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.

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