Serge Avedikian

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Serge Avedikian
Սերժ Ավետիքյան
Serzh Avetikyan 1.jpg
Born (1955-12-01) 1 December 1955 (age 62)
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
Years active 1979–present

Serge Avedikian (Armenian: Սերժ Ավետիքյան; born 1 December 1955), sometimes credited as Serje Avetikian, is an Armenian-French film and theatre actor, director, writer and producer, winner of Cannes Festival prize.

Early life[edit]

Avedikian was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR. His parents were born in France, children of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. In 1947, influenced by Joseph Stalin's and Maurice Thorez's propaganda, they left to rejoin the motherland, where Avedikian attended the French school of Yerevan. At the age of fifteen along with his family, he returned to France. He had his stage debut in college, in his professor's amateur theater company.[1][2]

Professional practice[edit]

After studies at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Meudon (France), he arrived in Paris in 1971 where he worked with the students of the Paris Conservatory. In 1976, he created a theater company and produced several plays. At the same time, he pursued a career as a theater, movie and television actor. In 1988, he founded his own production company but continues to direct films.[3]



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