Biography

Gérard Watkins is an English-French actor, playwright, director, and songwriter. As a stage actor he has performed in over forty productions in Paris with such directors as Véronique Bellegarde, Julie Beres, Jean-Claude Buchard, Elizabeth Chailloux, Michel Didym, André Engel, Frederic Fisbach, Marc François, Daniel Jeanneteau, Philipe Lanton, Jean-Louis Martinelli, Lars Noren, Claude Régy, Yann Ritsema, Bernard Sobel, Viviane Theophilides, and Jean-Pierre Vincent. Among his critically acclaimed performances are Ian in Sarah Kane's Blasted, Edmond in King Lear, and Rosalind in As you Like it. In the Cinema he is perhaps best known for his role in the 2009 film Taken as Patrice Saint Clair, the sex trafficking kingpin that runs the operation that kidnapped the protagonist's 17-year old daughter, but he has also performed with directors as Julie Lopez Curval, Jérome Salle, Yann Samuel, Julian Schnabel, Hugo Santiago, and Peter Watkins. Since 1994 he has directed his own theatre company, the Perdita Ensemble, where he has staged all of his plays, the Secret Capital, Follow Me, The Tower, In the Faraway Forest, Icone, Identity, Lost, and I Don't Remember Very Well.

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Gérard Watkins is an English-French actor, playwright, director, and songwriter. As a stage actor he has performed in over forty productions in Paris with such directors as Véronique Bellegarde, Julie Beres, Jean-Claude Buchard, Elizabeth Chailloux, Michel Didym, André Engel, Frederic Fisbach, Marc François, Daniel Jeanneteau, Philipe Lanton, Jean-Louis Martinelli, Lars Noren, Claude Régy, Yann Ritsema, Bernard Sobel, Viviane Theophilides, and Jean-Pierre Vincent. Among his critically acclaimed performances are Ian in Sarah Kane's Blasted, Edmond in King Lear, and Rosalind in As you Like it. In the Cinema he is perhaps best known for his role in the 2009 film Taken as Patrice Saint Clair, the sex trafficking kingpin that runs the operation that kidnapped the protagonist's 17-year old daughter, but he has also performed with directors as Julie Lopez Curval, Jérome Salle, Yann Samuel, Julian Schnabel, Hugo Santiago, and Peter Watkins. Since 1994 he has directed his own theatre company, the Perdita Ensemble, where he has staged all of his plays, the Secret Capital, Follow Me, The Tower, In the Faraway Forest, Icone, Identity, Lost, and I Don't Remember Very Well.

Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1965-07-04

Place of Birth London - England - UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Gerard Watkins
  • Gerald Watkins

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Odyssey as Le maître de cérémonie
2015 Le monde qui nous perd as Avocat partie civile
2014 Colt 45 as Calhoun
2014 The Ponzi Scheme as Chmelinski
2013 Silences d'état as Stéphane Ferran
2012 Solitudes as Le capitaine de police
2010 Les châtaigniers du désert(1 episode) as Révérend Le Sage
2010 Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) as Detective
2009 Going South as Le père
2009 Hidden Diary as Gilles
2009 The Invisible Woman as Paul
2008 The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch as Cattaneo
2008 Taken as Saint-Clair
2008 The Feelings Factory as Michel
2007 Le Roi Lear as Edmund
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as Doctor Cocheton
2006 Je me fais rare as Acteur 1
2004 They Came Back as Le fils du maire
2003 Love Me If You Dare as Julien's Father
2002 Alice Nevers, le juge est une femme(1 episode) as Carlo Conti
2002 Le loup de la côte Ouest as Harry
2001 La Commune (Paris, 1871) as Gérard Bourlet
1998 Hemingway(4 episodes) as -
1992 Les danseurs du Mozambique as Le chasseur
1992 Near Mrs. as Techtronics guard #1
1989 Bordertown(1 episode) as Paul Dumont
1988 New York 1935 as Un invité
1987 Travelling avant
1987 Sécurité publique as -
1986 On a volé Charlie Spencer! as Le soldat américain du film
1985 EastEnders(1 episode) as Gendarme
1983 The Hitchhiker(1 episode)
1900 Vénus & Apollon(1 episode) as -
1900 Floodtide(2 episodes) as TJ

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