Antoine de Baecque

Antoine de Baecque

Actor, Writer


Antoine de Baecque is a French actor, writer, and director who has been active since the late 1970s. He was born in Paris in 1956 and grew up in the Montmartre district of the city. After studying acting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, he began his career in stage, television, and film productions.

In the early 1980s, Antoine began to make a name for himself in the French film industry with small but memorable roles in Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve qui peut (la vie), Claude Chabrol’s Le Beau Serge, and Jacques Doillon’s La Femme de Mon Ami. He also wrote the screenplay for the latter film.

In the mid-1980s, Antoine took a step back from acting to pursue his directing career. He made several short films, including the well-received La Secte which won the Prix Georges Sadoul. His first feature-length film was the psychological drama Les histoires d’amour which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. The film was critically acclaimed and earned him a César Award nomination for Best Director.

Antoine continued to direct throughout the 1990s and 2000s, often with mixed results. His most successful works include the comedies Les Caprices d’un Fleuve (1997) and Les Visiteurs du Soir (2004). He has also appeared as an actor in several of his own films, including Les Visiteurs du Soir and his most recent feature, La Fête des Possibles (2012).

In addition to his film work, Antoine has also been active as a writer. He has written several novels, including the autobiographical La Vie et le Rêve which was published in 2006. He has also written several plays, including the highly successful Mise à Mort du Cerf Sacré which opened at the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris in 2009.

Antoine de Baecque is a highly respected figure in the French film industry. His body of work as a director, actor, and writer has been highly acclaimed by critics and audiences. He continues to be active in the arts, both in France and abroad.

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