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Philippe Torreton

Philippe Torreton
File:Philippe Torreton 2014.jpg
Torreton in 2014
Born (1965-10-13) 13 October 1965 (age 50)
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Occupation Actor, politician
Years active 1990–present

Philippe Torreton (born 13 October 1965) is a French actor.[1]

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[1] 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.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director
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
2008 Ulzhan Charles Volker Schlöndorff
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


  1. 1.0 1.1 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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