Jean-Pierre Talbot

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Jean-Pierre Talbot
Jean-Pierre Talbot in 2011.
Born (1943-08-12) 12 August 1943 (age 74)
Spa, Liège, Belgium
Occupation Actor, Teacher
Years active 1961-present
Known for Tintin and the Golden Fleece
Tintin and the Blue Oranges

Jean-Pierre Talbot (French: [talbo]; born 12 August 1943) is a Belgian actor, best known for his lead role of Tintin in the movies Tintin and the Golden Fleece and Tintin and the Blue Oranges.


A teacher by profession, Talbot was first noted for his physical resemblance to that of Tintin while a sports instructor on a beach in Ostend. He was introduced to Hergé and the two became friends immediately. Talbot played the comic book character Tintin in the two Tintin live action films, Tintin and the Golden Fleece (Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'or) (directed by Jean-Jacques Vierne in 1960) and Tintin and the Blue Oranges (Tintin et les Oranges Bleues) (directed by Philip Condroyer in 1964).[1] In 1967, a third movie was scheduled but then cancelled.

Talbot did not have other movie roles and pursued a career in teaching. He was headmaster of the King Baudouin Free School before retiring. He currently resides in Spa, Belgium. Jean-Pierre Talbot enjoys tennis, skiing and canicross. He is married and has one daughter and 3 grandchildren.

In 2007 he appeared in a RTBF documentary, Quelque chose en nous... de Tintin, marking Hergé's centenary. His autobiography, J'étais Tintin au cinéma (Editions Jourdan, 2007, ISBN 978-2-9600741-0-9) has received the Press Prize at the Prix Saint-Michel 2008 in Brussels.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1961 Tintin and the Golden Fleece Tintin Main character
1964 Tintin and the Blue Oranges Tintin Main character
1976 Moi, Tintin (I, Tintin) Tintin Uncredited
2002 Caméra café Henri Episode: Le fiancé de Jeanne
2007 Quelque chose en nous... de Tintin Himself TV Movie documentary


  1. ^ "Tintin Plans A Comeback On Celluloid". The Financial Express. 11 January 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Belga (12 October 2008). "Raoul Cauvin reçoit le Grand Prix Saint-Michel" (in French). La Libre Belgique. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 

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