Manfred Bernardo.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Killed My Mother Antonin Rimbaud
2009 Heat Wave Yannick Ménard
2013 Copperhead Warner Pitts
2013 Moroccan Gigolos Nicholas
2014 Amapola Luke
2014 Big Sky Clete
2015 Caesar Mark Antony
2015 The Girl King Karl Gustav Kasimir
2015 Rabid Dogs Vincent
2016 The Man Who Was Thursday Gabriel Syme
2016 Jean of the Joneses Jeremiah Rosen
2017 Permission Dane
2017 Origami David
2018 Rapid Eye Movement Rick Weider completed
2019 She's in Portland Luke post-production
TBA Butterfly in the Typewriter Dave Kubach pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
2007 C.A. Serveur resto Maude Episode: "Reséau rencontre"
2008 Taxi 0-22 Marc-André 3 episodes
2008 The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall Stefan Television film
2009–2010 Yamaska Théo Carpentier 15 episodes
2011–2013 The Borgias Cesare Borgia 29 episodes
2015-2016 X Company Rene Villiers 4 episodes
2015–2016 Blindspot Oscar 16 episodes
2017 Schitt's Creek Sebastien Raine Episode: "Sebastien Raine"
2017 High School Lover Christian Booth Television film
2017–2018 Midnight, Texas Manfred Bernardo Main role
2018 UnREAL Tommy Castelli 8 episodes


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "François Arnaud -". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "François Arnaud | The Marilyn Denis Show". Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  4. ^ Staff, (2014-12-10). "Francois Arnaud | Biography and Filmography | 1985". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  5. ^ "Francois Arnaud Talks THE BORGIAS Season 2, the Third Season, Deleted Scenes, and More". Collider. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ Saltz, Rachel (12 March 2013). "'I Killed My Mother,' a Xavier Dolan Film". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Francois Arnaud Biography".
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (9 October 2015). "Francois Arnaud Joins NBC Drama 'Blindspot'; LisaGay Hamilton In 'The Wilding'". Deadline. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (7 March 2016). "'Midnight, Texas': François Arnaud Set As The Lead In NBC Drama Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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