Francis Perrin

French Actor, Writer & Director
(Updated on 09/15/2014)

Francis Perrin has been a major actor, writer, and director in France for over 50 years.

A native of Versailles, he wrote and directed his first play in 1959 when he was just a child. A
student at the Conservatoire and performer at the Comédie Française, Perrin studied under
the likes of Louis Seigner and Pierre Dux, which launched his career as a household name
on the stage in Paris.

He performed many iconic roles in Molière classics including Les Fourberies de Scapin, made his big-screen debut in 1973 and has since appeared in over 80 films, TV movies, and mini-series, including the 2012 Audrey Tautou film Thérèse.

As an established writer, Perrin wrote, directed and starred in several films including Le Débutant, Ca n'arrive qu'à moi, Le Joli Coeur, and Tête à claques. In 2007, he was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor, an award bestowed upon actors, journalists and singers that is the
equivalent of being knighted.


profiles in

Anne Nguyen at Crossing the Line Festival 2016

Sept 23 - Oct 1, 2016
Multiple locations and Gibney Dance - Agnès Varis Center for the Performing Arts
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Hubert Robert, 1733–1808

June 26 - October 2, 2016
The National Gallery of Art
6th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

Kader Attia's 'Ghardaïa' featured at the Guggenheim

Apr 29 - Oct 5, 2016
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Seuls en Scène 2016: Princeton University's French Theater Festival

Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2016
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Collection #2 "Human | Nature" at Chamber New York

May 19 - Oct 6, 2016
515 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

MINUIT by Yoann Bourgeois at BAM

Oct 5 - 8, 2016
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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