Vincent Perez

Actor, Director
A stunningly handsome French actor, Perez quickly won leading roles in his native land in the 1980s and branched out to international work in the 90s. With his sensuous, slightly pouty lips, strong gaze and cleanly ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1964 in Switzerland

Filmography

Actor (46)

The Price of Desire 2016 (Movie)

Le Corbusier (Actor)

Loin des balles 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love and Virtue 2013 (Movie)

Ruggerio (Actor)

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

Juan Rucillio (Actor)

La Vie en rouge 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

Henri Leveque (Actor)

Ma Premiere Fois 2012 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Puppy Love 2012 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

Monsieur Papa 2011 (Movie)

Jean-Laurent (Actor)

Bruc 2010 (Movie)

Maraval (Actor)

Inhale 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Martinez (Actor)

Demain dès l'aube 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Donoma 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Apocalypse Code 2007 (Movie)

Lui (Actor)

Arn: The Knight Templar 2007 (Movie)

Broder Guilbert (Actor)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nouvelle-France 2005 (Movie)

Intendant Francois Bigot (Actor)

Bienvenue en Suisse 2004 (Movie)

Aloïs Couchepin (Actor)

Fanfan la Tulipe 2003 (Movie)

Fanfan la Tulipe (Actor)

Je Reste 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Felicità non costa niente 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

On Guard! 2002 (Movie)

Duc de Nevers (Actor)

Queen of the Damned 2002 (Movie)

Marius (Actor)

Bride of the Wind 2001 (Movie)

Oskar Kokoschka (Actor)

Les Morsures de l'aube 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Epouse-moi 2000 (Movie)

Hadrien (Actor)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Paolo Gallmann (Actor)

Le Libertin 2000 (Movie)

Denis Diderot (Actor)

Time Regained 2000 (Movie)

Charlie Morel (Actor)

Beyond the Clouds 1999 (Movie)

The Boy (Actor)

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1999 (Movie)

Viviane (Actor)

Swept From the Sea 1998 (Movie)

Yanko (Actor)

Talk of Angels 1998 (Movie)

Francisco Areavaga (Actor)

Ligne de Vie 1996 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

The Crow: City of Angels 1996 (Movie)

Ashe (Actor)

Queen Margot 1994 (Movie)

La Mole (Actor)

Fanfan 1993 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

Indochine 1992 (Movie)

Jean-Baptiste (Actor)

La Neige et le feu 1991 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 (Movie)

Christian de Neuvillette (Actor)

The Voyage of Captain Fracassa 1990 (Movie)

Capitaine Fracasse (Actor)

La Maison de Jade 1988 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Hotel de France 1987 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Gardien de la Nuit 1986 (Movie)

Armand (Actor)

Frankenstein (Movie)

Deucalion (Actor)

Shot Through the Heart (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

Alone in Berlin 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Secret 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Once Upon An Angel 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Rien Dire 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Echange 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A stunningly handsome French actor, Perez quickly won leading roles in his native land in the 1980s and branched out to international work in the 90s. With his sensuous, slightly pouty lips, strong gaze and cleanly sculpted features, Perez has won considerable heartthrob status among French audiences and devotees of the international art-house circuit. So far, he has specialized in soulful, impetuous and idealistic types caught up in the grand romantic sweep of glossy dramas, often period pieces. To his credit, Perez has been able to combine the melodramatic dash the roles require with a more introspective side needed to flesh out his characterizations.

Relationships

Jacqueline Bisset Actor

Companion
together from 1988 until 1992 met on the set of "House of Jade"

Carla Bruni

Companion
together c. 1992-1994

Roxanne Depardieu

Step-Daughter
born c. 1992

Iman Perez

Daughter
born on May 2, 1999

Karine Sylla

Wife
Senagalese born c. 1970 previously involved with actor Gerard Depardieu with whom she had a daughter Roxanne married on December 18, 1998

EDUCATION

Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

1982 - 1983

Paris Conservatoire

Paris 1984 - 1986

Ecole des Amandiers

1986 - 1987

Milestones

2002

Feature directorial debut, "Peau d'ange"; also co-wrote screenplay with wife Karine Sylla and Jerome Tonnere

2002

Cast as the centuries old vampire Marius in "Queen of the Damned"

2001

Portrayed noted painter Oskar Kokoschka in the biopic of Alma Mahler, "Bride of the Wind"

2000

Starred opposite Kim Basinger in "I Dreamed of Africa"

2000

Portrayed French philosopher Diederot in "Le Libertin"

1999

Made second short "Rein dire", written by Karine Sylla

1999

Co-starred in "Time Regained", Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust's "A la recherche du temps perdu"

1998

Reteamed with Chereau to portray a transsexual in "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"

1998

US TV acting debut, the HBO movie "Shot Through the Heart"

1996

First American film, "The Crow: City of Angels" (shot in 1995)

1994

Had featured role in Patrice Chereau's "La reine Margot/Queen Margot"

1992

Directed a short film, "L'Echange"

1990

First international co-production, "The Voyage of Captain Fracassa", a French-Italian co-production, in which he played the title role

1990

First film to get a major art-house release in the USA, "Cyrano de Bergerac", starring Gerard Depardieu in the title role

1988

First leading role in a feature, "La maison de jade/House of Jade", opposite Jacqueline Bisset

1985

Earliest feature film appearances included a role in "Gardien de la nuit/Night Guardian"

Will make his English-language directorial debut with the supernatural drama "The Secret," based on the 1999 Japanese film "Himitsu" (lensed 2005)

Left home at age 16 to pursue acting career

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