Julien Boisselier is a familiar face in French films and TV movies. His original ambition was to be a funnyman. Born in Nantes, he moved to Paris to study comedy. Life had other plans, apparently, because the young actor's first major role was a serious one in the 1996 mini-series "Dans un grand vent de fleurs". Following his appearance in that star-crossed romance, Boisselier became a regular fixture in his country's TV movies, appearing in one nearly every year. Film inevitably beckoned, and the actor made his first movie appearance as the new millennium dawned, playing Raphaël Marti in "À découvert" (2000). His big-screen work soon became as frequent as his TV jobs. He took secondary roles in films such as the family dramas "A Loving Father" (2002) (starring Gérard Depardieu) and "Don't Worry, I'm Fine" (2006). Boisselier's roles got bigger as his career matured. He was the lead male part in the romantic drama "Clara et moi" (2004), for example. He also won a plum role as Henri III de Navarra (later King Henri IV) in the 2010 historical film "Henri 4"; the real Henri, by the way, was famous for signing the Edict of Nantes, an early guarantee of religious freedom. Nantes is the actor's home town.