Hugo Becker (actor)

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Hugo Becker
Hugo Becker - Adami - Cannes 2018.jpg
Born (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 32)
EducationCours Florent
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, director
Years active2010–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]

Hugo Becker attended the Conservatory of dramatic art in France, the court Florent (Olga Hörstig Prize) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art of London

He was part of the promotion of Young Talents Cannes in 2010. That same year, he made his debut on screen in a variety of roles. He played a young politician in L'Assaut, directed by Julien Leclercq, an alcoholic hitchhiker in La Proie, directed by Eric Valette, a student in Marie-Castille Mention Schaar’s Ma Première Fois and a young businessman in La Croisière, by Pascale Pouzadoux.

In 2010, he made his debut in Hollywood, playing Louis Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco, in the CW drama Gossip Girl. Initially, he signed on for two episodes in the fourth season. Later, his role was extended for another eighteen episodes.[1]

In 2011, he played Xavier in the American film Damsels in Distress, directed by Whit Stillman (Oscar nominated for his film Metropolitan). The film closed the 68th Venice Film Festival and was selected at the Toronto Film Festival.

In 2012, Becker starred as Antoine Lavoisier in the American docufiction Mystery of the Matter, directed by Mr. Meyer. In 2013, Hugo played Isaac Dreyfuss, a football star involved in a terrorist affair, for two episodes of a BBC3 series.[2]

In 2014, he played the role of Romain in the 6 episodes of the miniseries Chefs alongside Clovis Cornillac, for which he received the Adami Prize for the best promising actor at the Luchon festival.[3][4][5]

In 2015, he played the lead role in the 12 episodes French series entitled Au service de la France, written by Jean-François Halin, for the role of André Merlaux, a young recruit of the French secret service, in the year 1960.[6][7][8]

In 2016, he began playing the role of Cyril Balsan in the political drama series Baron Noir alongside Niels Arestrup, Kad Merad and Anna Mouglalis. In the same year, he starred in a main role alongside Yon González and Lluís Homar in the Spanish crime drama series Bajo sospecha. He played the role of a police officer infiltrated to find a missing person in a hospital in Madrid. He also played the role of Guillaume in the comedy Un jour mon prince!, by Flavia Coste.

In 2018, he starred in Xavier Durringer's Paradise Beach alongside Sami Bouajila, Kool Shen, Seth Gueko and Tewfik Jallab. In the same year, he starred in Jusqu'ici tout va bien, by Mohamed Hamidi, alongside Gilles Lellouche, Malik Bentalha and Sabrina Ouazani.

In 2019, he starred as Paul Vanhove in the Netflix science fiction series Osmosis.[9] He is set to play a role as Paul WR in Le dernier voyage de l'énigmatique Paul W.R. by Romain Quirot and as Max in the film Döner directed by Jean-Luc Herbulot.

Since 2014, he is one of the producers at Nouvelle Donne Productions.

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
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
Damsels in Distress Xavier Whit Stillman
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 Mystère à l'Opéra Paul Santerre Léa Fazer TV Movie
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 Un jour mon prince! Guillaume Flavia Coste (2)
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 Döner Max Jean Luc Herbulot
City of Lost Love O'ar Pali & Pierre Perrier
2018 Tu vivras ma fille Simon Laffargue Gabriel Aghion TV Movie
La mort dans l'âme Tristan Delmas Xavier Durringer TV Movie
Deux gouttes d'eau Antoine & Tom Nicolas Cuche TV Movie
2019 Paradise Beach Franck Xavier Durringer Movie
Jusqu'ici tout va bien Mike Mohamed Hamidi Movie
Osmosis Paul Vanhove Julius Berg, Pierre Aknine & Mona Achache TV Series (8 Episodes)

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.
  9. ^ Beaudonnet, Laure (6 August 2018). "Osmosis (Netflix): intrigues, casting, release date ... All the information about season 1" (in French). Télé Loisirs. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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