Philippe Katerine

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Philippe Katerine
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Katerine at the Eurockéennes de Belfort 2011
Born
Philippe Blanchard

(1968-12-08) 8 December 1968 (age 51)
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
  • filmmaker
Years active1991–present
Children2

Philippe Blanchard (born 8 December 1968), known professionally as Philippe Katerine, is a French singer-songwriter, actor, director and writer who began his career in 1991. Some of his popular singles include "Mon cœur balance", "Je vous emmerde", and "Louxor j'adore".

At the beginning of his career, his musical style was sometimes assimilated to the easy-listening movement by offering music with bossa nova accents accompanied by texts often morbid or anguished and tinged with humor, all sometimes interspersed with audio collages. He also turned to rock, a little bit of electronic music without ever setting aside to be part of the quirky French song. In 2010, he attracted people’s attention as an actor by lending his features to Boris Vian in the biopic Gainsbourg, A Heroic Life, from Joann Sfar. The following year, he was put forward with being the headliner in the offbeat comedy, I am a No Man's Land. In 2015, he played head of state in Gaz de France.

At the same time, he essentially became known as a quirky second role from French comedies: La Tour 2 contrôle infernale (2016), by Éric Judor, Hibou (2016), by Ramzy Bedia, We Are Family (2016), by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière, Le Petit Spirou (2017), by Nicolas Bary, Sink or Swim (2018), by Gilles Lellouche, and The World is Yours (2018), by Romain Gavras.

At the 44th César Awards, he received the César Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Sink or Swim.

Personal life[edit]

He has two sons, Billy (born 16 June 2011) and Alfred (born 8 August 2012), with Julie Depardieu.

Success as singer-songwriter in the 90’s[edit]

In November 1991, Katerine began his career. In 1992, he released Les Mariages Chinois, a first re-released album with an additional title, under the title Les Mariages chinois et la Relecture. Anxious and very unsure of his work, Katerine composes and records almost alone at home.

In 1994, he released the album L’Education anglaise on which his sister (under the pseudonym Bruno) and his girlfriend Anne are singing. He begins to be recognized, out of the commercial circuit.

In 1995, he worked on his third album and had an important evolution during a year. He opens to other musicians and sings his own lyrics. The album Mes mauvaises fréquentations comes out in 1996 and takes on a bigger dimension thanks to a richer orchestration and several voices. The album, which is very well received by the public and critics, is followed by a tour. He also works on the album of Mercedes Audras that will be released in 1996 and for which he is, for the first time, a director.

In 1997, he composed an album for two Anglo-Japanese singers, the Winchester Sisters and also participated in a disc where he met the jazz musicians of the group The Recyclers, with which he will work thereafter. He composes in parallel L’homme à trois mains and Les créatures. The first is interpreted and recorded as usual, only at home with derisory means, while the second is with the Recyclers, in more "conventional" conditions. The two albums are edited together and mark a real turning point in the career of Philippe Katerine.

He then plays the game of media and promotion, and the title Je vous emmerde is broadcast on the radio. The Recyclers who come from a different world fascinate him by their way of working and their relationship to improvisation. Katerine believes that this collaboration has allowed him to integrate new ways of working, and to integrate improvisation into his work method.

In 1999, he composed Une histoire d’amour for Anna Karina. A triumphal tour follows with his favorite actress, a tour during which a tribute evening to Anna Karina is organized by the Cinémathèque de Vendée in La Roche-sur-Yon, with the presence of the actress and the Vendée singer. The two artists then give a mini-concert before watching with the public the films Pierrot le fou of Jean-Luc Godard and Vivre ensemble of Anna Karina. He satiated his passion for cinema by participating in several films.

Discography[edit]

Philippe Katerine

Studio albums[edit]

  • Les mariages chinois (1991)
  • Les mariages chinois et la relecture (1993)
  • L'éducation anglaise (1994)
  • Mes mauvaises fréquentations (1996)
  • Les Créatures (1999)
  • L'homme à trois mains (1999)
  • 8ème ciel (2002)
  • Robots après tout (2005)
  • Philippe Katerine (2010)
  • 52 reprises dans l'espace (2010)[1]
  • Magnum (2013)
  • Le film (2016)

Live albums[edit]

  • Border Live + Studio Live (2007)
  • Florilège (2018)

Notable singles[edit]

  • Comme Jeannie Longo (1993)
  • Un après-midi à Paris (1994)
  • Le manteau de fourrure (1995)
  • Entre nous (1996)
  • Je vous emmerde (1999)
  • L'homme à 3 mains (1999)
  • Jésus Christ mon amour (2000)
  • Des étoiles (2002)
  • Mort à la poésie (2003)
  • 1 Rue Jacquemot (2004)
  • Euro 04 (Katerine & Helena Noguerra) (2004)
  • Louxor j'adore (2006)
  • 100% VIP (2006)
  • 78-2008 (2007)
  • Le grand sommeil (Étienne Daho & Katerine) (2009)
  • Extra Terrestre (Arielle Dombasle & Katerine) (2009)
  • La banane (2010)
  • Té-lé-phone (remixes by Stromae & The Shoes) (2010)
  • Sexy Cool (2013)
  • Efféminé (2014)
  • Moment parfait (2016)
  • Compliqué (2016)
  • Y'a d'la rhumba dans l'air (2017)
  • 85 Rouge et noir (Katerine & MC Circulaire) (2018)

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2000 Une histoire de K Philippe Nicolas Ruffault Short
2001 Nom de code : Sacha Himself Thierry Jousse Short
2002 The Truth About Charlie Karina Fan Jonathan Demme
2003 Julia et les hommes The Man Thierry Jousse Short
C'était le chien d'Eddy Laura's friend Olivier Babinet & Bertrand Mandico Short
2005 To Paint or Make Love Mathieu Arnaud Larrieu & Jean-Marie Larrieu
Peau de cochon Himself Philippe Katerine
Les invisibles The sound engineer Thierry Jousse
2008 Louise Hires a Contract Killer The singer Gustave Kervern & Benoît Delépine
Le voyage aux Pyrénées A brother Arnaud Larrieu & Jean-Marie Larrieu
Capitaine Achab Henry Philippe Ramos
2009 Les regrets Franck Cédric Kahn
2010 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Boris Vian Joann Sfar
2011 Je suis un no man's land Philippe Thierry Jousse
2013 Opium Nijinski Arielle Dombasle
2014 Magnum Himself Gaëtan Chataignier & Philippe Katerine TV movie
2015 April and the Extraordinary World Darwin Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
2016 La Tour 2 contrôle infernale Colonel Janouniou Éric Judor
We Are Family Claude Gabriel Julien-Laferrière
Hibou Francis Banane Ramzy Bedia
Gaz de France Jean-Michel Gambier Benoît Forgeard
2017 Let the Sunshine In Mathieu Claire Denis
Le petit Spirou Langélusse Nicolas Bary
2018 Sink or Swim Thierry Gilles Lellouche César Award for Best Supporting Actor
Globe de Cristal Award - Best Actor - Comedy
The World Is Yours Vincent Romain Gavras
Le poulain Daniel Juval-Thibault Mathieu Sapin
Puzzle Destructor Olivier Pairoux Short
2019 Notre dame Martin Guénaud Valérie Donzelli Post-production
Merveilles à Montfermeil Jeanne Balibar Post-production
Mike Himself Frédéric Hazan TV series (2 episodes)
2020 Le Lion Romain Martin Ludovic Colbeau-Justin Filming

Director/Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 1 km à pied Short
2005 Peau de cochon
2014 Magnum TV Movie

Composer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 Une histoire de K Short
2001 Histoires de bonsaï Short
Nom de code: Sacha Short
2003 A Man, a Real One
2005 To Paint or Make Love
2008 Victoria
2011 Je suis un no man's land

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katerine | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2013.

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