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James Thiérrée is a Actor Suisse born on 2 may 1974 at Lausanne (Suisse)

James Thiérrée

James Thiérrée
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Birth name James Spencer Henry Edmond Marcel Thierrée
Nationality Suisse
Birth 2 may 1974 (45 years) at Lausanne (Suisse)

James Spencer Henry Edmond Marcel Thierrée (born 2 May 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a French circus performer, violinist, actor and director who is best known for his theatre performances which blend contemporary circus, mime, dance, and music. He is the son of circus performers Victoria Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierrée, the grandson of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-grandson of playwright Eugene O’Neill.

Biography

Thierrée made his stage debut aged four in 1978, appearing alongside his older sister, Aurélia Thierrée, at his parents’ small circus, Le Cirque Imaginaire. He toured with the circus and its follower, Le Cirque Invisible, throughout his childhood and teenage years, until 1994. Due to this, he was taught by tutors up to the age of twelve, when he was enrolled at the American School of Paris. Later he studied at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the CNSAD and the Acting International in Paris, and the Harvard Theater School in the United States. In 1991, aged fifteen, he made his film debut in the role of Ariel in Peter Greenaway's film Prospero's Books, and has since appeared in several films. He was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2006 for his role in Antoine de Caunes’s film Twice upon a Time (2006).

In 1998 Thierrée founded his own theatre company, La Compagnie du Hanneton, and directed his first stage show,The Junebug Symphony (La Symphonie du Hanneton), in which he also performed. It toured several countries around the world and received favourable reviews from for example the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Thierrée won four Molière Awards for the show, including that of the best director and the best newcomer in 2006, and it was chosen in 2009 as one of the ten most important theatre pieces of the decade by Le Figaro. His next pieces, the Bright Abyss (2003, La Veillée des Abysses) and Au Revoir Parapluie (2007) were similarly acclaimed, and he was awarded a Molière for the latter. In 2008 he also received Le Prix Plaisir du Théâtre from the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques. His fourth stage show, Raoul (2009) received more mixed reviews. Thierrée’s fifth spectacle, titled Tabac Rouge, is to premiere in Lausanne in the summer of 2013.

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Chocolat (2016)
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Filmography of James Thiérrée (18 films)

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The Emperor of Paris, 2h
Directed by Jean-François Richet
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime
Actors Vincent Cassel, Olga Kurylenko, August Diehl, Freya Mavor, Denis Ménochet, James Thiérrée
Roles The Duke
Rating63% 3.153333.153333.153333.153333.15333
En 1805, Eugène-François Vidocq, une légende des bas-fonds parisiens pour ses multiples évasions, est emprisonné une fois de plus dans un bagne flottant. Il disparaît pendant des années après une nouvelle évasion, avant de réapparaître sous les traits d'un marchand drapier. Bientôt rattrapé par son passé, il est accusé par deux voyous d'un crime qu'il dit n'avoir pas commis et arrêté par la police. C'est le début d'une longue lutte pour sa réhabilitation, au cours de laquelle il met sa connaissance du milieu au service de la « brigade de sûreté » de Paris avec un petit groupe de proscrits et de marginaux dont le rôle est d'infiltrer le crime organisé. En raison de ses résultats exceptionnels, il s'attire les foudres des policiers classiques, ainsi que de la pègre qui met sa tête à prix.
Chocolat
Chocolat (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Roschdy Zem
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Circus films, Films about racism, Théâtre
Actors Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet, Thibault de Montalembert, Noémie Lvovsky
Roles Footit
Rating69% 3.495233.495233.495233.495233.49523
En 1897, un homme noir du nom de Kananga, ancien fils d'esclave de Cuba, joue un petit rôle de cannibale dans le modeste cirque Delvaux. Le clown blanc George Foottit, sommé de renouveler ses numéros par le directeur du cirque, a l'idée de s'associer avec Kananga dans un duo de clown blanc autoritaire et de clown noir souffre-douleur, qui prendra le nom de Chocolat. Le duo comique est très bien accueilli par le public et Delvaux commence à faire des affaires. La rumeur du succès se répand en France au point que Joseph Oller, directeur du Nouveau Cirque, convainc Foottit et Chocolat de prendre du service dans son établissement parisien. Le succès dans la capitale est immédiat, et Chocolat devient le premier artiste noir de la scène française. Grisé par l'argent, il s'adonne au jeu et se laisse aller aux plaisirs des femmes.
Love Battles, 1h39
Directed by Jacques Doillon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Sara Forestier, James Thiérrée, Louise Szpindel
Roles Lui
Rating54% 2.719212.719212.719212.719212.71921
Une femme revient dans son village après la mort de son père, qui ne l'a jamais aimée. Elle rencontre un homme qui passe ses journées à cultiver la terre et à écrire. Chacune de leurs rencontres culmine avec un besoin pour eux de se confronter physiquement.
See How They Dance, 1h39
Directed by Claude Miller
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Marina Hands, James Thiérrée, Maya Sansa, Yves Jacques, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Aubert Pallascio
Roles Victor 'Vic' Clément
Rating62% 3.1020453.1020453.1020453.1020453.102045
During a journey the widow Lise gets to know her late husband's lover Alexandra.
Freedom
Freedom (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by Tony Gatlif
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, La culture tzigane, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Marc Lavoine, Marie-Josée Croze, James Thiérrée, Rufus, Carlo Brandt, Bojana Panić
Roles Taloche
Rating71% 3.58993.58993.58993.58993.5899
The film is set during World War II in rural Vichy France, and begins with a nine-year-old French boy, Claude (Mathias Laliberté) escaping from an orphanage. He decides to avoid state protection. He meets a Romani caravan, an extended family of 20 men, women and children, who decide to adopt him. The Romani start calling Claude, Korkoro, the free one. Fascinated by their nomadic lifestyle, Claude decides to stay with them.
The Vanishing Point, 1h28
Directed by Laurent de Bartillat
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Peinture
Actors Sylvie Testud, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christiane Millet, James Thiérrée, Marc Rioufol, Agathe Dronne
Roles Vincent
Rating64% 3.2438153.2438153.2438153.2438153.243815
Lucie (Sylvie Testud) travaille dans un copie-service pour gagner son pain, en parallèle, elle prépare sa thèse en Histoire de l'Art sur Watteau et les femmes, thèse dirigée par Dussart (Jean-Pierre Marielle). Peu à peu, l'étudiante est obsédée par une femme que l'on retrouve sur toutes les peintures du grand maître, de dos. Qui est donc la mystérieuse inconnue?
Twice Upon a Time, 2h12
Directed by Antoine de Caunes
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Jean Rochefort, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Nanty, Ian William Richardson, James Thiérrée, Charles Dance
Roles Paul Gaylord
Rating59% 2.9560552.9560552.9560552.9560552.956055
Dans les années 1970, le couple Alice d'Abanville-Louis Ruinard, respectivement actrice et réalisateur, incarnent le glamour d'un cinéma flamboyant, fait de strass et paillettes. Mais en 1975, Alice quitte Louis, et part refaire sa vie en Angleterre avec un riche Lord. Trente ans plus tard, Alice s'est spécialisée dans le théâtre classique et expérimental, tandis que Louis compte réaliser son nouveau film dans la patrie de Shakespeare. À cette occasion il reçoit un Battar d'honneur, un prix britannique pour l'ensemble de sa carrière, remis des mains mêmes d'Alice. Leurs retrouvailles se révèlent électriques.
Bye Bye Blackbird, 1h39
Directed by Robinson Savary
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors James Thiérrée, Izabella Miko, Derek Jacobi, Jodhi May, Michael Lonsdale, Andrej Aćin
Roles Josef
Rating61% 3.0534053.0534053.0534053.0534053.053405
Josef (James Thiérrée) is a former construction worker who now works as a sweeper at the circus, and falls for the aerialist, Alice (Izabella Miko) and is befriended by the horseback performer, Nina (Jodhi May). One day, he defies death and gravity by doing an aerial display on the trapeze. When he is spotted by the big top’s owner, Lord Dempsey (Derek Jacobi), he is paired with Alice in a dangerous aerial display as part of a new act for the circus.
Rien, voilà l'ordre, 1h36
Directed by Jacques Baratier
Actors Amira Casar, Laurent Terzieff, Claude Rich, James Thiérrée, Macha Méril, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Roles Alexis

Dans une clinique psychiatrique, un patient en fauteuil roulant, oublié depuis 30 ans, joue le psychiatre amateur auprès des autres malades. Une actrice traumatisée par un accident y fait la rencontre de personnages pittoresques.
Three Men and a Cradle - 18 Years Later, 1h30
Directed by Coline Serreau
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Madeleine Besson, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Line Renaud
Roles Arthur
Rating45% 2.281122.281122.281122.281122.28112
Dix-huit ans après avoir été recueillie par ses "trois pères" (son père biologique et ses amis colocataires), Marie obtient son bac et passe l'été dans le midi avec Sylvia, sa mère revenue d'Amérique. Celle-ci est accompagnée de son époux californien qui a deux fils. Les premières amours se nouent et se dénouent sous les yeux effarés des trois pères qui voient l'enfance de Marie s'enfuir au galop et leurs relations avec les femmes se compliquer gravement.
A Long Long Long Night of Love, 1h42
Directed by Luciano Emmer
Origin Italie
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, Marie Trintignant, Isabelle Pasco, Marina Confalone, Ornella Muti, James Thiérrée
Roles Gabriele
Rating62% 3.1030753.1030753.1030753.1030753.103075
Six femmes partagent leurs histoires d'amour.
Vatel
Vatel (2000)
, 1h43
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Politique, Political films, Histoire de France, Films about royalty
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Timothy Spall, Julian Glover, Tom Stoppard
Rating65% 3.297343.297343.297343.297343.29734
The film takes place in 1671. In the prelude to the Franco-Dutch War, a financially struggling Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé is visited by King Louis XIV for three days of festivities at the Château de Chantilly.. The prince wants a commission as a general, and spares no expense in order to impress the king. In charge of organizing the event is François Vatel, Master of Festivities and Pleasures in the prince's household. Vatel is a man of great honor and talent, but of low birth. As the great Condé is prepared to do anything in his quest for stature, the tasks assigned to Vatel are often menial and dishonourable. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity amidst the extravaganza he is meant to orchestrate, he finds himself in love with Anne de Montausier, the king's latest lover, who returns his affections. However, due to their incompatible social standing and the rigid hierarchy of the court, continuing the liaison is clearly impossible. The movie ends with Vatel realizing that he is nothing more than a puppet in the hands of his superiors, bought and sold like a piece of property: he consequently commits suicide. Vatel throws himself on his sword because the roast was not sufficient to feed several unexpected guests, the clouds dulled the fireworks display and he lacked confidence that there would be enough fish for the morning meal. Anne de Montausier is grief-stricken upon hearing the news but she must not speak of it. In doing so, she flees the court quietly and no one ever knew about her and Vatel.
On Guard
On Guard (1997)
, 2h
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Origin France
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Pérez, Marie Gillain, Yann Collette, Philippe Noiret
Roles Marcello
Rating68% 3.4453153.4453153.4453153.4453153.445315
In 1700 in Nevers, France, a skilled swordsman named Lagardère (Daniel Auteuil) challenges Duke Philippe de Nevers (Vincent Pérez) to a friendly duel in order to learn his secret lethal maneuver known as the "Nevers Attack". Nevers agrees and quickly dispatches the upstart whom he soon befriends. Nevers learns that he has a "son" by Blanche de Caylus—a fact previously concealed by his cousin and would-be heir, the wicked Comte de Gonzague (Fabrice Luchini). That night Nevers escapes an assassination attempt by Gonzague's men.
Genealogies of a Crime, 1h53
Directed by Raoul Ruiz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Mathieu Amalric, Andrzej Seweryn, Bernadette Lafont
Roles un jeune comédien américain
Rating65% 3.2974653.2974653.2974653.2974653.297465
René a tué sa tante Jeanne, sans doute parce qu'elle tenait trop à voir en lui un criminel. L'avocate Solange le défend. Peu à peu, alors qu'elle voit en René son fils décédé, le fantôme de Jeanne s'incarne en elle. René est acquitté. Ils deviennent amants. Mais après une vie en commun intolérable, c'est elle qui, pour finir, le tue...
Beautiful Green, 1h39
Directed by Coline Serreau
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Environmental films, Films about anarchism, Politique, Comedy science fiction films, Political films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Coline Serreau, Vincent Lindon, James Thiérrée, Marion Cotillard, Claire Keim, Catherine Samie
Roles Mesaje
Rating72% 3.600613.600613.600613.600613.60061
On the Green Beautiful, a utopian planet much smaller than Earth, Mila, a rather young woman - by the reckoning of her people, at any rate - volunteers to go on planet Earth at the yearly planet reunion. It has been two hundred years since they had last sent Osam (an old sage) and Mila's father there, and they had come back with what they believed were nasty tidings: the people of Earth lived in a generally bad condition. Osam mentions Napoleon and stresses the fact that at that point in the development on earth, there was still money - a notion that baffles even the wisest folk of the Green Beautiful. Apparently, it seems that without money, you have nothing. In time, we find out that important historical figures such as Jesus and Johann Sebastian Bach had come from this very planet.