Patrick Bauchau

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Patrick Bauchau
BornPatrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau
(1938-12-06) 6 December 1938 (age 79)
Brussels, Belgium
OccupationActor
Years active1963–present
Spouse(s)Mijanou Bardot
RelativesBrigitte Bardot (sister-in-law)

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau (born 6 December 1938) is a Belgian actor best known for his role as Scarpine in the 1985 James Bond movie, A View to a Kill, Sydney (Jarod's mentor) in the TV series The Pretender and Doctor Rowan Chase, Doctor Robert Chase's estranged father in the TV series, House.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Patrick Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium on 6 December 1938, the son of Mary (née Kozyrev), a Russian-born school administrator and publisher, and Henry Bauchau, a school administrator, lawyer, publisher, writer, and psychoanalyst who served as an officer in the Belgian Underground during World War II.[1][2] He was raised in Belgium, Switzerland and England.

He attended Oxford University on an academic scholarship and speaks German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, and a little Russian and Dutch.

He is married to the sister of Brigitte Bardot, Mijanou Bardot, and lives in Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Bauchau began his career in French New Wave cinema, including acting in two films by Éric Rohmer, La Carrière de Suzanne (1963) and La Collectionneuse (1967). He also participated in the New German Cinema in films like Wim Wenders' Der Stand der Dinge (1982).

Bauchau is better known for his roles in American television. Bauchau has starred in many different TV shows and movies, including A View to a Kill as Scarpine, The Pretender, Kindred: The Embraced, The Rapture, Panic Room, Boy Culture, Carnivàle and 2012. In 1987, he was considered for the part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.[3] In 1989 he starred as the murderer in Columbo: Murder: A Self Portrait. In that episode he consistently addressed Columbo as "Leff-tenant Columbo", using a British pronunciation, rather than the usual American "Loo-tenant". This was one example of Bauchau's unique speaking voice, semi-nasal, through a grin that is often menacing. In 1992 he guest starred on Murder She Wrote: The Monte Carlo Murders. In 2004 he appeared in the Ray Charles biopic Ray as Dr. Hacker. In 2005, he appeared as a guest star on ABC's show, Alias, as well as on the Fox shows House and 24.

In 2007 Bauchau took the lead dramatic role in the biographical movie The Gray Man – a thriller which dramatised the shocking crimes of the American sado-masochistic serial killer, rapist, and cannibal Albert Fish. In 2009, he appeared as a guest star on ABC's show Castle. For movies, he often performs the French dubbing of his characters himself, as he is a native French speaker. In 2011, Bauchau guest starred on the episode "Eye for an Eye" of USA's Burn Notice.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 La Carrière de Suzanne Frank Uncredited
1967 La collectionneuse Adrien
1968 Tuset Street Jorge Artigas
1980 Fun and Games for Everyone
1981 Guns Tony
1982 Der Stand der Dinge Friedrich Munro
1982 Crystal Gazing Husband
1982 Enigma
1983 Les îles Edouard
1983 Coup de foudre Carlier
1983 Premiers désirs Jordan
1984 Emmanuelle 4 Marc
1984 La femme publique Le père d'Ethel
1984 Choose Me Zack Antoine
1984 Le voyage d'hiver Adam
1985 Phenomena Inspector Rudolf Geiger
1985 La nuit porte jarretelles
1985 Christopher Columbus Don Rodrigo TV Mini-Series, 4 episodes
1985 A View to a Kill Scarpine
1985 Kane & Abel Ludwik TV Mini-Series, 1 episode
1985 Folie suisse Federico
1986 Lola Robert
1986 Conseil de famille Octave, le frère Uncredited
1986 Motten im Licht
1987 Cross Simon Leenhardt
1987 Balada da Praia dos Cães Capt. Dantas
1987 Friendship's Death Kubler
1987 Arhangelos tou pathous Gregoire
1987 Accroche-coeur Léo
1988 Le maître de musique Prince Scotti
1989 Erreur de jeunesse Paul
1989 Australia André Gauthier
1989 Comédie d'amour Vollard
1989 Visioni private Boris
1991 Lo más natural Pablo
1991 Il nodo alla cravatta
1991 The Rapture Vic / Sharon's boyfriend
1991 Terra Nova Mr. Stal
1991 Craven
1991 Cómo levantar 1000 kilos
1992 Robert's Movie Robert
1992 Chain of Desire Jerald Buckley
1992 Complicazioni nella notte
1993 Havanera 1820 Mr. Johnson
1993 Acting on Impulse Yoram Sussman
1994 Every Breath Richard
1994 Clear and Present Danger Enrique Rojas
1994 Dark Side of Genius Sherman McPhee
1994 The New Age Jean Levy
1994 Lisbon Story Friedrich Monroe
1995 The Interview Padre Stephen Louis
1996 Serpent's Lair Sam
1996 Enfants de salaud Pierre-Yves
1996 We Free Kings Balthazar
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Archon Raine TV Mini-Series, 8 episodes
1998 Holy Man Guy at the party who is hypnotised Uncredited
1999 Twin Falls Idaho Miles, a Doctor
2000 The Cell Lucien Baines
2000 The Sculptress Professor Giraud
2001 The Beatnicks Hank
2001 Jackpot Santa Claus / Voice of Sevon
2002 Secretary Dr. Twardon
2002 Panic Room Stephen Altman
2002 C.E.O. Monsieur de Reaumur
2003 The Five Obstructions Malini
2004 Promised Land Jim Williamson
2004 Ray Dr. Hacker
2005 Vampires: The Turning Raines
2006 Karla Dr. Arnold
2006 El amor y la ciudad
2006 Boy Culture Gregory Talbot
2006 Suzanne Frank
2007 Ladrones Anticuario
2007 The Memory Thief Mr. Fisher
2007 Chrysalis Charles Becker
2007 The Gray Man Albert Fish
2007 9 Lives of Mara Documentarian
2008 La velocità della luce Rinaldo
2008 La Possibilité d'une île Le prophète
2009 The Smell of Success Mr. Rose
2009 The Perfect Sleep Nikolai
2009 2012 Roland Picard
2009 Extraordinary Measures CEO Erich Loring
2010 Glenn, the Flying Robot Richard
2010 Dharma Guns (La succession Starkov) Le professeur Starkov
2012 Get the Gringo Surgeon
2012 Satellite of Love Alex
2012 Ghost Soldiers Kitcher
2013 Big Ass Spider! Dr. Lucas
2013 Four Senses Joseph
2014 Amnesiac Doctor
2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine Dad
2015 Mega Shark vs. Kolossus Dr. Sergie Abramov
2015 The Girl King René Descartes
2015 Me and Kaminski Prof. Megelbach

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