Raphaël Personnaz

French actor Raphal Personnaz was a darkly handsome and capable presence who drew critical praise for his appearances in both comedies and dramas, including "The Princess of Montpensier" (2010), "Anna Karenina" (2012) ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1981 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (17)

Dans les forêts de Sibérie 2016 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

L'affaire SK1 2015 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The New Girlfriend 2015 (Movie)

Gilles (Actor)

Fanny 2014 (Movie)

Marius (Actor)

Marius 2014 (Movie)

Marius (Actor)

The French Minister 2014 (Movie)

Arthur Vlaminck (Actor)

The Gate 2014 (Movie)

Francois Bizot (Actor)

Au bonheur des ogres 2013 (Movie)

Benjamin Malaussène (Actor)

The Stroller Strategy 2013 (Movie)

Thomas Platz (Actor)

Three Worlds 2013 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Special Forces 2012 (Movie)

Elias (Actor)

The Night Parade 2012 (Movie)

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Die Prinzessin von Montpensier 2011 (Movie)

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La Princesse De Montpensier 2011 (Movie)

Duc d'Anjou (Actor)

Les invités de mon père 2010 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Blame It on Fidel 2007 (Movie)

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Malraux, tu m'etonnes! 2001 (Movie)

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Biography

French actor Raphaël Personnaz was a darkly handsome and capable presence who drew critical praise for his appearances in both comedies and dramas, including "The Princess of Montpensier" (2010), "Anna Karenina" (2012) and "The French Minister" (2013). Born in France on January 1, 1981, Personnaz developed an interest in performing at a very young age, and studied acting at the Paris Conservatory. He made his screen debut in the television series "Un homme en colère" ("A Man at Home," TF1, 1997- ), with his first feature film appearance coming three years later in "Le roman de Lulu" ("Lulu," 2001). By his mid-20s, Personnaz had worked his up to more substantive roles on television and in features like "The First Time I Turned 20" (2004) with Marilou Berry and Catherine Jacob. His true breakthrough came six years later with the comedy "Les invités de mon père" ("My Father's Guest," 2010) and Bertrand Tavernier's "The Princess of Montpensier," which earned him a Cesar Award nomination for Most Promising Actor. His turn as a romantic swain in the latter film minted him as both a critical favorite and a heartthrob for female moviegoers, who queued up to see him in a variety of pictures, from the action-drama "Special Forces" (2011) to a minor role in Joe Wright's adaptation of "Anna Karenina," which marked his English-language debut. Personnaz also proved to be an adept comic performer in "The Stroller Strategy" (2012), as a young man who pretends to be the father of an infant in order to win back his former girlfriend, and in Tavernier's "The French Minister" as an ambitious new employee at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. That same year, he played the title role in "Marius," Daniel Auteuil's remake of the 1931 Alexander Korda drama and the Marcel Pagnol play of the same name. In 2014, Personnaz was top-billed as a police detective on the trail of real-life serial killer Guy Georges in "L'Affaire SK1" (2014).

EDUCATION

Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Milestones

2014

Plays a police detective hunting a serial killer in the true crime drama "L'affaire SK1"

2013

Title role in Daniel Auteuil's remake of "Marius"

2012

English language film debut in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina"

2010

Cesar-nominated, breakout role as the Duc d'Anjou in Bertrand Tavernier's historical drama "The Princess of Montpensier"

2001

First feature film appearance in "Le roman de Lulu"

1998

Screen debut in the television series "Un homme de colore"

Bonus Trivia

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Father is a furniture designer and mother translates contemporary Greek poetry.

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Made his debut as writer-director with the short "La viree" (2006).

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