Lothaire Bluteau

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Lothaire Bluteau
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Born (1957-04-14) 14 April 1957 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983-present

Lothaire Bluteau (born 14 April 1957) is a Canadian actor. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and performs in both French and English. Lothaire Bluteau has worked in theatre, film and television throughout Canada and internationally. He abandoned medicine for the theatre and was first noticed for his performance as a mentally challenged youth in Yves Simoneau’s Les Fous de bassan. After receiving great acclaim for the lead in the stage version of Being at Home with Claude, he won a best actor Genie Award for his performance in Denys Arcand's Oscar-nominated Jésus de Montréal. He has since appeared in Black Robe and Robert Lepage's Le Confessionnal, and his international credits include Orlando (1992) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). [1]

He had a recurring role in the third season of the television series 24 as the character Marcus Alvers. In the fourth season of The Tudors, he played Charles de Marillac, the French ambassador to the court of King Henry VIII. In July 2014, it was announced he was cast in the History Channel series Vikings as the 9th century King of France, Charles the Simple.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Bluteau won the 1990 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work on Jesus of Montreal and was nominated for the same award in 1996 for his work in the film The Confessional (Le Confessionnal).[2] He was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actor for his work on Black Robe.[3]

Bluteau won the award for Best Actor at the 1997 Gijón International Film Festival for his work on Bent.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Les Fils de la liberté, 1980 (actor; TV)
  • Jeune délinquant series, 1980 (actor; TV, 3 episodes)
  • Rien qu’un jeu, 1983 (actor)
  • Un Gars d’la place, 1983 (actor)
  • Les Années de rêves, 1984 (actor)
  • Les Enfants mal aimés, 1984 (actor)
  • Un Gars d’la place, 1985 (actor)
  • Sonia, 1986 (actor)
  • Miami Vice series, 1986 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Les Fous de bassan, 1987 (actor)
  • La Nuit avec Hortense, 1987 (actor)
  • Bonjour Monsieur Gaugin, 1988 (actor)
  • Mourir, 1988 (actor)
  • La Nuit avec Hortense, 1988 (actor)
  • Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal), 1989 (actor)
  • Black Robe, 1991 (actor)
  • The Persistence of Memory, 1991 (actor)
  • Orlando, 1992 (actor)
  • The Silent Touch, 1992 (actor)
  • Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris, 1992 (actor; TV)
  • The Confessional (Le Confessionnal), 1995 (actor)
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms, 1995 (actor)
  • I Shot Andy Warhol, 1996 (actor)
  • Nostromo, 1997 (actor; TV)
  • Bent, 1997 (actor)
  • Conquest, 1998 (actor)
  • Animals (and The Tollkeeper), 1998 (actor)
  • Shot Through the Heart, 1998 (actor; TV)
  • Senso unico, 1999 (actor)
  • Dead Aviators, 1999 (actor; TV)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit series, 1999 (actor, TV; one episode)
  • Restless Spirits, 1999 (actor; TV)
  • Urbania, 2000 (actor)
  • Oz series, 2000 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Solitude, 2001 (actor)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent series, 2001 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Dead Heat, 2002 (actor)
  • Julie Walking Home, 2002 (actor)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit series, 2003 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • On Thin Ice, 2003 (actor; TV)
  • 24 series, 2004 (actor; TV, 5 episodes)
  • Gérald L’Ecuyer: A Filmmaker’s Journey, 2004 (actor; TV)
  • Third Watch, 2004 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Desolation Sound, 2005 (actor)
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury series, 2006 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Disappearances, 2006 (actor)
  • Walk All Over Me, 2007 (actor)
  • Race to Mars mini-series (actor)
  • The Funeral Party, 2007 (actor)
  • Missing, 2012 (actor) 1 Episode as Hard drive
  • The Storm Within (Rouge sang), 2013
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit series, 2014 (actor; TV, one episode)
  • Vikings, 2015 (actor; TV)
  • Regression, 2015 (actor)

Selected theater credits[edit]

  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (National Actors Theatre/The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, New York, 2002), Young Inna/Defendant Fish
  • The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2006), Gaev


  1. ^ Wise, Wyndham (2001). Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 0 8020 3512 4. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ Scott, A. O. "Lothaire Bluteau — Awards — Filmography — New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "IMDB - Lothaire Bluteau — Awards". Retrieved 12 March 2007. 

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