Biography

Fabrice Luchini was born in Île-de-France, Paris, into an Italian immigrant family, who were fruit and vegetable vendors. He grew up around the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris's 18th arrondissement. When he was 13, his mother apprenticed him to a hairdresser in a trendy parlor on Avenue Matignon, where he would take the name of the hairdresser's son, Fabrice, in place of his real name, Robert. At the same time he developed a great interest for literature (Balzac, Flaubert, Proust). His passion for soul music (James Brown) made him a regular of discothèques. This is where he met Philippe Labro, who gave him his first role in Tout peut arriver in 1969. He then studied acting under Jean-Laurent Cochet. However, it was his collaboration with Éric Rohmer that would make him popular for Le Genou de Claire in 1970, in which he played a small role as an adolescent. He appeared in Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois, and Les Nuits de la pleine lune, and in films directed by Nagisa Oshima, Pierre Zucca, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch, Édouard Molinaro.

Thanks to Jean-Laurent Cochet, he later discovered theater, his true passion, which he described as "the only place where life is expressed... something that no school will ever teach". However, it was his role in La Discrète, directed by Christian Vincent in 1990, that made him well-known to the general public. He divides his work between cinema and theater, where since 1980 he has had considerable success with readings from the texts of La Fontaine, Nietzsche, Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit, Paul Valéry and Roland Barthes.

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Fabrice Luchini was born in Île-de-France, Paris, into an Italian immigrant family, who were fruit and vegetable vendors. He grew up around the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris's 18th arrondissement. When he was 13, his mother apprenticed him to a hairdresser in a trendy parlor on Avenue Matignon, where he would take the name of the hairdresser's son, Fabrice, in place of his real name, Robert. At the same time he developed a great interest for literature (Balzac, Flaubert, Proust). His passion for soul music (James Brown) made him a regular of discothèques. This is where he met Philippe Labro, who gave him his first role in Tout peut arriver in 1969. He then studied acting under Jean-Laurent Cochet. However, it was his collaboration with Éric Rohmer that would make him popular for Le Genou de Claire in 1970, in which he played a small role as an adolescent. He appeared in Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois, and Les Nuits de la pleine lune, and in films directed by Nagisa Oshima, Pierre Zucca, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch, Édouard Molinaro.

Thanks to Jean-Laurent Cochet, he later discovered theater, his true passion, which he described as "the only place where life is expressed... something that no school will ever teach". However, it was his role in La Discrète, directed by Christian Vincent in 1990, that made him well-known to the general public. He divides his work between cinema and theater, where since 1980 he has had considerable success with readings from the texts of La Fontaine, Nietzsche, Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit, Paul Valéry and Roland Barthes.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1951-11-01

Place of Birth Paris, France

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Robert Luchini
  • Fabrice Lucchini

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Le meilleur reste à venir
2019 Alice and the Mayor as Paul Theraneau
2019 Les Trésors de Marcel Pagnol as Narrateur
2019 The Mystery of Henri Pick as Jean Michel Rouche
2018 The Emperor of Paris as Fouché
2018 Un homme pressé as Alain
2016 Slack Bay as André van Peteghem
2015 Courted as Michel Racine
2015 Un début prometteur as Francis Vauvel
2014 A Visit to Hokusai as Narrator
2014 Gemma Bovery as Martin
2013 Cycling with Molière as Serge Tanneur
2012 Luchini - Variations La Fontaine
2012 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia as Jules César
2012 In the House as Germain
2010 The Women on the 6th Floor as Jean-Louis Joubert
2010 Trophy Wife as Robert Pujol
2010 Les Invités de mon père as Arnaud
2008 Le Point sur Robert as Fabrice Luchini
2008 Stéphane Guillon - Portraits au vitriol - 1re salve as Fabrice Luchini
2008 The Girl from Monaco as Bertrand Beauvois
2008 Paris as Roland Verneuil
2007 Le Vivarium
2007 Moliere as M. Jourdain
2006 Jean-Philippe as Fabrice
2005 La Cloche a sonné as Simon Arcos
2004 Intimate Strangers as William
2003 The Cost of Living
2001 Barnie's Minor Annoyances as Barnie
1999 Keep It Quiet as Grégoire Jeancourt
1999 Nothing About Robert as Didier Temple
1998 Par cœur as Fabrice Luchini
1998 « Art » as Serge
1997 On Guard as Count Gonzague
1997 Un air si pur... as Magnus
1996 Men, Women: A User's Manual as Fabio Lini
1996 Beaumarchais the Scoundrel as Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
1995 The Juliette Year as Camille Prader
1994 Art as Serge
1994 Colonel Chabert as Derville
1993 Toxic Affair
1993 The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque as Marc Rossignol, l’instituteur
1993 All That... for This?! as Fabrice Lenormand
1992 Little Nothings as Lepetit
1992 The Return of Casanova as Camille (Diener Casanovas)
1990 Uranus as Jourdan
1990 The Discreet as Antoine
1988 La couleur du vent as Serge
1988 La fée carabine as Pastor
1988 Alouette, je te plumerai as Jacques
1987 Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle as Le marchand de tableau
1986 Max My Love as Nicolas
1986 Hôtel du Paradis as Arthur
1985 P.R.O.F.S as Michel
1985 Rouge-Gorge
1984 Full Moon in Paris as Octave
1984 Emmanuelle 4 as Oswaldo
1983 Zig Zag Story as Bob Hemler
1983 Lettre de la Sierra Morena
1982 T'es folle ou quoi ? as Jean-François Sevran
1981 The Aviator's Wife as Mercillat
1980 Même les mômes ont du vague à l'âme
1978 Violette as Camus
1978 Perceval as Perceval
1976 Vincent mit l'âne dans un pré (et s'en vint dans l'autre) as Vincent Vergne
1975
1973 Immoral Tales as André / Julie's cousin (Story 1)
1970 Claire's Knee as Vincent

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