Jean Pierre Noher

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Jean Pierre Noher
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Born (1956-05-05) May 5, 1956 (age 60)
Paris, France
Years active 1979 — present

Jean Pierre Noher (born May 5, 1956) is a French-Argentine theater, film and television actor.

The great-nephew of famed director Max Ophüls, Noher was born in Paris, in 1956. He relocated to Argentina as a young man, and debuted on Argentine television with a part in a soap opera, Novia de vacaciones, in 1979.[1] He then began work in the local theatre, and debuted in a local production of Romeo and Juliet, in 1982.[2]

His first film role was in Alejandro Doria's tragedy, Darse cuenta, in 1984, though Noher continued to work mostly in the theatre in subsequent years. Noher's first leading role was as a land developer with a change of heart in Eduardo Spagnuolo's Sin reserva (1997), and in 2000, he was cast as writer Jorge Luis Borges in Javier Torre's fact-based Un amor de Borges;[1] the role secured him awards at the Gramado Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, and the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema.[3]

Noher played Ernesto Guevara Lynch, the father of Che Guevara in the openeing scenes of Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries (2004). Remaining active in the theatre, he worked with two veteran actors as directors: China Zorrilla and Victor Laplace, who in 2010 reprised his film role as populist leader Juan Perón opposite Noher's Borges (an opponent of Perón) in Borges y Perón.[2]

Noher's son, Michel Noher, born in Buenos Aires in 1983, has starred in Alejandro Doria's biopic, Las manos (2006), and in Francis Ford Coppola's 2009 feature, Tetro.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2012 The German Friend Philipp Löwenstein Jeanine Meerapfel
2009 Do Começo ao Fim Pedro Aluizio Abranches
2009 José Ignacio Fernando Ricardo Preve
2006 El Amor y la ciudad Pedro María Teresa Costantini
2004 The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Guevara Lynch Walter Salles
2002 Valentín Uncle Chiche Alejandro Agresti
2000 Un amor de Borges Jorge Luis Borges Javier Torre
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Los Simuladores
2004 Los Roldán
2005 Mandrake
2006 Amas de Casa Desesperadas
2007 Mandrake
2008 A Favorita
2010 Viver a Vida
2012 Avenida Brasil Martin García Hernández
2013 Flor do Caribe Duque (Duque de Charllain)
2014 O Rebu Pierre
2015 Sete Vidas Diego Viegas


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