Hugo Becker (actor)

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Hugo Becker
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Born (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 29)
Metz, France
Education Cours Florent
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 2010–present

Hugo Becker (born 13 May 1987) is a French actor and director. He is known for his roles as Louis Grimaldi in the American television drama Gossip Girl and Romain in the French thriller series Chefs.

Career[edit]

Becker is fluent in French, English, and Spanish. After graduating from both the Conservatoire of Lille, Cours Florent in France and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the United Kingdom, Becker was awarded the Young Cannes Talent in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he appeared in such films as L'Assaut, La Proie, and La Croisière. He would go on to appear in the French police drama series R.I.S, police scientifique and Julie Lescaut.

In 2010, Becker made his American television debut, portraying Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco in the fourth season of Gossip Girl, shooting two episodes in Paris. He later reprised his role, shooting twenty episodes overall, this time in New York.[1]

Becker starred opposite Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody in the Whit Stillman-directed 2011 comedy film Damsels in Distress. The film closed the 68th Venice International Film Festival and was selected at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2012, he appeared in Drake Doremus' film Breathe In, co-starring alongside Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones. That same year, he appeared in two episodes of the English-language French television series Jo.

In 2014, Becker starred as Isaac Dreyfuss, a soccer superstar implicated in a terrorist case, in two episodes of the BBC One crime series Silent Witness.[2]

Becker has also starred in the six episodes of the France 2 thriller series Chefs.[3] He was awarded "Most Promising Actor" for his performance at the Luchon Film Festival.[4][5]

In 2015, Becker was announced as the lead in the twelve-episode Arte television comedy Au service de la France, in which he plays a spy.[6][7][8] Becker is currently starring in Bajo Sospecha, a Spanish crime drama television series produced by Bambú Producciones for Atresmedia. It airs on Atresmedia's main channel Antena 3. He will also serve as one of the leads in Republican Gangsters alongside Niels Arestrup, Kad Merad, and Anna Mouglalis, set to premiere in 2016. Becker is set to star in a feature film directed by Flavia Coste and in another film directed by Romain Quirot.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 L'Assaut Leroy Julien Leclercq
La mariée n'est pas qu'une marchande de frites Guillaume Flavia Coste Short
2010-12 Gossip Girl Louis Grimaldi Mark Piznarski, Andrew McCarthy, Tate Donovan, ... TV Series (18 Episodes)
2011 The Prey The Hitchhiker Eric Valette
Damsels in Distress Xavier Whit Stillman
La croisière Alix's contributor Pascale Pouzadoux
Julie Lescaut Thierry Bouvier Christophe Barbier TV Series (1 Episode)
R.I.S, police scientifique Emmanuel Jean-Marc Thérin TV Series (1 Episode)
2012 Ma première fois Antoine Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
2013 Breathe In Clement Drake Doremus
Hybris Guillaume Florent Cassiani-Ingoni Short
Jo Eddy Sheree Folkson & Kristoffer Nyholm TV Series (2 Episodes)
2014 F.A.N The man Hugo Becker Short
La dernière virée Alexandre Cyril Manzini Short
Le pont de l'ange Laurent Helas Short
L'autostoppeur The Hitchhiker Julien Paolini Short
Où es-tu maintenant ? Mathieu Delmas Arnaud Sélignac TV Movie
Silent Witness Isaac Dreyfus Daniel O'Hara TV Series (2 Episodes)
2015 Le dernier voyage de l'énigmatique Paul WR Paul WR Romain Quirot Short
2015-16 Chefs Romain Arnaud Malherbe & Clovis Cornillac TV Series (14 Episodes)
Luchon International Film Festival - Best Young Actor
2015-present A Very Secret Service André Merlaux Alexandre Courtès & Alexis Charrier TV Series (24 Episodes)
2016 1971 Motorcycle Heart Christian Ravel Stéphanie Varela Short
Bajo sospecha Alain Juillard Jorge Torregrossa & Miguel Conde TV Series (10 Episodes)
2016-present Baron Noir Cyril Balsan Ziad Doueiri TV Series (8 Episodes)
2017 Un jour mon prince! Guillaume Flavia Coste (2)
Döner Max Jean Luc Herbulot
City of Lost Love O'ar Pali & Pierre Perrier
Mystère à l'Opéra Paul Santerre Léa Fazer TV Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2015 Luchon International Film Festival Best Young Actor Chefs Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaudonnet, Laure (11 February 2015). "« Hugo Becker, j'ai vécu le rêve américain »," (in French). 20minutes. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Barnaby, Walter (2 January 2014). "Review: Silent Witness: Commodity, Part 1". The Edge. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Langlais, Pierre (12 September 2014). "Chefs, une série qui sent bon" (in French). Télérama. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Gindensperger, Sophie (10 February 2015). "Hugo Becker, première étoile" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Koenig, Marie (24 February 2015). "« Hugo Becker, l'acteur messin au pays des chefs »," (in French). Le Républicain lorrain. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  6. ^ pro, Arte (10 October 2014). "« Au service de la France », une série d'espionnage en tournage pour ARTE" (in French). Arte. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Jaeger, Jean-Pierre (11 February 2015). "« Becker Street »," (in French). The Week. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Jarry, Marjolaine (11 February 2015). "« Hugo, futur boss »," (in French). Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 

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