Mehdi El Glaoui
|Mehdi El Glaoui|
Mehdi El Glaoui in 1969
|Born||Mehdi El Mezouari El Glaoui
26 May 1956
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter|
Si Brahim El Glaoui
Mehdi El Mezouari El Glaoui (born 26 May 1956), also known as Mehdi El Glaoui, is a French actor, director and screenwriter. He is the son of actress Cécile Aubry and Si Brahim El Glaoui, caïd (local administrator) of Telouet and grandson of T'hami El Glaoui, pasha of Marrakech.
He made his acting début at the age of 5 in the TV series Poly, produced by his mother, and went on to reprise his rôle in numerous sequels covering 9 seasons until he reached 14. Another series Belle et Sébastien was dubbed into English and became school holiday viewing in the UK. Later he continued his career as an actor and also dabbled in directing.
He appeared again on screen in 2005 and 2006 for the first time in nearly a decade, on the France 3 programmes "12-14" and "Pour le plaisir" respectively, revealing that he now lives in near Dax, Landes, collects classic cars and runs a musical café.
- Poly (1961–1973) – TV series (Poly is a pony. All other actors were local amateurs, whose voices were dubbed later by professionals)
- Belle et Sébastien (1965) – TV series; English version: "Belle and Sebastian (French TV series)"
- Sébastien parmi les hommes (1968) – sequel to the above; English version: "Belle, Sebastian and the Horses"
- Sébastien et la Marie-Morgane (1970) – TV series
- Le Jeune Fabre (1973) – TV series
- Un Amour de pluie (1973) – film by Jean-Claude Brialy; English version: "Loving in the Rain"
- Catherine et Cie (1975) – film by Michel Boisrond; English version: "Catherine & Co."
- Kick, Raoul, la moto, les jeunes et les autres (1980)
- Salut champion (episode 'Moto story') (1981)
- La Famille Ramdam (1989) – TV series
- Le Cousin (1997) – film by Alain Corneau
- Inspecteur Moretti (episode 'Un enfant au soleil') (1997)
- Belle and Sebastian (2013)
- Perrone, Pierre (2010-07-31). "Cécile Aubry: French actress who went on to create the much-loved children's TV series 'Belle et Sébastien'". Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- "Obituary: Cécile Aubry". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- "Mehdi El Glaoui sur". Quesontilsdevenus.net. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
- "DvdCritiques Test Dvd de Les Aventures de Poly". Dvdcritiques.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
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