Gérard Watkins

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Gérard Watkins
Born (1965-07-04) 4 July 1965 (age 51)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor, Playwright, Director, Songwriter
Years active 1980–present

Gérard Watkins (born 4 July 1965) is an English-French actor, playwright, director, and songwriter.

As a stage actor he has performed in over forty productions in Paris with such directors as Véronique Bellegarde, Julie Beres, Jean-Claude Buchard, Elizabeth Chailloux, Michel Didym, André Engel, Frederic Fisbach, Marc François, Daniel Jeanneteau, Philipe Lanton, Jean-Louis Martinelli, Lars Noren, Claude Régy, Yann Ritsema, Bernard Sobel, Viviane Theophilides, and Jean-Pierre Vincent.

Among his critically acclaimed performances are Ian in Sarah Kane's Blasted, Edmond in King Lear, and Rosalind in As you Like it. In the Cinema he is perhaps best known for his role in the 2009 film Taken as Patrice Saint Clair, the sex trafficking kingpin that runs the operation that kidnapped the protagonist's 17-year-old daughter, but he has also performed with directors as Julie Lopes-Curval, Jérome Salle, Yann Samuel, Julian Schnabel, Hugo Santiago, and Peter Watkins. Since 1994 he has directed his own theatre company, the Perdita Ensemble, where he has staged all of his plays, the Secret Capital, Follow Me, The Tower, In the Faraway Forest, Icone, Identity, Lost (Replay), and I Don't Remember Very Well.

He is fluent in both English and French.

He haw been awards Grand Prix de Litterature Dramatique in 2010 for his play Identity.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Love Me If You Dare Julien's father
2008 Taken Patrice Saint-Clair
2009 Hidden Diary Gilles
2009 Going South The father
2010 Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) Detective

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