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Guillaume Gallienne

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After studying with Dominique Valadié, Stéphane Braunschweig and Daniel Mesguich at the National Conservatoire, Guillaume Gallienne joined the Comédie-Française becoming, in 2005, its 513th member. With the company, he took part in Lukas Hemleb’s production of Le Misanthrope by Molière, Fantasio by Alfred de Musset directed by Denis Podalydès, Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters directed by Alain Françon, Un fil à la patte by Georges Feydeau and directed by Jérôme Deschamps and the title role in Denis Podalydès’ production of Lucrèce Borgia by Victor Hugo.

In 2005, he collaborated on the scenario of the ballet Caligula choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche, at the Paris Opera and was responsible for the dramaturgy. This ballet was revived in 2008 and 2011, during which year he also signed the dramaturgy of Alexeï Ratmansky’s ballet Illusions perdues at the Moscow Bolshoi. In September 2006, he directed Huit Clos by Jean-Paul Satre at the Tessenkaï No Theatre in Tokyo and in 2007, Sur la Grand-route by Anton Chekhov at the Studio-Theatre of La Comédie-Française.

In March 2008, at the TOP in Boulogne-Billancourt, he created Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! (text published by Solitaire Intempestifs in October 2009; Molière for the “Révélation Théâtrale Musculine” 2010; SACD “Nouveau Talent Humour/One Man Show Prize 2010), a production revived in January, February and July 2010 at the Théâtre de l’Athénée., This season will see his first production at the Paris Opera with Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

His film credits include roles in Fanfan la Tulipe directed by Gérard Kranczyk, La Jungle by Matthieu Delaporte, Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette, Fauteuils d’orchestre directed by Danièle Thompson, Mon Colonel by Laurent Herbiet, Niels Arestrup’s Le Candidat; Musée-haut, musée-bas directed by Jean-Michel Ribes, Sagan by Diane Kurys, L’Italien by Olivier Baroux et Ensemble, nous allons vivre une très grande histoire d’amour directed by Pascal Thomas and Sylvie Verheyde’s Confession d’un enfant du siècle, a film to be released shortly.

He has also appeared on television in La Beste du Gévaudan by Patrick Volson, Les Frangines by Laurence Katrian, Monsieur Max by Gabriel Aghion, Sacha et le cinéma, Un Amour Masqué by Serge Le Perron, Elles et moi by Bernard Stora, and Adieu De Gaulle, Adieu by Laurent Herbiet.

From 2008 to 2010 he wrote and performed Les Bonus de Guillaume for Le Grand Journal on Canal + (DConfesVD/Sdio Canal –October 2009).

Since September 2009, he has presented Ça peut pas faire de mal, a France-Inter programme devoted to readings of literary texts broadcast every Saturday from 6.10pm until 7pm.

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