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Bernard Blancan

Bernard Blancan

Actor, Director, Adaptation, Screenwriter, Voice, Voice-over, Music Composer, Narration Writer, Narrator

Represented by : AS Talents

Agent : Christel Grossenbacher


    Bernard Blancan left his civil servant job to work in the world of theatre in Bordeaux, where he met director Yves Caumon and accepted a role in his short film "Antonin" (1989), the mid-length film "La Beauté du monde" (1998) and two features, "Boyhood Loves" (2001) and "Peekaboo" (2005) in which he had the leading role. During his early days as an actor, he also worked with director Helene Angel in "Skin of Man" (1999) and four years later in the medieval tale, "The Red Knight" (2003). French audiences were able to discover him in the TV series "The Blue Bicycle" (2000) opposite Laetitia Casta, "Femmes de loi" (2003), "Les Cordier, juge et flic" and "Louis Page" (2006).
    Bernard Blancan continued his cinematographic adventures in the first feature films by Didier Bivel ("We Need a Vacation", 2002), Antoine Santana ("Un moment de Bonheur") or Jerome Bonnell ("Olga's Chignon"), and also in the films of more renowned directors such as François Dupeyron ("Inguelezi", 2004), Thomas Vincent ("The Hook") and Richard Dembo ("Nina's Home", 2005). At the height of his career in 2006, he was part of the ensemble cast with Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Samy Naceri and Jamel Debbouze who together won the Best Actor award at Cannes for "Days of Glory" by Rachid Bouchareb. The following year, he produced a stage show, "Enfin disponible", which blended theatre, video and song.
    A familiar face in French cinema, Bernard Blancan was seen on screen in four films in 2008 - "Captain Ahab", "Behind the Walls", "Le Voyage aux Pyrénées" by the Larrieu brothers and "Crossfire" playing an antagonising cop, as well as 3 series and 2 TV films including "Charlotte Corday", assuming the role of the revolutionary Marat! From there to comedy, "No Pasaran" and a sentimental drama by Catherine Corsini, "Leaving" in 2009, and the same year, "Goodbye Gary" opposite Jean-Pierre Bacri, which won the Critics' Week Grand Prix at Cannes.
    Spring 2010, Bernard Blancan assumes the role of a school principal in "The Evening Dress" de Myriam Aziza and then opposite Sylvie Testud in "Louise Michel" la rebelle by Solveig Anspach. After a supporting role in "London River" (2008), the actor played in Rachid Bouchareb's "Outside the Law" as Colonel Faivre, a veteran of the resistance and pro-OAS.

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