Nicolas Giraud

Born on November 12, 1978 in the town of Saintes, Charente-Maritime, French actor Nicolas Giraud took up masonry before switching over to dentistry as a profession. In 1999, he and his friend impulsively attended a ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1978 in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, FR

Filmography

Actor (13)

Anton Tchekhov 1890 2015 (Movie)

Anton Tchékhov (Actor)

Aux yeux des vivants 2014 (Movie)

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Ce que le jour doit à la nuit 2012 (Movie)

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A Butterfly Kiss 2011 (Movie)

Samuel (Actor)

Coup d'Eclat 2011 (Movie)

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Bruc 2010 (Movie)

Noailles (Actor)

Taken 2009 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Vertige 2009 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Comme une etoile dans la nuit 2008 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Sur ta joue ennemie 2008 (Movie)

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Nos retrouvailles 2007 (Movie)

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Les Annees sandwiches 1988 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Biography

Born on November 12, 1978 in the town of Saintes, Charente-Maritime, French actor Nicolas Giraud took up masonry before switching over to dentistry as a profession. In 1999, he and his friend impulsively attended a casting call for the Bruno Podalydès comedy "Liberté-Oléron." After being cast in a small role, the experience compelled Giraud to quit his occupation as a dental technician and move to Paris to pursue performance. While his first recognizable role came from the small screen, playing Thomas Delauney in the police procedural "Femmes de loi" (TF1 2004-07), 2004 also marked the year that Giraud first worked with writer/director David Oelhoffen. This collaboration would prove fruitful over one short film, "Sous le bleu" (2004), and two critically acclaimed feature films, 2007's tense family drama "In Your Wake" and the Viggo Mortensen-starring Algerian War movie "Far From Men" (2014). Among his other work, Giraud proved his ability to jump from blockbuster to art house film with ease. Along with survivalist monster movie "High Lane" (2009), he collaborated with director Luc Besson, playing the man who kidnaps Liam Neeson's daughter in the international hit thriller "Taken" (2008). He also made several films with multifaceted auteur René Féret, including "Like a Star Shining in the Night" (2008), "Mozart's Sister" (2010), and the starring role in "Anton Tchékhov 1890" (2014). Giraud also wrote, directed, edited, and starred in his own short film, "Faiblesses" (2009).

Milestones

2014

Starred in "Anton Tchékhov 1890"

2008

Cast in the Luc Besson-produced hit thriller "Taken"

2004

Began three-year run on TF1's "Femmes de loi"

2001

While still a dental technician, cast in a small role in "Liberté-Oléron"

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