Since graduating from London's Drama Centre, multi-talented French actor LAMBERT WILSON (George Hedare) has worked extensively in films and on stage on both sides of the Atlantic. Last year he starred as Merovingian in both Matrix sequels (Reloaded and Revolutions); in the Richard Donner-directed Timeline and the French musical Pas Sur la Bouche with Audrey
Wilson has been nominated five times for the French Cesar (equivalent of our Academy Awards), most recently for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Fabian Onteniente's comedy Jetset. His first starring role was opposite Sean Connery in Five Days One Summer. He has also worked with Jodie Foster in Claude Chabrol's The Blood of Others, with Juliette Binoche in Rendez-Vous, in Andrzej Wajda's The Possessed; Peter Greenaway's The Belly of an Architect; Carlos Saura's El Dorado; James Ivory's acclaimed Jefferson in Paris; Vera Belmont for both Red Kiss and Marquise; John Duigan's The Leading Man; Alain Resnais' Same Old Song; Jacques Doillon's Trop(peu) d'amour; Deborah Warner's The Last September; and Raul Ruiz' Combat d'amour en Songe, among others.
On stage, Wilson has performed in both French and English. He starred in A Little Night Music, directed by Sean Matthias, with Judi Dench for the Royal National Theater in London, as well as in Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes. Other stage credits include L'Amour de L'Amour, La Machine Infernale, La Celestine, Eurydice and Ruy Blas. Wilson has also directed himself in Musset's Les Caprices de Marianne, which opened in Peter Brooks' Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, and subsequently toured throughout France. In 2002 he directed Kristen Scott Thomas and performed in Racine's Berenice at the Avignon Festival and at the Chaillot National Theatre in Paris.
As a singer, Wilson recorded an album of songs from the Great American musicals, entitled Musicals. The album, released by EMI and produced by John McGlinn, formed the basis of his concert series Lambert Wilson chante at the Casino de Paris and on tour. In addition, he recorded a collection of classic songs from the golden age of French cinema entitled Demon et Merveilles on Virgin Classics and opened the new Theatre des Abbesses in Paris with concert performances based on these recordings. The show, also titled Demons et Merveilles, toured France and was presented in Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan.
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