Jocelyn Quivrin was an actor who managed to fit a lot of work into a very short space of time. Before his untimely death at the too-young age of 30, he had acted in nearly 40 films in his native France, with the occasional appearance in an English-language production. He also had over a dozen credits in TV. Quivrin's exposure to the business came early, when he played one of the key roles, the Duke of Anjou, in the 1993 historical biopic "Louis, enfant roi." Although he later studied literature, the film and TV cameras always beckoned and he was never far from them. The bulk of his work was in French offerings, but he managed to stray into British and American films too. Among these were the dark 16th-century political drama "Elizabeth" (1998), starring Cate Blanchett, in which he played a small role; and "Syriana" (2005), Stephen Gaghan's sprawling tale of intrigue in the Middle East. Closer to home, Quivrin rapidly became a familiar face in French movies and TV presentations. He had a lead role on the dramatic miniseries "Rastignac ou les ambitieux" (2001), among many other roles. His promising career was cut short when he was killed in a car accident. He left behind a son, Charlie, with his companion, actress Alice Taglioni.