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Torreton in 2014
13 October 1965 |
Rouen, Normandy, France
Philippe Torreton (born 13 October 1965) is a French actor.
Life and career
Born in Rouen, to a teacher mother, and filling station attendant father, Torreton grew up in a suburb of the city. A student at the lycée Val de Seine de Grand-Quevilly, he discovered there a certain liking for the theater that he nurtured, thanks to his teachers, - he often cites one in particular, - M.Désir. A student of CNSAD, he would return there, this time as a teacher, in October 2008.
Torreton entered the Comédie-Française in 1990 as a pensionnaire (salaried actor having no share in the profits) and became a sociétaire (shareholding member of the Comédie-Française) in 1994. He left in 1999 having played many prestigious roles including Scapin, Lorenzaccio, Hamlet, Henry V, Tartuffe.
He played Capitaine Conan in the film of the same name, directed by Bertrand Tavernier, based on a little-known incident from the time of the First World War, and for which he won the César Award for Best Actor 1997. And, a politically committed actor, he played the role of the principal of a primary school confronted with social problems in Ça commence aujourd'hui, again directed by Tavernier, in 1998.
He was elected in the Municipal council of the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
|1995||L'Appât||the police chief||Bertrand Tavernier|
|1996||Capitaine Conan||Capitaine Conan||Bertrand Tavernier|
|1998||Ça commence aujourd'hui||Daniel Lefebvre||Bertrand Tavernier|
|2002||Monsieur N.||Napoleon||Antoine De Caunes|
|2003||Corps à corps||Marco Tisserand||François Hanss|
|2004||L'Équipier||Yvon Le Guen||Philippe Lioret|
|2005||Les Chevaliers du ciel||Bertrand||Gérard Pirès|
|Le Grand Meaulnes||M. Seurel||Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe|
|Les Rois maudits||Robert d'Artois||Josée Dayan|
|2009||Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum||the president||Patrick Alessandrin|
|2011||Présumé coupable||Alain Marécaux||Vincent Garenq|
|L'Ordre et la Morale||Christian Prouteau||Mathieu Kassovitz|
|L'Art d'aimer||narrator's voice||Emmanuel Mouret|
|2013||L'Écume des jours||Jean-Sol Partre||Michel Gondry|
- Hay, Stephen (2000). Bertrand Tavernier: the film-maker of Lyon. I.B.Tauris. pp. 230–. ISBN 978-1-86064-462-7. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
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